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Being pampered in Baja by paying others to do my laundry

Being pampered in Baja by paying others to do my laundry

  I never thought I would be that person. You know, the kind who pays someone to wash, dry and fold their laundry. Oh, my, what a luxury. Doing laundry has never bothered me; that is assuming the machines were at my house. Going to a laundromat, well, that was a...

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Truckee woman on quest to reuse beverage bottles

Truckee woman on quest to reuse beverage bottles

One-time use bottles of beer, wine and soda could be eliminated if Caren McNamara of Truckee has her way. “We will be the first to market with a refillable bottle,” McNamara, founder and CEO of Conscious Container, said. “Refillable glass bottle when designed as one...

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Tiny passion fruit packed with flavor, nutrients

Tiny passion fruit packed with flavor, nutrients

The worse it looks the better it tastes. That isn’t usually a strong endorsement for trying something new. I wasn’t sure what to make of the yellow orbs at first. But Jill had yet to steer me wrong with expanding my culinary knowledge so I accepted a few. It wasn’t...

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Pandemic taking a toll on mental health of kids in Baja

Pandemic taking a toll on mental health of kids in Baja

The year-old pandemic is fraying the nerves of so many people. Children, though, are experiencing stress at an alarmingly high rate. They often don’t have the coping skills, and may not know how to effectively express what they are feeling, let alone understand the...

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