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California GOP Candidate Requests Guests Dress In 'Hobo Attire' For Fundraiser

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Lynn Compton, a California GOP candidate for a supervisor seat in San Luis Obispo County, is hosting a "hobo stew" fundraiser in October, according to...

Environmental Warriors:People and Places that Help Save the Planet All Year Long

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

Now more than 1 billion people participate in some kind of Earth Day activities. But a vast variety of people and places have devoted themselves to the environment, even when it's not Earth Day.

The New Global Leader, Part VII: Jonathan York, PhD, Turning Passion Into Profit for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Jon has been a CEO in both established businesses and startups, consultant and venture capitalist spanning the diverse yet interconnected fields of technology, academia, services, health care, government and international business.

Up the Creek, With a Paddle: Urban Stream Restoration and Daylighting (Part II)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

As cities work to rebuild and repair their infrastructure, one resource they are beginning to turn to is the rivers and creeks that flow through urban areas.

5 Fall Weekend Getaways on a Budget

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Just because fall is setting in and there's little time to relax doesn't mean that you don't have time to get away for a weekend. These five, quick, two-day escapes are all within driving-distance from major cities across the U.S.

Hidden Gem: Sycamore Mineral Springs in Avila Beach

Tina Swithin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Tina Swithin

There are a handful of places that I have been in my lifetime that offer instant relaxation. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is one of those magical places.

The New Discovery Route in Wine Coast Country

Tina Swithin | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
Tina Swithin

The Discovery Route is perfectly situated along the California coast, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and is the ideal getaway for vacationing families or couples seeking the experience of a lifetime.

The 10 Least Affordable Places To Buy A Home

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money

The housing market, which began its decline in 2006 and brought the U.S. economy down with it, may finally be rebounding. According to the National...

In California, From Goat Cheese To Gaultier

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

The Jean Paul Gaultier fashion retrospective at the de Young Museum in San Francisco was the perfect pretext for a road trip along one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads.

Torture Suspects Avoid Jail Time By Pleading No Contest

AP | Posted 03.28.2012 | Crime

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Two men originally charged in a bizarre torture case involving a fork, hammer and blowtorch have pleaded no contest to felo...

Cops: Abducted Man Survived Three Days In Torture Trailer

Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime

A 27-year-old California man abducted and held hostage in a trailer survived three days of beating, burning, and stabbing before making an escape to r...

Driving Miss Mado (or Five Days on the Road With My 87-Year-Old Mother)

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Road trips with elderly parents must provide a high comfort quotient, starting with a well-appointed sedan and, if possible, luxury hotels. No matter how tired my mother was, when we checked into a gorgeous place, she beamed from ear to ear.

Weekend Getaways: Slow Down In SLO

Alissa Pittenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Your Daily Thread By Alissa Pittenger Why not take a break from the hustle and bustle with a mini retreat this weekend. Just three ...

San Luis Obispo Torn On Dan De Vaul, Rancher Who Houses Homeless

The New York Times | Jesse McKinley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Burly, bearded and gleefully obscene, Dan de Vaul does not look the part of the bleeding-heart homeless advocate, sporting ...

Dan De Vaul, California Rancher, Jailed For Housing Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For eight years, Dan de Vaul has provided shelter for about dozens of homeless people on his 72-acre ranch. Now, the rancher is serving 90 days in ja...