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Fresno

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend is Bookwyrm, a 2 day gaming convention at the Woodward Park Library in Fresno. We spoke with 2 of the organizers of this year’s event-James Tyner and Tiffany Polfer.

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Valley Animal Center: Squishy

IN THE April 14 ISSUE

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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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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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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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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for a feel good show that the whole family can enjoy, then head over to the Bonner Auditorium at the Fresno Art Museum and see The Fantasticks, presented by StageWorks Fresno through April 22.

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Hi-Top Coffee: The Buzz of the Tower

IN THE April 7 ISSUE

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andFood Fun,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


For the last several months, I have been hearing a lot of buzz about a new coffee shop in the Tower District in Fresno, so I decided to check it out! When I was in the Tower for the Rogue Festival last month, I stopped in at Hi-Top Coffee, not once but twice!

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by Terrance McArthur


This has become my year of changing opinions. I always hated the song “Tomorrow” from Annie because I associated it with small children singing loudly off-key…until I saw the Good Company Players’ production, and now I love it. Now, I have to admit something I never expected to say…Mamma Mia! is a great show!

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by Tom Sims



In December, I was awakened by the Fresno Fire Department at 3 a.m. with news that my office was on fire. When I arrived, I discovered only rubble. I have been out of my office since then, wandering from desk to desk, coffee shop to coffee shop, and from Uber to The Hashtag in downtown Fresno on Kern Street.

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by Steven Sanchez



On Friday, March 2, the up-and-coming indie folk band, Magic Giant, set Strummer’s on fire (pun intended, from their 2017 song “Set on Fire”) with a unique fusion of folk, rock, and alternative. The eccentric LA-based trio made Fresno their destination for this concert, to coincide with their nationwide Magic Misfits Tour in support of their debut album In the Wind.

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by Lupe Gore


This month’s article is about three very special black cats who were pulled by Feral Paws Rescue from the CCSPCA in Fresno, California.

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Sunnyside Bicycles: Clean Transportation

IN THE March 24 ISSUE

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andCommunity,
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by Vanessa McCracken



My husband, John, was invited to speak on a panel at the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Summit 2018 earlier this month.

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by Diana Bulls


Anyone who lives in Central California knows that to get from north to south, you take State Route 99 (SR99), or as most of us call it, Highway 99. If you are heading north to Sacramento or south to Bakersfield, or any of the cities in between, you are going to get there via SR99.

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Local Musician Profile: Kat

IN THE March 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMovies,
andSarah Peterson-Camacho
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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that music runs through Fresno native Katerina Aleksenko’s veins ? the artist known as Kat taught herself to play the guitar at the age of 13, and has since mastered a variety of musical styles, from pop to blues to rap.

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by Terrance McArthur


Since the 1950s, Simon has been the go-to guy for laughter on radio, TV, and in the movies. Barefoot in the Park, Sweet Charity, The Odd Couple, The Goodbye Girl, Brighton Beach Memoirs…..comedy is spelled Neil Simon.

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