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"Fresno State correctly acknowledges that Jarrar's tweets were made as a private citizen. As such, and because they touched upon a matter of public concern, Jarrar's tweets are unquestionably protected speech under the First Amendment and Fresno State has no power to censor, punish, or terminate ...
FRESNO, Calif. -- A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted after posting a tweet that Donald Trump "must hang" says the university president is again ... Writers and free speech advocates also called on California State University, Fresno on Thursday to end its investigation into Jarrar's tweets.

An O'Reilly Auto Parts employee received a serious gun wound after attempting to stop a potential shoplifter in north Fresno on Thursday night. Officers received a call around 9 p.m. that a person had been shot at the corner of Sierra and Blackstone avenues, said Fresno Police Lt. Michael Landon. Officers ...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California state university is investigating comments made on Twitter by an English professor who called former first lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist" shortly after her death Tuesday at age 92. "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her ...
Buried beneath Fresno were some costly surprises for the California bullet train authority, which disclosed Tuesday that the price of utility relocations along ... The California High-Speed Rail Authority board on Friday took up the problem, hearing from its staff that the original estimate contained a number of ...
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer Wednesday announced the arrest of a man believed to be the shooter who gunned down a 20-month-old nearly two years ago near Tulare and First streets. Devin Ratliff, 30, was taken into custody by officers in Southern California on Tuesday. Dyer said the suspect is an ...

A powerful storm in California that swelled rivers, flooded streets and triggered water rescues throughout the state was on its last gasp. Though the three-day storm had spared communities a repeat of the deadly debris flows following a deluge earlier this year, it dumped record rainfall in some parts and ...
Colleges in California have a responsibility to protect students from foreseeable acts of violence in the classroom and other settings connected to their studies and can be held liable for failing to do so, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a lawsuit by a UCLA student who was stabbed by a classmate.
A powerful storm front pounding the central San Joaquin Valley brought flooding to Fresno and Madera streets, pea-sized hail in Tulare County and rock and mudslides to the some areas in nearby ... In Tulare County, the California Highway Patrol reported flooding on Highway 63 just north of Visalia.
Until recently, an H3N2 strain of influenza A had been the flu that caused hospitals, such as Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, to erect tents in parking lots to handle overflows of flu patients. And the virus has been severe. Fresno and Tulare counties each have reported four deaths. California has had ...
Antonio Villaraigosa, former California Assembly speaker and mayor of Los Angeles, spoke at a Fresno thrift shop on Tuesday, focusing on his promise to bolster economic growth and education if elected governor. "There are a lot of good, hard-working people here," said Villaraigosa of his trips to Fresno ...
The jury's out in a Fresno County child sex case that could lead to the longest punishment in state history. KFSN. By Corin Hoggard. Tuesday, March 06, 2018. FRESNO, Calif. --. The jury's out in a Fresno County child sex case that could lead to the longest punishment in state history. Cornelio Jimenez lied to police about ...
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 ...
On a hot August night in 2012, gunfire erupted in a neighborhood north of the Fresno City College campus. Now, nearly six years later, Tony David Leon, 37, is on trial in Fresno Superior Court charged with the murder of 18-year-old Nicole Jones and the attempted murder of her friend, Noemi Ramirez.
FRESNO, CA -- A California firefighter is mourning Tuesday after losing the mother of his five children. Amanda Sawyer, the wife of Fresno firefighter Nick Reeder, died April 9 shortly after giving birth to their twin girls, according to a GoFundMe page created for the family. "Pregnancy had gone well and ...
Fresno police are seeking clues in the shooting death of a man in a motor home. Lt. Dave Madrigal said Elias Lopez Garcia, 33, was shot around 10:15 p.m. Saturday. Police were alerted by ShotSpotter that multiple shots had been fired in the area of Recreation and Thomas avenues, just south of Highway ...
“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 ...


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