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by Tom Sims



Things were as they had been for a long time. Nothing much changed. Relationships were well defined. Alliances were set. Positions were clear. Lines were drawn in indelible ink. It was comfortable.

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Why You Should Pursue a Career as a Contractor

IN THE January 15 ISSUE

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by Staff



As the work place continues to evolve, many people are seeking increasingly non-traditional employment options. One of the more popular avenues that aspiring workers are following is the world of self-employment, which can take a variety of forms. From freelancing to contractor work, each career path requires different qualifications.

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by Jim Mulligan


On October 26, 2019 at Restaurante Il Cappuccino in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo, a contingent of over 40 people met to celebrate a long history and connection to Reedley and to some of its residents. Those in attendance included a small delegation from our Valley town of Reedley, and from four Central American and Caribbean nations.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


As the days shorten and the air turns cold and crisp, thoughts turn to the holidays and all of the chaos that they conjure. ‘Tis the season of mad dashes on Black Friday, packed parking lots, a veritable flood of Christmas parties and gift exchanges, and the scramble of last-minute everything.

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Christmas Traditions Great and Small

IN THE December 14 ISSUE

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by Jim Mulligan


As a child, I didn’t realize that our family Christmas traditions were not everyone’s Christmas traditions. I thought everyone went to mass on Christmas Eve, then gathered at their grandparents’ house, ate hotdogs and potato salad, and opened gifts (insert the screeching sound of a car coming to a halt here). This was the ritual that happened annually and that my siblings and I longed for each year. Hotdogs and potato salad!?

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The Blue Sweater

IN THE December 7 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



Knit, purl, knit, purl. I can do that, I thought to myself. My youngest son needed a sweater and I wanted to expand my skills, so I leafed through the knitting patterns in the book. There was a Norwegian pattern with white snowflakes and reindeer at the top. I had never knitted a pattern with two colors, but I was going to try.

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by Staff



Planning a house move or relocation can be a stressful and trying experience. The best thing you can do is to look for ways of making it as stress-free as possible. Most of us will be moving at some point in our lives, and the better we prepare for it now, the better things will work out during the actual moving process. It can be a big undertaking, and you have to make sure you have covered all your bases.

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KRL is on Thanksgiving Vacation!

IN THE November 30 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We are taking this weekend off for Thanksgiving vacation! Hope you all had a great turkey day and if you are looking for something to do, take advantage of the quiet to browse around KRL and check out some articles you may have missed!

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As You Like It On Stage at Fresno State

IN THE November 27 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno State University Theatre presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It next week. KRL took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kathleen McKinley about the show.

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10 DIY Ideas for Thanksgiving Decorations

IN THE November 16 ISSUE

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by Dylan Bartlett


The holiday season has almost arrived, which means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. You’ve probably seen expensive wreaths and garlands at the stores you visit most often. During this time of year, everyone’s trying to sell holiday decor, but not all of it is fitting or affordable. Instead of overspending for the holidays, embrace your crafty skills and make your own decorations instead. It’s easy to come up with decor for your home when you choose the supplies and tailor it to your style.

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by Asami Nelson



Learning the history of the entire world and its many nations is a complex task, but Bladmir Pizano has been assisting students at Reedley High to understand the timelines and events of human civilization for 24 years. Not only does he teach World History, he also teaches AP (Advanced Placement) World History—a college-level class directed towards students who are willing to challenge themselves—and Mexican American/Latin American History. In addition, Pizano is an instructor for the AVID classes, which help students prepare for college and develop positive study habits that will assist them to become academically independent.

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The Best Lightweight Strollers For 2019

IN THE November 8 ISSUE

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by Staff



A lightweight stroller will not only enable you to move your kid from one place to another, but also reduce weight during transportation. The best lightweight strollers weigh between 10 and 20 pounds, which makes them very portable. In fact, these strollers are lighter than most toddlers. In this comparison, we are going to look at the top portable stroller products based on features such as safety, comfort and functionality.

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Ukrainian Air Force “Lands” in Reedley

IN THE November 2 ISSUE

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by Jim Mulligan


It’s not very often that a contingent of Ukrainian Air Force officers, or any foreign air force officers for that matter, land in Reedley for a little R and R. But, on a hot August evening this year, that’s exactly what happened. No, they didn’t literally land their fighter jets in Reedley.

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by Staff



College is expensive, that’s just the truth of it. In America, everyone is trying to go to the best schools and prices keep rising every year. For a lot of people, especially working professionals, it’s just not possible. But, college is touted as the only way to go forward if you want to get anywhere in your career.

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