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All articles published in 2011

by Carol M. Upton



Proud Spirit sanctuary began with one horse in need on five acres in rural Florida and evolved into a 320-acre facility in Arkansas, where nearly 200 horses have come to live out their lives in peace. Melanie and Jim Bowles are the founders of Proud Spirit and this book offers incredible stories about the dogs that have also found their forever home at the sanctuary.

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by Deborah Harter Williams



It’s been a bumper season for Sherlock Holmes fans with a new movie, new BBC-TV series, a new novel featuring Holmes himself, and a book of short stories “inspired by” Holmes. He also makes appearances in two other books where he ably assists Mary Russell.

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Local Theatre Highlights Of 2011

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This has been a great year for theatre in the Valley! I’ve been blessed to have had the chance to enjoy a great deal of it, and KRL has reviewed and previewed even more—from the more serious thought provoking plays produced by new company The New Ensemble, to fun musicals like Grease at Reedley River City and the Valley premiere of Legally Blonde at Roger Rocka’s.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



What could be so bad, so dangerous, that it would make vampires flee, load up the buses, and get out of town? Find out in Last Breath by Rachel Caine.

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Teeth and our Pets

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



I used to be an owner who didn’t brush my pet’s teeth, but my first cat had to have all his teeth removed to save his life. His teeth were causing him health concerns where there was no other option. I never want to experience that again and I now realize the importance of teeth and our pet’s health.

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by Theodore & Gloria Feit
& Terrance Mc Arthur



Here are a bunch of mystery/fantasy book reviews for you to consider for your 2012 reading list! Enjoy! Among them are the latest books from J.A. Jance, Ian Rankin and Iris Johansen.

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by Deborah Harter Williams



Clovis Unified School District, north of Fresno, celebrated last year with a rebate of more than $100,000 from PG & E. Eight schools in the district participated in a pilot energy management program: Clovis High School, Kastner Intermediate School, and Cole, Maple Creek, Mountain View, Valley Oak and Weldon Elementary Schools, as well as the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART), a career-specific, lab-based school.

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Gossip Girl: TV Review

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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andJessica Runnels,
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by Jessica Ham



Gossip makes the world go round. We all gossip, read gossip magazines, or listen to gossip on TV. It’s addicting and so is the show all about gossip, Gossip Girl. Gossip Girl follows the lives of teenage Upper East Siders Serena Van Der Woodsen (Blake Lively), Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford), Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick), and Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgely). An online blog, Gossip Girl, recalls the events in their lives and the hottest gossip.

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by KRL staff



Some of KRL’s reviewers share their favorite books of 2011. Feel free to comment and share your favorite books with us as well.

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War Horse: Movie Review

IN THE December 29 ISSUE

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



In 1982, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse was published in Great Britain, becoming a deeply loved horse story to rival Anna Sewell’s nineteenth-century Black Beauty. Later, one American girl read it and begged her father to make a movie of it. Her father was Steven Spielberg. He saw a stage production based on the book, was impressed, and he made that movie.

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by Gail Farrelly




They say New Year’s Eve in New York is special. Well, this one was, that’s for sure. At least for me.
I stare down at the stained blue rug. The corpse has been wheeled out to the mortuary van, but the chalk outline of the literary critic’s tortured body remains as a creepy reminder for me and the other ten members of my writing club. The clock is striking twelve; the New Year has begun. But still — I can’t take my eyes off that outline.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Being one of the few people on the planet who has not read the book, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I can’t attest to the movie version’s accurateness to the book so I can only base this review on the movie itself—which was intense and very well done.

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Staff’s Favorite Christmas Movies

IN THE December 24 ISSUE

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by KRL staff



In case you’re looking for a fun Christmas movie to watch this Christmas weekend, here are some suggestions from our staff as they share their favorite Christmas movies! We here at KRL would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas!

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by Joyce Brandon


The Grinch is a fictional character created by author Dr. Seuss in 1957. This funny looking green goblin was featured in the children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas and has become a symbol for anti-holiday sentiments and also is used to describe someone with an unforgiving and greedy attitude. Oddly enough, even the Grinch had a dog. His only companion is Max, a Coonhound who stands faithfully by his master.

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