Colder nighttime temperatures in late November put gardeners on frost alert. Sacramento’s average annual first frost date is Nov. 14, which means that killer cold can strike at any time now through March.
DEAR HELOISE: In the past, you provided names of organizations that accepted canceled stamps and old greeting cards. Do you know of any in the California area that take old National Geographic magazines? I have always hated to throw out these magazines because of the beautiful pictures.
Thanksgiving is a day of football games, family time, float parades - and, of course, food. But if you're the host of the big feast, the day can be a hectic one. Here are five functional products to help keep peace in the kitchen.
The daughter of an elderly woman with dementia hid a "nanny cam" in her mother's room at an Auburn adult family home and captured video of the owner forcing the 83-year-old woman to perform a sex act, according to King County prosecutors.
At the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens it is the Copper Canyon daisy that is guaranteed to put all visitors under a spell from the smell. It happens on a regular basis. After a class, I take the students or clients on a personal tour of the garden. We exit the side door of the conference center right into the Mediterranean Garden, and instantly they become fixated on a shrubby marigold with a tantalizing fragrance.
It's wise, before the snow flies (or as soon as possible if flakes have already flown), to take the time to prep your home and property for winter. We hear often about emergency service calls that could have been avoided if homeowners had taken time to winterize or to hire help to get it done.