The Tower District has two new restaurants on Olive Avenue opening soon. They are El Patio Muy Bueno Mexican Food and La Arepa, which will serve Venezuelan fast food such as arepas and empanadas, including vegetarian versions. They took over the former Meze House Mediterranean Grill and a Chinese/doughnut shop, respectively.
The Pink Cow Thrift Shop operates out of Wesley United Methodist Church. It’s a shop that was started to help neighbors in the El Dorado Park neighborhood, but has blossomed into a second-hand store that is open to the public.
Clovis Donuts and the Sunshine and Sugar Bakery have their own take on the trend that Starbucks is riding with its Frappuccini unicorn trend. They’re selling doughnuts with unicorn horns and unicorn macaron cookies.
Mike Dirnt, bassist for the band Green Day, is ready to beat it out of two coastal California neighborhoods. He's put homes in Newport Beach and Montecito on the market for $3.8 million and $4.8 million, respectively.
“We believe that we are one of the most united cities in America,” said one Fresno pastor during a prayer walk to the shooting sites of Tuesday’s deadly rampage. Earlier in the day, former Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin asked the community to support Catholic Charities and announced a large donation from the Central Valley Community Foundation.
Three central San Joaquin Valley agencies are highlighting pets for adoption this weekend: the CCSPCA 559-233-7722 ext. 119; Cat House on the Kings: 559-222-0228; and Fresno Humane Animal Services: www.fresnohumane.org. Check back every week for more furry friends.