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Laugh-out-loud road trip jokes

What's the best way to pass the time in the car? Laugh! That's where this collection comes in. Often punny, sometimes poopy, the silly jokes and riddles will have gradeschoolers busting a gut, and may even get a snicker from Mom and Dad. Take turns reading them to each other and get on with the giggle-fest.

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Waiting for the paperback? Here are 11 good reads, out now

"A book worth reading is worth buying," the Victorian-era art critic John Ruskin famously said - and I suspect he had a problem with shelf space, too. Those of us who love books like to surround ourselves with them, a habit that can wreak havoc with dust, available household surfaces (you should see where I've managed to stack a few books) and our finances.

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Henrietta Lacks’ legacy lives in immortal cells taken from cancerous tumor

The grandchildren of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells have led to groundbreaking medical advances, will speak April 21 at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Their grandmother is the subject of the best-selling book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, Cuesta’s Book of the Year selection. An HBO movie based on the book and starring Oprah Winfrey premieres April 22.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, March 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Book review: 'Children of Eden'

Internet phenomenon and YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has been telling stories in his videos for several years. He is the author of a memoir "In Real Life," and now a teen novel, "Children of Eden" (Keywords Press).

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Misty Copeland talks about food, shyness and her 'Ballerina Body'

Misty Copeland's remarkable story is the sort you can imagine depicted by a skilled novelist; her life, in the words of a 2015 "60 Minutes" report, is "the embodiment of the American dream." Growing up as one of six children in an often-struggling Southern California family, she lived for some time with her mother and siblings in two rooms in a highwayside motel. At the Boys & Girls Club gym one day, a teacher noticed something distinctive in the tiny, quiet 13-year-old's movements, and suggested a ballet class.

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New features await visitors at renovated downtown SLO library

The San Luis Obispo City-County Library reopens Saturday, March 4, 2017, after closing for renovations in October. The library has significantly more space for children and teens, and the third floor is now open for public use. Chris Barnickel, SLO County libraries director, talks about what visitors can expect to see at the renovated facility.
Nick Wilson The Tribune
New features await visitors at renovated downtown SLO library 1:51

New features await visitors at renovated downtown SLO library

Atascadero woman who lost 150 pounds shows off new cookbook 3:09

Atascadero woman who lost 150 pounds shows off new cookbook

Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon: Ending the gender gap on Wikipedia 1:07

Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon: Ending the gender gap on Wikipedia

Family, friends remember SLOStringer Matthew Frank 3:05

Family, friends remember SLOStringer Matthew Frank