A California Magazine with Local Focus and Global Appeal:
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Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.


Reasons to Choose Food Delivery Services

FROM THE June 1 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Staff



Food is one of man’s essential needs. We can’t do without this necessity. Hence, the food industry is one of the largest in the world. There are several retail stores across the globe that cater to the endless needs of billions of people. These stores offer a wide range of food products at varying prices and operate almost around the clock. Each day, food businesses become more customer-centric.

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Tips to Prepare for a Memorable Road Trip With Your Dog

FROM THE May 31 ISSUE

IN THE Pets SECTION

by Staff



Are you planning to go on a trip with your furry friend? Road trips are a lot of fun and one of the best ways to visit off-beat places or even regular ones at your leisure. Taking your dog along with you on the trip can double the fun. It also means that you won’t have to leave your best friend at a kennel when both of you will miss each other. Most dogs love to travel in a car. Everyone knows their love for sticking their head out of their window with their tongue rolling out.

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Cat House on the Kings: Kittens, Adoptions, & Solar

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Harvie Schreiber



We’re more than five months into 2020 and The Cat House on the Kings has already rescued more than 630 cats and kittens. Based on the seemingly endless calls we receive about pregnant cats and unexpected kittens, it’s clear to us that the cat population of the Central Valley isn’t social distancing nor are they sheltering in place. Fortunately for us, and for the cats and kittens that we’re rescuing, caring people are stepping forward to help us foster some of these rescues or we’d never be able to do what we do.

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Murder in the Storybook Cottage By Ellery Adams: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Ellery Adams


Readers will be delighted to return for the sixth time to Storyton Hall, a five-star resort in West Virginia catering to bibliophiles from around the world. Book-themed rooms, enormous libraries, book clubs, and now a Family Valentine’s Celebration event specifically for young readers and children’s book authors are all featured at this unique destination. A lucky family has been awarded a free vacation stay at the resort during the special weekend as well, and Storyton manager Jane Steward is looking forward to welcoming the deserving Gilbert family.

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Pet Mysteries For Your Summer Reading

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


This week we have 3 fun pet related mysteries for your summer reading-Gone With The Whisker: A Bookmobile Cat Mystery by Laurie Cass, Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua: A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery by Rose Pressey, and The Girl with the Kitten Tattoo: A Cat Lady Mystery by Linda Reilly.

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Coming Attractions: A Sad Farewell

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Coming Attractions! SECTION

by Sunny Frazier


While June brings sunshine into our lives, and possibly an end to quarantining, it also brings sad news of the loss of one of our authors. The rest of the titles are all new series for your summer reading.

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Q&A With Local Film Editor/Musician Robert J. Thissen

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Movies SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



Filmmaker, editor, musician, producer, these are the many titles that shape Robert J. Thissen’s identity. This Central Valley artist has made a name for himself in Hollywood for his work as a television and associate editor on several TV shows ranging from Hart of Dixie, Life In Pieces, Rizzoli and Isles, and that’s just naming a few. He’s become a go-to from the big studios in Tinseltown, maybe you’ve heard of them, the selection being Warner Bros. Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Disney, along with others. But now he’s shifting gear and his focus to another craft…music.

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Secrets of the Treasure King By Terry Ambrose: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


The Treasure King, a boat twice the size of anything at the marina and with a captain whose last visit to Seaside Cove was trouble, has once again docked. The trouble starts immediately when Captain Carroll is asked, more like demanded, to move his boat, which also included a follow-up visit from the law to punctuate the idea of following the rules. The captain is also publicizing he has evidence that shows the location of the San Manuel, a ship that in 1568 sunk with treasure worth millions, if not billions, in today’s market. So is it any surprise that the captain is found dead? Arguments. Threats. Competition. Greed. Murder.

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Jessica’s May 2020 Video Game News

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Jessica Ham


Despite what is currently going on in the world right now, the video game industry is thriving. Companies have found ways of still producing games while being at home and are taking the opportunity to give something for those staying at home to do.

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Writer Types Mystery Podcast

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This is the third in our series featuring mystery podcasts! This week we are interviewing host and mystery author Eric Beetner about his podcast Writer Types.

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Great Food Search: It Came From My Kitchen Part 3

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur


I was let out of quarantine, and then I took four weeks off (because I had the hours). I went back to work for a week-and-a-half, and then I was out again because I had a heart attack (of the mild variety). However, I can still write, and I can still cook, and so…we return to Casa de Mc Arthur!

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New Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast Featuring The Wrong Girl by Donis Casey

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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You Cannot Reopen What Was Never Closed

FROM THE May 30 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Tom Sims



Let me start with this. Many things have been closed that have never been closed before:
Doctor’s offices.
Stores and restaurants. Beauty Salons and barbers.

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The Inspiration For Dickens the Dog

FROM THE May 27 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Kathy Manos Penn


In my Dickens & Christie cozy mystery series, Leta Parker owns a Great Pyrenees named Dickens, but not just any Pyr. Hers is a dwarf; they do exist, just not in great numbers. You can’t go out and find one at a pet store or get one from a breeder. They’re anomalies.

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