SLO County Artists hold Open Studios this Weekend

Fall is Open Studios time every October throughout San Luis Obispo County.  For the visual arts lovers, it is a chance to seek out the work of artists from Paso to Nipomo and along the Coast, North to Cambria.  Artists open their homes or studios and most are on site to display and discuss their work. All mediums of painting seem to be represented plus metal work, pottery, jewelry, woodworking/turning, sculpture, glasswork, weaving/wearable art… name it……….even surfboard art!  This FREE event is open to all again this coming weekend 10/18 and 10/19 from 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information and a full schedule go to

New Listing! 315 Cambridge, Cambria


This darling 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located just up from the ocean in the
desirable Park Hill area of Cambria. Enjoy peak-a-boo ocean views from the
second story deck and the wonderful updates throughout this approx. 1500sf home.
Picture your time entertaining on the spacious decks or strolling to Moonstone
Beach and Shamel Park! Experience the best of what Cambria has to offer and call
this place home. Visit for more pictures and information!

New Listing! 2640 Ernest Place, Cambria


Over half an acre with a main house & a guest house! Large, remarkable home
all on one level. No steps. Separate one bedroom, one bathroom guest house. Main house
has two bedrooms, one office, two artist studios/craft rooms! One has access to
deck, one has two skylights, which can be popped open! Vaulted open beam ceilings
in most rooms. Spacious light, bright living room with open floor plan to dining
area and kitchen. Kitchen has lots of counter space, two pantries. Giant master
suite has vaulted ceiling, access to deck, large walk-in closet. Large guest
bedroom. Big laundry room has many storage cabinets, deep sink, built-in ironing
board, book case, desk. Central heat and an efficient wood burning stove. Large
attached garage w/direct access inside. Enclosed lanai creates extra living
space. Basement has quite a workshop complete w/220V.Guest house has vaulted
ceilings, efficiency kitchen(no stove)open to the living room, separate bedroom,3/4
bathroom, small walk-in closet. Many lovely and inviting seating areas on property.

ARTSFEST in Paso Robles, Memorial Weekend

Historic Paso Robles Park hosts local artists and their amazing work over Memorial Weekend every year. This year, the Main Event is held on Saturday, May 24th with artists onsite, producing their work live and for sale.  Also on display is an Invitational Exhibition where 20 artists will display their work. Something for everyone, there are Stilt Walkers – a amazing sort of living art display, sand castle making to participate in, hands on art projects and a petting zoo for kids, music plus food, beer and wine.  Its a lively event where Paso shows off a bit and guests get to indulge in the visual out-of-doors in addition to ‘Studios on the Park’, our fun and engaging permanent artists gallery.  There is also the Hearst Castle Art Tour and more. For more info go to

Limoncello in Paso!

Red Soles - Randy and CherylRed Soles Winery out off Highway 46 West on Oakdale Road is a beautiful little winery with warm and inviting owners and staff. Maybe it is because their motto is ‘living the dream’ but the atmosphere brings out the best in everyone as it always feels more like visiting a home than a business.  Love their wines for sure… favorite summer white is ‘Heart and Sole’ and I LOVE that they are always cleverly thinking up fun names for their wines.  Now they have started some yummy (potent!) distilled beverages like California Hooch and soon to arrive Temptation Limoncello – sipping this one will really going bring memories of a trip to Tuscany!

New Listing! 2260 Malvern St., Cambria


Cambria charm at it’s very best! This well cared for single-level home offers
spacious living, an abundance of natural light and picturesque mountain views to
the east. Stunning conservatory style skylight and brick fireplace in living
room illuminate character and quality throughout, while the private outdoor hot
tub adds even more sweetness to this home. Indoor laundry is conveniently
located just off the kitchen, with ample storage throughout. New dual pane
windows, as well as new sliding doors which allow easy access to the numerous
rear decks. Sale includes 3 adjoining vacant lots to the south (APN
023-383-028), totaling just over 10,000 square feet of land.

New Listing! 2138 Wilton Drive, Cambria


Completely Remodeled, Country Cute Home! This open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining, holidays and parties. Every corner of this home is brand new including: all flooring, both bathrooms, all doors, lighting and paint. You get the advantage of a remodeled home with contemporary upgrades. The main living room and Master Bedroom are on the second floor to capture beautiful wooded views of the surrounding area. Energy Efficient appliances, furnace and windows will keep your utility bills low and you comfortable. The detached shed is large and ready for additional storage or toys. The spacious back yard is growing fruit trees. This home has plenty of parking and is ready for you to move in today.

Cambria-CCSD Retrofit Upon Resale of Residential Property

At the time of change of ownership, all residential properties require low water-use plumbing fixtures.  The new owner has 30 days after close of escrow to show compliance.

The latest change in Cambria is for toilets to have a maximum of 1.28 gallons per flush – down from the previously required 1.6 gallons.  In addition- kitchen faucet aerators are to have a maximum flow of 1.8 gallons per minute, down from 2.0.

These new changes were adopted August 28th of 2012 when SLO County adopted Title 19, which included water conserving measures of the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CAL Green).  As of Monday, October 22, 2012,  these new requirements will be enforced.

There is also a  mandatory pre- inspection fee of $99.50 for the inspection of the current water conservation fixture of the structure. These changes are in line with Cambria’s  goal to better track the water retrofitting that is being done and to build up retrofit credits.