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All articles published in 2010

by Lorie Lewis Ham

This week we are profiling local artist Carrie Taves, who was born and raised in Reedley. She is also involved in the local charity When I Grow Up.


Dragon’s Treasure

IN THE August 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andRebecca Potts

by Rebecca Potts

In the heart of Fresno’s Historic Tower District is a charming jewelry store with an intriguing name: Dragon’s Treasure. Celebrating 40 years of business and 30 years in the same location, right across from the Tower Theatre, this magical store has a lot to be proud of.


Cold Soup For Your A Nice Summer Meal

IN THE August 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMargaret Mendel

by Margaret Mendel

Mid summer, when heat feels the most unforgiving and cooking is the last thing on my mind, I fall back on cold soups.
Soups have always been special to me, whether hot or cold. They seem a bit like alchemy. The mere boiling of bones in water produces a rich flavorful broth.


by Sharon Tucker

Dick Francis thrillers are a delight. His standalones and series detailed so many aspects of the racing world I have lost count. Moreover, in spite of the fact that I dislike gambling and competitive sports, I love his books. Sadly, Francis Senior passed away in 2010, yet the books continue to be written by his son Felix.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!


Lindsay White on Writing Songs & Performing in Fresno

IN THE August 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,

by Lindsay White

Hey Kings River Life readers! Lindsay White here. I’m a San Diego songwriter (originally from the Central Valley), and I’m kicking off the west coast leg of my duo’s summer tour on Saturday, August 17 with a performance and songwriting workshop at Vista Theater in Fresno, CA alongside local songwriter Victor DesRoches.


by Arianna Padilla

Bambi is a lovable eight-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix available for adoption at our Dog Adoption Center. Bambi came to Valley Animal Center in January of this year from the local animal control facility where she was surrendered due to the passing of her owner. Nearly seven months later, Bambi is still waiting to find her forever home.


by Cynthia Chow

Witch Lily Ivory may have grown adept at wielding spells and charms, but she’s never before manifested a nightmare to the point that she wakes up covered in sea water. The new experience is not one she welcomes, especially since she’s finally planning her wedding to the mysterious Rom gypsy Sailor. Not only is Lily in the midst of scheduling a honeymoon that will include tracking down the gargoyle mother of her shape-shifting familiar Oscar, Lily’s mother and grandmother’s coven are in San Francisco to sight-see and prepare for the ceremony.


by Jackie Dale

The only the thing in July that was more unrelenting than the heat, was the flow of cats and kittens needing help. You have to learn to say “no” if you want to retain any semblance of your sanity. You also have to learn that you just can’t save them all. There just isn’t enough time, money, and room to do that. Well, technically, if more people stepped up we would have enough of all those things. But most of the time, it’s the same old song and dance.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho

Debi Ruud thinks of it as a love story—a musical career encompassing nearly four decades of song, and from founding the Fresno Music Academy & Arts, community choir Hearts on Fire, and R&B soul band The Lost Souls, to releasing her second CD, All that Matters, her musical journey is only just beginning…


by Linda Reid/YS Pascal

Went to see a lovely play at the Geffen last week, Mysterious Circumstances, starring Alan Tudyk as Richard Green and…Sherlock Holmes. One scene especially resonated with me, as Holmes scholar Green is shaken by the sudden rejection and ejection from his fandom by Dame Jean Conan Doyle, sir Arthur’s youngest daughter and heir. Memories abounded…turning the page back to 1983…

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by Cynthia Chow

This week we have a pair of mysteries with some unique professions that I don’t recall seeing in mysteries before (though I could be wrong)-we have a “Professional Busybody” in Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody by Barbara Ross, and the owner of a cookbook publishing company in Risky Biscuits: A Sugar & Spice Mystery by Mary Lee Ashford.


by Cynthia Chow

What kind of mom voluntarily gives up her daughter? The complicated answer to that question is a secret Aubrey Finch has held since her divorce, when she allowed her husband Paul to assume primary custody of their daughter Charlotte. Aubrey feels the judgment of the other mothers at the park, those mysterious women who always seem to fit in and know how to raise a family.


by Doward Wilson

Sammy Greene is a radio talk show host who has been invited to spend a summer in Greece with her old friend and his family, Gus Pappajohn. Gus is a retired cop who lives in Boston. Sammy currently lives in Los Angeles but is relocating to a new radio job in New York.


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