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Born to be wild (flowers): Three springtime delights in the desert

If spring wildflowers were people, they'd be a carefree lot, free spirits who don't set their alarm clocks and never check email. They'd toss their colorful heads with a mischievous catch-me-if-you-can dare, living by the seats of their pants. If they had pants. But they don't. They're flowers, born to be wild and au so naturel.

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Ride along on a steam train through the redwood forest

Roughly 6 miles from Santa Cruz, Roaring Camp features locomotive train rides through the redwood forest. Here's a look at a trip led by Sonora Shay No. 7, a steam train originally built for a lumber company in 1911.
Patrick S. Pemberton Special to The Tribune
Ride along on a steam train through the redwood forest 1:40

Ride along on a steam train through the redwood forest

Town hall with U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal draws hundreds in Arroyo Grande 1:46

Town hall with U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal draws hundreds in Arroyo Grande

Highlights of Paso Robles girls water polo's playoff loss to Redlands East Valley 0:48

Highlights of Paso Robles girls water polo's playoff loss to Redlands East Valley

Highlights of Coast Union basketball playoff win over Faith Baptist 1:37

Highlights of Coast Union basketball playoff win over Faith Baptist