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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Images: San Diego Botanic Garden

Photos from the San Diego Botanic Garden located in Encinitas, north of downtown San Diego, California.View gallery »

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Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 12:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Love for State Parks: Holiday Gift Ideas

Love for State Parks: Holiday Gift Ideas

Can't drive your pal to your favorite getaway as a present? This could be the next best gift. Read »

Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wolf Awareness Week at the California Wolf Center

Wolf Awareness Week at the California Wolf Center

The Julian-close sanctuary throws a fundraiser for its beautiful denizens. Read »

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Headed for SoCal: California Beer Festival

Headed for SoCal: California Beer Festival

The traveling suds show turns southward, with local craft favorites in tow. Read »

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

State Park Sweetness: I Love You CA Bear

A certain state-hugging ursine fellow is making cameos around the state. Read »

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

More Cowbell: AMGEN Goes Santa Ynez

More Cowbell: AMGEN Goes Santa Ynez

Fans'll ring the bells as the world's top cyclists zoom past. Read »

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Earth Week Treat: California's Facebooked National Parks

Earth Week Treat: California's Facebooked National Parks

Which Golden State destinations rank as the most visited on Facebook? Read »

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Berry Bevy: California Strawberry Festival

Berry Bevy: California Strawberry Festival

How much pie can you eat in a very intense and short period of time? Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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By Becky Stickney

Exploring the Selfie Phenomenon

Exploring the Selfie Phenomenon

Not only is this city the selfie capital of California, but it was ranked fourth in the world as the most popular spot to take one. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Grub: California Restaurant Month

Golden State Grub: California Restaurant Month

Cities, counties, and spots throughout the whole great state'll be doing the discount dining thing. Read »

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Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.