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All articles published in 2010

Tron: Legacy: Movie Review

IN THE December 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
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by Jesus Ibarra



I have been waiting for the sequel to 1982’s Tron since I first heard about it last summer, since then I have been in agony waiting for this film to come out. Seeing the new poster rivaling the old Tron poster sent my nerdism into overdrive.

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by Jim Bulls



Born in San Jose, California and growing up on his parents’ farm near Reedley, Paul Buxman is considered to be a hometown product. He has spent over 40 years painting the San Joaquin Valley in his unique, impressionistic style.

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by Pat Browning




It’s the Christmas season and all Joshua Punch wants is a warm place to sleep. That, and his $8,000. He’s been kicked off his boat and he’s flat broke. A big wheel named Mr. Buckeys is out of town and Joshua, who works for Kar-Parks, has the keys to his Mercedes and townhouse.

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Seasonal Gifts of the Arts

IN THE December 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
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by Nancy Holley



With the shopping days until Christmas dwindling down to a precious few, the Visalia Arts Consortium members have ideas that may help. You can never go wrong with gifts of theatre tickets, museum memberships, or handiwork of local artists. The following include possibilities for all ages and interests, and unless otherwise stated, are located in Visalia.

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by Diana Bulls



On any given Tuesday morning people start gathering at the First Assembly of God Church in Dinuba, and by 9:00 a.m. the social hall is filled. Pastors Don Hall and Roland De LaCerda welcome the people and share the gospel message for the day; then volunteers begin to hand out loaves of bread—it’s all part of the Bread of Life Ministry.

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by Jacob Alvarado



If you have been watching PBS within the past three years, you have probably seen the new hit sensation from Ireland, The Celtic Woman. The female quintet has been on the top of the charts since their debut album. There have been several T.V. specials featuring them and they have been all over the world, including three concerts in Fresno.

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Trek to Our Nation’s Christmas Tree

IN THE December 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
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by Toni Pacini




Last Sunday I made my first “Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree”, something I had intended to do for several years. The bus ride from Sanger up to the Sierras and into the snow-covered world of Kings Canyon National Park was breathtaking.

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by Christopher Lewis




“I wonder what kind of presents will be under the tree this Christmas!” As a little boy, this was a question that energized me during this season as the big day approached. There were many things I enjoyed about Christmas, including the story of the Baby whose birthday was to be remembered on that day, but I have to admit the thing that excited me most about the holiday when I was a child was the prospect of receiving presents.

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Local Teens Christmas Poems

IN THE December 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andTeens,
andTerrific Tales
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by Valley Teens



Enjoy some Christmas/winter poems submitted by local teens.
San Francisco Christmas Kristalyn Patzkowski, 16, Junior Reedley High School
It’s December
And the air has turned,
For better or for worse.
The trees have shriveled,

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The Sound of Music is Reedley’s River City Theatre Company’s 50th production since becoming a year round theatre in 2003. The show only has seven more performances including tonight’s at 8 p.m.

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