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Ask the Master Gardener: Think beyond cacti, succulents for landscaping plants that use less water

Question: I don’t care for cacti and succulents. What other landscape plants use little water? Answer: Actually many plants other than those usual suspects have adapted to ...

Sweet to savory: Cooking with fruit adds extra dimension

It’s that time of year when we turn to out door fun. Barbecues, pool parties, picnics, camping or just a relaxing day at home with your sweetheart. A cool breeze, the warm su ...

Giambruno makes Dean’s List at San Diego State

Marco Giambruno made the Dean’s List at San Diego State University. Giambruno is majoring in Business Administration and Finance. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, s ...

Fernandez makes Dean’s List at San Diego State

Louis Fernandez made the Dean’s List at San Diego State University. Fernandez is majoring in Kinesiology and Pre-Physical Therapy. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, ...

Darrow makes Dean’s List at San Diego State

Matthew Darrow made the Dean’s List at San Diego State University. Darrow is majoring in Aerospace Engineering. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must be in g ...

Media Life: “Louie Louie” singer’s Applegate sister remembers

It was a request from an older brother that she felt duty bound to help with – as sisters often do. Applegate’s Jill Zander recalls she was a junior at Washington High ...

Joan Armatrading stays true to herself

Gratitude. From the moment we begin talking to the last words before I hang up, one thing is perfectly clear, Joan Armatrading is grateful. Grateful for the talents she was given, ...

Wayne "The Train" Hancock comes out swinging

They say people mellow with age. That probably won’t hold true when it comes to Wayne “The Train” Hancock. The rockabilly roustabout — who turned 50 last we ...

Sierra Nevada Wind Ensemble takes on other British invasion

What do Percy Grainger and Kurt Cobain have in common? Absolutely nothing; except perhaps that unkempt shock of sandy-brown hair. No, Dave Lawrenson was merely trying to illustrate ...

"Butt lady of Auburn" surpasses 100,000 mark

What cigarette butts lurk in the heart of Auburn? Sally Dawley knows. Like an unwitting hero driven to do the right thing, she has made clearing the streets of trash a personal mis ...