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5 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe on Vacations

FROM THE July 9 ISSUE

IN THE Travel SECTION

by staff



Traveling with kids can be educational, enriching, and risky. Along with some safety hazards (stomach bugs, choking, and accidents), children may have strong reactions to mysterious ailments. Moreover, you have to protect your children from scammers, kidnappers, and other fears. If you want to travel with kids, here are some strategies to protect them from troubles.

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Encino: a Lover, Not a Fighter

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lee Juslin



Encino came to Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue from a hoarding situation where he was in a yard with a total of ninety dogs. Terrified of being crated, he was not easy to rescue. However, surprisingly given the hoarding conditions, he is not aggressive; no growling or barking.

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The Book Supremacy By Kate Carlisle: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Brooklyn Wainwright Stone is still basking in the glow of her Parisian honeymoon when the specialist bookbinder comes across the perfect gift for her security expert husband in the Bouquinistes bookstalls. For a mere seven euros, Brooklyn purchases a 1962 first edition copy of Ian Fleming’s The Spy Who Loved Me, a bit of a wink and a nod to her own former MI6 James Bond-ish spouse.

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Endeavour and Frankie Drake Mysteries: The Best Without a Subscription

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


The streaming options of Acorn-TV and BritBox are excellent opportunities to enjoy U.K. detective programs, but not everyone has the equipment, and although very reasonable, can’t justify purchasing a membership. For those people, there are still avenues to explore beyond network television.

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What is the Reedley Community Services Department?

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL has been doing a series of articles looking at various aspects of the City of Reedley. We have looked at the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council, chatted with the City Manager, and the Chief of Police, and this week we are taking a look at the Reedley Community Services Department. We sat down with Sarah Reid who is the current Director. Sarah has worked for the City for 16 years, and has been the Director of Community Services for a year.

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A Ghostly Suspect By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


It’s literally been two years since Emma Lee Raines last saw the ghostly appearance of a recent murder victim. She has been relishing in her “ghost-free” existence, building a pre-need funeral business, and making Eternal Slumber the go-to place to send loved ones off to the next world. Friend, psychic, and very much alive Debbie Dually pops in frantically spreading incense around and interrupting Emma Lee’s meeting with her preneed clients.

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Monet’s Wine Bistro: A Small but Magical Bistro in Exeter

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Evelyne Vivies SECTION

by Evelyne Vivies


Monet’s Cafe, the small but magical bistro-style restaurant of Exeter, offers refinement, culture, and art inspired by the greatest European cities. Its proprietor, sweet-natured Jen Davis, has the eye of an artist, the managerial grace of a symphony conductor, and the humility to realize how blessed she is. It’s no wonder we love to go there again and again.

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Hallmark Movies & Mysteries: Mystery 101, Playing Dead

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies and Mysteries newest movie is Mystery 101: Playing Dead, starring Jill Wagner as Amy Winslow, a college professor, and Kristoffer Polaha as Travis Burke, the local police detective. Jill Wagner is best known for playing co-host on ABC’s Wipeout and Kate Argent on Teen Wolf. Kristoffer Polaha has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies.

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Reviewing Short Stories: Three Anthologies From Sisters In Crime

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


This week we have reviews of three Sisters in Crime anthologies-Deadly Southern Charm a Lethal Ladies Mystery anthology from Sisters in Crime Central Virginia Chapter edited by Mary Burton and Mary Miley, Fatally Haunted from the Los Angeles Sisters in Crime Chapter edited by Rachel Howzell Hall, Sheila Lowe, and Laurie Stevens, and Fishy Business: 22 Tales of Murder and Mayhem by the Rising Stars of Mystery the fifth Guppies Chapter anthology.

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Magda: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Cathi Stoler


“You don’t get what you don’t ask for,” Marti always said, “but sometimes you get more than you wanted.” It was good advice from a mother who didn’t have much else to give, and I carried it with me as I moved through life. Although, right now, I wish I had understood it better.

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The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense Edited by Judy Penz Sheluk: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE July 6 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& Judy Penz Sheluk


Are you a fan of assortments? Do you like packages of treats with its variety of flavors, styles, or types? Popsicles? Cookies? Donuts? Ok, food seems to be my most popular way to pick up assortments. It’s such a great way to try something new. But, how about books or short stories? I personally love getting the collection sets that include work from various authors, new-to-me especially. Case in point: The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense.

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Mamma Mia! Presented by StageWorks Fresno-One Weekend Only!

FROM THE July 3 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham



Mamma Mia! will be hitting the stage in Clovis this July, presented by StageWorks Fresno. We sat down to chat with StageWorks Artistic Director Joel Abels to learn more about this production.

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The Savannah Sipping Society On Stage at 2nd Space

FROM THE July 3 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Did you ever have one of those times when a group of people find themselves together and suddenly become a set of BFF’s (Best Friends Forever)? Did you ever feel so beaten down by life that you wished someone could give your life a boost in a better direction?

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Country on the Kings River Fundraiser at the Wakehouse in Reedley

FROM THE July 3 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Wakehouse in Reedley is the place to be these days with a lot of great concerts and food. A special event, Country on the Kings River, is coming to the Wakehouse on Friday, July 12.

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