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Dinuba

by Lorie Lewis Ham


During this time of year we like to feature groups who are making a difference in their community. While looking for such a group this year I found The Community Life Garden, just outside of Reedley. Interested in what exactly they do, I chatted with the Executive Director of Community Life Garden, David Gonzalez.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Jon Koobatian is best known as the owner and head chef of Jon’s Bear Club in Reedley, California. His history with the Bear Club (he added Jon’s to the name when he became the owner) started many years before that. Jon was born in Dinuba, California and has had a love for food for most of his life.

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What is Kings Canyon High School?

IN THE November 4 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Even as a life long resident of Reedley, CA and a member of the media, there are things in Reedley that I am not aware of. Earlier this year I was approached by someone about doing an article about Kings Canyon High School (KCHS) and set out to find out exactly what KCHS was because I honestly had no idea. This led me to my interview with Randy Bessey, Ed.D., Program Administrator at KCHS which I am sharing with you today! I am glad I went on this journey to learn more and hope you will go on it with me now–you won’t regret it!

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Q & A With Local Band The Media

IN THE September 16 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This Valley is filled with a multitude of talent and we here at KRL enjoy featuring that talent. This week we are chatting with local band The Media whose members are: Pedro Montes (guitar/back-up vocals); Jared Cato (congas/percussion); Miguel Padilla (drums); Steven Balladarez (horns/vocals); Octavio Moreno (bass). They come from several different local towns, including Reedley and Dinuba.

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by Sarah Peterson



It’s been five years since Kings River Life first interviewed the members of Central Valley hard rock band Sounds & Sciences. Since then, not only has the group expanded (from four members to six), but so has their fan base.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Where do you eat when you don’t want to cook? Where do you go when you want good, old-fashioned food that isn’t in a paper bag? There are the family-style diners, where you can get bacon and eggs or a steak dinner, open up to 24 hours a day. This Food Quest explores a sampling of these restaurants. The goal was to choose simple, basic food that would show the strengths and weaknesses of each chain.

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J’s Sports Bar & Grill in Dinuba

IN THE March 17 ISSUE

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by Zachariah Zendejas



J’s Sports Bar and Grill in Dinuba is decorated specifically to engage you while watching a game on T.V. After I was seated, I perused the menu looking for something that caught my eye. I finally decided on the turkey sandwich: thinly sliced oven roasted turkey on a French roll with baby leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, provolone, roasted red peppers and chipotle mayonnaise.

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by Brandi Nuse- Villegas



February 19 through 26 has been declared Freedom Week: End Slavery in the Central Valley by local organizations and the City of Fresno. Along with Central Valley Justice Coalition, its co-sponsors, Faith.Hope.Love, EOC Sancuary Youth Services, Central Valley Freedom Coalition, and We Are One, a growing number of groups and churches are partnering together to educate, inspire, and mobilize people in the Central Valley to address the issue of human trafficking, or modern day slavery, in our communities.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Kings River Life Magazine has had the privilege of working with Dinuba Platinum Theatres over the past year or so to be able to bring movie reviews to our readers. They have also given our readers a coupon with every review. I took the time to sit down recently and talk with Pat Gabriel, their General Manager ever since their grand opening in June 2003, about the theatre and all they have to offer the community now and in the future!

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by Zachariah Zendejas



On the musical scene today is the post-hardcore band Swimming with Tsunamis, with members from the Dinuba and Tulare areas. New to the local music scene, this band was formed in January of this year.Post-hardcore refers to the area of punk and hardcore, but does not reside in these neighborhoods; post-hardcore is its own sound, as is Swimming with Tsunamis. Their mix of scream and clean vocals doesn’t make for “easy listening” but it is definitely enjoyable.

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by James Garcia Jr.



This past summer, the small film Lex had its premiere at The Regency Theaters in Pasadena. It went on to win the Best Short Film at the Action on Film International Film Festival. The film was co-written by Stefanie Halstead, former Dinuba Raisin Queen and current owner of Dance Dolls Dance School, with locations in both Kingsburg and Dinuba.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past weekend E & e Performing Arts Center in Kingsburg took a bold leap and opened an original play called Rahab. The play is adapted from the book Unashamed:Rahab by Francine Rivers. Rahab is a character from a story in the Bible.

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Third Annual Bark For Life in Dinuba

IN THE October 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




This Saturday will be the third annual Bark For Life event in Dinuba. It not only provides some great fun for dog lovers, but helps raise money for the American Cancer Society’s efforts to find a cure for cancer.

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Dinuba Lanes Bowling Alley

IN THE July 16 ISSUE

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by Amanda Hager



Armen Majarian is the current owner of Dinuba Lanes bowling alley in Dinuba. He has been the owner since 2004 and in the years since he has provided the community with great bowling entertainment. As an employee myself of Dinuba Lanes, I have seen the immense amount of fun people have when they visit the bowling alley. To watch the families bowl and compete against one another is what keeps the bowling alley alive and well. It is a great and fun way to enjoy time with friends and family, especially on rainy days when other activities may be limited.

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