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Community

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno Pacific University’s spring musical is the classic musical Guys and Dolls, and it is being presented at the Selma Arts Center. It opened last night, and is only playing this weekend.

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by Doward Wilson


Jake Longly is an ex-professional baseball pitcher. Now he owns a bar and restaurant on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and is a Private Investigator. His PI father Ray and his girlfriend Nicole Jamison have accepted a case from her uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour.

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by Tom Sims



In December, I was awakened by the Fresno Fire Department at 3 a.m. with news that my office was on fire. When I arrived, I discovered only rubble. I have been out of my office since then, wandering from desk to desk, coffee shop to coffee shop, and from Uber to The Hashtag in downtown Fresno on Kern Street.

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Baseball and Sushi

IN THE March 28 ISSUE

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by Margaret Mendel


I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of this winter weather. I long to hear the crack of a bat and the cry, “Let’s play ball.”

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Sunnyside Bicycles: Clean Transportation

IN THE March 24 ISSUE

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by Vanessa McCracken



My husband, John, was invited to speak on a panel at the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Summit 2018 earlier this month.

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by Diana Bulls


Anyone who lives in Central California knows that to get from north to south, you take State Route 99 (SR99), or as most of us call it, Highway 99. If you are heading north to Sacramento or south to Bakersfield, or any of the cities in between, you are going to get there via SR99.

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RHS Boys Soccer Wins Valley Title

IN THE March 17 ISSUE

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by Brissa Reyes



February 23 at the Mineral King Bowl in Visalia, all was at stake for the Reedley High School Boys’ soccer team. Against the Redwood High Rangers, the intensity increased after every move. Sophomore defender Rene Prieto made his mark by scoring two goals for the team, and with a phenomenal block from the RHS boys’ goalkeeper Marco Leyva, they won 5-4 with tears of joy streaming down their faces.

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by Evelyne Vivies


Whether you’re a history buff or you just enjoy exploring pieces of our past, visiting a local museum is an educational and interesting experience. One such museum, the Tulare Historical Museum, is the perfect place to learn more about Tulare, a small town located in the heart of the Central Valley, which holds a special place in our valley’s history.

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by Brissa Reyes



Believing in the next generation of great minds is just one thing a teacher does. They make a positive impact every day, by inspiring students and adults alike. Whether it’s in an English classroom or out on the baseball field, these amazing individuals who have made a grand impact on our lives are the ones we have to thank for all the knowledge we cherish.

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30th Annual Blossom Festival In Sanger

IN THE February 10 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Blossom Trail just had its kick off event in Sanger this past weekend. It is hard to believe that it is that time of year again but blossoms are popping up all over Fresno County. There are many more events planned, but one of the big ones is the Annual Blossom Festival held in Sanger, which will be taking place on March 3. We took a moment to chat with President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sanger District Chamber of Commerce, Tammy Wolfe, about the festival itself and this year’s festivities.

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by Vanessa McCracken



Everyone, go grab your new 2018 calendars and highlight these two dates: March 3 and April 7. Two of my absolute favorite, cannot-miss events happen on these two days, and I really want you to do them this year, too!

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Kids Café 2019

IN THE February 3 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A few months ago I was in Downtown Fresno for jury duty and found myself looking for somewhere to get some coffee. I noticed this cute little cafe very close to the court and decided to check it out. It was called Kids Café 2019. I looked around and noticed that this was more than just a cafe, so when I got home I set out to learn exactly what Kids Café 2019 was.

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by Jim Bulls


It was the summer of 1964. My family was on our annual pilgrimage back to Texas and Oklahoma. This year, though, instead of heading to Texas first, we stopped in Tulsa to give Grandma’s yard a major trim and clean-up, and get the house ready for the coming winter.

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Women’s March 2018

IN THE January 31 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham


I have been a feminist for as long as I can remember. When pastors at church would talk about a wife obeying her husband or the man being the head of household, I never understood why. What makes a man better than a woman? I never bought into the sexist ideals society pushed. So, it was no surprise to anyone that I would want to participate in the Women’s March in Fresno this year.

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