Right now is a great time to get outside, get in shape, and have some fun.
Bicycle enthusiasts in Ventura will enjoy the 12-mile-long Omer Rains Trail, a coastal biking and walking route where you can exercise while enjoying breathtaking views. The trail connects to the Ventura River Bike Trail, which climbs gently inland for six miles to Foster Park. From there, you can bicycle nearly 10 miles to Ojai via the Ojai Valley Trail. Both of these trails follow the route of a converted railroad line.
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San Luis Obispo, CA — A local restaurant put the Central Coast in the national spotlight last night. The Rib Line on Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo was featured in an episode of “Man Vs. Food Nation” on the Travel Channel. Adam Richman, the host, coached high school teacher Naader Reda, of Ventura, in attempting to defeat the “Brahma Bull Challenge.” The challenge means eating three pounds of tri-tip, sandwiched between a sliced sourdough loaf topped with barbecue sauce or salsa. Reda tried to beat the current record of 42 minutes. Reda beat the record by two minutes. He will now get free lunch every Friday at the Rib Line. The Rib Line also has a location in Grover Beach. If you missed the airing, visit travelchannel.com for their updated schedule.
There’s a moment at the start of “the original road trip” along the Central Coast when you leave Los Angeles behind and arrive at a separate place. U.S. Highway 101 twists down the Conejo Grade to the farms on the valley floor. The view opens to inland mountains while the Channel Islands appear to float in the offshore mists. Continue reading →
Check out the new Great White Shark now on exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
“The young shark, a four-foot, seven-inch male weighing 43 pounds, was collected by their husbandry staff on August 18 near Marina del Rey, California. Since then, the shark has been in an ocean holding pen while they confirmed that he was feeding consistently and swimming comfortably in the enclosure. On August 31 they brought him to the Aquarium and placed him in the million-gallon Open Sea exhibit. They hope he’ll remain on exhibit for several months helping to change public attitudes and promote protection for this magnificent and much-maligned ocean predator.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is in their 10th season of white shark field research and are learning things that will help protect these remarkable animals for future generations.”