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Zoom tastekitchen:

The OG Classic from back in the day. Niman Ranch angus beef, Niman Ranch bacon, Bravo Farms cheddar, crispy onions, chipotle 3K, & a Max’s bun. Simple, but delectable.

Ingredients from California. :)Taste Kitchen is located in the Pinot Wine Bar of Tower District. 

tastekitchen:

The OG Classic from back in the day. Niman Ranch angus beef, Niman Ranch bacon, Bravo Farms cheddar, crispy onions, chipotle 3K, & a Max’s bun. Simple, but delectable.

Ingredients from California. :)

Taste Kitchen is located in the Pinot Wine Bar of Tower District. 

04.09.14 4
The only way to make changes is to push people into understanding the reality of the water issues we are having. Since most people are so far-removed from the drastic measures it takes to get water to the household—and even to grow our own food, there is definitely a significant knowledge failure occurring and it needs to be corrected.

— Kristin Pittack - Senior at California State University, Bakersfield studying within the Environmental Resource Management program. She sent #droughtvoices her thoughts after taking multiple drought related courses at university.  (via voicesofthedrought)

03.18.14 4
Zoom voicesofthedrought:

“We’ve never experienced a one year drought this drastic. We’ve had one and two year droughts where each year was built on the one before, but this is the lowest water year that anyone can remember around here.”
That’s Greg Paape the San Joaquin Fish Hatchery manager. The hatchery is at the base of the every so barren Millerton Lake on the border between Fresno and Madera counties.
From KVPR Reporter & Producer’s Ezra David Romero’s Instagram

voicesofthedrought:

“We’ve never experienced a one year drought this drastic. We’ve had one and two year droughts where each year was built on the one before, but this is the lowest water year that anyone can remember around here.”

That’s Greg Paape the San Joaquin Fish Hatchery manager. The hatchery is at the base of the every so barren Millerton Lake on the border between Fresno and Madera counties.

From KVPR Reporter & Producer’s Ezra David Romero’s Instagram

03.18.14 1

Sunday Adventure - 3/16/14 - Along Highway 180


03.17.14 10
Zoom A friend from swing-dancing asked me if I wanted to participate in the 5K Graffiti Run that took place at Woodward Park last Sunday. My first reaction was to check the weather report. Yes! It was expected to be mostly cloudy. “I’m in!”, I told her. 
I’m glad I finally participated in a run. It’s one of those things I keep telling myself I will do one of these days. I did absolutely no prep work for this 5K. The last time I ran a mile was over a year and a half ago and the last time before that was in high school. I can go out of town and dance for several hours at a time but running…that’s a different issue. Fortunately, most of the participants walked. I took my sweet-ass time enjoying the route and the beautiful scenery and taking photos. The sky was, indeed, cloudy. I could faintly see snow on the mountain tops. It was a lovely day in Woodward Park. I’ll definitely be walking this trail more often. The trail even goes to my grandma’s house! Next time, I won’t be paying the cost of a marathon.  

A friend from swing-dancing asked me if I wanted to participate in the 5K Graffiti Run that took place at Woodward Park last Sunday. My first reaction was to check the weather report. Yes! It was expected to be mostly cloudy. “I’m in!”, I told her. 

I’m glad I finally participated in a run. It’s one of those things I keep telling myself I will do one of these days. I did absolutely no prep work for this 5K. The last time I ran a mile was over a year and a half ago and the last time before that was in high school. I can go out of town and dance for several hours at a time but running…that’s a different issue. 

Fortunately, most of the participants walked. I took my sweet-ass time enjoying the route and the beautiful scenery and taking photos. The sky was, indeed, cloudy. I could faintly see snow on the mountain tops. It was a lovely day in Woodward Park.

I’ll definitely be walking this trail more often. The trail even goes to my grandma’s house! Next time, I won’t be paying the cost of a marathon.  

03.10.14 3

My grandma, mom, and uncle were at the opening of the Fulton Mall 50 years ago. They urge me to take as many photos of the pedestrian mall while it still exists.

And, well, that’s a damn good idea.

02.28.14 2
Hey you're from Fresno? I'm 16 and I might be moving there what's it like?

Asked by Anonymous

maryalmaelizabeth:

I am from Fresno! Fresno is one of California’s the best kept secrets! 💖 There are amazing restaurants here! Great Mexican, Vietnamese, BBQ, Italian! The best street art imaginable! We have a great art scene here, lots of cool graffiti pieces that people paint on trains. Amazing music plays at our arena! Huge concerts! Famous pro skaters visit skate spots here! The mountains and the beach are both just a couple hours away! There are farms, but city. You can ride horses or get a swanky salad. I love it. People say what they will about Fresno! That its hot, there are gangsters, or that our downtown sucks, but those people are not cool. 👎 I hope you move here! I truly love Fresno. 💕😄

This is the most enthusiastic comment, about Fresno, I have ever read on tumblr. I appreciate the positivity!

02.27.14 9
Zoom This Thursday (2/27/14), #Fresno City Council will decide whether to restore the pedestrian-only mall or to reconstruct it and open it up to cars. The Fulton Mall opened almost 50 years ago. Fresno was nationally recognized as being ahead of its time for battling urban sprawl. Now, Fresno is seen as a joke; a city with a dilapidated urban core. Whether the city decides to update the mall or to tear it out, something needs to be done.The City Council meeting will start at 5PM at City Hall in #downtown #Fresno. There will be a “pre-game party” at Peeve’s Pub on the Fulton Mall. Pizza, beer, and t-shirts will be passed out. This will take place around 3PM. 
Photo via Fresno Bee.

This Thursday (2/27/14), #Fresno City Council will decide whether to restore the pedestrian-only mall or to reconstruct it and open it up to cars. 

The Fulton Mall opened almost 50 years ago. Fresno was nationally recognized as being ahead of its time for battling urban sprawl. Now, Fresno is seen as a joke; a city with a dilapidated urban core. Whether the city decides to update the mall or to tear it out, something needs to be done.

The City Council meeting will start at 5PM at City Hall in #downtown #Fresno. There will be a “pre-game party” at Peeve’s Pub on the Fulton Mall. Pizza, beer, and t-shirts will be passed out. This will take place around 3PM. 

Photo via Fresno Bee.

02.26.14 18
Bacon or tofu? Thursday night throwdown at Chuckchansi Stadium lets you decide

06.26.13 0
Three Hours from Everything

My friend, Kim, shared a Fresno-centric blog. Pretty fitting name, huh? 

06.03.13 2
Tuesday, 6/4: Taps - Military Burial Ceremony for WWII Veteran, Robert Ayala (Fresno and Santa Nella)

My father, Robert Ayala, is an Army World War II veteran. Photos available through the Craigslist link above.  He fought in the “forgotten battle,” AKA the Aleutians campaign where Japanese soldiers occupied U.S. soil on the islands of Attu and Kiska in Alsaka. He helped reclaim the island of Attu for the United States in a bloody battle. It was “forgotten” because the U.S. Government didn’t want to alarm the population by informing them that the enemy was on U.S. territory. He received a Good Conduct Medal, as well as an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.

Background on Aleutians:
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20130531/OPINION/305310013/Bay-Aleutians-home-forgotten-battle-

My father was moved to Fresno in 2008 to be near my sister and her husband, who relocated to Fresno a few years earlier. I am attending the funeral from Boston and New York (I reside in both cities), and return to the East Coast this upcoming Wednesday. Because he knows so few people in the area, I am inviting anyone who would to pay their respects to a WWII veteran to join either the funeral ceremony in Fresno, or the Military Burial Ceremony at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.

Though not a requirement, it would be nice to know if you’ll be stopping by (please email at above link).

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:00-11:00AM
Hurst departs to cemetery, 11:15-11:30AM
Viewing and Ceremony at Sterling & Smith
http://www.sterlingsmithfd.com/?page=pg__contactus
1103 E. Street
Fresno, CA 93706
559-266-9711

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 1:30PM
Military Burial Ceremony at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/sanjoaquinvalley.asp
Honor Guard Presence
Possible firing of volley shots
U.S. Flag folding and presentation to son and daughter
Taps played by bugler
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
32053 West McCabe Road
Santa Nella, CA 95322
Phone: (209) 854-1040
Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thank you and God bless!

Robert III

06.01.13 1
Have You Gone to Fresno Film Festival?

#Fresno Film Festival is taking place, this weekend, in the Tower District! 

April 19th-21st, 2013

04.20.13 1
Zoom The ninth annual Fresno Film Festival, presented by Fresno Filmworks at the historic Tower Theatre, will feature seven exclusive programs of short and feature-length movies, including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&A discussions.
Visit Fresno Filmworks’ Web for this weekend’s schedule. 
This is like no other event in Fresno. Jefferson Beavers, board member, introduced me to the organization. Thanks to him, my friend and I attended the viewing of Oscar-nominated shorts, back in March. It was an amazing event! And it was my first time at the Tower Theatre. It was an amazing opportunity! 
Fresno Filmworks does a great introducing independent films to Fresno. This is something organizers felt was lacking in our culture. 
The ninth annual Fresno Film Festival, presented by Fresno Filmworks at the historic Tower Theatre, will feature seven exclusive programs of short and feature-length movies, including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&A discussions.

Visit Fresno Filmworks’ Web for this weekend’s schedule

This is like no other event in Fresno. Jefferson Beavers, board member, introduced me to the organization. Thanks to him, my friend and I attended the viewing of Oscar-nominated shorts, back in March. It was an amazing event! And it was my first time at the Tower Theatre. It was an amazing opportunity!

Fresno Filmworks does a great introducing independent films to Fresno. This is something organizers felt was lacking in our culture. 

04.19.13 3
New #Fresno Hotdog Stand Let's You be Creative
04.18.13 2
Zoom Almost here! Three more weeks till they’re mature enough to harvest! /squeal
Photo by Bossom Bluff Orchards of Parlier, CA. 

Almost here! Three more weeks till they’re mature enough to harvest! /squeal

Photo by Bossom Bluff Orchards of Parlier, CA. 

04.16.13 2