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    Around Town (7/25/14)

    A Medi-Cal enrollment event hosted by Golden Valley Health Centers and Building Healthy Communities is scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Joe Stefani Elementary School, 2768 Ranchero Lane in Merced. Enrollment counselors will assist people with applying for Medi-Cal. Residents will have the...


    Archdiocese of Philadelphia tamps down speculation of visit from Pope Francis

    PHILADELPHIA-Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told a North Dakota audience Thursday that Pope Francis had assured him he will visit Philadelphia for three days next year, and the Vatican seemed to confirm it, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia insisted Friday that Chaput's remarks were off the cuff...


    Hot Property, Athletes Edition: Domain of Dodgers player is for rent

    As Southern California's summer rental market continues to heat up, at least one member of the Los Angeles Dodgers is looking to get in on the action. Newly listed for rent in San Diego-area community of La Jolla is the home of All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who is asking $20,000 a month...


    Pope Francis to visit US next year; Philadelphia on itinerary

    Pope Francis will make his first visit to the U.S. as pontiff next year, attending a conference in Philadelphia, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


    Conversations far from over about mixed race

    Her first year at University of Kansas, Jasmin Moore noticed the black students sat together. The Hispanic students sat together. And everyone else did the same. This was over a decade ago.


    Living Smart: How landscaping can deter intruders, pests

    Done right, landscaping can do much more than attract compliments and boost your property value. It can help you repel intruders, both human and natural.


    Your Place: Finally, an answer to sooty marks on wall

    A tip of the Heavens hat to Medford, Pa., architect Charles J. Collins Jr., ably assisted by Joe Ponessa, for helping to solve a riddle from a few weeks back: sooty marks on walls above electric baseboard radiators.


    On Gardening: Stunning blue bog sage lures birds and bees

    A great purple hairstreak, one of the most beautiful butterflies in the United States, created quite a stir as he feasted on the nectar-rich sky-blue flowers of the bog sage. This sage, the tallest plant in our new pollinator gardens, at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, is doing their part...


    Parents @ Play: Discard the boredom of Family Game Night

    We're all about families having fun together, and game night is one of the best ways to do that. But playing the same games over and over can get a little stale. So in the interests of injecting a little more fun into your family's game night, here are some great choices that will keep you and yours...


    Diggin' In: 'Designer' products that spruce up your yard

    When heat, humidity and dry days take a toll on your flowers in July and August, given your yard a fresh look with pots of tropical hibiscus and mandevilla. Although they are not cold hardy in much of the country, these plants add tropical touches to any summer decor. Costa Farms, a major hibiscus...

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