Fresno County Newswire

Fresno County Newswire

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  1. Fresno Countya s Measure C may aid land purchase for high-speed rail maintenance siteRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    Fresno County leaders and the California High-Speed Rail Authority are forging ahead with plans for facilities to support the state's bullet-train line through the central San Joaquin Valley, with some important steps toward developing passenger stations and a major maintenance station potentially being taken by the end of this year. For more than five years, county leaders have cast covetous glances at about 510 acres at Fresno's southern edge, along Cedar Avenue between Malaga and Adams avenues, as a proposed site for a heavy maintenance facility.

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  2. School board recall elections popping up in the ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    Recall elections for three Valley school boards have been confirmed, while efforts are ongoing in other local districts to do the same, following a recent spate of superintendent ousters . The Selma Unified School District and the Golden Plains Unified School District in Fresno County have garnered enough residents' signatures to hold a recall election that will ask voters to reconsider some trustees serving on each school board.

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  3. Equalize Fresnoa s low-income housingRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    ... kids grow up affects their income compared with the national average. In the list of the 25 poorest counties, Fresno County was fourth from the bottom; its children would later earn almost $41,000 less a year than the national average. We know that ...

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  4. Earthquake: 3.2 temblor registered near Mendota, Calif.Read the original story

    14 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 17 miles from the Fresno County city of Mendota, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

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  5. Lanes to be closed near Orange Cove for constructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Fresno Bee

    Starting Monday and continuing until Friday, lane closures will be in place along both directions of Highway 63 from the Tulare-Fresno County line to Avenue 408.

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  6. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces $700,000 Settlement with...Read the original story

    Saturday | Holtville Tribune

    ... and includes the California Attorney General's Office, Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark A. Peterson, Fresno County District Attorney Lisa A. Smittcamp, Kern County District Attorney Lisa S. Green, Merced County District Attorney Larry ...

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  7. Man dies in rollover crash into shallow canal west of FresnoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Fresno Bee

    A man died Saturday morning after he rolled his car into a shallow canal in western Fresno County, the California Highway Patrol said. The CHP received a 911 call around 8:30 a.m. saying that a gray Toyota had flipped into the water on West North Avenue just west of South Jameson Avenue.

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  8. Arambula tops Olivier in early AD31 fundraisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Fresno Bee

    ... challenges are clear for Olivier. Arambula has a known name, with his father Juan having served as a Fresno County supervisor before being elected to the very same Assembly seat his son now seeks, where he served three terms. It also appears that ...

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  9. Clovis woman wins $1 million on lottery scratcherRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Fresno Bee

    A Clovis woman is now a millionaire after running to the store for tortillas and sticking $20 into a California Lottery vending machine. Catalina Deniston, a Fresno County government employee, was visiting her father in Sanger on Monday when he asked her to get tortillas from Gong's Market on Academy Avenue, just south of North Avenue.

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  10. Annual backpack giveaway Friday evening at downtown Fresnoa s Eaton PlazaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Fresno Bee

    Comcast and United Way of Fresno County are joining forces to provide more than 2,500 backpacks full of books, paper, pencils and other school supplies to be given away free to students ages 5 to 15. Organizers say that Comcast and United Way have given away nearly 6,000 backpacks to Fresno families in the first four years. The giveaway is part of the weekly Friday night outdoor movie series, this week featuring "Big Hero 6." People can bring their own blankets, chairs and food to watch from the Eaton Plaza lawn.

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  11. Man shot near motorcycle club west of FresnoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | The Fresno Bee

    A man suffered serious injuries that were not life-threatening when he was shot at least once around 4 p.m. near the Los Dorados Motorcycle Club's clubhouse west of Fresno, sheriff's deputies said. Fresno County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Botti said the man ran from the clubhouse at 3225 W. Olive Ave. to a home in the 3100 block of Olive.

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  12. Unidentified human remains pulled from aqueduct near FresnoRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | My Mother Lode

    ... rred to the coroner's office for an autopsy. If foul play turns out to have been involved, the case would mark Fresno County's seventh homicide this year.

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  13. Confederates in CaliforniaRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | Examiner.com

    ... was first. Tyree Harris Bell: Confederate Brigadier General. Ten years after the end of the War Bell moved to Fresno County, California. He became a successful farmer and participated in civic affairs. Joseph Daniel Bethune: 1st Lieutenant Company ...

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  14. 35-year-old Central California death penalty case gets reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Inside Bay Area

    Attorneys representing a man who was given the death penalty 35 years ago for raping and killing his 12-year-old stepdaughter have asked a judge to spare his life, because they claim the man has been intellectually disabled since childhood. The Fresno Bee reports the hearing held Wednesday is the first of its kind for Fresno County.

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  15. Cal Fire announces Auberry arson arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | The Fresno Bee

    A man who lives in the Fresno County foothills has been booked on multiple counts of arson in connection with fires set Sunday near Auberry and Powerhouse roads, Cal Fire said Thursday. A spokesman identified the man as Douglas Lynn Riley, 52, who lives in the area where the fires were set.

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  16. 35 year old death penalty case gets reviewRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | My Mother Lode

    Attorneys representing a man who was given the death penalty 35 years ago for raping and killing his 12-year-old stepdaughter have asked a judge to spare his life, because they claim the man has been intellectually disabled since childhood. The Fresno Bee reports the hearing held Wednesday is the first of its kind for Fresno County.

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  17. Fresno court reviews 35-year-old death penalty caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | The Fresno Bee

    Thirty-five years ago, Donald Griffin was given the death penalty for raping and murdering his 12-year-old stepdaughter, Janice Kelly Wilson, whose mutilated body was found alongside a rural road north of Kerman near the San Joaquin River. On Wednesday, Griffin's lawyers were in Fresno County Superior Court, asking a judge to spare his life because he is intellectually disabled.

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  18. Two identified in connection with deadly shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | The Fresno Bee

    ... between the shooting scene and the traffic stop and believe it is connected to the homicide. Salazar said the Fresno County District Attorney's Office is waiting for a ballistics report on the handgun before deciding whether to file charges against ...

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  19. $200,000 grant to train Fresno County youth in renewable fuel productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | The Fresno Bee

    The California Workforce Investment Board announced a $200,000 grant to the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board to teach job-seeking youth about the renewable fuel production sector. The regional board, with community partners, will use the money to create a career pathway curriculum that starts in K-12 schools and continues to the community college and university levels.

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  20. Parlier Unified board puts superintendent on leave after grand jury reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | The Fresno Bee

    ... overlap with one another or perform functions typically done by staff members in other districts throughout Fresno County, the grand jury said. Alvarez has hired more administrators than other local districts of comparable size, and these new hires' ...

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