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Fresno

by Terese Shaw


’Tis the season for family, celebrations, and finding the perfect Christmas morning gift to set under the tree. Sometimes that big surprise might include bringing home a new pet! Surprising the family with a puppy, wrapped in a big bow Christmas morning, watching the kids run down the stairs and scream with excitement sounds like those Hallmark movies we’ve all come to love – but the story doesn’t always end up as perfect as we imagine.

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by Steven Sanchez



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and no one in the Central Valley is better or more qualified to bring much-needed holiday cheer than the man, the myth, the legend: Nate Butler! He’ll be hosting the 27th Annual Mmm-Mmm Christmas: The Island of Misfit Toys Edition at Fulton 55 on December 13.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


The Central Valley, known for its agricultural riches, is also home to a thriving art community, thanks in no small part to the Alliance of California Artists, an organization that has been dedicated to fostering education in the arts in the Valley for almost two decades.

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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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by Terrance McArthur


Autumn in the San Joaquin Valley. The weather is trying to get cooler. The leaves are trying to turn color and fall. The fog is getting ready to come in “on little cat feet”…or land like a giant pancake. Best of all, there is a hint of turkey in the air. Of course, we will try to wait patiently for Turkey Day, but you can warm up with these sandwich findings from the Great Food Search.

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Valley Animal Center: Amazing Ava

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

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by Arianna Padilla


Ava is a five-year-old American Pit Bull who is available at Valley Animal Center’s Dog Adoption Center. Ava has gone through quite the journey in her lifetime, and our staff is hoping she’ll find her true forever home soon.

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She Loves Me On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


He and She can’t stand each other. However, the two of them have been writing to each other for a long time. They have fallen in love with each other, but they don’t know it.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Selma Arts Center will be presenting Cabaret starting on November 8 and local actor Meg Clark will be playing the role of Sally Bowles. Meg was born in Fresno but grew up in Reedley and Dinuba. We took a moment to chat with her about her life, acting, and about taking on this role.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well, it finally happened. They said it would, and they were right. They told me to wait it out, be patient, and just hang in there. It was only for a few months, a couple more weeks, then three days later the worst would be over. That’s what they said. I said something back, but it really isn’t fit to print. But, just like every other bit of bad behavior I have exhibited since May, I blamed it on the weather

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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 Steven Sanchez



As America’s celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month ends, for comedian and actress Cristela Alonzo, every day is a celebration of her Mexican identity. It’s not just a celebration for her, it’s a statement, a crusade, a purpose, and she takes it seriously. She’s best known for her self-titled ABC sitcom, Cristela, back in 2014. Because of that breakthrough, she is the first Latina woman to create, produce, write, and star in her own US primetime comedy in television history.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


What could be more perfect for Halloween than interviewing real life ghost hunters! KRL sat down with Jackie Meador, one of the founders and Director and Chief Investigator for Central California Paranormal Investigators (CCPI), to talk about their organization and what they do.

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Valley Animal Center: Goose the Cat

IN THE October 12 ISSUE

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by Arianna Padilla


Goose is a male six-month-old kitten who is now available for adoption at Valley Animal Center. Goose is a very special kitty looking for a special owner to care for him and give him endless love and cuddles.

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Halloween at Gazebo Gardens

IN THE October 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Still looking for something special to do on Halloween? Why not head over to Gazebo Gardens in Fresno! On Halloween night they will have a special performance by local band Scats on the Sly. We took a moment to chat with Brian Guerrero Buchheim, event coordinator at Gazebo Gardens, and Mallory Moad of Scats on the Sly about this event.

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