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  • This Year, Make ‘SMART’ Goals
    By DR. CINDY MAYNARD Back when I taught nutrition classes, I would typically end my class, asking the participants to set a goal for the upcoming week. Responses would range from “I’m going to lose weight” to “exercise more” or “eat more nutritiously.” Occasionally there was a person who said, “I’m going to eat fast […]
  • Beneath the Surface
    By JOHN SALISBURY “Someone may offer you a freshly caught whole large fishlike a salmon or striped bass. Don’t panic; take it!” ~ Julia Child Happy New Year, and glad to have gotten rid of the last one! I was having a little trouble with writer’s block, especially after 15 plus years of doing this […]
  • Air Force Veteran Jake Eyre’sWalk Across America Ends in Morro Bay
    Eyre’s journey came to a historic end on Wednesday, Dec 23, in Morro Bay after 12 months By CAMILLE DeVAUL Starting in January 2020, Jake Eyre and his furry companion Bella began their journey in Miami, Florida, on foot to eventually make it to the West Coast.  Now, 12 months later, Eyre and Bella have […]
  • Hiding in Plain Sight
    By BETTY HARTIG Wildlife is abundant among the coastal oak trees that line the Bob Jones Pathway.  However, some of the smaller creatures that flourish in the area are far from visible.  If you take a closer look, you can see some interesting dwellings.  There are numerous vegetation structured mounds that resemble haystacks, which can […]
  • Tahoe
    By MARY FOPPIANO, Avila Beach Civic Association Tahoe Keeney is a 72-pound, 3-year-old Golden Doodle (Standard Poodle and Golden Retriever mix). They have had him for 2 years now that he was re-homed from a ranch in the Fresno area. It was unfortunate that he became an outside ranch dog after the owner became allergic […]
  • Anne M. Brown
    By MARY FOPPIANO, Avila Beach Civic Association Anne M. Brown was born in Los Angeles but raised in Santa Barbara. She attended the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle. That is where she met her husband, El, who was an oral surgeon and practiced in San Luis Obispo for 34 years. Anne and […]
  • Taking Enjoyment in the Little Things
    By MARY FOPPIANO, Avila Beach Civic Association Hi all – I have been overdosing on Hallmark Christmas movies since October 25…and I must admit this has mostly put me in a happy mood. That is, of course, until I start saying the lines with the actors because there really isn’t much else on TV. Then […]
  • An Officer-in-Charge RemembersPoint San Luis and Avial Beach
    By KATHY MASTAKO, Member, Board of Directors, Point San Luis Lighthouse Keppers The history of lighthouses in this country began in 1716 with the establishment of a light located on Little Brewster Island in outer Boston Harbor in what is now the United States. In 1789, the ninth Act of our first Congress provided for […]
  • When Will Life Return to Normal?
    By RICK COHEN, Avila Beach Foundation Greetings, fellow Avilones.  Bellowing smoke and chugging into 2021, we go, but still with many unanswered questions ahead.  When will life return to normal?  Will the promise of a vaccine to fight Covid-19 be the miracle we have been waiting for?  Will a peaceful transition of power at the […]
  • Heart Health 101
    By Dr. Cindy Maynard How did you do? If you answered “Yes” to two or more questions, you could be at risk for heart disease, including atherosclerosis, heart attack, coronary artery disease, and stroke. Read on to learn how you can lower your risk. Heart disease is at the top of our country’s most serious […]