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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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Take a tumble on the mat: Paragon Ju Jitsu teaches confidence, self-defense

In the real world, fights almost always end up on the floor, two opponents rolling around trying to get the top position and hold the other down. Ground fighting is awkward and messy, and it doesn’t make for impressively choreographed scenes in ninja flicks, which is part of the reason few kids are interested in learning it and fewer gyms teach the techniques necessary to win a grappling match.
 
The students and teachers at Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with locations in San Luis Obispo and Templeton, are the exception.
 

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Project Surf Camp: Ocean activities build self-confidence for individuals with special needs

Project Surf Camp is proud to announce another great summer for children and families with special needs on the Central Coast. The camps begin on July 11th and run in association with the Morro Bay Recreation Dept.
 
Project Surf Camp uses surfing, the beach, and other ocean activities as an educational modality to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy in individuals with special needs. We further provide opportunities to build social skills, improve physical fitness, develop healthy outlets for stress reduction, and foster independence.
 

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New edition of Central Coast Active is released

Central Coast Active

 

 

New edition of Central Coast Active is released

Jan. 18, 2013 - Access Publishing released the newest edition of Central Coast Active this week. Browse the issue here and look for new activities and races.

Central Coast Active Jan-Mar, 2013

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Hiking, Sightseeing, Wine Tasting on the North Coast

A portion of Ragged Point’s Black Swift Falls trail. At 400 feet, Black Swift Falls is the tallest waterfall on the Big Sur coast.

 
Nothing will get your blood flowing and your heart pumping like a stimulating hike and there are a number of good ones along the North Coast.  You can combine a hike this with some sightseeing and a bit of wine tasting along the way.
 

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Relax with a wine country getaway

The Paso Robles Wine Region is quickly becoming a hot spot for wine tasting and vineyard tours, and autumn is one of the busiest times of year. Wine lovers from all over are able to take pleasure in celebrating a new vintage being born during this special time in Paso known as, Harvest!

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Becoming the All-Terrain Human

Kilian Jornet Burgada is the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. In just eight years, Jornet has won more than 80 races, claimed some 16 titles and set at least a dozen speed records, many of them in distances that would require the rest of us to purchase an airplane ticket. He has run across entire landmasses­ (Corsica) and mountain ranges (the Pyrenees), nearly without pause. He regularly runs all day eating only wild berries and drinking only from streams. On summer mornings he will set off from his apartment door at the foot of Mont Blanc and run nearly two and a half vertical miles up to Europe’s roof — over cracked glaciers, past Gore-Tex’d climbers, into the thin air at 15,781 feet — and back home again in less than seven hours, a trip that mountaineers can spend days to complete.

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8-mile run benefits wounded heroes

Inaugural run benefits Operation Surf Central Coast

Do they ever quit? It sometimes seems as though the folks at Amazing Surf Adventures are always on the go, and what they are up to this fall is no exception.

After hosting Operation Surf Central Coast 2013 the week of Oct. 3-9, the Amazing Surf Adventures team has no intention of slowing down as they gear up for their inaugural Operation Run, an 8-mile fun run on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11 in support of all military members, past and present.

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Run Paso for a Cause

Run Paso is a women’s running group that was founded in 2010. The group of friends began meeting at a different location each Sunday, and the word quickly spread spread. In the past two years, the group has grown and the women in it have started training together for 5k, half, and full marathons.
 
Together, the group trains for and travels to races throughout the state. “It is so fun to have something to train for,” says member Michelle Thacher, “We make a weekend of the races, get hotel rooms, and go out to dinner.”
 

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Paso Robles Food Co-op celebrates Central Coast food

The Paso Robles Food Cooperative, founded by Montgomery Norton, seeks to become a hybrid of well-studied models of similar establishments around the country and, after being awarded a Seed Grant from the Food Co-op Initiative, the local co-op is well on its way to becoming a reality.

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