Tucked in between the Tower District and the Mural/Cultural Arts District is one of Fresno's very first subdivisions called the Lowell Neighborhood. The neighborhood gets its name from Lowell … [Read more...] about The Rise, Fall & Rise of Fresno’s Lowell Neighborhood
Local foodie, Craig, here. I decided to take one for the team and taste test a potential Valentine's day gift for you. (I know... You're welcome!) My taste test confirmed, if you’re in love with … [Read more...] about For the Love of Chocolate…
Jameson Henkle, Kellee Williams, and Jas Singh have opened Tower Yoga, a really great new yoga studio, in Fresno's Tower District. The studio is on Wishon Ave., just north of the … [Read more...] about Tower Yoga is about balance, flexibility, and community
This week, I had the privilege of accompanying the 17th Honor Flight from our region to Washington D.C. The Central Valley Honor Flight is part of a national effort to give veterans of … [Read more...] about What it’s like to accompany the veterans of Central Valley Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
I recently got to interview business owner Roseanne Guaglianone, and it was a real pleasure. She has a wonderful presence, and the environment of her store, Hemisphere Home, is … [Read more...] about Hemisphere Home is where local art meets worldly treasures
In March, my sister Kristin and brother-in-law Shawn retired and moved to the country between Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. So my dad, Peeve, and I recently headed out on a … [Read more...] about Want to get to know your city? Visit others
I think it’s important for writers to be clear about and be able to back up their own biases. When it comes to growing our local economy, I think the best way to do this is to support … [Read more...] about Growing our own… cottage food businesses
Saturday nights in downtown Fresno were meant for Draggin’ the Main, a.k.a. cruising on Fulton Street. Until the Fulton Mall broke ground in 1964, Fulton was the main drag. Now, on the … [Read more...] about Saturday nights are meant for Draggin’ the Main
Chafic Dada and Tommy Caprelian met at a Visalia craft beer event in 2013. Chafic was part of a Visalia family that had opened three Mediterranean restaurants that all featured craft beer. … [Read more...] about HoP PK is the love child of beer and Mediterranean food
Spring is here and with it comes blossoms on our trees, like the Elberta peach in my backyard. If you suffer from allergies, sinus infections or other ailments from pollen, dust or air … [Read more...] about Valley allergy sufferers: Get into the Neti Pot, and get some relief
Last year, I read a book that has really changed my perspective. It’s titled The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. In the book, Dan Buettner … [Read more...] about What does it take to make Fresno a Blue Zone?
FresYes.com is a wonderful vehicle for telling everyone about the great things that are happening in our region. It’s a positive force of nature. But we all know there are problems in our community. I … [Read more...] about Live Again Fresno helps kids living in motels on Parkway Drive
Last month, I headed to Oakhurst Spirits with two of my Oakhurst friends. I'd seen the place a few times as I drove past on my way to hike nearby. Craft distilleries are a growing trend with about 180 … [Read more...] about Soak up mountain charm at distillery and art gallery Oakhurst Spirits
Getting the whole family involved with healthy meals is Timaree Hagenburger’s mission. Sometimes it’s difficult for people who cook for their kids or even for their aging parents to get their family’s … [Read more...] about Timaree Hagenburger’s healthy cooking demo is your first step toward change
I like simplicity. Any time there is a government process, a legal system, an insurance form, medical bureaucracy, or a big box store, I freak out. So when a friend told me about her wonderful … [Read more...] about Doctor visits without the hassle? They exist
On Oct. 21, we celebrated the re-opening of Fulton Street, downtown Fresno’s main street. It was quite a party. We started with the obligatory speeches from elected officials and yours truly. … [Read more...] about Fulton Street is open! Now what?
On Saturday, Nov. 25, I invite you to take the opportunity to attend a talk and book signing event with Michael Kunz, author of the new book, Muir's Temples. Michael is a professor of … [Read more...] about ‘Muir’s Temples’ is a perfect read for anyone who loves the Sierra Nevada
Recently, my family gathered for my sister’s birthday at the massive Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Taproom in Turlock. It was a good central location for the folks in Fresno, Sacramento, and the Bay Area … [Read more...] about Take a visit to Turlock’s excellent Dust Bowl Brewing Co.
Do you have a hot rod, classic or exotic car? When we officially re-open Fulton Street, we’re going to start the celebration with a car cruise, Draggin' the Main. The first group of cars through … [Read more...] about Draggin’ the Main cars and pop-up businesses wanted for Fulton party
(Read "Downtown Revitalization part 1: Damn You, Dan Whitehurst!" here and "Downtown Revitalization part 2: Revitalization Begins October 21" here) As downtown begins its … [Read more...] about Downtown Revitalization part 3: Get Involved
(Read "Downtown Revitalization Part 1: Damn You, Dan Whitehurst!" here.) I know, I know. We’ve been talking about downtown revitalization for decades. But now it’s about to actually start. It … [Read more...] about Downtown Revitalization Part 2: Revitalization Begins October 21
I told my friend Dan Whitehurst that "Damn You, Dan Whitehurst!" would be the title of a chapter in my memoir (or is it autobiography—I get them mixed up). Since I haven’t written that book, I’ve made … [Read more...] about Downtown Fresno Revitalization Part 1: Damn You, Dan Whitehurst!
I love to take people to see their first giant sequoia tree. You can kind of see them thinking, Yeah, yeah, yeah, we have big trees back home. But then they see their first sequoia and their minds are … [Read more...] about My Favorite Day Hike: Redwood Canyon/Hart Loop Trail
Let me start by saying, my mother instructed us to never use the word 'hate'. But I just don’t think "My Least Favorite Thing About Summer in Fresno" has the same punch, so sorry, Mom. You raised me … [Read more...] about What I Hate About Summer in Fresno
At my first Plant-based Meetup (click here for my post on this), I asked for suggestions for other places for the group to meet in the future. Some folks enthusiastically shouted out “Fasika!” and I … [Read more...] about Authentic East African Cuisine is Found at Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant in Fresno