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San Joaquin Valley

by Joyce Brandon



Animal Compassion Team of California (ACT) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in August of 2009. ACT fulfills the vision of several good friends who were both volunteers and employees of the Central California SPCA.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Here at Kings River Life Magazine, we realize how important teachers are to the lives of our children and the future of our communities as they shape the leaders of tomorrow. Sadly, most of the best teachers work long hours with little recognition or thanks.

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Inspirations, The Unbelievable: CD Review

IN THE January 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andMusic,
andTeens
SECTIONS

by Justin Kamimoto



Enjoy some easy listening with Central California’s own The Unbelievable! Local Fresno artist, Juan Karlo Muro, known as The Unbelievable, released his first extended play (EP) CD Inspirations on August 20, 2010.

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by Toni Pacini



Sanger Open-Mic Group meets at Sanger Library the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. This eclectic group of diverse people share thoughts, feelings, prose, stories and history. Writers read their original work, Readers read any author or poet, Storytellers tell tall tales, and Historians share about places and time past.

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by Jim Bulls



The history of the Hotel Burgess lies not only in her turn of the century architecture or in the locally made bricks of her walls, but in the people whose lives touched hers. It all starts in 1889 when one of Reedley’s earliest residents came to town.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




Murder At the Movies is an original short story written by Lorie Lewis Ham featuring the main character from her novels, gospel singer Alexandra Walters. This series is set in a fictional version of Reedley, California. Check the previous week for Part 1.

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Dead Love: Book Review & Giveaway

IN THE January 8 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTeens
SECTIONS

by Stephanie Barnett



Enter for a chance to win a copy of Dead Love. Instructions at the end of this review.

What’s some of the few things that humankind has always fought and killed for? Money, power, and love of course. The battle of Troy was fought over a woman; men killed for her. Is it any different nowadays? Life isn’t complete unless you have something like love to fight for.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Murder At the Movies is an original short story written by Lorie Lewis Ham featuring the main character from her novels, gospel singer Alexandra Walters. This series is set in a fictional version of Reedley, California. Check back here next week for the conclusion of this story.

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The City of Reedley’s Goals for 2011

IN THE January 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andCommunity,
andReedley News
SECTIONS

by Rocky Rogers



Reflecting back on the past year, I am somewhat hesitant to engage the next year. Not because of fear or unwillingness, nor because we lack the courage from council and staff. The hesitancy comes because uncertainty provides nothing in which to plan with. The City has taken bold steps this past year toward budget stability, economic development and transparency.

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by Jim Bulls



Born in San Jose, California and growing up on his parents’ farm near Reedley, Paul Buxman is considered to be a hometown product. He has spent over 40 years painting the San Joaquin Valley in his unique, impressionistic style.

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Seasonal Gifts of the Arts

IN THE December 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andCommunity
SECTIONS

by Nancy Holley



With the shopping days until Christmas dwindling down to a precious few, the Visalia Arts Consortium members have ideas that may help. You can never go wrong with gifts of theatre tickets, museum memberships, or handiwork of local artists. The following include possibilities for all ages and interests, and unless otherwise stated, are located in Visalia.

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Trek to Our Nation’s Christmas Tree

IN THE December 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andCommunity,
andHometown History,
andTravel
SECTIONS

by Toni Pacini




Last Sunday I made my first “Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree”, something I had intended to do for several years. The bus ride from Sanger up to the Sierras and into the snow-covered world of Kings Canyon National Park was breathtaking.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The Sound of Music is Reedley’s River City Theatre Company’s 50th production since becoming a year round theatre in 2003. The show only has seven more performances including tonight’s at 8 p.m.

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by James Garcia Jr.




In an area of Kingsburg where one might not expect to find anything extraordinary, there is a wine tasting room that is exactly that. At 1665 Simpson, on the west side of the street, some award-winning wines can be found, not from Napa or the Central Coast, but from the California Central Valley. Kingsburg High and 2005 Fresno State graduate, Oscar F. Ramos, is producing premium wines at the winery that he founded: Ramos Torres Winery.

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