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Thompson’s father says son ‘on track’ to return for finals

OAKLAND — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused “concussion-like symptoms.” That’s according to Thompson’s father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson. He told The Associated Press on Thursday night that his son’s […]

Traveling with your dog will cost you – sometimes hundreds

LOS ANGELES — Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them. A bed-and-breakfast she visited north of New York City wouldn’t let her pooch Benny trot around in the main house, among other troubles. Ochman, a […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged | Leave a reply

California looks Down Under for drought advice

SYDNEY — California’s longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world’s driest inhabited continent. The struggle to survive with little water is a constant thread in the history of Australia, whose people now view drought as an inevitable feature of the land poet Dorothea […]

Theme parks turning aging coasters into new thrill rides

Bigger, faster and more extreme are what count when it comes to roller coasters. So what’s an amusement park to do with aging coasters when those record-breaking crowd pleasers from years ago are being overshadowed by today’s scream machines? A coaster makeover, of course. A handful of roller coasters are reopening this year after undergoing […]

Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach’s list

HONOLULU — As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay’s powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water. On Thursday, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was named the top beach on an annual top 10 list of […]

When thunder roars, go indoors

June is designated by the National Safety Council as National Safety Month. Part of staying safe is avoiding lightning strikes. I admit that I rarely think twice about lightning, but the National Weather Service maintains an active educational program regarding this potential safety hazard. Lightning is common, striking the Empire State Building 100 times each year. There […]

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