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In Memory of Chef Willem P. Bezemer

Sep 26, 2017 ● By Cen Cali Life Magazine

In his memory- we are reposting a story we printed in 2014. 60 years ago, Chef Bezemer was a 14-year-old boy in the Netherlands about to embark on an apprenticeship that led to his career.

Blufin Sushi and Izakya: Expanding the Sushi Culture in Fresno

Sep 20, 2017 ● By Richard Melella

Chef Jimmy Gunara has been slicing, rolling and creating delectable sushi, sashimi and serving up a variety of Japanese specialty dishes in Fresno for over fifteen years.

New Coffee Bistro Opens In the Tower District

Sep 19, 2017 ● By Richard Melella

Hi-Top Coffee, located at 1306 N. Wishon Avenue in the Tower District, will feature specialty coffee, artisan teas, gourmet toasts, and doughnuts in a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

A Family Affair: National Spelling Bee Champ Begins a New School Year

Sep 06, 2017 ● By Richard Melella

Ananya Vinay's path to the national spelling bee title was one of dedication and determination. It was also paved by the love shared between a daughter and her parents.This is their story.

Strolling About Grandpa's Barn, Oakhurst Ca.

Aug 11, 2017 ● By Richard Melella

As you wander from room to room, looking under this and that, you keep thinking to yourself, “There’s a treasure hiding somewhere in here!”

Cultivating an Enjoyable Living Arrangement for Your Parent at Your Home.

Jul 17, 2017 ● By Richard Melella

Slow down and see the world from their eyes. I know that I am the one who benefited the most from this whole journey. For me, it truly was an unexpected blessing.

The Blanketeers: Residents at the Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens Supporting Project Linus and Children in Need

Jun 20, 2017 ● By Richard Melella

Knowing that our blankets are going to children in need is all that matters to us.

Preparing For Assisted Living Arrangements: Bringing Your Parent Home

Jun 07, 2017 ● By Richard Melella

Cathy Jason, Owner of A Senior Blessing, offers practical strategies for preparing the home and family for long-term care for a parent with special needs.

Fresno's Husband & Wife Team Find Strength, Inspiration After Parkinson's Diagnosis

May 11, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Dwight and Julie Harder have taken an inspiring route when it comes to their health.

Fresno Pacific University's Spring Commencement to Host U.S. Senate Chaplain

May 01, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

A nationally known speaker will highlight Fresno Pacific University’s spring 2017 Commencement.
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Karen Maroot