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Valley Animal Center: Squishy

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Joseph Riloquio


Squishy is a five-year-old black and white American Staffy/American Bull Dog mix. Squishy came to the Valley Animal Center the first time a few years ago from Valley Oak SPCA when he was a couple years old.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Pieces of April – A Tribute to Miercoles

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Feral Paws Rescue SECTION

by Lupe Gore


On April 20, 2016, Paula of Feral Paws Rescue made yet another trip to the CCSPCA shelter in Fresno to pick up kittens and cats, and as usual, she left there with her truck filled with cat carriers.

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Tree Fresno

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Going Green SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are celebrating Earth Day which takes place on April 22. Because of that, we thought it would be a perfect time to talk with Tree Fresno, a Community Benefit Organization serving Fresno, Tulare, Madera, and Kings Counties whose mission is to transform the San Joaquin Valley with trees, greenways, and beautiful landscapes.

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Fashionably Late By Lisa Q. Mathews: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


A fashion show turns deadly in this latest mystery featuring the delightful detecting duo of Summer Smythe and Dorothy Westin. Summer Smythe-Sloan may only be twenty-six (okay, twenty-nine) years old, but the youngest resident of Milano, Florida’s Hibiscus Pointe senior living community is allowed to reside there due to her volunteer position as their Aquatics Director.

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The Advice Column Murders By Leslie Nagel: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


The momentous decision to temporarily shutter her vintage clothing business in order to rebuild and expand into the wedding and baby retail market isn’t what’s keeping Charley Carpenter awake all night.

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Truth Beat By Brenda Buchanan: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


When reporter Joe Gale receives a tip from Stella Rinaldi about police activity at the St. Jerome churchyard, for once it’s not about the controversial dismantling of the shuttered Gothic building. Tragically – or perhaps ironically – the man in charge of the closure, Father Patrick Doherty, has been found dead in the garden.

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Lethal in Old Lace By Duffy Brown: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Duffy Brown


Reagan Summerside just wanted to bask in the moment. She couldn’t believe that despite her bad man-juju, fate has gifted with a marriage proposal from hunky, extremely eligible bachelor attorney Walker Boone.

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Farewell, my Cuckoo By Marty Wingate: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& Marty Wingate


Weddings always seem to bring out romantic notions and queries about who could be next. However, Julia’s expectation that Michael’s desire to ask her “something” may be a proposal is interrupted when Pammy, Michael’s older sister (“Barely older,” she would say.), shows up asking to send the night.

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Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Service

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are celebrating Earth Day which takes place on April 22. It seemed liked the perfect time to get to know more about the Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Service. So we chatted with their Executive Director Cathy Garner.

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Kings of the Yukon: A Book With An Environmental Slant

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Books & Tales SECTION

by Adam Weymouth


I first came to the North, to Alaska, in 2013. I was there, ostensibly, to follow stories of climate change and oil, but really I was there because I was lured by the myth. I had grown up on Jack London and Farley Mowat; I had fleshed it out with Into the Wild and bluegrass and wildlife documentaries.

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Dying to Lose Weight

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Denise Dietz


After I lost 55 (and a half!) lbs. on Weight Watchers, I became a group leader/lecturer for the organization. One night, while watching my dieters weigh in—and smiling as my adorable nuns crossed themselves before stepping on the scale—I had an epiphany. What if there was some nut killing off dieters when they reached their goal weight? Wouldn’t that make a fun mystery?

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North of the Pier By Janet Elizabeth Lynn: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


When Skylar Tirnov is found hanged in his ritzy Prohibition Era style Nightclub in Los Angeles, Detective Marcello Prado starts to investigate the murder only to be suspended for a twelve-month period without pay for a harassment suit.

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True Colors: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE April 14 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by John M. Floyd


“He’s dead,” Nicole Finney said. Teary-eyed, she led Officers Payne and Tyler down a dim hallway. Morris Dunn lay facedown in his office.

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Guys and Dolls Presented by FPU at Selma Arts Center

FROM THE April 13 ISSUE

IN THE Education SECTION

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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