It is April 24 and I am driving my pickup on Cunningham Road, a few miles east of Planada on a breezy Sunday with clouds drifting over the Sierra Nevada mountains, clear skies overhead and fields and hills still green from spring rains.
DEAR OLD TRAINER: We applied a liquid flea and tick product to Crash, our 3-year-old Boxer, and the next day he was scratching and rolling on the carpet and the grass all day. We bathed him twice to get the product off and took him swimming and he finally calmed down. Clearly the flea liquid caused it so we haven’t used it again. Are flea products you apply to the skin of a dog safe?
Merced County Animal Shelter: 2150 Shuttle Drive, Atwater. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. through 3p.m. Saturdays. Adoption fees for pet of the week are $35 for dogs and $15 for cats. If an animal is adopted before the newspaper comes out Saturday, another animal can be chosen in its place. For more information, call 209-385-7436.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - An iPhone recovered in last year's at-sea disappearance of two Tequesta teenagers will be sent to Apple in hopes that the company can recover vital information from it, a judge agreed Friday afternoon.
CHICAGO-As millions of Orthodox Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter this Sunday and the miracle of Jesus Christ's resurrection, thousands across the Chicago area are flocking to a southwest suburban parish to see what they believe to be a different miracle.
As the Middle East seethes in turmoil and violence, a new study shows that the Muslim world is sharply divided over the fundamental relationship between the laws of government and the religious teachings of the Quran.
We interviewed one of our favorite actors, Bella Thorne, when she was in Manhattan recently. We thought she was great on the show "Shake It Up!" with Zendaya and most recently in her latest movie: "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip."
"Bravely Default" was a "Final Fantasy" game that wasn't. It took many of the classic themes of the series - job classes, airships, even specific item and spell names - and updated them for the modern handheld era. It was a satifying answer on how to make a Final-Fantasy-styled game competitive in today's mobile market. "Bravely Second: End Layer" continues that core philosophy, but one of its sole differentiators from the "Final Fantasy" series proves to be its only real shortcoming. This is an actual sequel, and with that comes some baggage.
American parents are accustomed to being treated like human cash machines during prom season, spending close to $1,000 to guarantee that a high school dance doesn't become an emotional catastrophe. A hundred bucks for tickets, and hundreds more for fancy clothes - even the corsage costs $20. And before any of that begins, your kid wants $300 for a promposal. Wait, a what?
Every year, underclassmen from across the nation watch in awe as the senior guys pick and choose from the senior girls, pairing up for the epitome of American high school: prom. Guys traditionally "prompose" to their dates, using badly painted posters and roses that their moms picked out.