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Story of Near-century-old Tradition Wows Readers in 2015

Feb 19, 2016 09:59AM ● By Kevin
We here at Central California Life couldn't have enjoyed 2015 as much as we did without you, our readers, who share our love for the Central Valley, Central Coast and Mountain Areas. In light of your tremendous support of our digital growth last year, we wanted to break down the top 10 stories of 2015 according to our readers (listed below from No. 1 to No. 10).

A Holiday tradition unlike any other Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite has been holiday tradition for nearly 90 years  - Dec 21 2015 0342PM

A Holiday tradition unlike any other: Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite has been holiday tradition for nearly 90 years

Faith Sidlow has wanted to attend the elegant Christmas dinner at Yosemite’s historic Ahwahnee Hotel, since 1985 and finally had an opportunity 30 years later. Read More » 


Culinary Artist Baker Jose Sanchez - Nov 18 2015 0105PM

Culinary Artist: Baker Jose Sanchez

Jose Sanchez, who has combined his love of baking and art, owns the Sweet Palette Bakery. His slogan is “Art You Can Taste.” Read More » 


Central California Halloween and Pumpkin Patch Guide - Oct 22 2015 0321AM

Central California Halloween and Pumpkin Patch Guide

Looking to pick your own pumpkin this fall? Here are some places in our coverage area where you can do so. Read More » 


Aiming for Excellence What it takes to become a Navy pilot - Sep 23 2014 0441PM

Aiming for Excellence: What it takes to become a Navy pilot

Mention “Topgun” and often images of fast fighter jets, swaggering pilots and death-defying dogfights quickly come to mind. Read More » 


Idle Hour Oakhursts first winery is thriving - Nov 18 2015 1252PM

Idle Hour: Oakhurst’s first winery is thriving

Winemaker Anna Marie Dos Remedios and business partner Deb Payne own and operate Idle Hour and the accompanying Queen’s Inn By The River, an eight-room inn within walking distance of the ... Read More » 


Stories from the Heartland Central Californias water woes   Snapshots from the outskirts of heaven - Feb 17 2015 1119PM

Stories from the Heartland Central California’s water woes: Snapshots from the outskirts of heaven

On a white hot August afternoon, farm kids gather in the cool glare of an overhead lamp at King’s Boxing Club in Avenal. They come for the boxing lessons and a cold drink of water and to ... Read More » 


To win you gotta hit and not get hit Ramirez said maintaining that his defense has always been better than his offense Photo by Carl Klingenberg

Water Warrior Jose Ramirez

Late one sweltering summer afternoon not that many years ago, some neighborhood kids walked home after boxing practice in the dusty south Valley town of Avenal. An older and bigger kid... Read More » 


Marine Vardanyan president of the Armenian student organization at Fresno State in front of the Armenian Genocide Monument The monument is the first of its kind to be built on a university campus in the US It will be unveiled in a special ceremony on April 23  Photo by Dan Minkler

Fresno State’s Armenian Genocide Monument: first of its kind in the nation

Not unlike members of other immigrant groups, Armenians came to the Central Valley in pursuit of a better life. In many ways, however, their story is unique. They arrived not only as... Read More » 


Donnie Arax Bringing the Bullard Knights Back - Jun 28 2014 0250PM

Donnie Arax: Bringing the Bullard Knights Back

Donnie Arax is a born coach. He knew when he was 17 that he wanted to coach football. Deep inside, it was the Bullard Knights he wanted to lead, because nobody bleeds Bullard Blue like Ar... Read More » 


A versatile artist with a passion for various genres Scow performs with the bands The Experience and Espacio Photo by Owen Gailar

Music prodigy Eva Scow

Eva Scow views music as a universal language that crosses barriers of geography, culture and age. Read More » 


We look forward to a wonderful 2016. Don't forget to share your stories with us, by contacting us.

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Happy Reading,

Karen Maroot