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A Year in Review: Cen Cali Life Magazine's Top 10 Articles of 2016

Dec 19, 2016 03:18PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
2016 has been a rollercoaster ride. There have certainly been enough ups and downs to keep it interesting, at the very least. 

We wanted to remember this past year, and reflect upon our top articles. Join us in remembering as we get ready to celebrate the new year! 

5 Free Fresno-area Firework Shows to Celebrate the 4th - Jul 02 2016 0707AM

5 Free Fresno-area Firework Shows to Celebrate the 4th

4th of July is a great time to spend with family, friends, and the grill. It's also a great time to enjoy firework shows. We've compiled some local-area places that are fun, and free! Read More » 

Meet Central Valley Hiking Group One of the Worlds Most Active Meetup Groups - Jul 11 2016 0312PM

Meet Central Valley Hiking Group, One of the World's Most Active Meetup Groups

The Fresno-based Central Valley Hiking Meetup group has been tackling the great outdoors since November of 2007. Since then, member numbers have multiplied, and so has the participation. Read More » 

From Tragedy to Triumph A Family Overcomes The Odds - Mar 21 2016 0128PM

From Tragedy to Triumph: A Family Overcomes The Odds

For roughly 35 days, Brian Hall slept through a series of complex surgeries to save his life and repair his gravely damaged body after a life-threatening injury at the Mendota Biomass Pow... Read More » 


Jenna Prandini and Deajah Stevens Photo courtesy of OregonLivecom

2 Fresno-Natives Qualify for the Olympics in the 200 Meter Final

Sunday marked the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Two women from the Fresno area competed, and both placed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read More » 


A tiny doll left by an unknown mourner rests on a headstone at the Garden of Innocence in Mountain View Cemetery in Fresno

Fresno’s Garden of Innocence volunteers lay forgotten children to rest

Held, and loved, babies find final peace; from the Winter 2016 edition. Read More » 


Photo courtesy of DC Photography Studios

Fresno's Underground Suppers: A Unique Culinary Experience in Unexpected Places

Fresno's Underground Suppers is a dining experience unlike any other that combines experimental culinary dishes with a little bit of mystery. Read More » 


New Restaurant Review The Annex Kitchen  - Jan 11 2016 1240PM

New Restaurant Review: The Annex Kitchen

Amy Guerra recaps her visit to the former home of Pardini's Cafe in Fresno. Read More » 


Fresno Bully Rescue Shelter Director Bridgette Boothe with two of her pups

Fresno Bully Rescue: Breaking Stereotypes One Bully at a Time

We were lucky enough to get in touch with Shelter Director Bridgette Boothe and learn more about the amazing work FBR is doing to protect bully-breed dogs, one of the more "taboo" breeds. Read More » 


George Sheklian who passed away last December is pictured repairing a customers shoe He operated Sierra Shoe Repair at various Fresno locations since 1963

A Shoemaker’s Spirit

Arsen Sheklian continues father’s legacy of kindness, generosity and quality craftsmanship. Read More » 


Thank you for a great 2016, and we look forward to even more to come next year!