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  1. Gardening with hydroponicsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Hydroponics may sound new age and faddish, but the practice of growing plants in water, not soil, has been around for centuries. Contra Costa Master Gardeners Linda McChesney and Dana Westphal told the Our Garden class this week that the practice is gaining in popularity with home gardeners and commercial growers.

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  2. Plastic bag ban changing pooper scooping habitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    DEAR JOAN: While I understand why people wish to ban single-use plastic bags, this leaves me with a dilemma. What do I do to clean up after my dog when we go on our 45 minute walks every day? My little Chihuahua mix, Huey, generally needs to use three bags per walk.

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  3. Miss America Kira Kazantsev defends herself over bullying claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Newly crowned Miss America Kira Kazantsev defended herself Tuesday against claims she hazed sorority pledges at Hofstra University, causing her to be thrown out of Alpha Phi. "Under the broad definition of hazing, yes, I was involved with some of those activities while I was at Hofstra," Kazantsev told ABC's "Good Morning America."

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  4. Backyard pools losing appeal in some parts of Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Raul Buenrostro and Carlos Guerrero, from left, with ZLC Corp dig a drainage hole into a backyard swimming pool before its filled in with dirt in Union City, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

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  5. One-legged bird not one-of-a-kindRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    DEAR JOAN: I had always understood that injured or sick animals became easy prey for predators, but in the past several months I observed a mourning dove at my backyard feeding area picking up seeds dropped from my feeder. It was curiously bouncing up and down on its abdomen.

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  6. Raids uncover wage fraud at Contra Costa senior care homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Inside a million-dollar care home for seniors on a leafy Walnut Creek street was a secret busted wide open by authorities Tuesday: Workers, some of them immigrants, were tending to elderly residents day and night for as little as $4 an hour. The off-the-books operation in Walnut Creek, and others in Concord, Brentwood and Antioch, were revealed Tuesday in criminal filings as part of a sweeping investigation into a wide-ranging fraud allegedly committed by the owners of 19 residential care homes.

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  7. Miss America's local rootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    She may have represented New York in this year's pageant, but freshly minted Miss America Kira Kazantsev's ties to Walnut Creek run deep. The 23-year-old pageant star, crowned at the end of Sunday night's 2015 pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., spent her formative years at Walnut Creek Intermediate School and Las Lomas High School before graduating in 2009 and moving to the east coast for college.

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  8. New Miss America grew up in Walnut CreekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    A former Walnut Creek woman who attended middle and high school in the city has been crowned Miss America while representing New York in the nationally televised pageant Sunday night. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, a 2009 graduate of Las Lomas High School in downtown Walnut Creek, took the crown, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from New York has won the title in Atlantic City, N.J. The top prized earned her the crown and a $50,000 scholarship.

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  9. Tasty tagines spice up dinner timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    From left, Zaalouk, a Moroccan eggplant salad, Carrot Salad with Toasted Cumin Dressing and Orange and Olive Salad, photographed in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. It doesn't take much to awaken one's inner Scheherazade -- or inner Indiana Jones.

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  10. Review: Walnut Creek's Sunol Ridge, American comfort gone gourmetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Inspired by a 19th-century homestead ranch in the Fremont Hills, Sunol Ridge Restaurant and Bar offers East Bay diners hearty yet gourmet takes on American comfort food as well as what is likely one of the largest Northern California craft beer programs in the Bay Area.

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  11. Drought debate: Homeowner fined for replacing grass with drought-tolerant plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Immature mint plants planted in a portion of Fran Paxson's front yard in San Ramon, Calif., photographed on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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  12. Five great Bay Area playgrounds for kidsRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Everyone has a favorite playground. There is something both peaceful and exciting about packing up a few necessities and heading to the park for hours of sliding, rope climbing or some heart-pumping hide and seek.

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  13. Shark Week libations and a Bloody Mary battleRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    This has been a fin-filled summer. First "Sharknado 2," now the Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which launches Sunday with a schedule that gives "Sharknado" a run for the money.

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  14. What's with the strange bird in the nest?Read the original story

    Aug 6, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    DEAR JOAN: Several times I have observed house sparrows being followed by their young.

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  15. Taste-Off: Mustards of every ilkRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Mustard adds zip to a sandwich, punch to a sauce and life to a marinade -- and that's just for starters.

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  16. A tapas party for summerRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    From left, Pintxos with manchego, quince membrillo and jamon Iberico, beets, feta and cucumber and "Gilda" pintxos with guindillas, olives and cebollitas, photographed in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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  17. Gardening with wildlifeRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Susan Heckly, a Contra Costa Master Gardener and a wildlife expert who recently retired from the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, told an Our Garden audience that even creatures we don't like can be a good friend in the garden.

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  18. Young hawk calling for food but parents not deliveringRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    DEAR JOAN: For the past two weeks, we have had what we believe to be a falcon hanging around our townhouse area.

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  19. DIY granola bars and other trail foodRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Hit the trails with a batch of homemade trail mix and granola bars. From left: Paleo Power Pucks, Friend Bars and Nick Bars.

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  20. July Fourth holiday weekend a time for Bay Area to celebrate on the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2014 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    The most Americans in seven years will travel by car, experts predict, even though they'll be paying the most for gasoline since 2008.

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