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  • AROUND TOWN

    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...

  • LIVING

    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.

  • FAMILY

    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

    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.

  • LIVING

    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.

  • LIVING

    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...

  • FAMILY

    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...

  • LIVING

    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...

  • FOOD & DRINK

    Teen summer program grows veggies and leaders

    Yes, the kids are learning how to slice and dice, why a nicely set table is important, and the difference homegrown produce can make to health and well-being.

  • RUSS WINTON: WINE LINE

    Wine Line: In Clarksburg, saving the chenin blanc

    In the 1970s, one of the best-selling white wines was Charles Krug Chenin Blanc. It was so popular it sold out every year and had to be allocated to restaurants. In 1996, the winery quit producing it. . What happened? The 1976 Paris Tasting made chardonnay the new white wine star; a new sweet white...

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