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A record number of volunteers - from police officers and firefighters to elected officials and business people to college and high school students - took positions on street corners and sidewalks across the central San Joaquin Valley Tuesday to sell special-edition Fresno Bee newspapers for the 31st annual ...

A spokeswoman with the Judicial Council of California confirmed that the Fresno County court suspended paid juror parking on Monday. The net effect is that until - or unless - the city and state reach a new deal, people who come downtown for jury duty will have to pay for their own parking in garages or at ...
Remembrance: Alzheimer's Foundation of Central California, P.O. Box 3458, Fresno, CA 93650. PEREZ -- Olivia R. Perez, 70, of Fresno died Feb. 24. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. March 8 at Refinery West McKinley Church. Service: 11 a.m. March 8 at the church. Arrangements: Reade ...
Dozens of restaurants were honored at the 2017 Best of the Valley Restaurant Awards Monday night, along with one longtime restaurateur. The event was organized by the Fresno chapter of the California Restaurant Association. A lifetime achievement award was given to Jon Koobation, who ran Jon's ...
The Trump administration on Tuesday sued to block California laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally, the most aggressive move yet in its push to force so-called sanctuary cities and states to cooperate with immigration authorities. California officials remained characteristically ...
U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a Mexican man near Saint David who has multiple felony convictions in California. They say Willcox Station Border Patrol agents responded to sensor activity east of Saint David on Sunday. They discovered an abandoned vehicle and tracked footprints into the ...
A massive block of snow fell from a roof and buried a mother and her 7-year-old son just feet from the front door of their Northern California mountain condo, authorities said. Olga Perkovic and her son Aaron Goodstein had been skiing in the Sierra Nevada near the Nevada state line, the Alpine County ...
Remembrance: Cross Church, 2930 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA 93703. SMITH -- Larry Junior Smith, 72, of Clovis died March 3. He was a truck driver. Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. March 7 at Stephens & Bean Chapel. Graveside: 11 a.m. March 8 at Belmont Memorial Park . Remembrance: Central California ...
The Los Angeles Times ranked each of California's 55 members of Congress according to 2014-16 financial disclosure data collected by Roll Call. The Valley sends several ... Jim Costa, D-Fresno, ranked as number 11 of the 20 millionaires with a $2.1 million minimum net worth. Costa reported at least $1 ...
The career criminal who inspired California's Three Strikes law has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of beating his girlfriend. A Fresno County judge sentenced 53-year-old Douglas Walker on Monday. Walker's December conviction on charges of domestic violence was his third ...
CEO John Bishop said much of the hospital, founded in 1924 and currently operated by MemorialCare, would have to be demolished in order to meet a June 30, 2019 deadline for complying with California's seismic safety rules. The plan was determined to be not feasible, and the decision was made to ...
After the resort was forced to close for weeks, Brown said, Smith chased snow in other regions of California like Tahoe, Mountain High and Mammoth. A day after his passing, his friends created a forest green circular sticker that reads "Ride For Blake" with light beams emanating from mountains. Brown said ...
On the Fresno side, the county is developing open space, the city of Fresno's north side is growing, and the city of Clovis is expanding to its south and east. Rising together, the new Madera city, Fresno and Clovis could come to constitute a tri-cities area in the center of California, offering a new model for the ...
"America's pastor" died Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99. His body lies in the U.S. rotunda Tuesday and Wednesday. In 2001, when Graham held his third and final crusade in Fresno, I was The Bee religion writer covering the event with a team of three others. My special memories of ...
police said Haney possibly was headed to the Los Angeles or San Bernardino areas. police issued the silver alert with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol for Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern and Los Angeles counties. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Haney is asked to call the Clovis ...

A small fire that broke out on a Southwest Airlines plane at a Southern California airport led to a confusing and sometimes chaotic evacuation, with some fearful travelers pushing each other to reach the exit, passengers said Tuesday. Lauren Barnett was sitting toward the back of the Boeing 737 as it ...
ALEJIAN -- Lisbeth Karkour Alejian, 66, of Fresno died Feb. 9. She was a retired real estate broker. Service: 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at St. Paul Armenian Church. Remembrance: St. Paul Armenian Church Armenian school, 3767 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93726. Arrangements: Yost & Webb Funeral Home.
Fresno, Calif. --. The California Highway Patrol responded to an interesting call Saturday morning on Highway 168 in between Shields and Ashlan. police say five cows fell out of a trailer after the latch wasn't secured properly. Some good samaritans stopped to help the driver and police wrangle the cows and put them ...
Have you seen this woman? If you're a fan of ABC's "The Bachelor," odds are you have. Rebekah "Bekah" Martinez, 22, of Fresno was reported missing Nov. 18 by her mother, who told the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office her daughter was working on a marijuana farm, according to the San Francisco ...
After more than half a century on the road, he announced Wednesday details of his final concert tour ever called "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" -- a play on one of his songs "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." The tour begins on Sept. 8, 2018, and he'll be at the Save Mart Center at Fresno State on Jan. 15, 2019.
Remembrances: Bethany Mennonite Brethren Church - Deacon Fund, 9161 N. Maple Ave., Fresno, CA 93720 or California Baptist University women's Volleyball Missions, 8432 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. Arrangements: Farewell Funeral Service. PONCE -- Delia M. Ponce, 99, of Kingsburg ...
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Oliver Baines was thinking of another civil rights pioneer, Rosa Parks. It was 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama to a white passenger. "In 1955 Rosa Parks sat down. In 2018, we gotta stand up," Baines said during the commemoration of Martin ...
ABERCROMBIE -- Dorothy Virginia Abercrombie, 102, of Madera died Jan. 11. She was a homemaker. Graveside: 11 a.m. Jan. 16 at Belmont Memorial Park. Celebration of Life: 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at Cedar Creek Senior Living. Remembrance: Optimal Hospice, 6780 N. West Ave. Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711.
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The new restaurants include upscale places in north Fresno and new places in the ever-changing Tower District. Elsewhere, expect to see even more poke .... Poke like this hot tail bowl from Butterfish California Poke in north Fresno is getting even more popular. Butterfish is planning two new restaurants in ...
The California Highway Patrol reported Thursday that a Fresno man died in a collision Wednesday evening at Highway 41 and American Avenue and that a 41-year-old Fresno man and a 15-year-old boy riding with him sustained major injuries. The man was identified by the county coroner as Edwin ...
The founder says he has the money to open and is in the final stages of negotiating for a space on Fulton Street. But a deal isn't signed, so he's not saying where. Quail State would serve farm-to-table cuisine inspired by Fresno and California's multicultural population. The name is nod to California and its ...
The same Californians who had to flee from huge wildfires in recent months now have to deal with hard rains that bring another type of danger. Storms dumping rain on the state have increased the risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged communities. Northern California was hit hardest Monday evening, while ...
Smoking marijuana is legal in California, just don't expect to do it at Coachella. Despite state law allowing for the possession of certain amounts of marijuana and the consumption of it at one's home, the Coachella Valley music and arts Festival has banned marijuana and marijuana products at the concert ...
Officials say about 21,000 people have been evacuated from neighborhoods beneath hillsides laid bare by California's largest-ever wildfire and other recent blazes as a storm raises fears of flash floods and debris flows. Robert Lewin, director of the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, ...
Sunset Magazine calls Fresno "California's most affordable big city," which sounds like something you might see on the archway coming into town. It's better than nothing. The lifestyle magazine put Fresno on its list of 20 game-changing places to live - in the western part of the United States, anyway.
ARIAS -- Anahi Arias, 27, of Fresno died Dec. 13. She was a waitress. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Reade & Sons Funeral Home. BERNAL -- Dolores Bernal, 83, of Sanger died Jan. 5. She was a farm laborer. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home.
VON PRINCE -- Kilulu Magdalena Von Prince, 88, of Fresno died Dec. 28. She was an occupational therapist. Services to be held at a later date. Remembrances: American cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93711 or Disabled American veterans Charities of Central California, ...
the weather center said the system is "the strongest yet this season" and could bring substantial rain to much of central California. In the central San Joaquin valley, the strongest wind and heaviest rainfall is expected Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Isolated showers could still dampen the area ...
Legal pot shops are expected to open their doors on that day in a few cities, such as San Diego and Berkeley, but most California local governments are still either wrestling with their .... Of California's five largest cities, Fresno is the only one to have installed a clear ban on recreational cannabis sales.
Fresno, California --. WARNING: This story contains graphic content that some may find disturbing. Last August at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California, a young man walked into the emergency room with an unusual demand. "He asked me for worm treatment, and I was like oh, not ...
The number of trees killed by bark beetles and severe drought in California reached a new high in the latest count, but foresters say a few wet and cold winters like last ... The hardest-hit counties in a 10-county region are Tulare (25.2 million dead trees), Fresno (21.1 million) and Madera (14.3 million).
California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Assembly Democrats. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in the state ...
Put your cellphone down - and keep it away from your pillow, the California Department of public health is advising. Smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, and the health department said some people and health professionals have concerns about the radio ...
BENNETT -- Terrell Joe Bennett, 64, of Fresno died Dec. 7. He was ... Remembrances: Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 2101 N. Fruit Ave., Fresno, CA 93705 or American cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, ... Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.
It's a story that has played out in communities across much of Southern California this week as ferocious winds whipped sparks into massive infernos that have destroyed more than 500 buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced hundreds of thousands of people to run from fires that have burned nearly ...
They were scattered around." San Luis Rey Downs is home to horses that run at nearby Del Mar and other top-flight California tracks like Santa Anita Park. Doug O'Neill, whose horses have won the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup races, is among the trainers who keep at least part of their stable there.
California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh is resigning after a lobbyist alleged he sexually assaulted her in a bathroom. The Los Angeles Democrat says in his resignation letter Friday that the allegation is not true but he no longer believes he can effectively serve his district. He says he'll cooperate with ...
Anaheim, CA -- An Anaheim man charged with the kidnapping of a 17-year-old Fresno girl made his first court appearance on Friday. The 21-year-old man has reportedly known the girl since middle school. He is accused with forcing her into a life of prostitution in Orange County, according to court ...
pharmaceutical companies are suing to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice before big price increases. The pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America file suit Friday in federal court in Sacramento. PhRMA says California's law illegally tries to dictate ...
At the UFC Fresno weigh-ins, all 26 fighters taking part in Saturday's event will hit the scale Friday. The official weigh-ins will take place at 12 p.m. ET and you can watch video of the highlights above. There will be no ceremonial portion. In the main event, featherweight contenders Cub Swanson and Brian ...
Fresno, Calif. - Working in collaboration, UFC and California State Athletic Commission officials have elected to preemptively shift weight classes for one UFC Fight Night 123 booking. MMAjunkie today learned that a planned flyweight contest between Carls John de Tomas (8-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Alex ...
From Mariposa to Kern counties, local fire departments and Cal Fire have sent about 50 fire engines and 230 people to Southern California, said Region 5 Cal Fire Capt. Tim Gehret in Fresno. "We pretty much stripped the greater Fresno area" of as much equipment and personnel as Cal Fire and local ...


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