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Columbia waterproof jacket achieves breathability while keeping you dry

Running throughout the year is achievable in most parts of the country if you have the proper gear. The waterproof Columbia Outdry Ex Caldorado Shell is a step in the right direction. The name may be a mouthful, but the jacket delivers with excellent breathability while being completely waterproof. (Water-resistant jackets are OK in a pinch, but on longer runs they aren't able to keep out the hard stuff.) The problem with most waterproof jackets is that they can't release the heat fast enough. But Columbia's Caldorado has long vents on the side to help move that air away from your body as you run.

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Balenciaga, Goya once again prove that black is anything but basic

The Kimbell Art Museum occasionally dips its toes into the deep pools of fashion and printmaking – but rarely. (Neither is represented in the museum's permanent collection.) So, it is with excitement that we see a pairing of two great Spanish artists – couturier Cristobal Balenciaga and painter/printmaker Francisco Goya – that reveals all the subtleties and powers of the color black.

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Patagonia creates its most advanced base layer yet

The changing seasons means it's time to think about base layers again. Playing outside in the cooler temperatures means having a next-to-skin garment that provides both sweat management and temperature control – and Patagonia's newest creation is a top-of-the-line choice for any outdoor aerobic activity. Capilene Air is a blend of 51 percent merino wool and 49 percent recycled polyester, and the fabric performs exceptionally well in a variety of conditions, keeping you warm when necessary and letting heat escape when you need it.

After 58 years in Sacramento, House of Fashion Bridal closes in November

After 58 years in Sacramento, the family-owned House of Fashion Bridal Salon & Tuxedo will be closing its last remaining store at the end of November as its owners retire.