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Radiology Associates introduces Hitachi Oasis

The only true high-field open MRI on Central Coast

Radiology Associates opened the Central Coast’s first high-field-strength truly open MRI scanner at their Santa Maria office, Digital Medical Imaging, last summer.

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54 marathons in 52 weeks

Tony Gaspar of Paso Robles is an inspiration

As someone who has completed a few marathons, I know firsthand how difficult the 26.2 mile distance can be to complete. The mileage takes a toll on your body and becomes a battle of mental toughness as you push yourself to finish the last few miles and receive your finisher’s medal. Motivated by the cheers of the crowd and the congratulatory praises of your friends and family, you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment as you look forward to a couple of weeks of well deserved rest and relaxation.

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Take aim and let fly

Archery on the Central Coast

There’s something inherently romantic about archery. Perhaps it’s the simplicity, the fact that a stick and some string can send an arrow flying clear across a field. Or maybe it’s the bridge archery creates between modern men and women and our ancient ancestors, people whose lives depended on their ability to shoot accurately. For Riley Royce Smith, a local marksman and archery instructor, the most enjoyable aspect is the Zen-like peace he gets from the repetitive act of mastering a craft.

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Competition and camaraderie

Central Coast Roller Derby skaters take aggression to new heights

Excitement, energy and tons of fun – that’s what the gals of Central Coast Roller Derby are all about. And don’t forget being competitive – these skaters love to compete and put on a show for their hometown crowd.

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Paso Robles Rugby Club seeking more players

Paso Robles Rugby Football Club

Gary Brown loves rugby. For years he commuted from Paso Robles to Arroyo Grande after work to play for the Northern California Rugby Football Union. Tired of traveling to Arroyo Grande, Gary and fellow rugby athlete Larry Dorrough founded the Paso Robles Rugby Football Club in summer 2009. Brown says there are three divisions according to skill that comprise the league. Division I, II, and III separated by skill level. Being a new team the Paso Robles club competes in the union's Division III club, comprised of teams from Arroyo Grande, Aptos, Pleasant Hill, and San Francisco. 

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Luffa Love: locally-grown luffas and herbs provide natural relief

Is it a sponge? Is it a plant? Just exactly what is a luffa and what are the benefits of using one? A visit to The Luffa Farm in Nipomo for a tour is just the thing you need to do to learn all about it.
 
“They’re sponges, right?” That’s the question most people ask when they come to the farm. And the answer is no, they are not sponges like the ones that live in the ocean. A luffa is a plant. Proprietor Deanne Coon and her family have been growing luffas for more than 20 years.
 

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Living and thriving with the big “C”

I grew up in San Luis Obispo. It was an idyllic and active childhood thanks to my amazing parents. I was one of those kids whose parents would literally tell me go outside and play until dinner. This resulted in frequent tromps all around Bishop Peak where I invariably got muddy at the pond. It also included daily trips to the SLO Swim Center for swim practice. The smell of chlorine wafting over the pool on a summer morning makes me want to dive in and crank out a few 1000 meters (time has allowed me to romanticize those killer workouts).

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Tackling the Big Sur International Marathon

Coworkers team up for fun & fitness

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for 20 years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” – John Bingham

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SLO Op Climbing brings high adventure films & activities to area

SLO Op Climbing

Full week of films and activities through Oct. 7 celebrates the great outdoors.

Last year’s benefit screening of Banff Film Festival’s Radical Reels tour in San Luis Obispo was such a success for SLO Op Climbing that they decided to expand one night of films to a full week of films and activities celebrating people in the outdoors from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7.

A joint venture between All Out Events and SLO Op Climbing, both run by Kristin and Yishai Horowitz, the event comes at a time when people start to wrap up their summer adventures and start thinking about winter.

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Recipe: Chilled Blonde Gazpacho

 
Chilled Blonde Gazpacho - a healthy summer recipe by Chef Kelly Wangard, Executive Chef at Summerwood Winery & Inn, Paso Robles, CA
Serves 2-4 people

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