Lifestyle

Free App Shows What Medicare Covers
Health & Fitness

Free App Shows What Medicare Covers

By Greg Dill Let’s say you go for your annual physical and your doctor recommends that you get a hearing and balance test, or an electrocardiogram (EKG), or a Hepatitis B screening. Does your Original Medicare cover these services? Now there’s a quick way to find out, using your smartphone or tablet. It’s Medicare’s new…

Culinary Collaboration at the Raymond 1886
Dining Delights

Culinary Collaboration at the Raymond 1886

By Brianna Chu Even just from the outside, the Raymond 1886 isn’t your average restaurant: the place is literally a cottage, not to mention its hard-to-spot location on Fair Oaks. It looks, for all intents and purposes, like a well-kept Craftsman bungalow, set with dark brown door frames, brick, and olive green panels. Inside, the…

Cayucos by-the-Sea Hosts 9th Annual Sea Glass Festival
Travel

Cayucos by-the-Sea Hosts 9th Annual Sea Glass Festival

By Greg Aragon California’s majestic Central Coast is speckled with hidden gems lining the Pacific Ocean and none shine brighter than the tiny town of Cayucos by-the-Sea. This is especially true in March, when the temperature rises, flowers blossom along the hillsides and the city hosts its annual Sea Glass Festival. Located off California Highway 1, halfway between…

City Spotlight on Santa Ynez
Travel

City Spotlight on Santa Ynez

Keys 2 the Coast recently discovered a fantastic hideaway that is the perfect place to stay in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The tiny town of Santa Ynez, population 4,418, the is in the midst of wine country, 51 miles north of Santa Barbara and 65 miles south of San Luis Obispo. The…

Margaritas Delights with Family-Style Mexican Cuisine
Dining Delights

Margaritas Delights with Family-Style Mexican Cuisine

The bright red, Spanish-style exterior of Margaritas Mexican Restaurant is probably a familiar sight to some, especially since it first opened in Pasadena 42 years ago, in 1977. One of a dying breed of restaurants, it remains firmly within family hands: owner Ruby Bugarin took over Margaritas in 2006 with her brother as partner when…

Who is the Chu of ‘Chew with Chu?’
Dining Delights

Who is the Chu of ‘Chew with Chu?’

By Brianna Chu Before you start: I know it’s a dumb pun. I am indeed aware, as I was the idiot who came up with it. So…hi! I’m Brianna, an early twenty-something, recent university graduate who was born and raised in Pasadena. As you might have guessed, I love food! I’ve been lucky to grow…

Soh Grill: Changing the Face of Korean Barbecue
Dining Delights

Soh Grill: Changing the Face of Korean Barbecue

By Brianna Chu Soh Grill opened its doors to Raymond Avenue a year and a half ago. When its owner, Tamara Kim, moved to Pasadena about three years ago, she noticed a lack of Korean food options and decided to open the restaurant in charming Old Town Pasadena. While Soh Grill is Kim’s first restaurant,…

City Spotlight on Solvang
Travel

City Spotlight on Solvang

Where is the best place to stay and have fun in Solvang? There are so many options, but recently, Keys 2 the Coast set out to explore Solvang and enjoy one night of fun, good food and a change of scenery. Solvang, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, is always a delightful place to visit for a quick getaway. If you want to check out the numerous wineries and tasting…

Expectations Versus Reality of Weight Loss
Health & Fitness

Expectations Versus Reality of Weight Loss

Searching for weight loss information on the internet can feel like rummaging around a yard sale, hoping to find a fitting tablecloth. It can be tough to sort through what works and what doesn’t. I never knew that the master cleanse was a thing, until one of my clients came up to me looking much…

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