January 2021

REFLECTIONS OF VISALIA: Overall – Visalia’s Best Athlete?

Text and photos submitted by Terry L. Ommen To most Visalians today, the name Orval Overall means nothing. It’s simply an odd moniker, difficult to pronounce and probably the result of a parental christening mistake....
Busman

Art Now: Paul Buxman captures region’s light and legacy in California Farm and Foothill

Text by Aaron Collins   O rganic farmer. Musician. Teacher. Principal. Philosopher. Activist. Businessman. Family man. Renaissance man. Paul Buxman has worn all those hats and more over the years, often many at once, in addition to...

Gardening: Shrubs: The ‘Bones’ of your Garden I January 2021

Text by Susan Moore Sevier, UCCE Master Gardener   On a trip to England and Wales, I eagerly anticipated touring several gardens. Expecting to view long stretches of stylized formal grounds, I was delighted to find...
WINE CELLAR

Wine: Creating a Wine Cellar

Text by Robert Whitley The COVID-19 lockdown blues have inspired many a hobbyist in recent months. I've noticed scores of friends have taken up baking to cope. The run on all-purpose flour in my neighborhood...

Tech: Online and On-Demand – Business Changes Accelerated in 2020

Text by C. Scott Wyatt "Ineed my restaurants online. Yesterday,” the concerned co-owner of several small restaurants explained. “Our customers want to order from their phones.” Web designers and programmers have always heard that projects are...

NEWS ON WRITING, BOOKS + THE WORLD OF PUBLISHING • January 2021

Text by Diane Slocum In January, when the days can often be dark and dreary, especially as we await relief from months of pandemic, humor can be the best medicine. "The Chicken Sisters" (G.P. Putnam’s Sons,...