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Sunnyside Bicycles: Nighttime Riding

IN THE October 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andCommunity,
andGoing Green
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by Vanessa McCracken


We almost hit a bicyclist last night. As we were driving home, we came up on a guy riding his bike in the dark, wearing all-black clothing, with just one faint flashing red taillight. Carrying a backpack and riding a commuter-style bike, he was clearly on the narrow, unlit country road because he was on his way home from work or school. Luckily, we saw him at the last minute and were able to give him his three feet as we safely passed him.

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Comforted by Soup

IN THE January 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andAlicia Lieu,
andFood Fun,
andHow I Met My Dinner
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by Alicia Lieu


Soup is considered a comfort food for a reason. It is a great way to combat the cold in winter and a great way to combat a cold. Why is it that when I’m sick, I long for my mother’s chicken soup? Is it a myth that chicken soup helps cure your cold? In 2007, the New York Times cited two studies that showed that chicken soup has more than just a placebo effect and does, in fact, reduce cold symptoms, but it would be better not to discuss the unappetizing details of it here.

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Doubt On Stage In Visalia

IN THE January 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andTheatre
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by Nancy Holley



Situations are not always as they seem, but sometimes they are. When the safety of children is at stake, the price is too high to take chances. The Visalia Players production of Doubt presents such a circumstance.

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Hit and Run: Movie Review

IN THE September 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andJesus Ibarra,
andMusic
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by Jesus Ibarra


Dax Shepard (Parenthood) and Kristin Bell star in this sort of indie flick that got a pretty wide release and has some of the best star cameos I have seen in years. A former getaway driver for a gang that used to rob banks leaves the Witness Protection program to help his girlfriend get a new job in LA, while avoiding the former gang he helped put away.

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by Jim Bulls



The Reedley Downtown Association’s gala event is fast approaching, touting fine cuisine from 30 food providers that call Reedley home. As the hysterical historian, I have been thinking back over my 65 years as a Reedleyite and of the 50-odd restaurants, cafes, diners, hotdog and frosty stands, drive-ins, bars and dives that came before.

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Brave: Movie Review

IN THE July 2 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andJesus Ibarra,
andMovies
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by Jesus Ibarra


Pixar’s latest animated film stars hopefully a new Disney princess, Merida. Set in Scotland during the 10th century, the princess defies the old age custom of marrying the first-born son of the clan chiefs under her father’s rule by competing for her own hand to avoid getting married. All this much to the chagrin of her mother, the Queen Elinor, who has been preparing her, her entire life as a princess.

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by Jesus Ibarra


What if arguably one of our best Presidents turned out to be a vampire hunter? Well now we know what that would look like in the film adaptation of the book by the same name. Benjamin Walker has the unfortunate task of selling Lincoln as not only a brilliant passionate legal mind but also a strong kickass vampire hunter, and I have to say he pulled it off.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


What To Expect When You’re Expecting was inspired by the non-fiction best selling book of the same name—a book that many have counted on to see them through the joys and fears of pregnancy, myself included.

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Pirates! Band of Misfits: Movie Review

IN THE May 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andMovies,
andSheryl Wall
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by Sheryl Wall



Pirates! Band of Misfits stars Hugh Grant as the voice of Pirate Captain, who leads a band of misfit pirates. They go to sign up for the Pirate of the Year awards with the hopes that this year will finally be his year, but he can’t compete with the other pirates in the competition and gets discouraged until he meets Charles Darwin (David Tennant).

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by Gail Farrelly



Gail has shared many fun stories with KRL and we are happy she is helping us celebrate Mother’s Day with this Mother’s Day salute. There is a coupon for the Reedley Sandwich Shop at the end of this story.

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The Raven: Movie Review

IN THE May 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As a mystery fan and writer myself, the name of Edgar Allan Poe is of great importance as he is the father of the American detective novel. So when I heard there was going to be a movie coming out where Edgar himself was a character I was intrigued.

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by Zachariah Zendejas




When I was asked to do a review of the Italian restaurant Valentino’s, I was excited because many family members have experienced their food both at its new location in downtown Reedley and when the restaurant resided on Manning across from Savemart.

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by Margaret Mendel


On my trip to Ireland several years ago we landed at the Dublin airport in weather that the Irish refer to as a soft day. By this they mean a rainy day. It was an early morning arrival and the dining hall in the hotel was closed. So, we fell onto our bed in the small but efficient room and took a nap.

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by Nancy Holley



Director Ryan Pullen describes Dead Man’s Cell Phone as a dark comedy about our need to connect in a digital world. Pullen identifies Jean as the central character who shows growth throughout the play “transitioning from making connections virtually to making them interpersonally.” Pullen defines the remaining characters as archetypes of how we insolate ourselves from all the digital options available through technology. “As an example, Dwight focuses on the real world through paper.”

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