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Massive California inferno keeps growing despite all-out battle

More than a week after the Thomas fire ignited in Ventura County, destroying hundreds of homes and displacing thousands as it grew into a massive inferno, firefighters are now in a race to protect the pristine coastal communities of neighboring Santa Barbara County before a shift in powerful winds forecast for this weekend.

Outdoors

How to get more from your bodyweight workout

Continually fit people know that even when you don't have equipment, you can still get in a great workout. They know how to tailor bodyweight exercises to their own fitness level – and then adapt them when that level changes.

Outdoors

Skier's guide to three of Colorado's most unique independent ski areas

Wide-open spaces, local personality, and some of the best natural snow you'll find in Colorado – These are just three of the many characteristics that make Monarch Mountain, Loveland Ski Area, and Ski Cooper some of the most approachable and authentic ski areas in Colorado. From expert hike-to terrain to groomers made for beginners and families, these three independently owned Colorado ski mountains truly have something for everyone. And the best part? The unique views from each of these ski areas are unlike any other in Colorado. See you on the slopes!

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Editorial: Even our Republican Congress should be able to recognize the danger Scott Pruitt poses

The Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to announce by Oct. 1 which parts of the country had fallen short of new, more stringent limits on the amount of ozone in the air, thus clearing the way for local action to reduce emissions. But the EPA failed to issue the designations, sparking a lawsuit last week by California and more than a dozen other states asking a federal judge in Washington, D.C., to force the government to, in essence, do its job.

Movie News & Reviews

Capsule reviews of feature films

COCO. 3 stars. In Mexico a fatherless boy crosses into the colorful land of the dead to learn more about his family, and to pursue his forbidden dream of being a musician. Steeped in the customs and rituals of the Day of the Dead celebration, which provide Pixar animators an opportunity to work with a new range of colors and visual ideas. The music is first-rate as well, even if the story sometimes sputters. Not in a class with Pixar's best animation, but way better than Cars 3. Featuring the voice of Benjamin Bratt. 1 hr. 40 PG – Gary Thompson

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Bouquet dianthus reigns supreme for show and cut-flowers

This fall has been amazing for those of us who have been growing the Bouquet series of dianthus. The flower power of this dianthus is unmatched in the gardening world. I admit there was a little anxiety with the recent winter storm called Benji. Now Bouquet Purple was a Minnesota Select Perennial Plant of the Year, so we know it has excellent cold-hardiness.

Movie News & Reviews

'The Shape of Water': Guillermo del Toro's creature feature is magical

Sally Hawkins' face is a movie screen in Guillermo del Toro's gorgeous "The Shape of Water"; a place on which stories play out hauntingly, caught in magic light. She plays Elisa, a lonely, dreamy woman in early-1960s Baltimore who works the night shift as a janitor in a mysterious high-security government lab. Mute since childhood – she is, we learn, an orphan with no family – she lives a quiet but not unhappy life, listening patiently to a stream of chatter from her neighbor Giles (Richard Jenkins) at home and her friend Zelda (Octavia Spencer) at work. But she dreams of water, of floating in a shadowy green deep, and one night she falls in love – with a swamp thing.

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