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Can this Fresno cafe, and owner’s damaged heart, survive Fulton Street reopening? | Fresno Bee Can this Fresno cafe, and owner’s damaged heart, survive Fulton Street reopening?
When the fences outside his front door finally came down, Carlos Partida’s spirits immediately went up. “At least I’ve got a light in the tunnel,” Partida says. “Let’s see now … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 21, 2017
It’s eclipse day ... totally. Nurse sues Kaiser. The Valley’s Civil War memorials | Fresno Bee It’s eclipse day ... totally. Nurse sues Kaiser. The Valley’s Civil War memorials
It’s Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Welcome to your Morning Scoop of intriguing tales, fresh news and things that make you go “hmm.” Sign up to get the Scoop in your … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 21, 2017
A fire began in a closet in northeast Fresno. Now 5 are displaced | Fresno Bee A fire began in a closet in northeast Fresno. Now 5 are displaced
A house fire in northeast Fresno displaced five people Sunday evening, said Fresno Fire Capt. Michael Hutcheson. Firefighters arrived to the home on Chance Avenue and Revere Road around 9 … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 21, 2017
Eclipse day: Fresnans turn out (or stay in) for the big solar event | Fresno Bee Eclipse day: Fresnans turn out (or stay in) for the big solar event
Fresno is set for the first total solar eclipse in close to three decades – cue Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” While the city isn’t in position for the kind of … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 21, 2017
Faith & Values Calendar | Workshop, film series | Fresno Bee Faith & Values Calendar | Workshop, film series
Workshop to begin in September “Transformed” is a life-changing series that will explore how God wants to elevate the essential areas of our lives: spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, relational, financial … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 21, 2017
Yosemite’s Wawona community to remain evacuated for days due to fire | Fresno Bee Yosemite’s Wawona community to remain evacuated for days due to fire
Mandatory evacuation orders will likely continue for several days for the Wawona community as the South Fork Fire in Yosemite National Park continues burning. On Sunday morning it had grown … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
Jerry Lewis did a show in Fresno and enjoyed the crowd: ‘What an audience here!’ | Fresno Bee Jerry Lewis did a show in Fresno and enjoyed the crowd: ‘What an audience here!’
Jerry Lewis brought a variety act to Fresno in 1958 for a benefit performance. More than 1,000 people bought tickets to the April 11 show, which was held at the … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
Amid Homeless Concerns, Brandau Wants Fresno To Ban Camping | KVPR Amid Homeless Concerns, Brandau Wants Fresno To Ban Camping
A Fresno City Councilmember has a new idea on dealing with the city’s homeless population – a law that would ban camping in the city. Councilmember Steve Brandau is set to take the proposed ordinance before the city council Thursday August 17th. If adopted, the law would ban camping on both public and private property in the city. Brandau says he’s been getting complaints for months from con
KVPR | August 20, 2017
How ‘El Protector’ inspires a bicultural, bilingual girl to become a CHP officer | Fresno Bee How ‘El Protector’ inspires a bicultural, bilingual girl to become a CHP officer
Since 1987, the CHP has offered a traffic safety outreach program to the Hispanic community, known as El Protector. It emphasizes education through dialogue with the community, instead of focusing … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
Price hike planned for lifelong senior National Parks passes | The Business Journal Price hike planned for lifelong senior National Parks passes
For the first time in more than 20 years, the price of a lifelong senior pass for the country’s National The post Price hike planned for lifelong senior National Parks passes appeared first on The Business Journal.
The Business Journal | August 20, 2017
Habitat for Humanity: A partnership, a promise | The Business Journal Habitat for Humanity: A partnership, a promise
Habitat for Humanity International, the world’s largest nonprofit homebuilder, has been hard at work making houses within the Central Valley The post Habitat for Humanity: A partnership, a promise appeared first on The Business Journal.
The Business Journal | August 20, 2017
Valley unemployment rates mostly up for July | The Business Journal Valley unemployment rates mostly up for July
With the exception of Kings County, unemployment rates in the Central Valley rose higher in July from the month prior, The post Valley unemployment rates mostly up for July appeared first on The Business Journal.
The Business Journal | August 20, 2017
Proposal deadline approaches for $70M in cap-trade funds | The Business Journal Proposal deadline approaches for $70M in cap-trade funds
As part of its effort to revitalize downtown, Chinatown and the west side, the Fresno Transformative Climate Communities Collaborative (FTCCC, The post Proposal deadline approaches for $70M in cap-trade funds appeared first on The Business Journal.
The Business Journal | August 20, 2017
Fresno approves ban on homeless camping | The Business Journal Fresno approves ban on homeless camping
A marathon meeting of the Fresno City Council ended with members voting overwhelmingly to approve Councilman Steve Brandau’s proposal to The post Fresno approves ban on homeless camping appeared first on The Business Journal.
The Business Journal | August 20, 2017
500 Club manager says card room to reopen in two to three days | The Business Journal 500 Club manager says card room to reopen in two to three days
California Bureau of Gambling Control investigators believed The 500 Club card room in Clovis didn’t have enough funds to cover The post 500 Club manager says card room to reopen in two to three days appeared first on The Business Journal.
The Business Journal | August 20, 2017
Central Coast transplant to bring Three Rivers its first brewery | The Business Journal Central Coast transplant to bring Three Rivers its first brewery
To the little town of Three Rivers in Tulare County, new businesses are nothing new. In recent years, locals and The post Central Coast transplant to bring Three Rivers its first brewery appeared first on The Business Journal.
The Business Journal | August 20, 2017
Noble Credit Union finds new Downtown Fresno Home | The Business Journal Noble Credit Union finds new Downtown Fresno Home
Noble Credit Union, formerly known as Fresno County Federal Credit Union, is preparing to relocate from its Downtown Fresno home The post Noble Credit Union finds new Downtown Fresno Home appeared first on The Business Journal.
The Business Journal | August 20, 2017
They were partying at a house in Visalia, then shots rang out and a man fell | Fresno Bee They were partying at a house in Visalia, then shots rang out and a man fell
A man was shot to death at a house party early Sunday, according to Visalia Police Department. Officers were called to the 2000 block of East Roosevelt around 4 a.m. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
Obituaries for Monday, Aug. 21 | Fresno Bee Obituaries for Monday, Aug. 21
JAMES SMITH — Dotty Jean James Smith, 87, of Tulare died Aug. 15. She was a licensed vocational nurse for Tulare County for 32 years. Graveside: 10 a.m. Aug. 24 … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
Members of gay Asian immigrant group demonstrate at Nunes’ Clovis office | Fresno Bee Members of gay Asian immigrant group demonstrate at Nunes’ Clovis office
Members of a national gay Asian immigrant group gathered Sunday in Old Town Clovis for a loud but peaceful protest at Rep. Devin Nunes’ office. Members of the National Queer … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
Clear skies, good viewing weather expected in Valley for solar eclipse | Fresno Bee Clear skies, good viewing weather expected in Valley for solar eclipse
Central San Joaquin Valley residents wanting to experience Monday’s solar eclipse won’t have any weather problems. Bill Peterson of the National Weather Service office in Hanford said “we are looking … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
The memorials honored Confederate vets in local cemeteries, but should they remain? | Fresno Bee The memorials honored Confederate vets in local cemeteries, but should they remain?
The fervor sweeping the country to remove Confederate memorials reached Fresno. One of two small monuments – one at Bethel Cemetery in Sanger and the other at Mountain View Cemetery … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
Memorials honor Confederate, Union soldiers in local cemeteries | Fresno Bee Memorials honor Confederate, Union soldiers in local cemeteries
Two memorials to Confederate veterans - one of which was removed late this week and honored veterans of both sides of the Civil War - acknowledge the high price paid in America’s deadliest conflict. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
His reports are in question, his contract expired. But SLO County coroner still on the job | Fresno Bee His reports are in question, his contract expired. But SLO County coroner still on the job
The accuracy of his reports have been questioned, he was arrested last year for driving drunk on the way to an autopsy, and the state is attempting to suspend or … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
Madera County Sheriff investigating officer-involved shooting near Highway 41 | Fresno Bee Madera County Sheriff investigating officer-involved shooting near Highway 41
The Madera County Sheriff’s Department was investigating an officer-involved shooting just north of Fresno on Sunday afternoon. The shooting was reported to be near the area of Avenue 12 and … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
No way woman died from LSD overdose at local music fest, experts say — ‘It’s not possible’ | Fresno Bee No way woman died from LSD overdose at local music fest, experts say — ‘It’s not possible’
The San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office ruling that a Ventura woman died of an accidental LSD overdose at a music festival in May is not just highly unlikely — … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 20, 2017
CHP said she was drinking underage. Now 1 is dead, 4 hurt in Three Rivers crash | Fresno Bee CHP said she was drinking underage. Now 1 is dead, 4 hurt in Three Rivers crash
One man died and a 20-year-old woman was arrested after the California Highway Patrol says she was drunk and crashed her car into a boulder Friday night in Three Rivers. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 19, 2017
At Fresno’s latest post-Charlottesville protest, ‘hate has no home here’ is message | Fresno Bee At Fresno’s latest post-Charlottesville protest, ‘hate has no home here’ is message
One week after the deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, people continue to gather in Fresno to express hope their actions can help foster peace. The latest brought 20 community members … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 19, 2017
Man, woman stabbed in apartment complex park | Fresno Bee Man, woman stabbed in apartment complex park
A man and a woman were stabbed Friday night in a southeast Fresno apartment complex, police said. Officers arrived at 5271 E. Kings Canyon Road around 10 p.m. to find … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 19, 2017
Power goes out in part of Old Town Clovis; repairs expected to stretch late into night | Fresno Bee Power goes out in part of Old Town Clovis; repairs expected to stretch late into night
Nearly 30 customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in Old Town Clovis were expected to be without power into late Friday night. About 8:45 p.m., the power went out … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 19, 2017
Deputies go digging around car, find secret hiding place for 23 pounds of meth | Fresno Bee Deputies go digging around car, find secret hiding place for 23 pounds of meth
Pulled over for a traffic stop, a 27-year-old Fresno man’s car yielded far more than a routine moving violation, according to Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives. Investigators searched the car and … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 19, 2017
Community calendar Aug. 20-26 | Fresno Bee Community calendar Aug. 20-26
Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families Meeting Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center Room Y32, 7300 N. Fresno St., Fresno, www.adultchildren.org, 2 p.m. Aug. 20. Al-Anon For families and friends … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 19, 2017
Mandatory evacuation issued for Yosemite’s Wawona as South Fork Fire threatens | Fresno Bee Mandatory evacuation issued for Yosemite’s Wawona as South Fork Fire threatens
A mandatory evacuation order is in effect for the community of Wawona as the South Fork Fire in southern Yosemite National Park grew slightly to 2,903 acres Friday into Saturday, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 19, 2017
Obituaries for Sunday, Aug. 20 | Fresno Bee Obituaries for Sunday, Aug. 20
APODACA — Jesus Apodaca Jr., 62, of San Joaquin died Aug. 13. He was a site supervisor for the county of Fresno. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | August 19, 2017
Is Algebra 2 Necessary? CSU Tweaks General Ed Math Requirements | KVPR Is Algebra 2 Necessary? CSU Tweaks General Ed Math Requirements
For years, the California State University system has had a requirement that students be proficient in Algebra 2 as a pre-requisite for taking other general education math classes. That’s pushed many students into so-called remedial math classes, but it’s also led to criticism. Some say it’s a civil rights issue that blocks minority students from fields of study where Algebra 2 simply isn’
KVPR | August 18, 2017
Interview: Questions Remain About Possible Groundwater Contamination From Oil Production | KVPR Interview: Questions Remain About Possible Groundwater Contamination From Oil Production
Oil companies in California produce more water than oil. In the San Joaquin Valley that also has created a problem: what to do with all of that unwanted water? In most cases that wastewater is injected back into the ground, deep below the aquifer. But in some cases, injections may have contaminated federally protected aquifers that could be clean enough for drinking water. The problem has been in
KVPR | August 18, 2017
No Snow Left? Aerial Surveys Show Eight Percent Still Remains In San Joaquin Watershed | KVPR No Snow Left? Aerial Surveys Show Eight Percent Still Remains In San Joaquin Watershed
As of July 10 manual snow surveyors reported there’s zero snow left in the mountains above the San Joaquin River. But a new way to measure the snowpack from the sky is showing a different set of results. “Already we’re seeing snowmelt 50 percent greater than it was last year and about 320 percent above what the observations were for 2014.” says Jeffrey Payne with the Friant Water Authority
KVPR | August 18, 2017
Electric Automaker Faraday Future Selects Hanford For Manufacturing Facility | KVPR Electric Automaker Faraday Future Selects Hanford For Manufacturing Facility
Hanford's former Pirelli tire factory is mostly vacant today, but in a few years it could be producing some of the world's most advanced electric vehicles. That's the vision of automaker Faraday Future, which announced this past weekend that it has selected the Kings County facility as the site of its planned manufacturing plant. The company had hoped to build a $1 billion factory in the Nevada de
KVPR | August 18, 2017
The Old Fresno Water Tower At Risk Of Closing | KVPR The Old Fresno Water Tower At Risk Of Closing
On the first Thursday night of every month, the Old Fresno Water Tower is typically full of people checking out local art that lines the walls and shelves of the historic building. But while dozens of Art Hop patrons visit the gift shop, gallery and visitors center in one of Fresno’s most recognizable buildings, the future of the downtown landmark is uncertain. The Fresno Arts Council, which run
KVPR | August 18, 2017
In Fresno, New Tuolumne Street Bridge Opens | KVPR In Fresno, New Tuolumne Street Bridge Opens
The first major piece of construction for high speed rail in downtown Fresno is complete. On Friday, officials cut the ribbon on a brand new Tuolumne Street bridge. The massive bridge is designed to carry traffic over the existing railways and create enough space below for the high speed trains. HSR Board Vice Chair Tom Richards says the bridge is an important symbol of progress that shines far be
KVPR | August 18, 2017