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February 18, 1996 | JOHN McKINNEY
What's there to see in San Simeon besides the Hearst Castle? It's a common question asked by thousands of travelers on their way to the castle. The answer is found at San Simeon State Park, which boasts a diversity of scenery from dramatic shoreline to Monterey pine forest. Beckoning hikers is a new trail, complete with interpretive displays, a boardwalk that crosses a wetland, and numerous benches that offer a place to rest and observe the tranquil surroundings.
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February 18, 1996 | JOHN McKINNEY
What's there to see in San Simeon besides the Hearst Castle? It's a common question asked by thousands of travelers on their way to the castle. The answer is found at San Simeon State Park, which boasts a diversity of scenery from dramatic shoreline to Monterey pine forest. Beckoning hikers is a new trail, complete with interpretive displays, a boardwalk that crosses a wetland, and numerous benches that offer a place to rest and observe the tranquil surroundings.
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June 28, 2013 | By Trishna Patel
What fun is a California road trip without some shenanigans? This shot was taken a few miles north of San Simeon State Park by Skylar Aud. "Is this the greatest state or what?" the photographer writes. Sure, it's a bold statement, but I'd have to agree. Follow Trishna Patel on  Twitter. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
BUSINESS
May 15, 2011
Top concessions (By gross receipts) Asilomar State Beach, conference center (Monterey County): $18.7 million Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, historic shopping district (San Diego County): $8.9 million Crystal Cove State Park, restored cottages and education programs (Orange County): $7.4 million Hearst San Simeon State Historic Park, catering (San Luis Obispo County): $4.8 million Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, lodging, restaurant, gift shop (Monterey County)
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December 30, 2007 | Christopher Reynolds
Two real-estate deals in the last three years -- one covering more than 82,000 acres and one covering just 20 -- promise big changes and new options for visitors to San Simeon. THE RANCH DEAL Even without Hearst Castle, the coastline north of Cambria and south of Big Sur is a staggering sight. Now that the state has acquired 13 miles of it from the Hearst Corp., it will soon be more accessible than ever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2008 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
Three northern elephant seals were found shot dead Saturday morning at the Point Piedras Blancas elephant seal colony near San Simeon, Calif., five miles north of Hearst Castle, authorities said. The three seals -- each about 1,000 pounds and between 2 and 5 years old -- were discovered shortly before 9 a.m. by a docent conducting a seal count on the beach. They had been shot in the back of the head.
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July 1, 2001 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edie is no water dog. Give her a bath, and she'll whine, her uncropped ears drooping like her wrinkled jowls. Put her in the pool, and she'll immediately paddle to the edge, climb out and hide. But along Santa Rosa Creek Road near this Central Coast village, our 2-year-old boxer found heaven. Her tongue flapping in the wind, she played tag with the afternoon surf, dragging my poor husband--shoes, socks and all--behind her.
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April 12, 1998 | JOHN McKINNEY
What's there to see in San Simeon besides Hearst castle? It's a common question, one asked by thousands of travelers on their way to the castle. The answer, for beach hikers anyway, is found at San Simeon Bay, one of the Central Coast's most dramatic stretches of shoreline. A walk along San Simeon Bay is a nice diversion before or after a tour of "La Cuesta Encantada," "the Enchanted Hill"--the name of the famous castle built by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst.
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January 11, 2008 | Martha Groves and Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writers
When Will Rogers State Historic Park was rededicated in March 2006 after a $5-million restoration, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stood before a crowd of Rogers family members, state officials and media and proclaimed the park a jewel that held special meaning for him. It was there amid eucalyptus trees and meadows that he had learned to ride horses for his "Conan" movies and had romped with his children on the lawn when his family lived next door.
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July 1, 2012
Pismo Beach Pier Overview: Fishermen and walkers predominate on this 1,370-foot pier, which has a distinctive diamond-shaped end. You'll find a bait shop-meets snack bar-turned souvenir stand about halfway out on the plank span. At the foot of the pier is a tourist information booth manned by Pismo Beach denizens who offer tips on where to eat, shop and stay. Background: Some California beach towns seem to ignore their piers; others seem to dote on them. Pismo Beach is one of the latter.
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June 28, 1992 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Shirl e y covers theater for The Times' Calendar section
We wanted to watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Small Town, USA. But not just any small town. We wanted to camp. And we wanted a small town where the scenery--and the eating--were more spectacular than the fireworks. Cambria, of course. At the southern end of the fabled Big Sur seaside drive, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this picturesque town has a sophisticated sheen that promised a wider selection of good eats than you might find in most small towns.
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