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The collateral damage of austerity

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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Omarr’s Daily Astrological Forecast for July 13, 2015

By JERALDINE SAUNDERS Tribune Content Agency BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Gil Birmingham was born in San Antonio, Texas, on this day in 1953. This birthday guy played the role of Billy Black in the “Twilight” film franchise. Other film work includes “The Lone Ranger,” “Crooked Arrows” and “California Indian.” He’s played ...

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Broadway Box Office: Penn & Teller make magic

By GORDON COX Variety Penn and Teller appeared on Broadway last week — and made big money appear with them, as their new show muscled up into the Top 10 during a summer week that saw post-holiday sales rise at most productions on the boards. “Penn & Teller on Broadway” ...

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Take precautions to avoid ticks and Lyme disease

MAYO CLINIC Q&A Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: In the summer, my kids play outdoors most of the day, and we’ve found ticks on their clothing. Is Lyme disease something I should be worried about? What are the early symptoms? Does bug spray keep ticks away? ANSWER: Lyme disease ...

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City to host free Water Conservation Essentials workshop

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

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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