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Mell’s Mutts: Sue

IN THE July 31 ISSUE

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by Elayne Gonzalez


One Friday afternoon I decided to go into our local city animal control shelter. I was there taking pictures of a couple of dogs that needed rescue. I finished up and was walking towards my car when something in my heart pulled me in a different direction. I found myself knocking on the door of the rescue coordinator’s office. I peaked in and asked if there were any urgent doggies that needed help.

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by Terrance McArthur


It’s summer, and you want to eat something light, so…Let there be SALADS! And there WERE salads…and they were GOOD!
The Great Food Search has featured salads before (in 2014 and 2019), and some of the restaurants I’ll talk about this year are ones I’ve mentioned in earlier articles, but they aren’t the same salads, so…Let’s Eat!

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by Terrance McArthur


There was I Do! I Do! in the 60s, and then there was the off-Broadway Daddy Long Legs, and a Good Company Players production of Daddy Long Legs is onstage at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater through September 12.

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by Paula Hunsaker


In the world of rescue, it is like a battlefield between rescue groups and Animal Control. It’s a pretty simple battlefield: rescue groups want to save a life from being ended at a kill shelter. In the eyes of a rescue group, Animal Control kills perfectly healthy animals with just a few days to make it out of kill shelters. But people keep dumping their pets at high-kill shelters knowing they may die within three to seven days once they have been left there. From our perspective, we see the staff as heartless humans who take a life of a healthy animal. So, speaking of Animal Control in a positive manner is uncommon in the world of rescue.

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Mell’s Mutts: Petunia

IN THE June 26 ISSUE

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by Elayne Gonzalez


About a month ago, we were told of a little bulldog sitting alone in a back room at our local city shelter. She was in the kennel all alone, possibly blind and hours away from being euthanized. See this sweet girl had such a bad infection in her eyes that we weren’t even sure she had eyeballs! Somehow she ended up at the shelter and was never claimed and was too sick to be placed for adoption, so she sat quietly waiting for her time to end.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In honor of Pride this month, we wanted to again interview a local LGBTQ+ performer like we did last year, so we reached out to local actor, singer, and so much more, Lilly Dale Read.

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by Terrance McArthur


Do you know what “serendipity” is? The word was coined from a Persian folktale, The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes succeed by luck and accident. It’s those little instants when things in the universe fall into place. Synchronicity. Chance. Happenstance.

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by Paula Hunsaker


Freddie was rescued from CCSPCA, a high-kill shelter. A shelter staff member at CCSPCA texted me to tell me about Freddie who was being pulled to be euthanized that day. He wanted to see if I would help Freddie because he was such a sweet boy that was born with a crippled front leg. He was good with the litter box and got along fine with his leg being crippled. The shelter had tagged him to be euthanized deeming him as being unadoptable due to being infirm, or crippled. He was not this perfect cat for the shelter to be concerned with as being adoptable. As if cats coming into high-kill shelters are perfect purebred cats!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


While theatre starts slowly coming back to the stage, there still aren’t many shows to cover, so we are continuing to feature some local actors who have also been acting on our podcast, Mysteryrat’s Maze. This week we chatted with Fresno actor Donna Beavers, who has been the voice of three of our episodes. Mysteryrat’s Maze features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors.

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by Elayne Gonzalez


Hi I’m Stanley. Yes, I only have one eye and I sometimes only use three of my legs, but I’m still the cutest six- pound min-pin mix little guy you’ll probably ever meet. So here’s my story, but before I start I want to warn you it’s a little sad, but don’t cry because as you can see I’m really good now. This is how it started.

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by Terrance McArthur


You know how it is. You find a place to eat that you like, and a dish that you enjoy, so every time you go there, that’s what you order.
Where’s the adventure? Where’s the excitement? Where’s the danger?

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by Terrance McArthur


Wouldn’t you like to go and see a funny, silly musical on a stage again, a show where there’s singing and dancing and comedy, but the world has been closed down for over a year? Guess what? The Good Company Players are back on Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater stage with Nunsense.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



What’s in a name? Is it the meaning? Is it how it makes you feel when you hear the word? Is it the sound of the syllables? The way it feels when you read it and say it?
As Anzula owner, Kalliope Famellos explained, it is all of the above.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Board and card games have become more popular again over the last several years. People want to do things together with friends and family in real life, not just on the computer. Interestingly, a lot of people during the pandemic even started playing board and card games on Zoom as a way to feel like they were together with people they couldn’t see in person.

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