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Best of 2009 – Fresno editionavatar

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Across the news and the Internet, people are putting together “Best Of” lists for 2009. Here’s a list that I’ve started – feel free to comment, or add on to it!

Favorite movies of 2009: (500) Days of Summer, Sin Nombre, The Hangover

Memorable Fresno events that I covered:
- The filming of the Fresno edition of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’
- Graduations galore! (Everything from Michelle Obama’s speech at UC Merced, to the Hanford HS graduation that was evacuated)
- Water, water everywhere: The ‘March for Water’

Memorable media coverage of the San Joaquín Valley from outside the Valley:
Sean Hannity’s and Jon Stewart’s takes on the “people vs. fish” debate
Newsweek’s in-depth look at the Valley’s issues, including water and foreclosures

Foods that I tasted in the Valley for the first time:
Paletas (a summer obsession)
- Vietnamese pho (my current obsession)
- Menudo (not yet an obsession, but I’m glad I tasted it)
- Figs, persimmons, dates, and many of the leafy greens that come in our T&D Willey CSA box

Uniquely Fresno things that have made my first year in Fresno enjoyable:
- The Evening Eclectic music program on Fresno State’s radio station, KFSR
- Indoor rock climbing at Yosemite Fitness in Clovis
- Sharing my CSA box, and knowing that I am supporting local agriculture

And be sure to read this week’s edition of Vida for more end-of-the-year stories, including my reflections on my first year on the job!

Written by Rebecca Plevin

December 28th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

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  1. Now this is an exciting list! I think you’ve had a great first year and Fresno and I’m glad you’re here.



    30 Dec 09 at 5:16 pm

  2. Congratulations on a memorable first year!
    What a way to jump in!


    Aileen Imperatrice

    31 Dec 09 at 12:28 pm

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