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Safari West a free-range zoo family adventure

A dazzling herd of zebra thunder across the valley, their stripes shimmering in the blazing sun. A rowdy gang of Cape buffalo hold court on a hilltop and a fuzzy baby giraffe wobbles near its mother. Cheetahs warily prowl nearby, eyeing each other.

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Looking for love? You're not alone at this matchmaking festival

Once a tranquil backwater a few miles off the rugged Atlantic coast, Lisdoonvarna landed on the map thanks to its mineral springs, which drew visitors seeking the curative powers of these sulfur- and iron-rich waters. Lisdoon – as it's known locally – sprouted up from the karst limestone landscape in County Clare to become one of Ireland's earliest tourism hot spots.

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Buhach Colony's Paytin Mercado

Buhach Colony softball star Paytin Mercado feels she found her home away from home after visiting Southern University. (By Shawn Jansen/sjansen@mercedsunstar.com).
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Buhach Colony's Paytin Mercado

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Overturned almond truck blocks on-ramp near Chowchilla

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1 dead after car rolls into Los Banos corn fields

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Owner of burned out Atwater home discusses loss