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    Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners

    DETROIT (AP) Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city's already huge glut of vacant...

    By Corey Williams, Associated Press|

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    Carolyn Hax: Wife chooses phone over family

    DEAR CAROLYN: My wife of 20 years has become obsessed with her phone. She is checking Facebook, texts and email, while seeming to ignore me and our kids at home and in the car. While I drive, her head is down, staring at her phone, unaware of what the rest of us are seeing or talking about.

    Carolyn Hax Washington Post Writers Group|

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    Horoscope: January 27, 2015

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Susanna Thompson was born in San Diego, Calif., today in 1958. This birthday gal has co-starred as Moira Queen on "Arrow" since 2012 and she's played recurring roles on "NCIS," "Cold Case" and "Kings." She's also appeared on episodes of "CSI," "Without a Trace" and "The Book of Daniel." Thompson's film resume includes "Dragonfly," "Random Hearts" and "Ghosts of Mississippi."

    By Jeraldine Saunders Tribune Media Services|

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    S.F. s Beal among the Young Chef Top 10

    Linda Zavoral|

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    Data: Vaccination rates at California elementary schools

    Daniel J. Willis, Bay Area News Group.|

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    Measles outbreak: Low vaccination rates at some Bay Area schools raise alarm

    With alarm over the Disneyland measles outbreak growing across California, almost 5,000 kindergartners enrolled in Bay Area schools are without proof they've been fully vaccinated, a major concern as the highly infectious disease continues to spread.

    By Lauren M. Whaley California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting and Tracy Seipel and Lisa M. Krieger Staff writers|

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    Jane Alexiadis: Cigarette paraphernalia is still smoking

    In my work as a personal property appraiser, I visit estates and homes of families that are downsizing -- to assess the value of items, report on distributions or taxes and generally discuss recommendations and options for the clients. What I find again and again is that generational differences exist in the items valued and collected.

    By Jane Alexiadis Correspondent|

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    Reward offered in puppy dumping case

    The National Sheriffs Association and the HSUS recently launched ICE BlackBox, a free smartphone tool that allows users to record video of illegal animal cruelty and share it securely with law enforcement for possible investigation and prosecution.

    Joan Morris|

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    Tell us about your home improvement mistakes

    When your projects go awry, it's easy to feel like Tim "The Toolman" Taylor from the old "Home Improvement" sitcom. But we all press on and learn from our mistakes. So if you've had a home design, repair or remodel mishap, help the rest of us learn from your bungle. Send your tales of wiring, woodworking or weather stripping woes to reporter Angela Hill by Tuesday at ahill@bayarea Please include your name, city of residence and a description...

    By Angela Hill|

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    Grape Tales: Cabernet pfeffer

    You've heard of cabernet sauvignon and perhaps cabernet franc, but do you know cabernet pfeffer? Cab what, you say? Time to get to know the other cabernet.

    By Mary Orlin|

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