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Meet adoptable Pals dogs Saturday, July 1, at PetSmart east

Oliver, a great little dog who is well mannered and gets along great with other dogs and with people, is available for adoption from Pals Animal Rescue. He is house- and crate-trained and very smart — so smart and athletic that he needs a 6-foot privacy fence. He plays fetch when he wants to, loves belly rubs and has a 9 p.m. bedtime.

Family

Movie review: 'Despicable Me 3,' a villain, a secret twin and Minions sing

Earlier this week we got the opportunity to go to a movie screening of "Despicable Me 3," which comes out June 30. If you remember in "Despicable Me" 1 and 2, Gru (voiced by actor Steve Carell) is the best villain until he meets his rival, Vector. Gru ends up adopting three orphan girls who play a large role in his life throughout "DM 2" when, in his attempt to be a better father, he joins the Anti-Villain League and finds his soul mate, Lucy Wilde. The plot set up in the first two movies leads up to "Despicable Me 3."

Home & Garden

A balancing act in Venice

When restaurateur Paul Hibler (Superba Food + Bread, Pitfire Pizza) and Realtor Tiffany Rochelle purchased a dilapidated 1948 bungalow in Venice in 2012, they weren't actually in the market for a house.

Family

18 things you can (legally) do when you turn 18

Hi, I'm Meara, an intern at The Dallas Morning News. Something else you should probably know about me is that I just turned 18. So of course the first thing I'm going to do is what anyone else would do as a newly turned 18-year-old – sue someone, jump out of a moving aircraft or maybe even run for governor.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: 20 years later Scaevola still rocks in the summer landscape

Twenty years ago something odd happened in the plant world, and as I look back now, I realize it flew under the radar. In 1997 a new plant called New Wonder Scaevola won the Georgia Gold Medal, Mississippi Medallion, and Louisiana Select awards. That trifecta was indeed quite rare. This little plant from Australia captured the imagination of the green industry with its fan-shaped flowers and rugged persevering performance.

Home & Garden

Lending update is good news for homebuyers

As home prices keep rising, so do the down payments, keeping many San Diegans from taking that step toward homeownership. The good news is that there are many programs to help with a down payment and loan options that don't require the traditional 20 percent down for a home.

Videos

A dream come true? To be married in a Taco Bell

Olathe, Kansas, native Dan Ryckert and Bianca Mondo submitted this video to Taco Bell. It was their entry in a contest to be the first couple married in the restaurant. They won the contest and were married June 26 in Las Vegas.
A dream come true? To be married in a Taco Bell 0:35

A dream come true? To be married in a Taco Bell

Inside Wichita: Living in luxury in downtown Wichita 3:33

Inside Wichita: Living in luxury in downtown Wichita

Watch: Timelapse of crews moving 98-foot sequoia tree to new home 0:24

Watch: Timelapse of crews moving 98-foot sequoia tree to new home

A resort on the shores of a Kansas reservoir 1:47

A resort on the shores of a Kansas reservoir

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