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<em>To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question,</em> – Murder Mystery Dinner 2024

To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question, – Murder Mystery Dinner 2024

by Elizabethe Williams Lozano


To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question! Join the Kings Players of the Temple Theatre and the StoryBook Garden and Museum for their fourth annual Murder Mystery fundraiser, a testament to our community's creativity and support. This event, born four years ago from the collaborative minds of Judy Waite, Kim Spicer, and Louella Moreland, was designed to bring an entertaining evening to our community and support two organizations close to our hearts.

<em>A Corpse in the Café</em> By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway

A Corpse in the Café By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow


Now that she is a partner in New Orleans’ Lagniappe Bookstore, Samantha “Sammy” Richardson is enthusiastic about helping her neighboring businesses and friends with their promotional events. Artistic Coffee and Creations is hosting an art show opening by the artist Griffin, and the coffee shop’s owner Libby Tyler is excited to be featuring the works of her former professor Griffin Blackthorn.

Happy Go Lucky Wheaties

Happy Go Lucky Wheaties

by Lee Juslin



Breydon, a five-month-old Wheatie, came into Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue from a Mennonite puppy mill. Like so many puppy mill dogs, he has a genetic defect in that he has no knee joint in a rear leg. To make matters worse, he was kept in a cage preventing the leg muscles from strengthening. Consequently, he was dragging his leg when he came into rescue.

Animal Rescue of Fresno: Pancakes, Puppies, and Doggy Kisses

Animal Rescue of Fresno: Pancakes, Puppies, and Doggy Kisses

by Wendy Hunter


Well, it’s been a crazy busy weekend, including Easter, Cesare Chavez Day, and my parents’ 69th anniversary. And if my lovely father were still here, he would be savoring a nicely chilled martini this evening. Tito’s please, two olives, and very light on the vermouth. And like most red-blooded sports fans, he would currently be obsessed with the wild and wacky world of college basketball, also known as March Madness.

<em>A High Tide Murder</em> By Emily George: Review/Giveaway/Interview

A High Tide Murder By Emily George: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Cynthia Chow


It was an avalanche of unfortunate events that led professional pastry chef Chloe Barnes to return home to Azalea Bay, but she has never been happier. Helping her grandmother recover from chemo treatments introduced Chloe to the study of cannabis production and use, which in turn has her now opening her very own Baked by Chloe café.

Pages of Inclusivity: Exploring PFLAG Fresno’s Queer Book Club

Pages of Inclusivity: Exploring PFLAG Fresno’s Queer Book Club

by Molly Eide Marquez



In a world where representation and inclusivity are crucial, community initiatives like PFLAG Fresno and its Queer Book Club are beacons of hope and understanding. Kings River Life had the opportunity to speak with Brittany Carpenter, Jen Licón, and Drew Harbaugh, key members of PFLAG Fresno, to delve into the significance of their book club and their goals of shaping a more inclusive Fresno. Listed below are highlights of the conversation.

<em>Death Unfiltered</em> By Emmeline Duncan: Review/Giveaway/Recipes

Death Unfiltered By Emmeline Duncan: Review/Giveaway/Recipes

by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Emmeline Duncan


I love coffee, and some of my favorite mysteries are set in coffeeshops. Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mysteries was the first series to introduce me to this wonderful combination, and a few years ago I discovered another coffee-related mystery series, the Ground Rules Mysteries by Emmeline Duncan. The Ground Rules Series is also set in one of my favorite places, Portland, Oregon. The fourth book, Death Unfiltered, was released recently.

Harnessing the Power of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for Synthetic Data Generation in Machine Learning

Harnessing the Power of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for Synthetic Data Generation in Machine Learning

by staff


In the realm of machine learning, access to high-quality and diverse datasets is crucial for training accurate and robust models. However, acquiring labeled data for training can be costly, time-consuming, and sometimes impractical, especially in domains where data is scarce or sensitive.

Blockchain-Based Voting Systems: Ensuring Integrity and Transparency in Elections

Blockchain-Based Voting Systems: Ensuring Integrity and Transparency in Elections

by staff


Elections are the cornerstone of democracy, providing citizens with the opportunity to participate in the governance process and elect their representatives. However, traditional voting systems are often plagued by issues such as fraud, tampering, and lack of transparency.

March Mystery Catchup: Bookstores/Scotland/Bed & Breakfast/Cats

March Mystery Catchup: Bookstores/Scotland/Bed & Breakfast/Cats

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we are reviewing 4 more fun cozy mysteries--these involve bookstores, cats, Scotland, and a bed and breakfast--A Killer Romance: A Book Reads Mystery by Maggie Blackburn, Mrs. Morris and the Mermaid by Traci Wilton, Murder at a Scottish Castle by Traci Hall (Traci Hall and Traci Wilton are the same person), and Fur Love or Money by Sofie Ryan.

Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Take These Cats Please

Jackie Dale-TheCatMother/Cat Trapper: Take These Cats Please

by Jackie Dale



The past month has been a literal “catnado” of cats. Just since my last column I have sent 30 cats to rescue and helped fix over 50 cats. The bulk of those were TNR projects but some were private pets. I help people get appointments and navigate the Cat House on the Kings new voucher system. It is pretty simple but not everyone is computer savvy so I help them get the vouchers, make the appointments and often I must assist with transporting the cat as well.

To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question, – Murder Mystery Dinner 2024

by Elizabethe Williams Lozano


To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question! Join the Kings Players of the Temple Theatre and the StoryBook Garden and Museum for their fourth annual Murder Mystery fundraiser, a testament to our community's creativity and support. This event, born four years ago from the collaborative minds of Judy Waite, Kim Spicer, and Louella Moreland, was designed to bring an entertaining evening to our community and support two organizations close to our hearts.

A Corpse in the Café By Jen Pitts: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow


Now that she is a partner in New Orleans’ Lagniappe Bookstore, Samantha “Sammy” Richardson is enthusiastic about helping her neighboring businesses and friends with their promotional events. Artistic Coffee and Creations is hosting an art show opening by the artist Griffin, and the coffee shop’s owner Libby Tyler is excited to be featuring the works of her former professor Griffin Blackthorn.

Happy Go Lucky Wheaties

by Lee Juslin



Breydon, a five-month-old Wheatie, came into Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue from a Mennonite puppy mill. Like so many puppy mill dogs, he has a genetic defect in that he has no knee joint in a rear leg. To make matters worse, he was kept in a cage preventing the leg muscles from strengthening. Consequently, he was dragging his leg when he came into rescue.

Animal Rescue of Fresno: Pancakes, Puppies, and Doggy Kisses

by Wendy Hunter


Well, it’s been a crazy busy weekend, including Easter, Cesare Chavez Day, and my parents’ 69th anniversary. And if my lovely father were still here, he would be savoring a nicely chilled martini this evening. Tito’s please, two olives, and very light on the vermouth. And like most red-blooded sports fans, he would currently be obsessed with the wild and wacky world of college basketball, also known as March Madness.

A High Tide Murder By Emily George: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Cynthia Chow


It was an avalanche of unfortunate events that led professional pastry chef Chloe Barnes to return home to Azalea Bay, but she has never been happier. Helping her grandmother recover from chemo treatments introduced Chloe to the study of cannabis production and use, which in turn has her now opening her very own Baked by Chloe café.

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To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question, – Murder Mystery Dinner 2024

by Elizabethe Williams Lozano

To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question! Join the Kings Players of the Temple Theatre and the StoryBook Garden and Museum for their fourth annual Murder Mystery fundraiser, a testament to our community's creativity and support. This event, born four years ago from the collaborative minds of Judy Waite, Kim Spicer, and Louella Moreland, was designed to bring an entertaining evening to our community and support two organizations close to our hearts.

To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question, – Murder Mystery Dinner 2024

by Elizabethe Williams Lozano

To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question! Join the Kings Players of the Temple Theatre and the StoryBook Garden and Museum for their fourth annual Murder Mystery fundraiser, a testament to our community's creativity and support. This event, born four years ago from the collaborative minds of Judy Waite, Kim Spicer, and Louella Moreland, was designed to bring an entertaining evening to our community and support two organizations close to our hearts.

Mystery Coming Attractions: April 2024

by Shawn Stevens

As April blossoms around us, it's the perfect time to indulge in the charm and allure of cozy mysteries. Settle into your favorite reading nook, brew a cup of tea, and prepare to be swept away into a world of puzzling crimes and delightful characters. Stay tuned as we dive into sharing some recommendations, author highlights, and more. Get ready to unravel secrets, piece together clues, and lose yourself in the enchanting world of this sampling of April mysteries.

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!

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?: A Mystery Short Story

by Maggie King

“You really think we’ll find ourselves a couple of rich husbands tonight?” I laughed. “Just yesterday, you quoted from that book you love so much…something about rich men on the hunt for wives.”

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To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question, – Murder Mystery Dinner 2024

by Elizabethe Williams Lozano

To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question! Join the Kings Players of the Temple Theatre and the StoryBook Garden and Museum for their fourth annual Murder Mystery fundraiser, a testament to our community's creativity and support. This event, born four years ago from the collaborative minds of Judy Waite, Kim Spicer, and Louella Moreland, was designed to bring an entertaining evening to our community and support two organizations close to our hearts.

To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question, – Murder Mystery Dinner 2024

by Elizabethe Williams Lozano

To Hang, or Not to Hang…That is the Question! Join the Kings Players of the Temple Theatre and the StoryBook Garden and Museum for their fourth annual Murder Mystery fundraiser, a testament to our community's creativity and support. This event, born four years ago from the collaborative minds of Judy Waite, Kim Spicer, and Louella Moreland, was designed to bring an entertaining evening to our community and support two organizations close to our hearts.

Steven’s Eventful February Recap 2024

by Steven Sanchez


After a slow start in January when it came to events, February stepped in and brought the party. It’s the month of Valentine’s Day, and I must admit the Central Valley expressed its love to all the great artists that came through town—from guitar enthusiasts, heavy metal head bangers, hip hop fans, and old school jam lovers.

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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Happy Go Lucky Wheaties

by Lee Juslin


Breydon, a five-month-old Wheatie, came into Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue from a Mennonite puppy mill. Like so many puppy mill dogs, he has a genetic defect in that he has no knee joint in a rear leg. To make matters worse, he was kept in a cage preventing the leg muscles from strengthening. Consequently, he was dragging his leg when he came into rescue.

Happy Go Lucky Wheaties

by Lee Juslin


Breydon, a five-month-old Wheatie, came into Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue from a Mennonite puppy mill. Like so many puppy mill dogs, he has a genetic defect in that he has no knee joint in a rear leg. To make matters worse, he was kept in a cage preventing the leg muscles from strengthening. Consequently, he was dragging his leg when he came into rescue.

Feral Paws Rescue: Shrimp’s Story

by Lupe Gore

The cats at Feral Paws Rescue have all been rescued from high-kill shelters, as those of you who regularly follow our stories know. That includes Shrimp, who we feature this month, but he comes with a very interesting story about how he got here––and how he left.

A Valentine’s to Remember: Reminiscing with Raz & Blue

by Stephanie Cameron

For those of you who appreciate the spirit of Valentine's Day, I invite you to join me as I reminisce with some furry Valentine's of my own. Regular readers may recognize Blue (aka Blueberry) and Raz (aka Raspberry) when they were featured in December 2022. I was sadly unaware that their brother, Grape, would pass away unexpectedly only a few short months after that feature was published.

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Death Unfiltered By Emmeline Duncan: Review/Giveaway/Recipes

by Lorie Lewis Ham & Emmeline Duncan

I love coffee, and some of my favorite mysteries are set in coffeeshops. Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mysteries was the first series to introduce me to this wonderful combination, and a few years ago I discovered another coffee-related mystery series, the Ground Rules Mysteries by Emmeline Duncan. The Ground Rules Series is also set in one of my favorite places, Portland, Oregon. The fourth book, Death Unfiltered, was released recently.

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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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8 Reasons E-bikes Are Ideal for Daily Commute

by staff

In the fast-paced world we live in, the daily commute can often be a source of significant stress and expense. However, the emergence of electric bikes (e-bikes) is changing the game, offering a fresh, innovative solution for getting around. E-bikes combine the physical benefits of traditional cycling with the added boost of electric power, providing a unique combination of convenience, efficiency, and sustainability.

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A Look Behind the Badge With Reedley Police Officer Marisela Delgado

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Many years ago when I was writing for the Reedley Exponent I did a series of articles getting to know the officers of the Reedley Police Department. I decided it was time to do a version of that here at KRL as we chat with two of Reedley’s female officers over the next few weeks. This week we are chatting with Officer Marisela Delgado from Fresno.

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