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2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29:  A Salad A Day

Summer is the perfect time for salads. The veggies and fruit are so tasty and fresh, and it is usually just too darn hot to heat up the kitchen.

One of our very own Mamas, Kim Box, has written a cook book all about the beauty of the salad. Here's a little bit about her:... Read More

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Home Depot Style Challenge / Outdoor Games Edition Reveal + An Outdoor Oasis in My Backyard

Home Depot Style Challenge / Outdoor Games Edition Reveal + An Outdoor Oasis in My Backyard

I gave you the sneak peek last week, and today I get to share the full reveal of this formerly unused space in my backyard! I was asked by my friends at Home Depot to create a fun DIY outdoor game as part of a new edition of their Style Challenge Series. Of course I absolutely adore a challenge that not only stretches my creativity but also benefits my little family! If I can work a project into something that also helps me add fun and function to my home, then all the better as far as I'm concerned! 

I bring you my outdoor lounge area and the most fabulous badminton setup you ever did see. Or at least that I ever did see... 

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CDPH Lifts Warnings about Certain Seafood from Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties

CDPH Lifts Warnings about Certain Seafood from Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is lifting the April 4 and April 28, 2014 health advisories warning consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish or the internal organs of commercially ..... Read More

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Register NOW for 12th Annual Walt Gray Ride Aug 17!

Click HERE for details and to register!

When: Sunday, August 17, 2014, Registration: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., Ending Event: 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Dog Training Tip - how to keep your large dog inside its wire portable fence.

Dog Training Tip - how to keep your large dog inside its wire portable fence.

It happened to me when I rescued a mistreated Doberman. This large girl dog was skinny, neglected, and oh so hungry for love and care. And boy could that dog jump.

I bought a new five foot high wire enclosure, the portable kind, and placed her in the living room so I could watch her - she needed confinement and did not take to a crate of any type. Well, the first thing she does is jump over and out, not once but several times. This is never going to work.

So, I solved the problem by placing a long board across the top of the enclosure and on the board put several metal dog bowls. The next time she tried to jump out, the board fell, the pans clanged, and the noise startled her. That did the trick, she no longer tries to escape as long as the board is on top. The board works fine because I can remove it easily - this is one possible solution. I don't use shock collars in training and try to be as creative as I can in solving problem dog behavior.

Another suspect arrested in Tillamook vehicle theft


A third suspect was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection to the theft of five Tillamook Dairy vehicles.

Manteca police said 38-year-old Michael Timothy Davy, of Sacramento, was booked into San Joaquin County Jail for vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, arson and conspiracy. Two other suspects -- Brian Michael Lancaster, 32, and Ryan Anthony Monaco, 38, -- were arrested on Tuesday.

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Great grilled veggies

Great grilled veggies

Grilled veggies are summer’s best kept easy and healthy eating secret. We’ve gathered the best grilled veggies recipes for you so you can spend your summer days under the sun, drink in hand and still have a perfect dinner ready to go. You’re going to love these grilled vegetable recipes... Read More