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Reasons not to fall for those bargain prices at Ikea

Founded in 1951 by Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea - the name is his initials combined with the first letters of the farm and village where he grew up: Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd - is now a worldwide franchise where consumers can find stylish furniture at bargain prices. And don't forget about the delicious Swedish meatballs.

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Real estate Q&A: Can HOA ban campaigning or campaign signs?

Q: Our homeowner's association has a rule prohibiting soliciting. When candidates tried to campaign in our community for the recent elections, they were told they were not allowed to do so. Doesn't free speech trump (pardon the pun) this HOA rule, or is it also considered soliciting? On the same subject, can our association ban me from placing a sign for my candidate on my lawn?

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Real estate Q&A: Better to repaint than face fines, court order

Q: Twenty years ago, we painted our front door and house trim "rustic brick." The association never challenged us. In May, we received a letter of violation, stating that the garage door, previously unpainted, needed to match the front door and trim color. We complied. Now we are being told, in three ensuing correspondences, that our house trim color is suddenly "red," which is not an approved color, and must be repainted to match the garage door. What can we do?

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Oakdale Rolls To Section Title

The Oakdale Mustangs overwhelmed Christian Brothers of Sacramento 51-14 for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title on Friday night, Dec. 2, 2016, at Stockton, Calif. (By Ron Agostini/ragostini@modbee.com)
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Oakdale Rolls To Section Title 2:35

Oakdale Rolls To Section Title

Sound bites: Oakdale whips Christian Brothers in D-III final 3:33

Sound bites: Oakdale whips Christian Brothers in D-III final

Parade float up in flames because of cigarette thrown out car window 0:40

Parade float up in flames because of cigarette thrown out car window

Surveillance video reveals Stanislaus County Christmas decoration thefts 0:58

Surveillance video reveals Stanislaus County Christmas decoration thefts