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Why Ordering Wallpaper Online Is Your Best Option

Why Ordering Wallpaper Online Is Your Best Option

by Staff


Ordering wallpaper online offers numerous advantages that make it an ideal choice for homeowners. The vast selection available from online retailers allows you to explore a wide range of designs, patterns, and textures that may not be found in local stores, ensuring you find the perfect match for your decor. Shopping online provides unparalleled convenience, enabling you to browse, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases from the comfort of your home.

<em>One of You</em> By Lorie Lewis Ham: Review/Giveaway/Book Launch

One of You By Lorie Lewis Ham: Review/Giveaway/Book Launch

by Terrance McArthur
& Autumn Trapani


We are doing something a bit different this week. We are sharing 2 reviews of my new book, One of You--one from a local's perspective and one from someone who doesn't live in the area. There is also info on the official in-person book launch happening at the Book Barn in Clovis on July 20! And you can enter to win an ebook copy of the book.

<em>Mean Girls</em> Coming to Fresno Memorial Auditorium Presented by CMT

Mean Girls Coming to Fresno Memorial Auditorium Presented by CMT

by KC Rutiaga


Children's Musical Theaterworks is thrilled to present the hit musical Mean Girls, based on Tina Fey's 2004 film, at the Fresno Memorial Auditorium in Downtown Fresno from July 12-21. This highly-anticipated production promises to bring the audience into the drama-filled world of high school, complete with teenage antics, cliques, and gossip.

Eight reasons couples should plan a vacation to Murphy, NC

Eight reasons couples should plan a vacation to Murphy, NC

by Staff


Vacations are crucial for couples to strengthen their relationships and rejuvenate themselves as individuals. They provide an opportunity to escape daily routines, explore new environments, and reconnect with each other. While many believe that an international trip is necessary to achieve this, hidden gems within the United States offer similar benefits without the complexity and cost of overseas travel. Murphy, NC, is one such destination. Easily accessible and budget-friendly, Murphy boasts a variety of attractions perfect for couples.

KRL Fourth of July Vacation!

KRL Fourth of July Vacation!

by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL is taking a vacation this weekend! Between the 4th of July holiday and a lot of writing I need to do for some upcoming online events for my new book, One of You, I decided it was best to take this week off from my KRL duties! There was one midweek post over on KRL News and Reviews this week and there will be one here this coming week and a new issue will be back next weekend!

Eco-Friendly Home Improvements: Sustainable Living Tips for Modern Homes

Eco-Friendly Home Improvements: Sustainable Living Tips for Modern Homes

by Staff


Embracing eco-friendly home improvements is essential for homeowners in Charlotte, where sustainable living not only benefits the environment but also enhances property value. In a city where home prices are rising, upgrading your home with green features can make a significant impact.

The Benefits of Recovery Group Activities in Addiction Treatment

The Benefits of Recovery Group Activities in Addiction Treatment

by Staff


Have you ever wondered how recovery group activities can aid in addiction treatment? These group sessions offer a supportive environment. They help individuals share their experiences. Sharing helps build a sense of community. This can be crucial for emotional healing. Discover the benefits of recovery group activities. Join a session today and take a step towards a healthier life.

Eco-Friendly Living: Enhancing Energy Efficiency at Home

Eco-Friendly Living: Enhancing Energy Efficiency at Home

by Staff


In today's environmentally conscious world, making our homes more energy-efficient is not just a personal cost-saving measure, but also a crucial step towards reducing our global carbon footprint. In Michigan, where the climate can vary drastically, from sweltering summers to freezing winters, optimizing home energy use is especially vital. Enhancing a home's energy efficiency helps Michigan residents enjoy lower utility bills while contributing to a healthier planet.

<em>Nothing But the Truth</em> By Robyn Gigl: Review/Giveaway/Interview

Nothing But the Truth By Robyn Gigl: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Claire A Murray


Defense attorney Erin McCabe’s new client Jon Mazur is a New Jersey State Police officer charged with murdering the reporter writing an exposé on corruption within the state police. Part thriller, part courtroom procedural, Nothing But the Truth takes us beyond those two labels and explores some very personal and important issues when the parties in these proceedings are gay or transgender.

Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Trickles, Transports, and Trapping

Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Trickles, Transports, and Trapping

by Jackie Dale



I started the month with a transport of four of my kittens to rescue. Since my specialty is supplying the rescue with cats aged five months and up, I was pleased and surprised when they agreed to take the litter of four kittens from Firebaugh. I can only assume it was because the kittens were not only very healthy AND super cute, but they were incredibly well socialized.

June 2024 Mystery Catch-up!

June 2024 Mystery Catch-up!

by Cynthia Chow,
Sarah Erwin & Sandra Murphy


The last few months have been crazy so we have gotten even more behind than usual on our reviews--so this week we have another fun mystery catch up group-The Diva Goes Overboard: A Domestic Goddess Mystery by Krista Davis, Murder at the Spelling Bee: A Maya and Sandra Mystery by Lee Hollis, A Twinkle of Trouble by Daryl Wood Gerber, and Patchwork Quilt Murder by Leslie Meier.

Why Ordering Wallpaper Online Is Your Best Option

by Staff


Ordering wallpaper online offers numerous advantages that make it an ideal choice for homeowners. The vast selection available from online retailers allows you to explore a wide range of designs, patterns, and textures that may not be found in local stores, ensuring you find the perfect match for your decor. Shopping online provides unparalleled convenience, enabling you to browse, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases from the comfort of your home.

One of You By Lorie Lewis Ham: Review/Giveaway/Book Launch

by Terrance McArthur
& Autumn Trapani


We are doing something a bit different this week. We are sharing 2 reviews of my new book, One of You--one from a local's perspective and one from someone who doesn't live in the area. There is also info on the official in-person book launch happening at the Book Barn in Clovis on July 20! And you can enter to win an ebook copy of the book.

Mean Girls Coming to Fresno Memorial Auditorium Presented by CMT

by KC Rutiaga


Children's Musical Theaterworks is thrilled to present the hit musical Mean Girls, based on Tina Fey's 2004 film, at the Fresno Memorial Auditorium in Downtown Fresno from July 12-21. This highly-anticipated production promises to bring the audience into the drama-filled world of high school, complete with teenage antics, cliques, and gossip.

Eight reasons couples should plan a vacation to Murphy, NC

by Staff


Vacations are crucial for couples to strengthen their relationships and rejuvenate themselves as individuals. They provide an opportunity to escape daily routines, explore new environments, and reconnect with each other. While many believe that an international trip is necessary to achieve this, hidden gems within the United States offer similar benefits without the complexity and cost of overseas travel. Murphy, NC, is one such destination. Easily accessible and budget-friendly, Murphy boasts a variety of attractions perfect for couples.

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One of You By Lorie Lewis Ham: Review/Giveaway/Book Launch

by Terrance McArthur & Autumn Trapani

We are doing something a bit different this week. We are sharing 2 reviews of my new book, One of You--one from a local's perspective and one from someone who doesn't live in the area. There is also info on the official in-person book launch happening at the Book Barn in Clovis on July 20! And you can enter to win an ebook copy of the book.

One of You By Lorie Lewis Ham: Review/Giveaway/Book Launch

by Terrance McArthur & Autumn Trapani

We are doing something a bit different this week. We are sharing 2 reviews of my new book, One of You--one from a local's perspective and one from someone who doesn't live in the area. There is also info on the official in-person book launch happening at the Book Barn in Clovis on July 20! And you can enter to win an ebook copy of the book.

Mystery Coming Attractions: July 2024

by Shawn Stevens

As the summer heats up, there's nothing quite like curling up with a mystery to transport you to quaint villages, charming bookshops, and culinary delights––each with a twist of intrigue. July brings a fresh crop of mysteries, perfect for lazy afternoons or beachside reading. From amateur sleuths solving crimes in idyllic settings to culinary adventures that stir up more than just batter, here are some cozy and historical mysteries to look out for this month. Get ready to dive into these captivating tales that promise to keep you guessing until the very last page.

How I Failed My Way into Writing Books

by David Aljuni

March 24, 2021. My family and I were enjoying dinner after a show. I was working two jobs at the time, plus making my first feature film. After years of planning, I had shot most of it with the best cast anyone could have asked for, and magic had been made. I had brought my laptop and hard drive with me, hoping I could get some more editing done in the three-and-a-half-hour drive both to and from the show, but we were all in the moment and enjoying each other's company, so no editing had been done thus far on the trip.

KRL Staff Favorite Books of 2023

by Cynthia Chow, Terrance McArthur, & Sandra Murphy

It’s that time of year again, a time to look back at the books we reviewed here at KRL over the past year and share with you some of our favorites! We reviewed a LOT of books last year. All of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5-10ish favorite books they reviewed in 2023, except for me. To find my list click here and you can also enter to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

Mystery Short Story: Who Squawked?

by Maddi Davidson

“This is Chet Armor. I need to dispose of a parrot.” “Thanks for your call, Chet,” Jake replied. “I’m sorry, but we don’t––” “You have to take him. I’ve called every bird and animal adoption place within an hour of Sacramento. No one will take a parrot. Snakes, pot-bellied pigs, and rats are welcome, but not parrots.”

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Mean Girls Coming to Fresno Memorial Auditorium Presented by CMT

by KC Rutiaga

Children's Musical Theaterworks is thrilled to present the hit musical Mean Girls, based on Tina Fey's 2004 film, at the Fresno Memorial Auditorium in Downtown Fresno from July 12-21. This highly-anticipated production promises to bring the audience into the drama-filled world of high school, complete with teenage antics, cliques, and gossip.

Mean Girls Coming to Fresno Memorial Auditorium Presented by CMT

by KC Rutiaga

Children's Musical Theaterworks is thrilled to present the hit musical Mean Girls, based on Tina Fey's 2004 film, at the Fresno Memorial Auditorium in Downtown Fresno from July 12-21. This highly-anticipated production promises to bring the audience into the drama-filled world of high school, complete with teenage antics, cliques, and gossip.

The Band By Christine Ma-Kellams: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow

The Band begins with a breezy narration full of footnotes covering the rise – and fall? – of a female Korean pop band attempting to forge their success in the States. They hope that connecting with another Korean idol who has found popularity in America will give them a boost up, but ominous hints would indicate that it’s about to go wrong.

Q&A With It’s A Queer Thang Podcast

by Lorie Lewis Ham

As we come to the end of Pride Month, we close it out by interviewing the hosts of local podcast It’s A Queer Thang, Chris Jarvis and Kaylia Metcalfe.

Missing Persons: A Ghost Short Story

by Ellyn Siegel

I handed my friend Graham a print out of the portrait I’d just taken of him and he burst into tears. He was sitting in the tapestry chair with his elbows resting on the wooden, carved lions head armrests, gazing into the near distance, exactly as I’d asked him to pose.

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Essential Dog Probiotics Concepts to Understand

by Staff

While you may know the significance of "good bacteria" to human digestive health, you may not know that a well-balanced gut also helps your canine friend. In this regard, canine probiotics serve as a lifesaver, bolstering the canine's digestive system, immune system, and general well-being.

Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Trickles, Transports, and Trapping

by Jackie Dale


I started the month with a transport of four of my kittens to rescue. Since my specialty is supplying the rescue with cats aged five months and up, I was pleased and surprised when they agreed to take the litter of four kittens from Firebaugh. I can only assume it was because the kittens were not only very healthy AND super cute, but they were incredibly well socialized.

Feral Paws Rescue: It’s Wednesday!

by Lupe Gore

We at Feral Paws Rescue have saved many, many cats from high-kill shelters throughout the years since we started, and they have all held a special place in our hearts. Some, however, are just a little more special because of their personalities or the circumstances when we got them. This month we will share the story of one of those cats.

Rattie Ratz Rescue: Keeping Pet Rats Safe in the Heat

by Stephanie Cameron

With temperatures beginning to rise as the year rolls towards summer, it’s important for pet owners to be conscious of how the heat affects the animals in their home. As a volunteer with Rattie Ratz (a domestic pet rat rescue), and living in California, I have had a few summers where the heat was too much for me and my animals and I have had to utilize some of the tips described below. Although this article is geared towards pet rats, these tips and tricks can be utilized for many different types of animals.

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New Theatre Opportunities For KCUSD Middle & Elementary Schools

by Lorie Lewis Ham

While Reedley High School has been well known for its theatre productions for quite some time, I recently became aware that theatre was happening at some Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD) K-8 schools in Reedley, so I set out to learn more. Little did I realize that this actually began last year and somehow slipped under KRL’s radar, with the first show, a production of High School Musical Jr., performed by TL Reed students at Silas Bartsch.

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Eco-Friendly Home Improvements: Sustainable Living Tips for Modern Homes

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Embracing eco-friendly home improvements is essential for homeowners in Charlotte, where sustainable living not only benefits the environment but also enhances property value. In a city where home prices are rising, upgrading your home with green features can make a significant impact.

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Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Too Many Kittens!

by Jackie Dale


This has been a month where I have spent a majority of my time at home taking care of many kittens and also a handful of adults as well. Due to a staffing shortage at the vets, there have been fewer appointments available so I have had to curtail some of my TNR work for the time being. It is just as well since the kittens keep me hopping.

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