My Personal Soul-Searching Journey to Lake Tahoe

Years ago my life took a detour, settling for a while in one of the world’s most majestic settings. From here I was able to…

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El Dorado Hills: on the Brink of Change

El Dorado Hills, once on track to be one of America’s best towns, still has an opportunity to lead the movement toward more thoughtful development.…

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Demand Elegance: Block Big Box for EDH 52

Developers recently submitted plans to construct a large-scale commercial complex on property in El Dorado Hills at the north end of highway-50, flanking Silva Valley…

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San Diego Taste of Spain

Café Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar Nestled in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego is a wonderful Spanish restaurant. During our last visit,…

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Yosemite Spring

Winter Deluge Enhanced the Beauty of this Natural Treasure Original article on Medium Yosemite Valley — photo by Caden Giaudrone Wet Winter February 2017 — according to reports, this was…

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Los Angeles

Our visit to Los Angeles over Thanksgiving reminded me of how fortunate I am, how grateful I feel... and how much there is to see…

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Brunch in Sacramento, California at Cafeteria 15L

Cafeteria 15L celebrates fresh ingredients—comfort food with a fresh, urban twist. Brunch has always been one of my favorite meals—a relaxed, late morning meal—that is…

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Hearst Castle

This lavish estate, inspired by Spanish Colonial and Mission style architecture, was the ultimate achievement of architect, Julia Morgan. The Hearst Castle remains a symbol of…

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California Spanish Mission

Between 1769 and 1833, Franciscans missionaries, led by Friar Junípero Serra, established 21 settlements along the coastline of Alta California to spread the Catholic faith among…

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