Camacho Park’s $4 million Facelift

by Jim Mulligan

In February 2024, the City of Reedley received a transformative boost for its local parks system, marking a pivotal moment in the city's ongoing efforts to enhance community recreational spaces. With a substantial grant of $4,049,992 from California State Parks, Reedley embarked on an ambitious project to renovate Camacho Park, one of the city's cherished public spaces. This grant, one of the largest in Reedley's history, earmarks funds for a comprehensive overhaul, including the renovation of three baseball and softball fields, the construction of a new walking path, the creation of a group picnic area, the addition of a restroom and signage, the creation of public art, and improvements to landscaping and lighting throughout the park.

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.

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.

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.