Bethany Clough

New Peruvian restaurants opening in Fresno

A little bistro, Señor Aji, has opened in northwest Fresno, while Limón Peruvian Cuisine is planning a second restaurant, also in northwest Fresno.

Andrew Fiala

In moments of musical beauty, anger melts, hatred dissolves, peace dawns

Columnist Andrew Fiala applauds the Aug. 21 performance by the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Perched on the edge of a cliff, the orchestra played original pieces composed in honor of Yosemite and the centennial of the National Park Service. Fiala: Here’s hoping that the artists, rangers and natural wonders of our world will continue to inspire and console for another century.

Ask Amy

Boyfriend’s social surveillance spells trouble

I have been dating my boyfriend “William” for 2.5 years. We are both divorced with children. William’s ex-wife had a horrible two-year affair that hurt him deeply. Knowing this, I have always tried to assure him that he is the only man in my life and I make sure to go above and beyond to reassure him that I am thinking about him whenever we are apart. However, in the past six months, William has become extremely jealous of my very dear gay friend of many years “Kevin” (who also happens to be an important client of mine).

Home & Garden

Home Fix: How important are yearly termite inspections?

Q: We have lived in our older (80-year-old) home for over 30 years. We've had yearly termite inspections with only clean reports. How important is it to keep up with yearly inspections? The cost now tops $300 annually and includes basically a 15-minute flashlight check of crawl space and basement. How likely are we to develop termite problems at this point in the life of this house?


Ghirardelli Square circles back with a high-end style

A relentless icy wind swept in from San Francisco Bay, blowing away the fog to reveal the 19th century three-masted schooner C.A. Thayer anchored offshore. Farther out, Alcatraz Island was circled by seagulls and besieged by an armada of tour boats plowing through the chop.

Home & Garden

How to keep your home from looking dated

Trends happen to the best of us, as they should. Everyone should relish the style of their current era, live in the moment and make memories in their own heyday. Unfortunately style isn't eternal, and sometimes no matter how much money and time you invest in decorating your home (or how few trends you fall for), your interior decor becomes dated, and the look you once loved doesn't work as well.


Woman becomes junior ranger at 75

Judy Collier, 75, from Berkeley earned her junior ranger badge on the same day the national parks celebrated their 100th birthday.
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Woman becomes junior ranger at 75

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Peruvian drinks explained.mp4

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The Urban Umbrella makes its home in Old Town Clovis

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Happiness is one of his key cookie ingredients