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The Cat House on the Kings- Puppies and Kittens and Updates, Oh My!

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



Writers often worry about whether or not they will have enough material to write about. In the realm of animal rescue, that problem has yet to crop up. I think that unless something drastic is done, I will never be short of things to write about. I firmly believe that mandatory spay and neuter is the only answer to a problem that has spiraled wildly out of control. I really want to get a stack of our low-cost spay and neuter flyers and walk door-to-door handing them out here in Reedley. I am certain that most people in town are unaware that it is against the law in this town to allow an unaltered cat outdoors.

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Three Fun Penguin Mysteries

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow



Three more new mysteries from Penguin this week–this time we focus on books and food: Murder in the Mystery Suite: A Book Retreat Mystery by Ellery Adams, Extra Sensory Deception: A Raven’s Nest Bookstore Mystery by Allison Kingsley and Death by Devils Breath by Kylie Logan. Details on how to win copies of all 3 at the end of this post, along with a link to purchase them where a portion goes to help support KRL.

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Great Food Search: Fresno Food Expo

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Grapes in a Pouch. Root Beer Milk. Pepperoni Pizza Tamales – where can you find things like this?
The Fresno Food Expo!
It started as a way to expose local products to a wider number of buyers. It was held in March, which meant there wasn’t a lot of fresh produce available to promote. This year, the fourth Expo was moved to July 24, a time when the bounty of the Valley has begun to ripen, and what an amazing array of foods, products, and services there was!

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Ruin Falls By Jenny Milchman

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Marilyn Meredith SECTION

by Marilyn Meredith



Believe me, once you start reading Ruin Falls, you won’t want to put it down. Liz Daniels is going on a much needed vacation with her husband, Paul and their two children, Ally and Reid. Despite the fact that Paul is immediately revealed to be a control freak, Liz respects and loves him.

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Queen of Hearts By Rhys Bowen

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur



Lady Georgiana Rannoch is at it again, and this time it’s in America!
The penniless 35th in line to the British crown is sleuthing, lusting (but unconsummated with her beloved Darcy), and hobnobbing with the rich and famous in Rhys Bowen’s latest Royal Spyness mystery, Queen of Hearts.

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Familia Featuring works by Francisco Alonzo At COS

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery is back with a new schedule of exhibitions. Our first one of the Fall 2014 semester is Familia featuring works by COS art faculty member Francisco Alonzo. The show, which features large installations and paintings, will run August 26 through September 19 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. in the COS Art Gallery.

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Happy Hour in Hell By Tad Williams

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Fantasy & Fangs SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur



Bobby Dollar is foul-mouthed, a pathological liar, violent…and an angel. Bobby has heard people tell him to go to Hell so many times he’s decided to go there.

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True Detective Review: Emmy Review

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Roy Runnels



True Detective is a very unique beast. It has the makings of a primetime crime drama, but with an a-list celebrity cast, a incredible story, and a very different setting. It’s definitely not something that can be described easily, especially without avoiding spoilers, but it’s something worth your time.

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Broken Souls By Stephen Blackmoore

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Fantasy & Fangs SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur



Eric Carter is back in LA after a fifteen-year absence (a revenge-killing forced him to leave), a mage with a power problem. He’s able to do things he couldn’t do before, maybe because he’s now married to Santa Muerte/Mictecacihuatl, the patron saint/Aztec goddess of Death. He longs for the widow of his best friend, Alex, but she can’t get over the fact that Eric put a bullet through Alex’s head.

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Scandal – Political Thriller Features Three Emmy Acting Nominees

FROM THE August 23 ISSUE

IN THE Deborah Harter Williams SECTION

by Deborah Harter Williams



In cased you somehow missed Scandal, it’s twisty and dark and set in Washington, D.C. The drama orbits around Olivia Pope, political fixer and campaign strategist. Her “gladiators in suits” are extremely loyal to her, as she has rescued each of them at one point from a personal crisis. Oh and by the way, she’s having an affair with the President.

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Fresno Greek Food Festival

FROM THE August 20 ISSUE

IN THE Food SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Opa!
That’s the Greek equivalent of Olé, Whoopee, and Cowabunga!
For me, it means “Look out! Here comes the 2014 Fresno Greek Food Festival!”

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House of Cards: Emmy Review

FROM THE August 18 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Terry Ambrose


Next week Monday are the Emmy Awards so over the next week we will be reviewing some of the nominees! If you have not yet seen House of Cards, be warned there are spoilers.

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