Santa Ana antiques dealer, architect specializes in people
Central Valley
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Central Valley
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Santa Ana antiques dealer, architect specializes in people

Karl Kahler - July 19, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — The soul of this place comes alive when viewed through the blue eyes of Héctor Aguilar — architect, antiques dealer and prolific profiler…

Santa Ana animal sanctuary comes with sad backstories, better endings
Animals
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Animals
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Santa Ana animal sanctuary comes with sad backstories, better endings

Karl Kahler - July 14, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — When the ocelot was spotted in a tree at a kindergarten here, animal handlers came out and shot it with a sleeping…

Inside a Costa Rican pottery workshop, spinning wheels churn out the real deal
Art
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Art
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Inside a Costa Rican pottery workshop, spinning wheels churn out the real deal

Karl Kahler - July 11, 2016

SALITRAL, San José — Carlos Marín had already finished giving me a tour of his pottery workshop, from the clay pits to the oven to the warehouse,…

Santa Ana history: Was this Spain’s first town in the Central Valley?
Central Valley
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Central Valley
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Santa Ana history: Was this Spain’s first town in the Central Valley?

Karl Kahler - July 7, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — It’s a geographic mystery 455 years in the making, but most historians agree that the first Spanish settlement in Costa Rica’s Central Valley…

Why historic Santa Ana is Costa Rica’s hottest boomtown
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Activities
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Why historic Santa Ana is Costa Rica’s hottest boomtown

Karl Kahler - July 5, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — Just south of Lindora’s Miami-style “Golden Mile,” past the coming-soon Maserati dealership, the Quizno’s, the Taco Bell and the Caterpillar lot, there’s a…