A California Magazine with Local Focus and Global Appeal:
Community - Entertainment - Human Interest


Weekly issues every Saturday morning and new articles throughout the week, including — movie reviews each Monday at 7pm and live events Wednesdays at 7pm. If you love mysteries — explore Mysteryrat’s Maze — there's something for everyone… and check out our sister site on Blogger for bonus articles.


Welcome to Kings River Life Magazine, a California online magazine with a focus on the San Joaquin Valley and beyond. One of our goals is to connect people to their community by sharing stories about local entertainment, events, ministry and community service opportunities, our schools, local leaders and so much more. Since our readership has now expanded way beyond the San Joaquin Valley , we also have entertainment, literature, food and pet articles that appeal to anyone no matter where they live. We have a very strong mystery section and a growing fantasy/horror section as well, where we feature not only reviews of all sorts and author interviews, but also short stories.

Another goal of this magazine is to provide a place online for teens to read what local teens are saying through articles of interest, reviews, poems, personal stories & more — as well as be a place where they can have a voice in their communities.

Kings RiverFor our local articles, we will include as many of the small towns that dot the landscape along the Kings River in the San Joaquin Valley of California as possible, while also including entertainment articles from the larger cities like Fresno and Visalia & throughout much of California. We heartily support the arts and their importance in our lives and wish to provide not only exposure to local artists but to make people in the area aware of the many opportunities to enjoy and support the arts right here in our Valley, without having to travel to San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Kings River Life was created by local journalist and published mystery author Lorie Lewis Ham who has been a part of this area for 44 years. With the help of many wonderful Valley area contributors and San Francisco webmaster Dorian Rhodes, this online magazine was launched on May 29, 2010.

If you are a part of the communities surrounding the Kings River or just love books, theatre, movies, TV, food and pets, this is the place for you!

New articles are added every Saturday so check back often. And we now have a new Local Live local entertainment feature going up every Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and throughout the football season we will have Reedley College game recaps Monday nights at 7 p.m. along with Monday Movie reviews every Monday night at 7 p.m. all year long.

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  • Education

  • Food

  • Helping Hands

  • Hometown History

  • Pets

  • Teens

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