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Too Soon For Daisies Presented by the Kings Players

FROM THE February 21 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Cyndie Maxwell


This English comedy follows the adventures of three elderly English ladies who have escaped from a retirement/detention home in a rowboat. They drift down the coast and finally reach the shore near a coastal village in Suffolk.

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Rogue Performer Preview: Roll Up, Roll Up for Magical Mystery Detour!

FROM THE February 21 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Madelaine Ocean



20 TIME BEST-OF-FEST AWARD WINNER, Gemma Wilcox (from London, UK), returns for her 9th Rogue Festival with her one-woman, multi-character Rogue 2013 hit show, exploring the unexpected twists and turns of life, love, and being on the road…

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Rogue Festival Performer Preview: That Kidney Show, Or Scrapping my wife for parts—They took my freakin’ kidney

FROM THE February 20 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Tony & Aileen Imperatrice



Life can take a variety of twists and turns that lead us to some amazing adventures. This past year Aileen and I went on the adventure of a lifetime when she donated a kidney so that I could receive a transplant. During this year’s Rogue Festival we will be telling you all about it in a humorous and poignant “he said, she said” narrative.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Anyone Want A Cookie?

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Feral Paws Rescue SECTION

by Lupe Gore


Well, if you do, Feral Paws Rescue has the most delicious Cookie for you! This special Cookie is only six months old and so full of love he will melt your heart. Cookie has the most exquisite markings: a tan body with dark brown and white on his face and head, brown tail and white paws.

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Fifth Night By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Jillian Hanford is finding a great deal of success these days. At Turtle Cove Resort, a writers’ retreat she manages, several renovation projects have been completed, and eight writers have taken up permanent residence.

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Clairvoyant and Present Danger By Lena Gregory: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Despite being the owner of Bay Island’s psychic shop Mystical Musings, Cass Donnovan doesn’t actually believe she’s psychic. This hasn’t stopped the nightmares that keep her up at night, with the vision of the same woman making Cass fearful of falling asleep.

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Local Teacher Profile: Tim Warkentin, RHS Mathematics Teacher and Coach

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Education SECTION

by Brissa Reyes



Believing in the next generation of great minds is just one thing a teacher does. They make a positive impact every day, by inspiring students and adults alike. Whether it’s in an English classroom or out on the baseball field, these amazing individuals who have made a grand impact on our lives are the ones we have to thank for all the knowledge we cherish.

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Baker’s Deadly Dozen By Livia J. Washburn: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Sandra Murphy



Phyllis Newsom shares her home with three other teachers—Eve, Caroline and Sam. They enjoy each other’s company, love to cook, and it helps stretch retirement budgets. Sometimes, they investigate murders.

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Death Below Stairs By Jennifer Ashley: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy



Kat Holloway is a sought-after cook in manor house circles. Her new position is in Mayfair at the home of Lord Rankin. She expected the house to be in better order but chaos seems to be the tone. She’s barely started her job when a woman rushes into the kitchen and says she thinks she’s killed someone.

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Local Band Profile: The Tokes

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Music SECTION

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


As Fresno band The Tokes approach their first full year of play, the trio (vocalist/guitarist Gabriel Ureno, bassist Christian “Dank Lord Trap God” Miller, and drummer Bryce Lowenthal) look back and look ahead.

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Class Reunions are Murder By Libby Klein: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Six months after the death of her husband, Poppy McAllister Browne is still consoling herself with late night infomercial shopping, Pop-Tarts, and cookie dough. Feeling like she was fat, frumpy, and a failure, attending her twenty-fifth high school is about the last thing Poppy would ever want to do.

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Better Dead By Pamela Kopfler: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Holly Davis would have preferred to have been a divorcee instead of a widow, but Burl didn’t give her the chance. Her philandering husband crashed his plane before Holly could throw the official papers and photographic evidence in his face, meaning that Holly was still obliged to put up a Southern-style pretense of mourning.

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Rattie Ratz Rescue: Abandoned Rats Find a Second Chance

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Rodent Ramblings SECTION

by Stephanie Cameron


In the summer of 2017 a large group of domestic rats were dumped in Tujunga California. Nobody knows why the animals were dumped, but because of the sheer number of rats, it was clear that someone had gotten in way over their head. Unfortunately, instead of being responsible for the situation, they chose to release the rats.

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Mumford’s Museum: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE February 17 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Gary Hoffman


“What architect from hell drew up these blueprints?” asked Richard Shelby.
“No architect. Mumford.” Tony Jackson said.
“And just what is a Mumford?”

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