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Rethinking gardens in a time of drought
LANGLEY, Wash. — Severe drought is parching large sections of America, but that doesn’t mean giving up on gardening. Plants can be coaxed through the hot summer months despite severe water restrictions. “Looking ahead, we expect dry or erratic conditions for plants,” said Weston Miller, a h...
By Dean Fosdick The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Mike Holmes: Buy a home using intelligence, not illusion
NEW YORK — Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show “Holmes on Homes,” says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems. Holmes has a new show on Fox called “Home Free” (airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EDT.) It...
By Alicia Rancilio The Associated Press FULL STORY
Decorating with West Coast vibe
There’s no single definition of California style: The state’s design sensibilities are as varied and interesting as its geography and climate. You can get a Cali vibe going in lots of different directions. For instance, moody colors and a connection with the temperate, coniferous forests of N...
By Kim Cook The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Exhibit explores the range, imagination of Heatherwick design
NEW YORK — The imaginative and wide-ranging work of Britain’s Heatherwick Studio may still be little-known in America, but a traveling exhibition aims to change that. “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio” is now at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in ...
By Katherine Roth The Associated Press FULL STORY
Beach towels with snap
Along with the sunscreen, book, toys and snacks we haul to our waterside of choice this summer, we need a beach towel or two. The big “canvas” of a beach towel lends itself to big ideas, with room to let designs and colors romp. For instance, the Los Angeles-based, high-end textile house Fres...
By Kim Cook The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
This day in history
In 1729, Baltimore, Maryland, was founded. In 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed. In 1918, poet Joyce Kilmer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was...
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Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Do you think cities and the county should regulate services like airbnb that rents out rooms and homes?

Yes, homes are not hotels
No, let the free market be
Maybe a little to make sure people using the service are legit
Not sure

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crews battle fast-moving fire in California's Lake County
LOWER LAKE, Calif. — A fast-spreading wildfire in Northern California's Lake County has destroyed ..
Greek leader seeks to quash rebellion with party vote
ATHENS, Greece — In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with..
Confederate flags placed at Ebenezer church near MLK Center
ATLANTA — Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church n..
India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts
NEW DELHI — Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an acco..
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