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Christmas Mysteries For Your Holiday TBR

Christmas Mysteries For Your Holiday TBR

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have reviews and giveaways of 3 Christmas mysteries, with several more to come in the next few weeks-Bones of Holly: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery by Carolyn Haines, A Dark and Snowy Night: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum, & Blackmail and Bibingka: A Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery by Mia P. Manansala.

December Coming Attractions: Homicide for the Holidays

December Coming Attractions: Homicide for the Holidays

by Sunny Frazier


It's Christmas in Holiday Bay, Maine. Abby Sullivan, the owner of a mansion turned into an inn, is busy checking in guests. Among them is a Santa with a secret, a social worker with an orphan in tow, a new widow, and a scrooge of a travel writer. Ho-Ho-Hmm, what could possibly go wrong?

10 Ways Healthcare Facilities Can Improve Quality Of Care

10 Ways Healthcare Facilities Can Improve Quality Of Care

by staff


Technology today is essential to healthcare and improves patient safety. Medical professionals prioritize the safety of their patients, but occasionally they make mistakes that cause patients' diseases to worsen. These mistakes can sometimes be fatal. The bad news is that most of these errors can be prevented. Fortunately, healthcare providers may increase patient safety and improve patient outcomes using appropriate technologies.

Why Novels Mix Real-World and Fictional Settings

Why Novels Mix Real-World and Fictional Settings

by Linda Lovely



People enjoy reading books set in familiar locations—be it hometowns, family vacation spots, or famous resorts they long to visit someday. Novels give readers an inexpensive way to spend time at well-known and beloved locales anytime they want. Settings also can help transport readers deep into the world inhabited by the novel’s characters.

<em>Trappings, Turkeys, & Thanksgiving</em> By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

Trappings, Turkeys, & Thanksgiving By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa


Mae West has turned diamonds into dungarees, a penthouse into a parking spot, and New York to Normal, Kentucky; she couldn’t be happier. She renovated Happy Trails Campground, the only thing that truly belonged to her after the government confiscated all of her husband’s assets, and turned it into a popular, full-service vacation destination.

Feral Paws Rescue: 4 Cats & 2 Dogs Find Rescue

Feral Paws Rescue: 4 Cats & 2 Dogs Find Rescue

by Paula Hunsaker


Our rescue over the years has seen and been through so much that is heartbreaking and joyful at times. But there are times when you have to stop and question the human race. I have learned over time that there is a huge difference between the mind of the public and the work of rescue. I have found over time that there are some very heartless humans. We get so attached to our rescue pets and some even become forever pets with the rescue.

<em>Death on a Deadline</em> By Joyce St. Anthony: Review/Giveaway/Interview

Death on a Deadline By Joyce St. Anthony: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Kathleen Costa


Irene Ingram has journalism in her DNA. Her father, whom she calls Pops, owns the Progress Herald, the local newspaper, and when she was ready, she became the home, garden, and fashion reporter. But, now, she’s also the editor in chief with complete editorial control since her father is somewhere in the Pacific as a war correspondent.

Christmas Mysteries For Your Holiday TBR

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we have reviews and giveaways of 3 Christmas mysteries, with several more to come in the next few weeks-Bones of Holly: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery by Carolyn Haines, A Dark and Snowy Night: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum, & Blackmail and Bibingka: A Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery by Mia P. Manansala.

Jay’s Video Game News: November 2022

by Jayce Ham


November; what a month for gaming! Highly-anticipated releases, game awards nominations, and video game disappointments are all on the table for discussion this month.

December Coming Attractions: Homicide for the Holidays

by Sunny Frazier


It's Christmas in Holiday Bay, Maine. Abby Sullivan, the owner of a mansion turned into an inn, is busy checking in guests. Among them is a Santa with a secret, a social worker with an orphan in tow, a new widow, and a scrooge of a travel writer. Ho-Ho-Hmm, what could possibly go wrong?

10 Ways Healthcare Facilities Can Improve Quality Of Care

by staff


Technology today is essential to healthcare and improves patient safety. Medical professionals prioritize the safety of their patients, but occasionally they make mistakes that cause patients' diseases to worsen. These mistakes can sometimes be fatal. The bad news is that most of these errors can be prevented. Fortunately, healthcare providers may increase patient safety and improve patient outcomes using appropriate technologies.

Why Novels Mix Real-World and Fictional Settings

by Linda Lovely



People enjoy reading books set in familiar locations—be it hometowns, family vacation spots, or famous resorts they long to visit someday. Novels give readers an inexpensive way to spend time at well-known and beloved locales anytime they want. Settings also can help transport readers deep into the world inhabited by the novel’s characters.

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Christmas Mysteries For Your Holiday TBR

by Cynthia Chow & Sandra Murphy

This week we have reviews and giveaways of 3 Christmas mysteries, with several more to come in the next few weeks-Bones of Holly: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery by Carolyn Haines, A Dark and Snowy Night: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum, & Blackmail and Bibingka: A Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery by Mia P. Manansala.

Christmas Mysteries For Your Holiday TBR

by Cynthia Chow & Sandra Murphy

This week we have reviews and giveaways of 3 Christmas mysteries, with several more to come in the next few weeks-Bones of Holly: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery by Carolyn Haines, A Dark and Snowy Night: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum, & Blackmail and Bibingka: A Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery by Mia P. Manansala.

December Coming Attractions: Homicide for the Holidays

by Sunny Frazier

It's Christmas in Holiday Bay, Maine. Abby Sullivan, the owner of a mansion turned into an inn, is busy checking in guests. Among them is a Santa with a secret, a social worker with an orphan in tow, a new widow, and a scrooge of a travel writer. Ho-Ho-Hmm, what could possibly go wrong?

Lost Coast Literary By Ellie Alexander: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Kathleen Costa & Ellie Alexander

Emily Bryant is excited about pitching her first book at a major New York publishing house. Growing up she loved editing her favorite books making notes and even suggesting new endings, so it’s a dream come true. However, her boss has dashed her hopes: Pass. Maybe next time. Could the day get any worse? She’s been ignoring calls from her estranged uncle, so he decided to give her the bad news via text.

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions & More: November

by Matt Lubbers-Moore

Hard to believe that another year is almost over. A lot has happened personally and on the national and global stage which I could go into but it is better mentally heading into one of the most stressful seasons of the year by focusing on the positive. ReQueered Tales has published quite a few books in the last few months and that makes me very happy.

Halloween Short Story: Phantom Whines

by Chris Dreith

There is a fly buzzing around my nose. I twitch my mustache and it moves away, but it keeps coming back. I could catch it if I wanted to. Jump up and surprise it. But I don’t. Too tired. I just want to sleep a little longer.

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Jay’s Video Game News: November 2022

by Jayce Ham

November; what a month for gaming! Highly-anticipated releases, game awards nominations, and video game disappointments are all on the table for discussion this month.

Q & A With Local actor/director/film maker Robert Jerome Pagan

by Lorie Lewis Ham

KRL interviews a lot of actors and others involved in local theatre and film, and during Pride Month we especially like to highlight artists in the LGBTQ+ community. This week we are interviewing Robert Jerome Pagan who has done a little bit of everything in the theatre and film world and has won awards for his work.

Scorpions Rock Fresno

by Steven Sanchez


The rock band, Scorpions, rocked the Fresno audience like a hurricane on Friday, October 7, at Save Mart Center. Kings River Life had the privilege of witnessing it. The German rockers have been at it since the early '70s but achieved their greatest success in the '80s, but on this night, they proved that they’re still going strong.

BritBox Streaming: Scottish Gems Shetland & Karen Pirie

by Kathleen Costa

BritBox is one of my “good” vices. It’s harmless. It’s healthy. It’s highly economical. For less than a cappuccino and a scone (monthly $6.99; special annual fee $69.99), I get endless hours of entertainment from which I can choose a sitcom, detective drama, mystery, documentary, and much more set in an urban community to the countryside and all over the Commonwealth.

Mini-Rogue Is Back!

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Mini-Rogue is back and we took a moment to chat with one of the producers of the event, Grant Knutson, to learn more about it. Grant is co-producer of the Mini-Rogue, along with former Rogue Festival producer Jayne Day and current Rogue board member Tina Jones.

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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Feral Paws Rescue: 4 Cats & 2 Dogs Find Rescue

by Paula Hunsaker

Our rescue over the years has seen and been through so much that is heartbreaking and joyful at times. But there are times when you have to stop and question the human race. I have learned over time that there is a huge difference between the mind of the public and the work of rescue. I have found over time that there are some very heartless humans. We get so attached to our rescue pets and some even become forever pets with the rescue.

Feral Paws Rescue: 4 Cats & 2 Dogs Find Rescue

by Paula Hunsaker

Our rescue over the years has seen and been through so much that is heartbreaking and joyful at times. But there are times when you have to stop and question the human race. I have learned over time that there is a huge difference between the mind of the public and the work of rescue. I have found over time that there are some very heartless humans. We get so attached to our rescue pets and some even become forever pets with the rescue.

Feral Paws Rescue: 4 Cats & 2 Dogs Find Rescue

by Paula Hunsaker

Our rescue over the years has seen and been through so much that is heartbreaking and joyful at times. But there are times when you have to stop and question the human race. I have learned over time that there is a huge difference between the mind of the public and the work of rescue. I have found over time that there are some very heartless humans. We get so attached to our rescue pets and some even become forever pets with the rescue.

Rattie Ratz: Through Loss, a New Beginning is Made, The Story of Fern & Juniper

by Stephanie Cameron

With every ending there is hope of a new beginning and a second chance. Today’s feature follows the story of Fern and Juniper. They were very much beloved by their previous owner, but sadly, the owner was chronically ill. With their condition worsening, they no longer felt that they could care for the girls as they deserved, so they reached out to Rattie Ratz, a rescue located in the Bay Area of Northern California who specializes in fostering and rehoming domestic pet rats.

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The gold medal for all-around wonderful kitty could easily go to darling Chicken Little! This cutiepie never misses an opportunity to hoot it up with her friends, explore any nook or cranny, and make it her mission to check out whatever happens to be going on. Chicken Little came along way after suffering a toe injury calling for immediate amputation. She's all better now and you can't even notice she's missing a rear toe. What an adorable combination she is of fun-loving spirit and sweet, deep affection, a girl who will easily capture hearts in a forever family that cherishes her. Precious Chicken Little would love to be your most darling doll! Check her out on the Cat House website to learn more.

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BooBoo Bean Bakery and Café

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Here at KRL we love to find unique places whether they be shops, cafes, or coffee shops. Recently we discovered one that also had a very unique name—BooBoo Bean Bakery and Café located in Fresno. It opened in January of 2018. I took some time to chat with the Café’s owner Jenny Rivera and the timing couldn't have been more perfect as they also offer holiday meals you can take home for the family--all of the great home cooking without any of the work.

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Benefits of Studying Computer Programming in 2022 and Beyond

by staff

Computer programming is the most sought skill in 2022. It is the lifeblood of modern life. Without it, we wouldn't be able to operate like we do today. For instance, imagine what would happen if our computers disappeared tomorrow. No data, no connection, no internet, or no convenience.

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Benefits of Living a Natural Life

by staff

There are many benefits of living a natural life. We are talking about eating what is fresh and organic and living a more balanced lifestyle. That includes getting enough sleep, exercising, and using natural products. Take care of yourself with a healthy diet. Most people would agree that a natural lifestyle is easier to live and does not put as much stress on the body. So if you have ever thought of changing your life to go along with the "natural" path, here are the top five benefits of living a natural lifestyle.

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Reedley College Instructor Spotlight: David Hicks, Ceramic Artist

by Jim Mulligan

While his full-time job may be passing along the basics of his artistic and practical craft to students of all ages at Reedley College, David Hicks relishes in taking the bits and pieces of organic inspiration found in the Central Valley and creating both monolithic pieces and conglomerations of smaller parts with his medium of choice, inorganic clay.

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