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Ronnie Paul: The dog-gone days of summer
Ronnie Paul: The dog-gone days of summer

June 25, 2019

We’ve been dogless for over a year now, and although I still hear the patter of little cat feet, I miss the tread of an 80-pound canine. To honor our departed pal during the deluges...


Berry delicious
Berry delicious

June 25, 2019

Kerplink! Kerplank! Kerplunk! As the blueberries hit my bucket, it brings back memories of one of my favorite childrens’ books, Blueberries for Sal. Berry picking goes back many years with our family. It’s invariably been...


Savannah Hanson: Beyond specialness, at home within
Savannah Hanson: Beyond specialness, at home within

June 24, 2019

Once you depend on others, you are losing your soul. … You are looking at others — somebody else to save you, somebody else to help you. You go begging without recognizing this whole kingdom...


Dr. Jeff Kane: The valiant battle
Dr. Jeff Kane: The valiant battle

June 24, 2019

For 35 years my medical practice consisted of facilitating support groups for people with cancer and their caregivers. Whether the people who attended group meetings were anxious, depressed, confused, desperate, or peaceful, there was one...




Myers: Keep gardens looking their best all summer long
Myers: Keep gardens looking their best all summer long

June 21, 2019

A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into fall. Remove the flower stems of salvias, veronicas and similar flowers as the blooms...



Joan Merriam: Moving day with your dog
Joan Merriam: Moving day with your dog

June 20, 2019

The end of May usually signals the beginning of the summer season, and with summer often comes relocation. The kids are out of school, the weather is good, and for most people, it’s an ideal...


Tips for keeping your pets safe in case of disaster
Tips for keeping your pets safe in case of disaster

June 20, 2019

When the call comes to get out, have you prepared to take your pets with you? Natural disaster is a risk no matter where you’ve made your home in Northern California: flooding in the valley,...


Cheryl Wicks: Rehoming your pet
Cheryl Wicks: Rehoming your pet

June 20, 2019

Rehoming your pet should be a last option, after trying every recourse possible to keep it. Pets are members of your family and it is very unsettling to the pet to feel abandoned by those...



Alan Stahler: A sight for solstice eyes
Alan Stahler: A sight for solstice eyes

June 19, 2019

The sun rises and sets because Earth turns – think BBQ rotisserie. Realizing it’s Earth, not sun, that is moving, we can still pretend that it’s the sun that’s rising and setting. Sunrise and sunset...



Lynda Balsev: Getting piggy with carnitas
Lynda Balsev: Getting piggy with carnitas

June 18, 2019

Now that it’s summer, it’s time to dig into spicy, meaty, two-fisted pork carnitas. Carnitas are perfect party food. They are easy to assemble and messy to eat, best washed down with a cold beer...



Dairy Benefits are ‘udderly’ mazing

June 18, 2019

Did you know June is National Dairy Month? Milk, cheese and yogurt provide our bodies with essential nutrients including calcium, vitamin D, protein and potassium. These nutrients are: • Linked to improved bone health and...


The best apricots are worth waiting for
The best apricots are worth waiting for

June 18, 2019

Dear Alan: I love apricots and I’m always tempted to buy them as soon as they show up in the market. But they are often disappointing. What’s the best time to buy apricots? Alan: Apricots...