All About Fresno

A Visit to Santa HQ (and a Giveaway)

Visiting Santa was a huge tradition in my childhood. So when HGTV's Santa HQ and Fashion Fair reached out to me to come check out their high tech Santa experience, I couldn't resist taking my…

Read More

ZappCon is Back with All Things Nerdtacular!

This weekend (Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18th) is the 2nd Annual ZappCon down at the Fresno Convention Center! I know that half of you are probably asking, "What the heck is ZappCon?" It is a local…

Read More

A New Grocery Outlet Grand Opening & a Giveaway

I know that I was not alone in my sorrow when the Fresh and Easy at Tulare and R closed here in Fresno. But a new Grocery Outlet opened this week in its place. I…

Read More

Lush Has Come to Fresno (and a Giveaway!)

Fresno got a LUSH store! Lush is a natural, handmade cosmetics store that apparently everyone else knew about except me! Lush makes the most divine smelling (and working) bath and body products along with cosmetics.…

Read More

Fresno Staycation Outings

Life is busy and expensive! We all want to do fun and exciting things with our kids but between time and money it can be challenging. Challenging to find something exciting to do beyond the…

Read More

Fresno Area You Pick Farms

We all know that Fresno is the home to great produce but it has always seemed like all that produce is on a truck to a grocery store. I am sick of hearing from friends…

Read More

Me on TV?

I don't know how this is happening but... I have a regular gig on Central Valley Today on KSEE 24 here in Fresno! Central Valley Today is a daily show that is on from 11am…

Read More

Pay Cut for Early Retirement?

I find the concept of collecting retirement and at the same time collecting a pay check from the same entity a bit disconcerting. Is that was is going on with Superintendent Larry Powell and his…

Read More

Avoid the Illusion…

I assume that our local CSU is not unique. I assume that they all have budget issues and crazy hiring policies. So it is hard to not look at the recent hiring of Carole Brown-Welty…

Read More

Buy New or Fix Old?

I saw in the Fresno Bee that First 5 of Fresno County (an agency funded by tobacco taxes) has $50,000 in seed money for a children's museum. Of course, a local consultant has been hired…

Read More