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Beaches in Paradise By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 4 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


In 2013, Kathi Daley first introduced fans to Tj Jensen and residents of Serenity, Nevada, however in 2016, Henrey Press reissued the series with redesigned covers and the promise for new adventures.

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The Corpse at the Crystal Palace By Carola Dunn: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE August 4 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& Carola Dunn


In London, 1928, a time of nannies and servants, taking care of children should be a lot easier. That depends on the nanny. Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher’s Nanny Gilpin has firm ideas of the proper behavior for both children and their parents.

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Spice Up Your Lunch Break with CArthop

FROM THE August 4 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Rebecca Potts


Last week, I took a long lunch break to try out CArthop, a food truck event in the heart of Downtown Fresno. This event has been happening every Thursday afternoon for years, but I hadn’t even heard of it until a couple of weeks ago!

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Bronzed Betrayals By Ritter Ames: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 4 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa



Beacham, Ltd, is a foundation founded by Laurel Beacham’s grandfather. It’s mission was to help link museums with artistic organizations and matching ones with funds to ones needing funds.

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Poisoned Pages By Lorna Barrett: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 4 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow



Following the trial and conviction of the man responsible for her husband’s murder, Tricia Miles is finally feeling ready to move on with her life. Spurred on by more than a little nudging from her sister Angelica, Tricia is running to replace her sibling as the president of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce.

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The Case of the Villainous Vaudevillian: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE August 4 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Andrew MacRae


“No, no, a thousand times no!” Polly Pure crossed her hands over her rather generous bosom and looked with defiance at the man confronting her. “I’ll never marry you, Barty Backstabber!”

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Local Filmmakers of the Short Film Impossible Make Their Movie Dreams Possible

FROM THE August 4 ISSUE

IN THE Movies SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



This past Memorial Day weekend, while other people were celebrating by going to parades and having barbecues, a group of local filmmakers came together and went to work by shooting a short film in Clovis. The short story, titled Impossible, was a movie making dreams come true for those involved as their purpose was to produce the project to submit it to a festival.

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Into the Woods On Stage At Roger Rocka’s

FROM THE August 1 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur


What happens after the fairytale is over? What happens after the slipper fits, after the wolf is dead, after the giant falls off the beanstalk?

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Presented By CenterStage Clovis

FROM THE August 1 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur



Look out, Jacques Cousteau! Disney’s The Little Mermaid is back in the Valley, this time in CenterStage Clovis’ production at the Mercedes Edwards Theatre through August 4.

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Shakespeare in Love Presented By The Visalia Players

FROM THE August 1 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Nancy Holley



Shakespeare in Love, as the opening show of the Visalia Players sixty-second season, is no accident. Based on a movie that won seven Academy awards, Shakespeare in Love is a light-hearted romantic comedy with themes familiar to all.

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End of July Food Mysteries

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have reviews & giveaways of some fun July mysteries (with one June book thrown in) that all tie in to food and drink-Killer Green Tomatoes: A Farm-to-Fork Mystery by Lynn Cahoon, Italian Iced: An Ethnic Eats Mystery by Kylie Logan, Bought the Farm: A Farmer’s Daughter Mystery by Peg Cochran, and Last Call: Mack’s Bar Mystery by Allyson K. Abbott.

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Cat House on the Kings: It’s Very Hot Here, We Have a SoCal Angel, (22) Kitten Tails

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



The July heat has been brutal and unrelenting. Cat House cats are kept cool with fans and misters. The cats, of course, have the option to go into the air conditioned house, but many prefer to be outside.

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Great Food Search: Valentino’s Italian Restaurant in Reedley

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


In November 1963, it was the first pizzeria in Reedley. Now in its fifty-fifth year, Valentino’s Italian Restaurant is still boiling, baking, and dishing out the good stuff.

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Alley Cat Rescue

FROM THE July 28 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Diana Hockley


We are always on the lookout for animal rescues to feature because what they do is so important. This week we are talking with Brianna Grant from Alley Cat Rescue in Maryland.

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