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Fresno Bee | May 27, 2018
Redwood held on to its lead against Edison to win the Central Section Division II softball championship at Margie Wright Field Saturday night in Fresno. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 27, 2018
A man is dead following a stabbing Saturday at a home in Clovis, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Christopher Torres, watch commander at the sheriff's office, said a … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 27, 2018
Fresno County firefighters were battling a wildfire that broke out Saturday afternoon near Avocado Lake. The Cobble Fire was reported just before 3 p.m. near Cobblestone Lane and Thermal Road, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 27, 2018
Complimentary death notice listings are provided by funeral homes and include name, age, residence, date of passing and funeral home in charge of arrangements. ▪ Agurrie, Joe R. “Cuco”, 77, Selma, … Click to Continue »
Remember The Two Medical Schools Coming To Fresno County? Now It’s Just One | KVPR
KVPR | May 26, 2018
A year ago, two universities were vying to open the first medical school in the San Joaquin Valley . On Wednesday, one took a big step forward—while the other fizzled. California Health Sciences University on Wednesday broke ground on a new campus in Clovis , which is slated to house its proposed ...
With Clovis Groundbreaking, Proposed Medical School One Step Closer To Reality | KVPR
KVPR | May 26, 2018
The San Joaquin Valley’s newest university is expanding: On Wednesday, groundbreaking ceremony for a new campus of California Health Sciences University. The 90-acre plot of land between Highway 168, Temperance and Alluvial Avenues in Clovis is part of the university’s plan to operate a family o...
Fresno Author Tanya Nichols Releases Second Novel
KVPR | May 26, 2018
A new novel from Fresno-based author Tanya Nichols tells the story of an attorney, her young client, and how they both must deal with tragedies in their lives. The Circle Game is Nichols' second novel, and is set here in the San Joaquin Valley. She recently joined us on Valley Edition to talk about ...
Fresno Bee | May 26, 2018
Roosevelt High School honored its Broadway star, alumna Audra McDonald, on Saturday morning with an emotion-filled dedication of the school's theater in her name. "This is all very overwhelming," McDonald … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 26, 2018
A man is lucky to be alive after his car was spotted floating down a Fresno County canal Friday afternoon by what firefighters describe as "good Samaritans." It's unclear what … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 26, 2018
Fresno police responding to a call for help caught two men early Saturday morning who had been seen stealing from a business minutes earlier. Sgt. Antonio Rivera said police were … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 26, 2018
A man was left in critical condition Friday night after getting hit by a truck as he tried to cross a street west of Highway 99. Fresno police Lt. Jennifer … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 26, 2018
Local dignitaries gathered for ribbon cutting ceremonies welcoming two new tenants to the Pacific Southwest Building, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Information Systems & Technology, and Smile Direct Club. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 26, 2018
Q: I have been told there are two large statues of John F. Kennedy that are not being maintained. One is in downtown Fresno. Do you know where the other … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 26, 2018
A former Fresno teacher's assistant on Friday pleaded no contest in Fresno Superior Court to committing a felony lewd act on a child for kissing a female student on the … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 26, 2018
A Hanford couple was jailed after their 12 year-old-daughter reported being sexually assaulted for about two years, according to police. Michael Wells, step dad to the victim, is accused of … Click to Continue »
Do They Bite, Or Don’t They? Common Myths And Misconceptions About “Debug Fresno” | KVPR
KVPR | May 25, 2018
Debug Fresno is a pilot project aimed at developing a technique to control a nasty species of invasive mosquito known as Aedes aegypti. It involves releasing millions of mosquitoes infected with wolbachia, a naturally occurring bacteria, in three test areas in Fresno and Clovis. It may seem like a p...
“Debug Fresno” Is Back - And It Seems To Be Working | KVPR
KVPR | May 25, 2018
Summer is approaching in the San Joaquin Valley, and that means it’s not only the season for sunscreen and paletas, but also mosquitoes—something local authorities are working on. For the last two years, the Fresno area has been the site of an experimental mosquito control program. And it’s ba...
Herb Alpert Still Striving For Artistic Perfection, Ahead Of Bakersfield Concert | KVPR
KVPR | May 25, 2018
Even if he didn't sell 72 million recordings, with 15 gold albums, and five number one hits - Herb Alpert would still be a music industry icon. For while he's best known as the trumpet player behind the instrumental pop sounds of the Tijuana Brass of the 1960's and 70's, his role as a record produce...
Mims Tells Trump She Wants To Cooperate With ICE | KVPR
KVPR | May 25, 2018
Local law enforcement and elected officials met with President Donald Trump today in Washington D.C. They discussed California’s sanctuary state policies and how they’ve impacted communities. As Valley Public Radio’s Monica Velez reports, one county sheriff thought the meeting was productive. ...
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
In the arms of her lawyer, a Fresno woman cried Friday on the steps of the downtown courthouse after a Superior Court jury rejected her claim that two doctors caused … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
Ivanka Trump will come to Fresno in June on a fundraising trip with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Politico reported Friday. The stop will be June 18. She will also … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
Hemisphere Home owner Roseanne Guaglianone says she offers some of the most unique home furnishings and decor designing services in the area … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
Marijuana is believed to be a factor in a crash that left a man dead Thursday in Madera, police said. Cary Chaffin, 67, was charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
A Fresno man has pleaded no contest in Fresno Superior Court to murdering his 3-year-old son, Zion, four years ago for soiling his pants. Donald Nelson, 31, also pleaded no … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
A Porterville man has been convicted of attempting to murder a police officer two years ago. The Tulare County District Attorney's Office detailed the Aug. 18, 2016 incident that led … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
The California Highway Patrol is investigating how a body ended up among trees on a Highway 41 embankment in Fresno. Spokesman Axel Reyes said the body was found Thursday night … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
Fresno police arrested several members of a little-known street gang for a crime spree that included kidnapping, robbery, assault, home invasion and rape. In all, 37 people from the gang … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
Barber Nick Palomares, known for celebrity encounters at his shop within the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, has died. John Lennon and Yoko Ono were among his most famous clients. Mr. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
The Yosemite Search and Rescue team performed swift water training exercises in Yosemite National Park in preparation for increased visitation starting with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 25, 2018
Devin Nunes is questioned about a trade war with China on three prominent billboards along Highway 99 near Fowler and Selma, California. … Click to Continue »
KVPR | May 24, 2018
Perhaps no job in America has been more romanticized and mythologized than that of the cowboy. From movies to songs, much of what we know about cowboys and the American West is often just a caricature of real life. A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist John Branch aims to gi...
Fresno Residents West Of Highway 99 Look Forward To New Plan, Fewer Traffic Jams | KVPR
KVPR | May 24, 2018
Think for a moment about neighborhoods in Fresno. Maybe you thought of the Tower District, or Fig Garden? Or perhaps it was Woodward Park or Sunnyside. What about the area west of Highway 99, between Clinton, Herndon and Grantland Avenues. Today it’s a checkerboard mix of subdivisions, rural homes...
“Building Healthy Communities” Highlighted In Book About Challenging Health Disparities | KVPR
KVPR | May 24, 2018
If you’re a regular Valley Public Radio listener, you probably already know that your health depends a lot on where you live. But just 10 years ago, that field of research was still emerging. One of the first journalists to tackle that issue in depth was Suzanne Bohan, at that time a reporter with...
New Museum Exhibit Near Shaver Lake Explores A Changing Forest | KVPR
KVPR | May 24, 2018
In recent years, the forests of the Central Sierra have changed dramatically. Drought, bark beetles and climate change have helped to kill millions of trees across the region, and years of fire suppression have also contributed to an unhealthy ecosystem in many areas. Now the Central Sierra Historic...
California's Fentanyl Overdoses Are Up, And They’ve Hit Kern County Hard | KVPR
KVPR | May 24, 2018
The state has released 2017 data on opioid trends and overdoses, and contained within those numbers is both good news and bad. First, the good news: In 2017, the statewide rate of opioid overdose deaths dropped to the lowest it’s been since 2012 . The bad news is that deaths due to the street drug...
Fears Grow Among Valley Recyclers As China Denies U.S. Recyclables | KVPR
KVPR | May 24, 2018
The trade conflict between the U.S. and China is heating up, and while tariffs on the steel and agriculture industries have taken center stage, the conflict has quietly moved into another less visible sector: It’s greatly disrupted the recycling industry. These new policies are already affecting b...
Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch Draws Crowds And Perfect Waves To Lemoore | KVPR
KVPR | May 24, 2018
Over 5,000 people came to the Central Valley this weekend to watch the first World Surf League team competition, live. The event took place at Kelly Slater’s world-class wave pool in Lemoore , and some think this surf ranch is the next frontier for the sport. Chris Estep loves to watch surfing. He...
Fresno Bee | May 24, 2018
A federal civil jury rejected claims of a Fresno, CA, family who accused a Madera County Sheriff's sergeant, a deputy and a California Highway Patrol officer of roughing them up outside the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 24, 2018
A Fresno lawyer said Thursday that he can't believe a federal civil jury rejected his clients' claims that they were roughed up by three law enforcement officers at Chukchansi Gold … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 24, 2018
The operator of a no-kill animal shelter in Laton faces felony charges of animal cruelty after the seizure of 383 animals from the facility. Kimber Lee Colvin was arraigned on … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 24, 2018
California recreational marijuana dispensaries are collecting customers' personal information – including government identification documents as well as what products they buy – even though the record keeping is not part … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 24, 2018
Fresno police have arrested the person suspected of making social media threats against Valley Oak Elementary School students. The threats were made overnight on Instagram, and were spotted by parents … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 24, 2018
A motorcyclist was in critical condition after a crash in Tuesday afternoon rush-hour traffic, Fresno police said. Lt. Steve Card said the crash happened around 4:45 p.m. on Herndon Avenue … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 24, 2018
Fresno police and Fresno Unified School officials are investigating a possible vandalism incident at Bullard High School after a Confederate battle flag was flown over the school gym and red … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 24, 2018
Detective Danny Kim with the Fresno Police Department was applauded Thursday as a proactive problem solver and community leader – thorough in his investigations and generous with his time, volunteering … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | May 24, 2018
Fresno Unified schools may soon be working closely with nonprofit GO Public Schools after the district board accepted the group’s proposals, despite criticism from teachers. The recommendations put forth by … Click to Continue »
Fresno's ParkScore Drops In 2018 Rankings | KVPR
KVPR | May 23, 2018
The Trust for Public Land just released their latest Park Score rankings of park systems in 100 cities throughout the nation. While Fresno has scored low in the past, some groups have tried to draw attention to the city’s parks. The rankings come during an effort to add an initiative to the Novemb...
Valley Residents Buy In With Bitcoin To Get An Edge On Future | KVPR
KVPR | May 23, 2018
A lot of the news around Bitcoin has to do with its value rising and falling. Many have decided to invest with hopes its value goes up. While the total number of those with Bitcoin is just a fraction of the world’s population, some of them happen to live in Fresno. FM89’s Laura Tsutsui reports t...
Pascal Le Boeuf Announces
KVPR | May 23, 2018
Pianist and composer Pascal Le Boeuf returns to northern California in late May with a nine-piece jazz-classical hybrid ensemble for a string of performances from his large scale work “Ritual Being.” This suite explores the differential manifestation of human behavior at micro (individual) and m...
Fresno Bee | May 23, 2018
The city of Fresno is getting so many reports about litter and illegal dumping that an additional litter control crew is being added to the city budget, officials said Wednesday … Click to Continue »