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Check It Out: Photos still special, as book illustrates

In this world gone selfie-mad, I have the feeling that photographs — the ordinary ones that used to fill family scrapbooks — have lost something special. Everywhere I look are snapshots of friends, family, co-workers and pets, which I wouldn't mind if I didn't know how far-reaching an online "like" or "share" can be. The world has turned into one big camera with boundaries like Swiss cheese — plenty of holes in privacy.

McGrath's Fish House still a fine catch

Why: McGrath's Fish House opened in 1980 with its first location in Salem, Ore. The restaurant quickly gained popularity with people of the Pacific Northwest who enjoyed fresh, local seafood and more restaurant locations were added in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah over the next 35 years. The Vancouver location opened in 1999 and has become a local favorite for many.

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New tech is changing the restaurant reservations game

At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.

Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

Bruce Jenner's transition is complete. "Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the July cover of Vanity Fair, with a photo of a long-haired Jenner in a strapless corset, legs crossed, sitting on a stool. The image was shot by famed celeb photographer Annie Leibovitz. Inside, more images depict Caitlyn in gold lame, a black bustier and a cleavage-baring, off-the-shoulder gown.

Hough neighborhood sounds alarm over wall

For Hough neighborhood resident Justin Stanley, the tipping point wasn't the people camping in the Mill Plain Boulevard sound wall's alcoves. Or the needles, trash, clothes and feces they'd leave behind.

Sneakers and paws run to help Humane Society

WASHOUGAL — Runners and walkers of all ages — and breeds — spent their Saturday morning hiking the dike to support the community's furry friends.

L.A.-area couple host roots music shows in living room

SANTA PAULA, Calif. — It is late in the afternoon, that time when the light begins to soften and the orange groves seem to shiver in the breeze. More than six dozen people have piled into a century-old farmhouse in the Santa Clara River Valley for an old-time music concert.

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