Summer doesn't officially begin for a few more weeks, but that doesn't mean you have to wait around for a hot beach read! We've got some highly recommended books ready for you to enjoy right now. This month's reading list — a mix of picks from Patch staffers and Amazon editors — has something for everyone. There are thrillers, memoirs, mysteries, romances and everything in between. If you like to read, we've got a book (or 10) you're bound to love. Enjoy! Don't miss out on savings! Subscribe to DealTown and get all the latest deals delivered straight to your inbox. #1 "Thin Air: A Jessica Shaw Thriller" by Lisa Gray Jessica Shaw investigates missing people for a living, but she never expected to find out she was one herself. When she receives a photo of a 3-year-old girl kidnapped from Los Angeles 25 years ago, she realizes she is that little girl. Jessica learns her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, and she's determined to find out the rest of the … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Books To Read In June
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A little trepidation with your first steps can sweeten the rewards for your last. You might think you’re not in good enough shape for a hike with a climb. Or that the pangs of an old injury might resurface. Or that being with new people in a group will bring a large shadow of expectations. I’m sure many of those thoughts were in the air as we gathered for a special Chronicle hike for subscribers/members last week. For the best prospects of risks versus rewards, we chose the Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve on the Peninsula. The plan was a 6-mile loop with a 1,600-foot climb and drop — to rise through the redwoods, then climb out of the canyon and trace a ridge up to near Skyline Boulevard for spectacular coastal views. Then, after a gourmet special-ordered box lunch set up in shade with a comfortable camping chair for each hiker, we would head back, downhill all the way. At the trailhead, everybody was upbeat. On group hikes like this, I believe that the … [Read more...] about Climb rewarded on group hike at Purisima Creek Redwoods
File photo: Mexican state police patrol outside La Toma prison in Veracruz in 2018. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez) File photo: Mexican state police patrol outside La Toma prison in Veracruz in 2018. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez) Photo: Felix Marquez, Associated Press Photo: Felix Marquez, Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 File photo: Mexican state police patrol outside La Toma prison in Veracruz in 2018. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez) File photo: Mexican state police patrol outside La Toma prison in Veracruz in 2018. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez) Photo: Felix Marquez, Associated Press He Was One of Mexico's Deadliest Assassins. Then He Turned on His Cartel. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery JOJUTLA, … [Read more...] about He Was One of Mexico’s Deadliest Assassins. Then He Turned on His Cartel.
Maryland Public Television (MPT) is displaying its MPT 50th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit at the Bel Air Library in August. The exhibit is being held at libraries across the state in celebration of the public broadcasting network's 50 years of service to Marylanders. The MPT 50th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit explores the network's origins, signature programs, familiar faces, and evolution – all fulfilling MPT's mission to enrich lives and strengthen communities through the power of media. Maryland's public TV network first went on the air October 5, 1969. The exhibit features 10 display panels guiding visitors chronologically through MPT's five decades of service and includes a station where viewers of all ages can color their favorite PBS characters or submit a note of congratulations to be displayed later this year on MPT's virtual Birthday Wish Wall at mpt.org/50th. The Bel Air Library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. … [Read more...] about MPT 50th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit Visits HCPL