A California Magazine with Local Focus and Global Appeal:
Community - Entertainment - Human Interest


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.


2021 Articles

Mell’s Mutts Rescue Update

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
SECTIONS

by Elayne Gonzalez


We would like to give everyone these great updates on the four doggies we saved from the city shelter and wrote about in last month’s edition. If you missed last month’s column, please take a minute to go back HERE and read to get caught up with these amazing four dogs! Let us remind you that all four were scheduled to be euthanized! Look at them now!!!

{ 0 comments }

Fall Mystery Catchup!

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
SECTIONS

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we have more mysteries for your fall reading tbr-Knot Ready for Murder: A Quilting Mystery by Mary Marks, Murder, She Edited: A Deadly Edits Mystery by Kaitlyn Dunnett, Death in Daylesford: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood, Death of a Red-Hot Rancher: A Love is Murder Mystery by Mimi Granger, and The Cider Shop Rules: A Cider Shop Mystery by Julie Anne Lindsey.

{ 11 comments }

by Terrance McArthur


Coagulated milk protein. Sound delicious?
Hold on! That’s cheese we’re talking about, and there are over a thousand types, each with a different combination of the animal source, its diet, added enzymes to speed coagulation, pasteurization, butterfat, and aging. The Great Food Search presents the ooiest, gooiest, cheesiest dishes we could find—How Cheesy Can You Get?

{ 1 comment }

by Kathleen Costa


Sixty-something widow Lilly Jayne not only has a “squad” of friends and family to keep her busy, she has the greenest, green thumbs when it comes to her meticulous garden. She is participating in the annual Garden Sculpture and Lights event and creating a wreath based on random book titles for the library fundraiser; hers is based on the Christie classic, “Murder on the Orient Express.” All good fun…mostly. She is also relied on by law enforcement when suspicious deaths pop up…and they always do!

{ 9 comments }

by Cynthia Chow
& Carolyn Haines


Following the death of her uncle Samuel, Tommy Sykes finds herself the unexpected heir of the historical Loftus Manor in Wetumpka, Alabama. The beautiful money-pit requires extensive upkeep and renovations, which is why Tommy is hiring a pair of HGTV stars to help her remodel her manor into an income-generating inn. Handsome, but unsociable, handyman Harley Jones hates the idea of change, but even he has to admit that an inn is preferable to it being sold, torn down, and replaced by a subdivision.

{ 9 comments }

Jay’s Video Game News: September 2021

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andJayce Ham
SECTIONS

by Jayce Ham


2021 has been a strange year for video games as the pandemic is finally starting to catch up with game studios. Many highly anticipated games have been delayed to next year, and there have been many lulls in new games to play. I have found myself replaying many of my favorite games as I have nothing new to play. Hope is not lost, however, because Playstation surprised all of us by hosting a State of Play showcase earlier this month.

{ 0 comments }

The Big Fresno Fair Back In Person

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMusic
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is almost time for the Big Fresno Fair again, and it will be back in person this year October 6-17; however, nothing is as it once was. We chatted with Lauri King about this year’s fair and what it is going to be like. Lauri is Deputy Manager II with the Big Fresno Fair.

{ 0 comments }

SCORE – For the Life of Your Business

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andCommunity,
andTom Sims
SECTIONS

by Tom Sims



Sally has an idea for a non-profit to help urban youth navigate the challenges of 21st century life. John has a dream of opening a restaurant to feature the food that generations of family members from his homeland prepared. Marcos has a talent to share with the world. Henrietta needs to expand her existing business and market her products in the light of new realities of worldwide pandemics and new opportunities on the internet. Jackson wants to use Zoom more effectively in his consulting business.

{ 0 comments }

by Terrance McArthur


Gomez and Morticia, singing and dancing?
It must be The Addams Family musical, back onstage in the Good Company Players production at Roger Rocka’s Music Hall through November 7.

{ 0 comments }

Visalia Players Presents Copper Creek Cabaret

IN THE September 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andTheatre
SECTIONS

by Jennifer Masters




The Visalia Players at the Ice House Theater is so thrilled to have their doors open once again! Coming up next at the Ice House Theater, Copper Creek Cabaret.
Directed by Jennifer Toledo and Pete Chambers, Copper Creek is a band that performs country, country rock, and folk rock and rock hits from the 50s through the 90s.

{ 0 comments }

by Sandra Murphy


Charlie and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are exploring the farmhouse Charlie inherited. He thought his grandfather sold the house many years ago but finds out the property was leased to Martin Hale for his lifetime only. Upon Martin’s death, which was a couple of months ago, the farm reverts to Charlie.

{ 11 comments }

A Sweet, Cuddly Boy Needs a Home

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
SECTIONS

by Lee Juslin



SoBear Blackie is a Shih Tzu mix. When his parents, who were volunteers with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, both died, SoBear came back to the caring arms of Col. Potter.

{ 1 comment }

by Terrance McArthur


Everly Swan is worried about a rival tea shop opening in town, her relationship with hunky police detective Grady Hays, and the annual Lost Colony historical drama, and…oh, yeah…a star surfer, dead with an arrow in his back, in Bree Baker’s sixth Seaside Café Mystery, Partners in Lime.

{ 9 comments }

Sunnyside Delicatessen: A New Beginning

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMallory Moad
SECTIONS

by Mallory Moad



“This is a hopeful sign.”
Those are the words of Bryce Cannell. He and his wife, Jennifer, were enjoying sandwiches and colorful pasta salads at the grand opening of the Sunnyside Delicatessen. The closure of this iconic southeast Fresno eatery in March, 2020, was the last straw in a long series of pandemic-related shutdowns, uncertainties, and disappointments for this pair of local educators.

{ 0 comments }

  • Arts & Entertainment

  • Books & Tales

  • Community

  • Education

  • Food Fun

  • Helping Hands

  • Hometown History

  • Pets

  • Teens

  • Terrific Tales