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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.


Recap July & August Concerts and Events

FROM THE September 4 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Steven Sanchez




Summer has officially drawn to a close. This will go down as a memorable one for the books. As we prepare for the Fall season consisting of football, pumpkin spiced-everything, school, and autumn leaves, may we not forget the eventful summer that precedes it. The months of June and July set the bar very high, and as August closes its doors, it was a good finale of what was a spectacular summer for entertainment.

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Cat House on the Kings: Summer Heat, Open House, and A Special Rescue

FROM THE August 31 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Harvie Schreiber



As the temperatures rise during the summer months, things tend to slow down in the cat rescue business. Well, giving and donations tend to slow down; people are on vacation, or are getting ready for back to school, or they are working on summer projects. But at The Cat House on the Kings, the rising summer temperatures mean rising power bills (we pump our own water from a well, after all), as well as rising numbers of cats and kittens.

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End of Summer Mystery Reading

FROM THE August 31 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


Here is another fun group of mysteries for your end of summer reading-Let’s Fake a Deal: Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery by Sherry Harris, Killer in the Carriage House: Victorian Village Mystery by Sheila Connolly, Knot on Her Life: A Quilting Mystery by Mary Marks, and Needled to Death: A Helping Hands Mystery by Annelise Ryan. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of all 4 books, along with links you can use to purchase them. If you have ad blocker on you won’t see the Amazon links at the end of each review.

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Coming Attractions: Back to School Edition

FROM THE August 31 ISSUE

IN THE Books & Tales SECTION

by Sunny Frazier


Learning never ends, and libraries and bookstores are your best friend. This month I’m highlighting five mysteries set in these places, and some are haunted or bewitched. Also, check out two new series.

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Three New Aurora Teagarden Mysteries On Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel

FROM THE August 31 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


Three new Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (A Game Of Cat And Mouse, An Inheritance To Die For, and A Very Foul Play) recently aired on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel Sunday night schedule. Cameron Candace Bure returns as librarian and true crime buff Aurora “Roe” Teagarden and Niall Matter, a Hallmark movie regular, portrays Professor Nick Miller, Aurora’s new love interest.

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Great Food Search: Huckleberry’s

FROM THE August 31 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur


I missed Carrow’s. It was at 2100 Clovis Avenue, just south of Shaw, sort of an upper-scale Denny’s, but it closed. I was sad, but I’m not anymore. The old Carrow’s is now a new Huckleberry’s! For convenience, it’s across the parking lot from the new Costco building, so you can eat before you go to buy 100 rolls of toilet paper.

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Reedley High School Teacher Profile, Alexander Busch

FROM THE August 31 ISSUE

IN THE Education SECTION

by Asami Nelson



Among the social science teachers at Reedley High, Alexander Busch originates from Reedley and was a former student at the high school. He utilizes this feature to connect with students and understand their high school lives. After graduating from Reedley High and attending UC Santa Cruz, he taught English in the Czech Republic, primarily in the capital city of Prague located in the midst of the European country. Being articulate in both English and Czech, he visits and lives in the country each summer in order for his family to experience both cultures.

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Penne Dreadful: An Italian Chef Mystery By Catherine Bruns: Review/Giveaway/Recipe

FROM THE August 31 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Cooking has always been Tessa’s best therapy: “the aroma, the spices, the way preparing the food made [her] feel—relaxed, confident, and in control.” But, it is her family and friends that have provided her the greatest support. Tessa’s cousin Detective Gino Mancuso pops in to share a bowl of her penne pasta smothered in her mouthwatering tomato sauce, but his news sends Tessa into an emotional tailspin.

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Jessica’s August Video Game News

FROM THE August 31 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Jessica Ham


August has been an exciting month for me when it comes to video games. Several games I have been waiting for finally arrived this month. From horror games to story driven choice games, the possibilities are endless when it comes to gaming right now.

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KRL News & New Podcast Ep Featuring: Murderous Lies By Peter DiChellis

FROM THE August 31 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham 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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Legends: Hooray For Hollywood On Stage at the Reedley Opera House

FROM THE August 28 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past weekend the latest Legends show opened at the Reedley Opera House presented by the River City Theatre Co. Legends is a series of cabaret type shows that have a different running theme in each one. This year’s theme is Hollywood!

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Grave Expectations on Dickens’ Dune By Anna Celeste Burke: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Curiosity has said to have “killed the cat,” so, why not take a dog with you! Miriam and her Dalmatian Domino (case-in-point for Burke’s cleverness) goes exploring on the dunes, which aren’t really dunes, to see if she can locate the hidden grave of Allen Rogow, ex-husband of current client of the G.O.L.D team Judith Rogow.

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Tiggy, a Velcro Dog

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lee Juslin



Tiggy, a young Cairn, was turned into NY/NJ Scottie Rescue when his owner lost her husband. She was overwhelmed with the loss and didn’t have the time to give Tiggy the attention he craved and was used to. The lady’s sister was a breeder and gave her a Scottie puppy hoping it would cheer her up.

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Claws of Action By Linda Reilly: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Lara Caphart was about to see her dream come true. The High Cliff Shelter for cats was opening an official reading room, where shy children can sit and read to one of the resident shelter cats. Lara’s joy is cut short by the unexpected arrival of Evonda Fray, the new Whisker Job, New Hampshire health inspector. Declaring that the tea and cookies Lara and her Aunt Fran serve are made in an unlicensed cat café, Evonda seems to revel in her promise to shut them down before their first official “Read to a Cat” day grand opening.

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