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Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


My Cousin Rachel On Stage at 2nd Space

FROM THE August 21 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Daphne du Maurier wrote moody, atmospheric fiction, sometimes paranormal, with love entwined—”romance noir,” where characters with a happy ending aren’t really that happy. Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, The Birds, Frenchman’s Creek…and My Cousin Rachel. The Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre currently presents a tense, breathtaking adaptation through October 13.

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Once In A While By Seth MacFarlane

FROM THE August 21 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Multi talented performer Seth MacFarlane released his new album, Once In A While, in April of this year. It was released by Verve and Republic Records. It features the music of great composers such as Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, and Johnny Mercer.

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The Savannah Sipping Society On Stage in Oakhurst

FROM THE August 21 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Michael Van Buren



The Savannah Sipping Society opens August 23 at The Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst. It is a raucous comedy that follows the exploits of four downtrodden unattached Southern women trying to recapture their swag and reclaim their lives.

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A Charming Misfortune By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Whispering Falls has its mystical shops, magical residents, and even a university at which Judy teaches a class on magical cures. Residents serve the many tourists who visit, even though the tourists are unaware of the true magic that lies beneath the surface.

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Rattie Ratz: Johnny – The Misunderstood Rat

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Rodent Ramblings SECTION

by Stephanie Cameron


Johnny and Cassie[/caption]Below is the story of Johnny, a big rat with an even larger personality, whose antics both entertained and exasperated his human mother Cassie Columbus. Cassie describes how a few summers ago, she reached out to Rattie Ratz Rescue with the intent to foster, but quickly discovered that Johnny and his three brothers were just too special to give up. Cassie’s recount of her heartwarming relationship with trouble child Johnny from his first moments with her, to his last, will leave you feeling both heartened and wistful.

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Spirit Wind By Marilyn Meredith: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Spirit Wind is Marilyn’s 17th mystery featuring Tempe Crabtree, a deputy sheriff in the fictional town of Bear Creek, California up in the Sierra Mountains. This book has her and her pastor husband, Harry Hutchinson, headed to Tehachapi for a trip that is part vacation, part ghost hunting.

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And Then There Were Crumbs By Eve Calder: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Eve Calder


It was a trifecta of calamities that led to Kate McGuire completely upending her life and starting over in Coral Cay, Florida. In one day her New York City apartment went condo, the owner of the restaurant where she worked as a pastry chef closed due to embezzlement, and she cancelled her wedding due to her cheating fiancé.

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Reedley Artist Carrie Taves, Painting With A Purpose

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are profiling local artist Carrie Taves, who was born and raised in Reedley. She is also involved in the local charity When I Grow Up.

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Dragon’s Treasure

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Rebecca Potts


In the heart of Fresno’s Historic Tower District is a charming jewelry store with an intriguing name: Dragon’s Treasure. Celebrating 40 years of business and 30 years in the same location, right across from the Tower Theatre, this magical store has a lot to be proud of.

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Cold Soup For Your A Nice Summer Meal

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Margaret Mendel


Mid summer, when heat feels the most unforgiving and cooking is the last thing on my mind, I fall back on cold soups.
Soups have always been special to me, whether hot or cold. They seem a bit like alchemy. The mere boiling of bones in water produces a rich flavorful broth.

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Running a Different Race: Dick and Felix Francis

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sharon Tucker


Dick Francis thrillers are a delight. His standalones and series detailed so many aspects of the racing world I have lost count. Moreover, in spite of the fact that I dislike gambling and competitive sports, I love his books. Sadly, Francis Senior passed away in 2010, yet the books continue to be written by his son Felix.

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KRL News & New Podcast Ep Featuring: A High-End Finish By Kate Carlisle

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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Lindsay White on Writing Songs & Performing in Fresno

FROM THE August 14 ISSUE

IN THE Music SECTION

by Lindsay White


Hey Kings River Life readers! Lindsay White here. I’m a San Diego songwriter (originally from the Central Valley), and I’m kicking off the west coast leg of my duo’s summer tour on Saturday, August 17 with a performance and songwriting workshop at Vista Theater in Fresno, CA alongside local songwriter Victor DesRoches.

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Valley Animal Center: Beautiful Bambi

FROM THE August 10 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Arianna Padilla


Bambi is a lovable eight-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix available for adoption at our Dog Adoption Center. Bambi came to Valley Animal Center in January of this year from the local animal control facility where she was surrendered due to the passing of her owner. Nearly seven months later, Bambi is still waiting to find her forever home.

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