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Fresno

by Lupe Gore


It was early 2013, and inside the shelter was a very scared white cat who was only one year old. He felt so abandoned and was so fearful, that he was pulling the fur out of his tail, yet he was very loving whenever humans paid attention to him. Feral Paws Rescue stepped in and saved him from certain death, as he wouldn’t be deemed adoptable with his self-destruction.

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Valley Animal Center: Chloe

IN THE December 8 ISSUE

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Back in 2004, when Valley Animal Center (VAC) was known as the California Feline Foundation, a Siamese kitten named Chloe thought she found her forever home. But in 2018, the family that had adopted Chloe, surrendered her to the CCSPCA because she was “too old” for them. Last month, Valley Animal Center rescued Chloe from the CCSPCA. She is now waiting for her true forever home at VAC.

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by Steven Sanchez



It’s the most wonderful time of year. Presents, lights, sweets, roasted chestnuts, and mistletoe.
Kris Kringle will give out gifts and cheer to children all around the world. But what about the adults? Nate Butler is here to fill the big man’s shoes and sleigh to spread holiday cheer to those adults that are in need of it through music, crafts, and fun.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



This year, Christmas Tree Lane continues its enchanting tradition of treating visitors from far and wide to the Lane’s holiday magic. This class two-mile stretch of dazzling sparkle showcases over a million lights on homes, trees and displays, making it a generational favorite. The Lane transforms North Van Ness Boulevard in Fig Garden into a one-way boulevard and includes approximately 140 homes and 300 majestic trees, all decorated for the Christmas holiday.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


A highlight of Christmas for many people is the Christmas Parade. Downtown Fresno is celebrating 89 years of Christmas parades this year! We sat down to chat about this year’s parade with Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Events Coordinator at Downtown Fresno Partnership, who oversees and plans the Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade and other DFP core events.

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Footloose On Stage at Roger Rocka’s

IN THE November 28 ISSUE

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by Terrance McArthur


Come with me, back to the blissful eighties, when Kevin Bacon was cool enough to overturn a theocracy and bring dance back to the children—It’s the stage musical of Footloose, the Good Company Players production on the Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre stage until January 13.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Lion King comes through Fresno next week and will be performing at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno from November 28-December 9. We were able to chat recently with one of its stars, Nick Cordileone, who plays Timon.

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by Tom Sims



One out of every three people in the Central Valley was born somewhere outside of the United States. Four hundred forty-three were born in Syria. For a little over a year, Kings River Life has been tracking some of their stories and the work of Fresno Interdenominational Refuge Ministries (FIRM) walking with them in those stories. This is an update.

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by Terrance McArthur


Feeling threatened by the onset of Santas and elves on the shelves of every store? Does your mind turn to Grinch-y thoughts every time you see a Hallmark display?

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Falling On Stage at Fresno Pacific University

IN THE November 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


FPU seems to pick plays that make you think-which is something I really like. This fall’s play, Falling, does just that.

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by Vanessa Villanueva


Chester is a sweet, seven-year-old male Terrier mix. He was taken in by Fresno Humane as a stray earlier this year, and didn’t come to Valley Animal Center until February. He adores the staff, but is ready to go to his forever home.
Our staff describes Chester as being very shy and calm. Since he is a bit older, he likes to spend most of his time lying in his comfy bed without much interference.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Thai

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


I have been volunteering at Feral Paws Rescue for a few years, and I have an area where cats are housed that I, personally, take care of. One day in mid-June of this year, I noticed a new addition to my area, a beautiful large chocolate-point Siamese.

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Steven’s Eventful October

IN THE November 7 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



October is usually known for ghoulish activities leading up to Halloween. For me, it was a time for concerts and stand-up comedy. This month had quite a few events. Luckily for me, I was there. Here’s a recap and review of some of those events that I attended.

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by Steven Sanchez



In Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel, Frankenstein, somewhere out there in the night of a European village, the mad scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, is hard at work creating a monster in secrecy. As of right now, somewhere out there in Fresno, whether it be day or night, one man is concocting a witch’s brew of story ideas with which to scare mortal moviegoers.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Miguel and Pompeo

IN THE October 20 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


Miguel was saved from the CCSPCA (Fresno) by Feral Paws Rescue on July 21, 2016, when he was six-months-old. He had been a very special kitten at the shelter as he had been saved from euthanasia by the Shelter Director and spent a month in the Director’s office where he was given a lot of love by the staff.

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by Tom Sims




I was taking a walk, contemplating the meaning of something I have since forgotten, when I came upon a new establishment. It was a coffee shop, just off Fulton across from the Fulton Mall. The sign on the door said, Fulton Street Coffee Roasters, which seemed appropriate, and something about the place invited me in.

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