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by Kathleen Costa


With travel restricted and getting out and about raising concerns, for me finding a distraction is still as close as my iPad or iPhone. AcornTV adds weekly to their streaming library ample choices for any interest from dramas to comedies, private detectives to police procedurals, from mini series to movies, and of course, fascinating documentaries.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL did several articles last year profiling different aspects of the City of Reedley, including several articles about the Reedley Police Department. This year we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This is our second interview, this one with Fire Battalion Chief Justin Watson. Justin was born and raised in Reedley and attended Reedley High School.

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The Day that Changed my World

IN THE March 21 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



“Help! Help! Someone please.” I heard the screaming right outside my motel room. I had been napping when I heard the woman scream. I jumped up and ran to the door. Flinging it open, I saw the woman in the next door unit running back and forth. In her arms she held a little girl, about a year old.

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Bartlett, a City Boy

IN THE March 14 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



When Bartlett was turned into the busy New York City shelter, the shelter workers thought he looked like a Cairn. When the shelter called Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, a rescue volunteer came to take the little dog. She knew right away the dog was not a Cairn, but with only six hours left before he would be euthanized, she couldn’t leave him.

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by Cynthia Chow


After North Carolina’s heavy April rains drive a deluge of customers into Miracle Books for warmth and even more comforting reads, Nora Pennington decides to venture out to restock her supply of popular shelf enhancers. The striking bowls Nora finds at the tobacco barn flea market are irresistible, and she finds them as memorable as their creator “Cherokee Danny.”

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An Altar, a Work of Art

IN THE March 14 ISSUE

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by Jim Mulligan


Even if one is not a Catholic Christian, or even religious for that matter, a trip to Europe or Latin America would certainly include a visit to the prominent Catholic church of the city or region. One may argue that a visit to Rome is not complete without a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, a trip to Paris not complete without seeing Notre Dame, and a trip to Mexico City is only whole after visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Lost Hills is the first book in a new series by Lee Goldberg. The series features a young female detective who is brand new on the job, Eve Ronin. Eve only got the position because of her arrest of a famous actor that went viral on YouTube, and she knows it, and so does everyone she works with. Her fame came right when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was in bad need of some good press. Eve is the youngest female homicide detective in the department’s history.

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by Cynthia Chow


Over ten years ago Athena Spencer fled from her meddling and boisterous Greek family in search of big city life and a definitively non-Greek husband. After gaining a son but losing both her career and her spouse, Athena is back home in Sequoia, Michigan, working as a bookkeeper and fill-in staffer for her father at Spencer’s Garden Center.

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by Kathleen Costa


It‘s November, it’s cold, it’s very early, and it’s “Ma” on the line…Sydney is not amused. With an “I’d rather give up a kidney than go home for Christmas” attitude, she feigns a busy schedule, which isn’t entirely true since it is the winter season with few events to manage at the Inn.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


When it comes to the imagination, the sky’s the limit for Gail Daley. With three science fiction and fantasy series underway, the Central Valley author feels as much at home exploring distant galaxies as she does creating memorable characters who leap off the page. Kings River Life spoke with Daley about inspiration, genre bending, and writing’s biggest rewards.

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Stupid F***ing Bird On Stage at COS

IN THE March 11 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Stupid F***ing Bird opened this past weekend at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia produced by their performing arts department. The play is a contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, written by American playwright Aaron Posner.

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Rogue Festival Reviews 2020!

IN THE March 7 ISSUE

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by Rebecca Potts,
Mallory Moad & Terrance McArthur



The Rogue Festival is here! You can find all of our Rogue Festival articles, and our upcoming show reviews in our Rogue Festival section! We will be posting reviews throughout the festival.

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by Kathleen Costa


Roxanne “Roxy” Bloom has transformed her life leaving behind an ex and a law career, attending barista school and cooking classes, and relocating to Honey Springs, Kentucky, where, as a teenager, she spent many wonderful summers with her Aunt Maxine Bloom.

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by Steven Sanchez



In the culinary world, the term “secret menu” by definition is exclusive knowledge that’s unknown to the majority of the public. It is known only to those select few who are aware of certain items that are not on the everyday menu of their favorite eateries. It’s very much a VIP thing. Well, here in the Central Valley, there’s a secret menu of food out there from an establishment that is gradually gaining attention through word of mouth.

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