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Camacho Park’s $4 million Facelift

by Jim Mulligan


In February 2024, the City of Reedley received a transformative boost for its local parks system, marking a pivotal moment in the city's ongoing efforts to enhance community recreational spaces. With a substantial grant of $4,049,992 from California State Parks, Reedley embarked on an ambitious project to renovate Camacho Park, one of the city's cherished public spaces. This grant, one of the largest in Reedley's history, earmarks funds for a comprehensive overhaul, including the renovation of three baseball and softball fields, the construction of a new walking path, the creation of a group picnic area, the addition of a restroom and signage, the creation of public art, and improvements to landscaping and lighting throughout the park.

November Events Recap

by Steven Sanchez



We had a lot to be thankful for during the month of November because of the variety of events offered. People rushed to them as if they were a Black Friday sale. They ranged from Fresno State football, to holiday themed concerts, to a jersey retirement ceremony. With the holiday season approaching, these events were great gifts for all those that attended.

Steven’s Eventful October Recap

by Steven Sanchez



My, oh my, this past October was an exciting month for events in the Central Valley. With the fall weather and the upcoming holiday season, everyone was excited to be out and about. There was a big selection of events to choose from, such as concerts, stand-up comedy shows, and sporting events. Most of those events were offered by The Big Fresno Fair. October is the month of Halloween, and the Valley definitely was given a major treat with events that were sweeter than candy.

Steven’s Eventful September Recap

by Steven Sanchez



The events just keep coming. Now that it’s fall and the weather is cooler, more people want to go out and do stuff. September definitely contributed to that momentum. There were shows, and it is football season which means it’s Bulldog time. A lot happening in September! The community really did show up. Here is a recap of what took place.

Fresno State Basketball Legend Chris Herren

by Steven Sanchez



If you were in Fresno in the mid to late 1990s and you thought of Fresno State Basketball, one name comes to mind: Chris Herren, the basketball prodigy from Fall River, Massachusetts. At the time, he played under legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian, who won the NCAA National Championship in 1990 at UNLV and was commonly referred to as “Tark the Shark.”

Q&A With Fresno Monsters Head Coach Daylon Mannon

by Steven Sanchez



Kings River Life had the privilege of covering the Fresno Monsters hockey team for the 2022-2023 season. It was hockey at its finest. We’ve covered the sport before, but something was different about this team. There was excitement, the fans craved watching the games after the pandemic, and through witnessing the wild finishes and the perseverance of the team, it was a very solid year.

Why Consider a Master’s in Sport Administration

by staff


Sports is an exciting and dynamic industry that offers many career opportunities. From managing athletes and teams to marketing and event planning, the world of sports administration is full of endless possibilities. Sports have always been a huge, ever-evolving industry with a global value of over $500 billion. With this growth, the demand for skilled sports professionals has also risen.

Reedley College Football: Head Coach Rob Hartenfels

by Jim Mulligan


Reedley College has a newly appointed full-time, permanent, head football coach. Rob Hartenfels, while only recently chosen for the permanent position, has been at the helm of the Tiger’s football program for the last year. He also put in some time on staff as an assistant with the prior head coach. Additionally, Coach Hartenfels has an extensive experience in college coaching despite his relatively young age.

Mental Health Awareness Month Spotlight: Former MLB Legend & Minister, Darryl Strawberry

by Steven Sanchez



Former Major League Baseball legend and World Series champion of the New York Mets and New York Yankees, Darryl Strawberry, has a new position he plays now and that’s being an ordained minister. He came to CrossCity Church in Fresno on April 23 and 24 to do a service for those in attendance with the message of how God turned his mess into a message.

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