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Game tips: 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' releases this April

"Mario Kart 8 Deluxe," the Nintendo Switch version of the popular Nintendo racer, is coming to the Switch on April 28. Nintendo has finally let loose some additional details spelling out exactly what kind of new content we can expect to see from the game when it finally makes its debut on the latest console and handheld hybrid from the big N.

Family

Parents @ Play: It's all connected

Whether you're putting together a puzzle, building a tower, looking for a new job, or just hanging out with your kids, life is all about connections. This week, we reviewed four unique ways you and your family can use physical connections to build stronger emotional ones.

Family

Chatting with the cast of the new 'Power Rangers' movie

Recently, we saw the new "Power Rangers" movie. The movie started by explaining the history of the Power Rangers and how they came to be Power Rangers. Jason (the Red Ranger, played by Dacre Montgomery), Billy (Blue, RJ Cyler), Trini (Yellow, Becky G.), Zack (Black, Ludi Lin) and (Pink, Naomi Scott) are high school students in the town of Angel Grove. Each of the characters has a unique personality and is not accepted by their peers. They all have problems or insecurities that prevent them from being too friendly and outgoing.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Emperor's candlestick, a nostalgic trip to the islands

I was working on a magazine piece this week on nostalgia gardening. While we tend to think of nostalgia gardening as being related to growing something that is heirloom or antique it can also be considered a plant that mentally transports you back to another time or place. One plant that instantly does that is the Emperor's candlestick, Senna alata formerly Cassia alata.

Books

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).

Videos

Meet Zoe, Julian, Monte and Doug: 4 unique pups at the SLO County animal shelter

Meet Zoe (a catahoula), Julian (a Labrador retriever), and Monte and Doug (a couple of shy pooches). These harder-to-place pups are available for adoption from San Luis Obispo County Animal Services. Call the shelter at 805-781-4413 for more information
Ellen Perryess
Meet Zoe, Julian, Monte and Doug: 4 unique pups at the SLO County animal shelter 1:49

Meet Zoe, Julian, Monte and Doug: 4 unique pups at the SLO County animal shelter

What is Trappist beer and alcohol by volume?
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What is Trappist beer and alcohol by volume?

A tour of the Piedras Blancas Light Station 0:54

A tour of the Piedras Blancas Light Station

Take a tour of Valerie Powell's Cayucos garden 1:11

Take a tour of Valerie Powell's Cayucos garden