The hills southwest of town have turned from green to gold, which can only mean one thing — summer is just around the corner.
Time to roll out the welcome mat for swimming, sunning and balmy nights tailor-made for a shady spot and a freshly made mojito.
(Of course, it's also time to say hello to smog, sunburns and general oppressive heat, but we're trying to keep this positive.)
I say, break out the Coppertone, and get ready for another Valley summer. There's no place else I'd rather be. Except maybe Hawaii. Or Montana. Or Pismo Beach. Or...