Adobe Press, 2000 Here is an article that appeared in 'The Adobe Press' a local newspaper for Nipomo. It mentions us briefly in the text in the upper right. Avocados, Butterflies And a little Stevie Nicks I have to extend incredible kudos to our County Sheriff Deputies. There has been a rash of serious avocado thefts here Nipomo recently. In case you haven't noticed, avocados are selling for close to two dollars each in the markets. The response by the deputies has been admirable. They have been polite, professional, and caring. When you consider the expansive area they have to cover, I'm amazed at the good job they do. A new position has been created by Sheriff Hodges for the South County, We have now been assigned a deputy in charge of rural crime. His name is Mike Martin, and his enthusiasm for this new assignment is wonderful and appreciated. A few years ago I became acquainted with Sheila Boone who could speak of nothing else but butterflies, to the point of obsession. Well she has a dream and it is only those who dream who can accomplish the seemingly impossible. It is her dream and fantasy to build a magnificent butterfly palace here in San Luis Obispo.Her aspiration is to establish a research and visitors center which will house the finest display of free flying live tropical butterflies in the world under the guidance of four well known scientists including Dr Kingston Leong, a Professor at Cal Poly and Dr Miriam Roth- child, the founder of the ninety acre "Wildflower Meadow" in England. There are only about eight over wintering sites in California which support over 15,000 butterflies, and one of those is in Cayucos. The Monarch butterfly is only found on the California Coast and in Mexico. Mrs. Boone (a descendant of Daniel Boone) is looking for a suitable site, and is seriously considering Nipomo to house the Daniel Boone Butterfly Palace because of the sub-tropical climate. A small eleven acre preserve already exists on the Mesa on the Woodlands and will eventually be managed by the likes of Dr Leong. The Butterfly Palace requires at least 250 acres to house the research center and visitors gallery. Let's hope her dream comes true. I went on the WorldWide Web and typed in Nipomo and was surprised to find 760 matches. The Nipomo Swapmeet has a web page which boasts that it is the largest and cleanest swap meet/flea market on California's Central Coast" I didn't know there were any others. I found a business called "All for a Doll" at email@example.com located on Pomeroy where Mary sells everything you want to cover your porcelain doll making needs. She also gives classes on doll making and has an inventory of over 300 "exquisite, handmade. Custom" dolls for sale. There's also a Certified organic edible nopales nursery and market garden that claims, "we sell virtually spineless edible prickly pear and ornamental landscape cactus plants" Rivenrock Gardens is located in Nipomo and can be found (on-line. From this web-site you can also jump to the Nipomo weather report. Nipomo Stories, Nipomo Photos and Nipomo Links all while listening to Stevie Nicks or Fleetwood Mac music supplied by this site. I highly recommend you visit Rivenrock.com, even if you're not interested in buying edible cactus. A little history on the Nipomo Barber Shop. It has been standing and operating as a barber sop since 1886. It is still there and to experience a little Nipomo history, hitch your horse up to the still standing original hitching post and get your hair cut. Many streets of Nipomo are named for Dana relatives and friends. First District Judge Henry A. Tefft was married to Captain Dana's daughter Maria Josefa. Francis Z. Branch of the Santa Manuela Rancho was a neighbor. Thomas Robbins married Encamacion CariIlo, sister of Josefa Dana. At one time Captain John Price had worked for Captain Dana. Juan Wilson, owner of Rancho Canada de Los Osos was a family friend. Captain David Mallagh's son, William married Blandina Dana. Louis Burton was the husband of Josefa's sister Maria Antonia. Captain AIpheus Thompson was married to Fracisca, another sister, Isaac J. Sparks owner of the Huasna Ranch, was a family friend, and Carillo was the family name of Mrs. William G. Dana (Josefa). Thanks to the Nipomo Beginnings web site for the great historical data.
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