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Rains create magnificent waterfalls at Table Mountain

Rains create magnificent waterfalls at Table Mountain

  A four-waterfall hike in one outing? You betcha. Table Mountain in Oroville is one of Mother Nature’s marvels, boasting of more than a dozen waterfalls depending on the season. Because these waterfalls are not snow fed, their robustness ebbs and flows...

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Playing with poop all in the name of good health

Playing with poop all in the name of good health

Sending poop in the mail isn’t something I thought I would ever do. But I did. Right after making a deposit in a container that straddled the toilet seat. Welcome to Cologuard. Trust me, I welcomed this opportunity after multiple colonoscopies. I started those when I...

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Book Review: NPR host Ari Shapiro becomes the subject

Book Review: NPR host Ari Shapiro becomes the subject

While I have NPR as a preset button, I’m not a regular listener. I can’t list the popular hosts. Nor can I tell you how Ari Shapiro’s debut book ended up on my list of books to read. But I’m glad it did. Even better is that I listened to The Best Strangers in the...

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Saving money with more fuel-efficient vehicle

Saving money with more fuel-efficient vehicle

It’s amazing how seldom I have gone to a gas station in the last year. That’s what buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle does—saves me money and means less fossil fuels are being consumed. A year ago this month I bought a Nissan Rogue Sport SL all-wheel drive. This...

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