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Fresno Bully Rescue: Bullies Make the Best Valentines

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Terese Shaw


With Valentine’s Day having just passed, I found it only fitting to give a couple of examples of why a Pitbull makes a perfect Valentine.

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Bones Behind the Wheel By E.J. Copperman: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


When a bucket of drywall compound landed on Alison Kerby’s head, it activated her family’s matrilineal ability to see and communicate with ghosts. After a rocky period of adjustment, Alison has successfully negotiated an arrangement with her two live-in ghosts to perform for scheduled appearances at her Harbor Haven Haunted Guesthouse.

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Rogue Show Preview: The Spencer Morris Group

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by David Spencer


David Spencer and Randy Morris have been playing the Tower District Rogue Festival for the past thirteen years. Aside from this they have performed locally in coffee shops, political events, weddings, on public radio and local TV, and recently headlined an art festival held in Oakhurst.

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Rogue Show Preview: You Belong Here

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Martin Dockery


Okay, so first of all…Hi, thanks for being curious about You Belong Here. It’s a storytelling show. True stories. Funny and heartfelt. We can agree on that. I might be the one on stage, the one doing all the talking, but You Belong Here is actually a show that belongs to all of us, telling a story about trying to distract ourselves from reckoning with The Big Picture.

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Adoption is Just the Beginning: Sammy & Saltine’s New Journey

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Stephanie Cameron


What I love most about rescue is being able to give an animal a second chance for a better life, and this could not be truer than for two very sad situations in which many rats find themselves: their use in labs and being bought as live food for reptiles.

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Hallmark Movies and Mysteries: Emma Fielding More Bitter Than Death

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies and Mysteries newest mystery movie is More Bitter Than Death, an Emma Fielding mystery based on the books by Dana Cameron. Emma is played by Courtney Thorne-Smith, known for her roles on Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, According To Jim, and Two and a Half Men.

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Killer Eyeshadow and a Cold Espresso By Traci Andrighetti: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& Traci Andighetti


Cassidi Contin left Texas and moved to Danger Cove, Washington, to claim the inheritance left to her by her Uncle Vinny who himself met a murderous end. The property’s claim to fame is that during the Klondike Gold Rush the building was home of the LeSalle House brothel…yes, a bordello popular with the prospectors heading north to find gold. Joining her is New Jersey make-up artist/step-cousin Gia DI Mitri, and together they open The Clip and Sip that combines the best a hair salon can offer with the best liquid concoctions including homemade liqueurs.

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The Lost Traveller By Sheila Connolly: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


Maura inherited a house, a pub, and employees a year ago. It’s dawned on her, she now has a family. There’s no need to return to Boston. Now, if she could just get the hang of running a business and a home.

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Come to Visalia for New York’s Musical Excellence

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Evelyne Vivies SECTION

by Evelyne Vivies


If Grace Note Music Studio has the standard of excellence that you would normally expect from a top-notch New York music school, it’s because its owner, Andrew Kenefick, is a top-notch New York music teacher.

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Do No Harm By Dawn Eastman: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE February 16 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


After an unsettling start at the Baxter Family Medicine office in Baxter, Michigan, Dr. Katie LeClair is feeling more assured that the small practice is the perfect place for her. While one partner in the practice recovers from a situation that nearly destroyed their office, Katie’s boyfriend Matt Gregor is doing locum tenens shifts and assisting as a temp doctor.

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Rogue Show Preview: Klondike Kate’s Sourdough Reunion Show

FROM THE February 13 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Nat Vickers


At one point in history, almost every major North American city boasted a Pantages theatre, a lavish affair that featured the best of touring theatre and Vaudeville. The empire of theatres was built, in name, by magnate Alexander Pantages, a Greek immigrant who had ostensibly struck it rich in the Klondike gold rush, and returned south able to fulfill his lifelong dream of being an artist. But…that wasn’t the whole story.

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Rogue Show Preview: The Apocalypse Generation

FROM THE February 13 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Aaron Shay


Ecological calamity. International unrest. “Economic anxiety.” Spiraling debt and callous indifference to human suffering. Tide Pods. This generation has seen, experienced, and laughed in the face of terrible things. We sing in spite of how screwed up everything is.

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New Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie Mystery 101: Review/Interview

FROM THE February 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


The newest entry in Hallmark’s Movie and Mysteries lineup is Mystery 101 starring Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf) as English professor Amy Winslow and Kristoffer Polaha as Detective Travis Cole. This is another original series, instead of one based on cozy mystery novels like the Aurora Teagarden and Garage Sale Mysteries, among others. This series was written by mystery TV and novel writer Lee Goldberg (Monk, Diagnosis Murder, etc.) and Hallmark writer Robin Bernheim (who also has many other credits).

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Feral Paws Rescue: Three Lives Saved

FROM THE February 9 ISSUE

IN THE Feral Paws Rescue SECTION

by Lupe Gore


Pumpkin is a beautiful, large, seven-year old orange and white cat who Feral Paws Rescue saved from the CCSPCA (Fresno) over two years ago. She had been surrendered to the CCSPCA after the death of her human owner. She was at the main rescue site for a while and acclimated to life there, when a call came from a senior citizen who was looking for a cat to share her small apartment.

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