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Articles by Year

by Doward Wilson




This is a complicated tale of greed, corruption, and madness set in the world of 1995 Japan with flashbacks to the end of WWII as the atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.

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by Sunny Frazier


Poodles and pugs, lighthouses and cruises, knitting and noshing, this month’s column has it all—plus astrology! Enjoy these summer reads.

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by Cynthia Chow



Missouri’s Death Investigator Angela Richman has survived six strokes, brain surgery, and a coma, but even before the trauma, she has never fully understood the pretentious privilege of Chouteau County.

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New Teen Theatre Company in Selma

IN THE July 28 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Selma Arts Center in Selma, CA has been providing the Valley with some awesome theatre (check our review of Bring It On), and now it has started a brand new theatre adventure-they have created a special theatre company just for teens.

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by Jessica Ham


As the days go by and we still do not have more news on Red Dead Redemption 2, we must soldier on and be happy about the other video games in our lives.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


When viewed from the air, the Central Valley spreads out like a jigsaw puzzle made up of grids of green and meandering blue stripes, but to Fresno artist Daniel Van Gerpen, the heart of the Valley can be seen from the sky.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In my review of Bring It On this week, I talked about the wide variety of shows on stage in the Valley right now, which includes the irreverent and hilarious Urinetown presented by StageWorks Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Bring It On: The Musical is loosely based on the movie of the same name, which focuses on the world of competitive high school cheerleading. The music was written by Tim Kitt and the very well known Lin-Manuel Miranda, with lyrics by Amanda Green and Miranda.

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by Lupe Gore


It was late summer in 2017 when Feral Paws Rescue was asked to pull some cats and kittens from the CCSPCA in Fresno. They brought a mother and her two kittens back to the Rescue, along with others whose lives needed to be saved.

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by Cynthia Chow



It’s finally happening. Rare book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is marrying Derek Stone, the dashing British security expert whom she first met over a dead body.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Ever wonder what exactly a Chamber of Commerce does? We took some time to sit down with Erik Valencia, the Executive Director of the Reedley Chamber of Commerce, to find out. Erik has been in this position for almost a year having begun on August 28, 2017.

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Rattie Ratz Rescue: Raven

IN THE July 21 ISSUE

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by Alyssa Nader


For the past few years, I have been bringing my rats to work. People know me as the rat lady and know that I work with Rattie Ratz to help find Bay Area ratties homes. I was traveling abroad a few weeks ago for a business trip and got an incredible message from my coworker, Kharisma.

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by Sandra Murphy



Annie Carson is a Western horsewoman, unfamiliar with dressage except to wonder, “What’s the point?” She’s pulled into the dressage world to help sell a stable of horses her boyfriend, Max, inherited.

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California Drinking

IN THE July 21 ISSUE

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by Linda L. Kane



I became interested in the forging of wine after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal. I grew obsessed and researched every article I could find about the theft and counterfeiting of everything from low-end table wine to more expensive wine.

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