By the 1970s, Californians began to realize wine was much more than red and white, just as by the 2000s we learned that coffee was more than Folgers in your cup.
More than 35 years ago, the Fresno State University Farmers Market sold extra sweet corn and fresh fruit from the school’s farm laboratory at a fruit stand...
One of the great things about Visalia is its rich history.
It’s rare that a man’s life so perfectly, almost symbolically, becomes tied by the multiple threads of the trade that he has made his own.
This wasn’t the first time I’d gotten a haircut at Boling’s, but it was the first time I’d interviewed the barber while sitting in his chair.
Eddie Valero knows he had the kind of educational opportunities that very few students will ever get – especially those growing up in smaller, more rural towns like Cutler and Orosi.
Would people take you seriously if you told them you were attending a celebration of Swedish culture in the heart of an area with “San Joaquin” in the name, which is famous for raisins and is defined by copious amounts of punishing heat and drought?
Not very long ago, downtown Fresno was – to put it euphemistically – going through a period of transition and growth. Though the arrival of Chukchansi Park in 2002 had given it a much-needed boost, its streets were still littered, and many of its buildings neglected.
When Natalie Fronczek was still in the mortgage business, she was a loyal customer at Visalia’s Goodies Cookies – so much that their goods were practically essential to her business.
“Oh goodness, I’ve been obsessed with coffee since – I’m going to say at least since I was in high school. I just always loved coffee and the coffee shop atmosphere.”