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Local costume contest barks up competition

Tower District hosted the 8th annual Whitie’s Pets Pooch Parade on Saturday, uniting dog-lovers across the city. The event also hosted a canine carnival and costume contest with prize categories such as “best dog costume” and “cutest dog.” One of ...

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Pieology Pizzeria opens at Fig Garden Village

With its recent opening in the Fig Garden Village Shopping Center, the franchise now has 11 locations in Northern and Central California, in cities such as Gilroy, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, among others. Guests can create their own personalized pizza ...

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The Brew Review: “Hops” to popularity

Stone Brewing and Rogue are known for their IPAs, and even some of the beers that they offer that aren’t IPAs taste like IPAs. These breweries are immensely popular, and their popularity is still growing. The beers can be found ...

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Halloween festivities on a budget

October is a month of pumpkins, candy, fright fests and also time for “Trick-or-Treaters” of all ages to open their wallets to spend. But Halloween purchases can leave wallets feeling emptier than a carved pumpkin. To avoid the tricky costs ...

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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at 82 years old. De la Renta had a long battle with gastric cancer dating back to 2006, when his ailment was first reported. On Oct. 16, de la Renta named ...

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Civil War Revisited for 25th Year

Cannon and musket fire rocked Kearney Park this weekend from the 25th anniversary of the Civil War Reenactment. Presented by the Fresno Historical Society, the Civil War Revisited is the largest re-enactment in the state, celebrating the 150th anniversary of ...

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Comic book fans unite in Fresno

Comic book fans, board game enthusiasts and live-action role players congregated this weekend at the Valdez Hall in Downtown Fresno for the inaugural Zappcon. Featuring local vendors, discussion panels, board game tournaments and celebrity guest speakers, Zappcon is a celebration ...

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‘Junk Days’ brings antique admirers to Old Town Clovis

Antiques and collectibles were spread across Pollasky Avenue Sunday for the twice-a-year event “Glorious Junk Days” in Old Town Clovis. Glorious Junk Days brings over 150 vendors displaying vintage clothing, collectible cards, comics and antique furniture. Many of the antique ...

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Brew Review: Stouts are in season

As the temperature begins to fall, it brings relief to those in Fresno who suffer heat 6 to 9 months out of the year. Perhaps you’ll choose to go camping with your friends or just have a bonfire somewhere in ...

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Local halloween store ready for season

Halloween is right around the corner, and the Spirit Halloween store located on Willow and Shaw avenues has plenty of ideas for those looking to get into the holiday spirit. Jasmine Lawson, the store’s manager, said the most popular costume ...

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Local Haunt Ready To Spook

Halloween at Hobb’s Grove has returned once again to celebrate the season, starting today. Celebrating its 15th year, the Halloween attraction is aimed toward kids, teenagers and adults alike. The attraction was opened in 1999 by Reedley local Lore Callahan. ...

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Revving up British classics

Restored British cars descended upon Old Town Clovis on Sunday morning for the annual British Car Roundup hosted by the Central Valley British Auto Club. The event is a celebration of all marques and models of British cars and is ...

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Reading between the lines

By Xitaly Ocampo Special to The Collegian  “In Lak’ech,” is a saying used by the Mayans to greet one another, and it is how James Manseau Sauceda began his poetry reading about cultural injustice facing Chicanos on campus Friday. Sauceda ...

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Art exhibition examines body image

A Chicana feminist art group discussed their new art project for Fresno State students at the Henry Madden Library on Wednesday as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Introducing the exhibit were artists Kristen Gamez, Mari Hernandez, and Sarah Castillo who ...

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Downtown prepares for annual music festival

The Fresno Urban Sound Experience (F.U.S.E.) will kick off its annual festival this weekend, treating music lovers and concertgoers alike to the unique bands and performers of the Central Valley. Eight years ago Jeff Tehee, the festival organizer, co-founded F.U.S.E. ...

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Brew Review: Lagunitas Brewing Company

A look at a few of the craft brewery Lagunitas’ offerings   This is the time to be alive if you’re a craft beer enthusiast. In California, you can’t drunkenly throw a beer bottle without hitting a craft brewery, and ...

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Caruthers Celebrates 85th District Fair

By Abigail Martin Special to The Collegian The 85th annual Caruthers District Fair opens today, offering free admission for all to enjoy home-cooked meals, livestock shows, carnival rides and much more. Fresno State alumnus and president of the fairboard Gary ...

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Yoga Takes Center Stage

Local yoga instructor Lindsey Huerta holds classes in Fresno that provide students with alternative settings to entice expert and beginning students. Huerta, began teaching just over a year ago and has since picked up the popular Downtown rooftop yoga class ...

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