My mother knows of my obsession with William Saroyan, and as I begin this essay, she is quick to remind me he ate dinner once at our home in the late ’50s. Neither of us can fill in the narrative of how or why he showed up at our doorstep. Not knowing, of course, creates mystery and intrigue, a sheer heyday for my imagination, although such vague recollection disappoints the yearning to discern details or anything that might bring him back to life.
Greek Festival chairman Peter Vallis gives a rundown on this weekend's 55th annual Fresno Greek Festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. The cultural festival is expected to bring in about 27,000 visitors to partake in Greek food, pastries, drinks, music and dance. Video by Craig Kohlrussfirstname.lastname@example.org.