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How bad would it be without Prop. 13?

Ah, the good old days before Proposition 13.

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GOING TO THE DOGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.

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Mowers, chain saws & high- ethanol gas: safety tips

Whether you’re beautifying your landscape with a lawn mower and hedge trimmer or using a chain saw to clear space for that deck you’ve always dreamed of, it’s important to take proper care when using outdoor power equipment. Safety measures help protect both the equipment and the people using it.

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Energy-efficient home upgrades that can also save you money

It’s the perfect time to think green.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 7:10 p.m. | | Energy-efficient home upgrades that can also save you money Comments 0 Comments

Chic chalet: Give your kitchen a stunning mountain makeover

Your kitchen doesn’t need a Matterhorn vista to stay on top of the latest “chalet chic” design trend. It’s easier than you think to get this style by mixing rustic pieces with modern touches.

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Tricks to instantly refresh your home design for entertaining

Summer is the ideal time to host events at home with family and friends. But is your home ready for summer soirees? The kitchen is the heart of the home and where people naturally congregate, so it’s important it showcases your signature style and reflects the relaxed feeling of the summer season.

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Downside of low rates? Owners reluctant to sell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.

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Ripon Garden Club plans tour of Wild Blooms Flower & Produce

The Ripon Garden Club is planning a field trip on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m. at Wild Blooms Flower & Produce Farm, 22828 North Ripon Road, Ripon.

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How can she force a sale of properties held jointly with ex?

Q: I have been divorced since 2010, and my ex still has 2 properties owned jointly with me. Is it at all possible that I can force the sale of these properties.   Kay.

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RIVER ISLAND’S APPEAL

River Islands at Lathrop — the largest ever planned community in the Northern San Joaquin Valley — is off to a strong start.

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Build a lasting memory with backyard project

There are regular backyard projects and then there are those special backyard projects that bring families closer together, both during the construction and while enjoying the finished piece.

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A sure-footed way to choose new flooring

When spring-cleaning uncovers a worn floor it may be time to consider purchasing a new one, especially if you’re selling your home in the near future. A new floor, like refreshed paint and updated fixtures, makes a home more enjoyable to live in as well as more marketable.

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Modern art creation, display evolves with new technology

Can you imagine a museum without paintings? Technology has impacted society in countless ways but many overlook its impact on the arts. The very phrase “the arts” might evoke images of oils, watercolors or sculpture but technology is inspiring a whole new generation of artists who are using new mediums to create their masterpieces.

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30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.15 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels.

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Posted: jul. 11, 2014 6:38 p.m. | | 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.15 pct Comments 0 Comments

Driveways to mailboxes are overlooked for curb appeal

Selling or staying, it makes no difference — everyone wants a home that looks great from the curb. Curb appeal comes together when all the elements of a home’s facade are in good shape and working together. Driveways that are cracked or pitted with potholes, dingy front doors and other seemingly minor complaints like a shabby, scuffed mailbox, can all significantly detract from a home’s overall curb appeal.

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