BONE APPETIT: Fresno State’s Alumni Association’s new cookbook — featuring more than 500 entries from alumni and friends — gets the bad-pun award of the day. Never fear, it includes a recipe for TimeOut’s Dog Biscuits. [Fresno State]
KEEP VOTING: Don’t forget to vote for Kyle Lowe’s short video in Sony’s “Behind the Lens” competition, which Heather told you about last week. Fresno theater fans will enjoy these performances by Taylor Abels and Taylor Babcock. If Lowe wins, he and Fresno State will both score $20,000 video cameras. [Behind the Lens]
PAIN AND PROMISE: Last week an American Association of Museums report suggested most museums are hurting financially but are reporting increased attendance and educational programs. That’s certainly the case with the Fresno Art Museum, its director concurs. [Bee]
WHAT A COMBO: A new yogurt/grilled cheese shop named “The Big Swirl” opens across from Fresno State. But where’s the tomato soup? [Fresno Bites]
POUNDING THE STREETS: Intrepid reporter George Hostetter gives us an up-close look at the homeless encampment on G Street. In essence, he writes, it’s a tenement — not so different from the conditions of the 19th Century New York we read about in history books. [City Beat]
It’s been a big week for George Hostetter, one of the Beehive’s favorite news bloggers. He was appointed The Bee’s official billboard critic (well, according to me), and he alternately tickled-the-funny-bone-slash-completely-mystified readers with his post about a giant Coke-bottle penis. Now, we can report another milestone: He made it into the print edition of the Bee wearing his trademark walking hat. The occasion? He’ll be writing an occasional column called “City Beat.” George walks everywhere, see, often through parts of Fresno that are about as far away from artificial lakes and gated communities as you can get, and he’s always bumping into fascinating stories mostly missed by those of us addicted to the internal-combustion engine.
His first column is about an incident he witnessed involving a very frightened teen and the Van Ness pedestrian underpass. Check it out.
Here in the office, we’re taking up a collection to buy him some Mace.