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Speaker and Author Rob Bell Comes to Fresno

FROM THE April 17 ISSUE

IN THE Books & Tales SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Rob Bell is the New York Times best selling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, How To Be Here and What is the Bible? His podcast, called the RobCast, is the #1 spirituality podcast and iTunes named it Best of 2015.

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Easter Haunting: An Easter Supernatural Mystery Short Story

FROM THE April 16 ISSUE

IN THE Margaret Mendel SECTION

by Margaret Mendel


Charlotte usually experienced a transition at dawn. She had lost count of how many of these she had undergone, but then, since her murder, not much made sense. There was a familiar feeling when this smoky life force came over her. Charlotte often thought it must be how a butterfly feels when it comes out of a cocoon. There was no casing though for her to break through only heaviness that weighted her down making it difficult to move about as she once again became active.

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Summer Snoops Unleashed: Authors Helping Pets

FROM THE April 13 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Susan Boles


Helping homeless animals is a cause close to the hearts of many. And, reading great books is a great way to relax.
With that in mind, a group of fourteen USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and award winning authors have joined together to create a box set of mystery books with preorder funds going to support three rescue groups. Streetdog Foundation, Northshore Animal Shelter, and Home “Fur” Good.

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Jackie Dale: The Cat Mother

FROM THE April 13 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



Kitten season has arrived like a virtual tsunami. Pregnant cats and kittens are coming out of the woodwork at every turn. In one bathroom is my cat with her two kittens and an additional four. Two kittens came from a local shelter and two were rescued by my foster’s husband.

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Valley Animal Center: Mighty Marmaduke

FROM THE April 13 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Arianna Padilla


Marmaduke is a seven-year-old blue American Staffordshire Terrier who has been with Valley Animal Center since November of 2016. Though Marmaduke was adopted in 2017, he was returned four days later at the adoptee’s discretion. Due to his friendly nature and contagious smile, Marmaduke has been a staff favorite since the beginning.

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Deadhead and Buried By H.Y. Hanna: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE April 13 ISSUE

IN THE Going Green SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& H.Y. Hanna


What would make one quit their job? Demanding boss. Personal rebukes. Docking pay. Poppy Lancaster acquiesces desperately needing her paycheck, but when the last straw comes, quitting is the only solution. A prophetic chance meeting and gift of a papier-mâché, sprig-of-heather pin (Heather symbolizes transformative change—from the mundane to the extraordinary) heralds changes.

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The Society: Elizabeth Grant Thriller By C. G. Abbot

FROM THE April 13 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& C.G. Abbot


It had been over a year, but the nightmares were back…visceral and terrifying. But it’s the vision, the hallucination, that was the most disturbing. Elizabeth has returned to her grandparent’s home in Cyprus, Mississippi, where she’d spent so many summers and met her very best friend, Loralie. But seven years ago Loralie had gone missing, and Elizabeth dismissed that the first vision of her beaten and bloodied friend was an illustration of her death.

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Spring on the Wing: Fresno Audubon Society

FROM THE April 13 ISSUE

IN THE Going Green SECTION

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho



As spring takes flight in a dazzling display of blossoms and greenery, the Fresno Audubon Society is gearing up with binoculars and cameras for spring birding season. And as Earth Day approaches, preparations are underway for the Society’s participation in this year’s Earth Day Fresno event.

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Survive or Die By Catherine Dilts: Review/Giveaway/Earth Day Guest Post

FROM THE April 13 ISSUE

IN THE Going Green SECTION

by Doward Wilson
& Catherine Dilts


It was a wild and crazy ride, reading this cozy adventure thriller. On the abandoned set of an old reality show, Survive Or Die, the employees of a company are put to the test by their conniving owner who promises a raise for the winner and a firing for the loser.

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Party For the Planet At the Chaffee Zoo

FROM THE April 13 ISSUE

IN THE Going Green SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


In honor of Earth Day the Chaffee Zoo is having a Party for the Planet. We chatted with their marketing manager Brandy Gamoning about the event!

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2019 Juried Student Exhibition At COS Art Gallery

FROM THE April 10 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Amie Rangel



Over the past several weeks, students and art department faculty have been buzzing over the COS Art Gallery’s last exhibition of the spring semester, our 2019 Juried Student Exhibition. This exhibition will feature art created by COS art students in a number of different categories in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. The exhibition is free and open to the public starting Tuesday, April 9 and runs through Friday, May 3. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m., with the awards ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Q and A With Emily Kristen Morris From Something Rotten

FROM THE April 10 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Something Rotten is coming to Fresno next week and will be performing at the Saroyan Theater on April 16 and 17. We got the chance to chat recently with on of the actors from the show, Emily Kristen Morris, who plays Bea. Emily is a California girl from San Francisco.

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