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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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City to host free Water Conservation Essentials workshop

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The great California drought is here. In response to the serious water shortage, the State of California has mandated a 25 percent reduction in overall water consumption. The city of Martinez is following suit and asking residents to practice water conservation. To help residents do their best at saving water, the ...

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National Park Service to host free Campfire program

John Muir National Historic Site

Join the National Park Service for a free campfire program on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, California. The program begins at 7 p.m. and lasts roughly 1 1/2 hours. Rangers will lead the group in songs, skits and stories to celebrate the legacy of ...

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What’s next for California’s contentious vaccine law

JULIA HOROWITZ Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. The following is a look at what ...

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