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In Motion Dance Center celebrates anniversary

Members of In Motion Dance Center’s Musical Theater II Team perform “Juicy,” from the musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Martinez Junior High School. The number, one of many performed by IMDC as part of their 2015 Recital, garnered lots of laughs as the Oompa Loompas danced farewell to character Violet Beauregarde (center). (E. CLARK / Martinez Tribune)

By E. CLARK Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Hundreds of local dancers took to the stage last month to tap, glide and flip their way to lifelong memories, and for one local couple the performances marked a business milestone. David and Deena Roming of In Motion Dance Center (IMDC) are ...

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Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit Hospice


A vintage show and luncheon will be held next month to benefit the Bruns House, an inpatient hospice care home for patients who require acute symptom management. The theme of the luncheon is “Pretty in Pink” with a vintage glamour dress code. Music will be provided by Eddie Toganon. The ...

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Greg Schwem: ‘To my child, I bequeath the blade’

Standup comedian, author and technically challenged family guy Greg Schwem (pictured) thinks everything is funny. Whether he’s writing about the Pope’s first tweet, smartphones that make him feel dumb or any of the many ways that modern society can drive a person nuts, Schwem plucks chords of hysteria that resonate. (ON FILE)

By GREG SCHWEM Tribune Media Services Humor Hotel I am a nervous wreck as I write this column. Several hours ago, I heard the garage door open and the engine start. My teenage daughter rolled down the driveway piloting a piece of machinery that I warned could cause serious injury ...

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My son’s initiation

A new-generation humor columnist, Mark Bazer examines cultural trends, current events and personal experiences with a dry wit and deft touch. (ON FILE)

By MARK BAZER Tribune Content Agency The Boston Red Sox have always been the only team, in any sport, that really mattered to me. My dad put a Carlton Fisk poster up on my wall before I knew who Carlton Fisk was, or what a wall was, and, well, that ...

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Cal Thomas: ‘They hate us, but who cares?’

Cal Thomas (pictured) is America's number one nationally syndicated political columnist. With a twice-weekly column appearing in more than 500 newspapers nationwide, he is one of the most highly regarded conservative voices on the American political scene today. (ON FILE)

By CAL THOMAS Tribune Content Agency In her 1985 speech after receiving the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart,” actress Sally Field famously gushed, “You like me; you really, really like me.” The latest in a long history of surveys examining the public’s level of ...

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My Pet World: Why has formerly cuddly cat changed his tune?

Steve Dale (pictured) speaks for the animals. He is a journalist with a passion for pets and he covers the pet beat like no other reporter. Dale delivers topical, serious news along with advice from leading pet-care professionals. (ON FILE)

By STEVE DALE Tribune Content Agency TORONTO, CANADA – These cat questions are answered by three board members of the non-profit Winn Feline Foundation who were in Toronto for the foundation’s annual symposium July 2. Chiming in are: Dr. Drew Weigner, of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Brian Holub, of Boston, Mass., ...

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Greece’s woes, and what they mean for U.S. investors

Jill Schlesinger, Certified Financial Planner® and CBS News Senior Business Analyst, draws on her career as an investment advisor to prepare readers for creating future options for themselves and their families – and for having fun along the way. Schlesinger also welcomes questions from readers. (JOHN FILO / CBS)

By JILL SCHLESINGER Tribune Content Agency After Greek citizens voted no to more austerity on July 5, the two most frequently asked questions that I fielded were: What’s next? And what should investors do? Five years ago, the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary ...

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You can add some of the joy, freedom of retirement to life now

Be more effective in the workplace with improved communication skills. Daneen Skube's Q&A business advice column helps readers handle any situation, whether involving a co-worker, boss, employee or client. The column provides simple, practical answers to everything from how to handle a passive-aggressive co-worker to how to tell your boss you've messed up. It's advice that gives readers a competitive advantage at the office. (ON FILE)

By DR. DANEEN SKUBE Tribune Content Agency Q: I’m a few years away from considering retirement. I know I’m lucky to have the option. The problem is, I’ve watched friends who golf, travel and volunteer, then get bored. What do you advise your clients about how and when to retire? ...

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The collateral damage of austerity

Robert Koehler (pictured above) rejects the status quo, using his column to expose hidden truths about policy and society. His column gives a searing portrayal of the world from an outsider's perspective, and his bold views help define the debate on a wide range of subjects, including war, education and ethics. Koehler forces readers to pick a side and get in the conversation. (ON FILE)

By ROBERT C. KOEHLER Tribune Content Agency “Officials in France and in Brussels said on Monday that they were unhappy and dumbfounded with the no vote, but let it be known that they would hold the door open to the possibility of a compromise between Greece and its creditors.” Dumbfounded? ...

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