2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Top toys

Toys are a leading gift for children ages 2-12, according to data from PBM Strategic Insights. In the South, STEM toys, games and puzzles, DIY craft kits and books are big categories for kids on the verge of tween-hood. Last year, L.O.L. Surprise, the gold, dome-shaped toy filled with tiny plastic toys to unwrap, was the big get of the holiday season, as were Fingerlings, the tiny interactive plastic monkeys that attach to fingers. This year, both toys are back with updates along with new toys (and some oldies) in popular categories that toymakers hope will become the season's must-have.

Movie News & Reviews

Dogs, puppies and more dogs everywhere on your screen in new Netflix doc

I've always been curious why cable channels like Animal Planet or Nat Geo Wild have yet to fully exploit a certain niche. I'm talking about programming that entirely centers the relationship between humans and their pets. You can find plenty of good series about veterinarians or animal rescue groups on these channels – but there are other stories to be told, as well. Sometimes there is drama enough simply in a story about a person and their dog.

Come on shopping spree with Kings players as they help families stock shelves for holiday season

The Sacramento Kings, in partnership with Raley’s and the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, help ten local families stock their shelves before the upcoming holiday season.