Northtown Mall Santa holds Hope and Hercules, Tuesday, during a visiting session for animals. Santa poses with any animal except for cats due to his allergies (Brian Plonka/The Spokesman-Review).
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.