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    Late-winter storms spread across areas of Southwest

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Parts of California were getting a welcome dose of rain and snow from a storm system moving through the state, while late-winter weather dumped snow elsewhere in the Southwest.The snow was well received by California and Nevada...

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  • Lifestyle

    Ask Amy: My sister-in-law addresses everything to him alone

    DEAR AMY: In yesterday's mail we received a birth announcement of a new great-nephew, addressed only to my husband.

    By Amy Dickinson Tribune Content Agency|

  • Lifestyle

    Miss Manners: He calls his wife's elders by their first names

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: What do you think of a daughter who sends her mother the following requirement (among others) for a "cordial" relationship with her?

    By Judith Martin United Feature Syndicate, Inc.|

  • Lifestyle

    Northern California wine events

    Wente Vineyards Artist Reception: This reception showcases the Kaleidoscope Tapestries and Quilt series by Kiersten Stein. 1-3 p.m. March 1. Free. Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore. Artwork will be on display in the Estate Winery and Tasting Room through March. www.wentevineyards.com.

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  • Lifestyle

    Horoscope: March 01, 2015

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Producer and director Zack Snyder was born in Green Bay, Wis., on this date in 1966. This birthday guy has directed such hit films as "Man of Steel," "Watchmen" and "300." He's also produced the sequel "300: Rise of an Empire," as well as writing, directing, and producing the 2011 movie "Sucker Punch." Snyder will next direct the upcoming blockbuster "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" in 2016.

    By Jeraldine Saunders Tribune Media Services|

  • News

    Weekend storm drops snow, rain, hail in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A late-winter storm brought rain, lightning, hail and up to 1 foot of snow in parts of California on Saturday.A cold, low-pressure system began dropping snow in the Sierra Nevada late Friday, and ski resorts reported...

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  • Lifestyle

    Vaccine-preventable diseases are back! But are they here to stay?

    First it was whooping cough. Now it's measles.

    By Tracy Seipel tseipel@mercurynews.com|

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    Storm brings snow to Sierra, headaches to mountain motorists

    RENO, Nev. (AP) A storm brought much-needed snow to the drought-stricken Sierra Nevada and caused major headaches for mountain travelers on Saturday.The Sugar Bowl ski resort near Donner Summit says the storm that hit the region Friday...

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  • Lifestyle

    Medi-Cal's growing pains felt acutely by children

    By Barbara Feder Ostrov

    By Barbara Feder Ostrov Kaiser Health News|

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    Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was...

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