Tom Cruise has a reputation for over-the-top stunts and high-octane action, but his recent home sale can best be described as under-the-radar. The box-office star sold his home in Beverly Hills for $38 million, property records show.
U.S. Presbyterians approved a statement expressing regret for a history of marginalizing gays and other sexual minorities while also lamenting the loss of members who left the denomination over its eventual approval of ordaining and marrying gays.
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.
Summer is approximately three months of forgetting how to hold a pencil, but it doesn't have to be that way for everyone. Spend your sweltering, languid days with a book in your hands. I can't guarantee that you'll remember how to write your name after reading these books, but you'll definitely expand your vocabulary and horizons.
Is your little one a cuddle monster - the kind of kid who falls asleep amid a pile of stuffed animals on the bed? If so, your child will love the plush toys we review this week. But wait, there's more. We've got movie-themed characters and something to keep cuddle monsters entertained when you take them outside.
This has been a banner year for tropical plant nuts like me as Regal Shields, Borneo Giant, and Portora just to name a few started showing up in area garden centers. These are just a few of the elephant ears that lured the gardeners in my family to not only bring out the pocketbook but to redesign for the lush look of the islands.
This new column comes in the wake of my own personal “breaking news.” After nine incredible years as the North Valley reporter and weekend anchor for ABC30 (and 16 years in television news altogether), I am excited to now be the first public information officer and district development officer for the Merced City School District. Photos & video produced by Sara Sandrik
School stories, a new Sun-Star column from Sara Sandrik
Whale frees itself from Outer Banks sandbar
Scenes of late spring on the American River Parkway
Giraffe celebrates spring weather with run around zoo exhibit in Chicago