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All articles published in 2018

Sense and Sensibility On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE January 17 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have seen many different versions of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but I had never seen Sense and Sensibility until I went to the Good Company Players’ production at 2nd Space a couple of weeks ago.

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Look Back at Theatre in the Valley in 2017

IN THE January 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2017 was another amazing year in the Valley. There were way too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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Valley Animal Center: Clawhauser

IN THE January 13 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Clawhauser is an eight-month-old, black-and-white domestic short hair kitten. He was surrendered to us at Valley Animal Center, along with five other littermates, when he was just a few weeks old.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews of several more fun mysteries from Penguin and Kensington authors-Death in the Stacks: A Library Lover’s Mystery by Jenn McKinlay, Murder with Lemon Cakes: Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith, X Marks the Scot: A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Murder in an English Village: A Beryl and Edwina Mystery by Jessica Ellicott, Of Murder and Men: A Cat Latimer Mystery by Lynn Cahoon, and City of Lies by Victoria Thompson .

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by Lee Juslin


Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network (CP) is the largest breed rescue in the country. They have rescued nearly 4400 Cairns and mixes since their inception in October, 2001.

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by Kathleen Costa



Connecting with authors beyond reading and reviewing their books is the best part of my own adventure. I learn about who they are, where they came from, connections to their writing, and even some personal similarities. It was a delight to e-meet Anna Celeste Burke, USA Today’s Best Selling Author and the creativity behind a trifecta of popular and entertaining cozy series: Jessica Huntington Mystery, Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery, and Georgia Shaw Mystery.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


And it came to pass that Faith Hunter did create Jane Yellowrock, a vampire hunter who works for vampires, and the series of books was good.

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by Cynthia Chow



It is a bitter truth that it took the loss of Samantha Washington’s greatest love for her to achieve her greatest dream. While she and her husband had always dreamed of owning their own mystery book store, it was not until his death six months ago that insurance money and the sale of their home provided the incentive and means.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Susan Boles



Susan Boles first published the Lily Gayle Lambert Mystery series with Death of the Wolfman (August 2016), then continued with Cherry Cake and a Cadaver (March 2017). She gives us a delightful southern town with pitchers of sweet tea, beauty shop hang outs, and everybody in everybody’s business.

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by Sandra Murphy
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Charlotte Fairfax was born in England but now lives in the States. She’s a costume designer for The Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company. She, her Corgi Rupert, and her significant other Ray, a local police officer, share one of three bungalows on the grounds of a hotel where the plays are performed. This year, the theater company is lucky enough to have English actor Audrey Ashley as their star. Audrey’s sister, Maxine, acts as her dresser between scenes as well as her manager.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This week we are interviewing Valley historian and author Stephen H. Provost. Last year he released his book Highway 99. The book is filled with historic photographs and forgotten tales. Highway 99 is a nostalgia-fueled road trip into California motoring culture. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Highway 99, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

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by Carole Sojka


I wouldn’t say I actually liked yoga, but I did it faithfully twice a week because it was supposed to be good for me. I did like the meditation at the end when we lie flat on our mats in corpse pose with the ceiling lights off while the teacher played a tape of New Age music and spoke softly about Mother Earth and Father Sky.

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by Sandra Murphy



Inspire peace and unity by participating in National Hugging Day, January 21. The Los Angeles location wants to set a new Guiness Book World Record but if you can’t make it to LA, plan your own hugging party.

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Boys of Broadway Presented By the Visalia Players

IN THE January 10 ISSUE

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by Nancy Holley



Ring in the New Year with a creative experience at the Ice House Theatre as the Visalia Players presents Boys of Broadway,”a musical revue written and directed by Leeni Mitchell. Regulars at the Ice House will recall our box office smash opener for the 2015-16 season Broads of Broadway, also directed by Mitchell.

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Helping to Solve the Stray Dog Dilemma in California

IN THE January 10 ISSUE

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by Boris Dzhingarov


California is a big state with millions of residents, which also means that there are a lot of pets. Unfortunately, some residents are unable or unwilling to take care of their dogs and they become strays. If adequate provisions are not taken, these strays end up reproducing quickly and become a growing public nuisance.

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by Cynthia Chow,
Sandra Murphy, Terrance Mc Arthur, & Lorie Lewis Ham


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2017. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2017 (well some of them may fudge on that a bit).

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