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Parents @ Play: Escaping boredom and solving crimes – together

Escape the Room-type games are all the rage, and for good reasons: They're challenging, fun, often educational, usually require cooperation and teamwork, and are all-around wonderful activities to do with family and friends. This week we review several new entries into this growing segment. We've enjoyed them, and know that you will too.

Home & Garden

Tips on saving for a new home

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to become a homeowner, now is the time to start a plan to save for that new dream house. While a 20 percent down payment is often no longer necessary, you'll still need a bit of savings even for lower rates in San Diego's pricey housing market. And keep in mind, a larger down payment might save you money in the long run.

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