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Fresno County supervisors approve $159,000 in marijuana fines
• Fines imposed for two medical marijuana cultivation sites Read comments
12 May 2015 at 4:54pm

Fresno airport will simulate a crash disaster for training on Wednesday
Fresno Yosemite International Airport will stage a simulated commercial-airliner accident Wednesday morning to give emergency crews a chance to practice their disaster-response preparations. Read comments
12 May 2015 at 3:50pm

Man sought in three Valley CVS robberies caught in Washington state
A man sought in connection with two robberies in Fresno and one in Visalia was arrested Friday in Tacoma, Washington, after jumping bail, Fresno police reported. Read comments
12 May 2015 at 2:38pm

Jail inmate injured in Fresno gun range gas explosion dies
•  Fresno County Jail inmate dies of injuries from April 17 natural gas explosion at a Fresno gun range Read comments
12 May 2015 at 7:43pm

Fresno coffee outlet raises $4,200 for Marjaree Mason Center
A Mother’s Day promotion by Fresno Dutch Bros. coffee locations raised $4,211 for the Marjaree Mason Center, officials said. The company donated $1 from every drink sold Sunday. Read comments
11 May 2015 at 8:04pm

First warthog piglets born at Fresno Chaffee Zoo
In a first for the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, warthog piglets were born Friday afternoon, just in time for Mother’s Day, officials said. Read comments
11 May 2015 at 7:45pm

Fresno Council Member Lee Brand seeks tighter control of big projects
• Fresno City Council Member Lee Brand unveils his Construction Management Act Tuesday Read comments
11 May 2015 at 7:24pm

Washington Post story points out Fresno’s community policing
The Fresno Police Department was recognized for its community policing efforts in southwest Fresno in a recent Washington Post story. Read comments
11 May 2015 at 6:32pm

$5.8 million for Fresno’s parks in city budget plan
•  Better bathrooms, resurfaced sports courts are coming to Fresno parks Read comments
12 May 2015 at 6:17am

Homelessness spurs Hanford man to tell forgotten stories on video blog
Leo Gonzalez knows what it’s like to not have a place of his own. Read comments
11 May 2015 at 2:38pm

Recordnet Stockton Local News

Blog: Reader reaction to Memorial Day listing
I received a few calls today from residents asking why I didn’t include certain Memorial Day ceremonies or why a lot of information was left out of an entry in today’s “Showing Respect” article — I feel bad, but what was listed today were all the events submitted to us by cities and organizations [...]
22 May 2015 at 7:23am
by Wes Bowers

Unlikely hurler lifts Bulldogs in rout
STOCKTON — Thomas Greely is listed as nothing more than an infielder and a catcher on the Tracy baseball team's roster.From now on, though, he'll likely be remembered as the pitcher who was given a surprise start in a win-or-go-home scenario, and delivered. The junior Greely fired a complete game three-hitter as the No. 4 Bulldogs throttled second-seeded Turlock-Pitman 13-2 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I South elimination game Thursday at Pacific's Klein Family Field. [...]
21 May 2015 at 3:23pm
by Kevin Niendorf Record Correspondent

Foreclosures drop sharply in SJ County
San Joaquin County foreclosure activity dropped sharply in April, down 12 percent from March and more than 60 percent below April 2014, RealtyTrac Inc. reported Thursday.At the height of the U.S. housing crisis, San Joaquin often led the nation in the rate of foreclosure-related legal filings, including notices of defaults, trustee sales and bank repossession.However, with April’s rate of one foreclosure filing for one of nearly every 2,000 homes, it ranked among the [...]
20 May 2015 at 2:11pm
by The Record

Carjacking, attempted murder suspect sought
LINDEN — Authorities on Wednesday identified a suspect who is being sought on suspicion of kidnapping, attempted murder and other crimes following a carjacking that occurred Tuesday morning in Linden.The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Felipe Clemente, 25, who is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 220 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Clemente is wanted on suspicion of conspiracy, carjacking, kidnapping and attempted murder, the [...]
20 May 2015 at 11:09am
by Jason Anderson Record Staff Writer

Blog: Further on on the water fee approved this week.
I’ve been with the Record a little more than a month, and I finally have my own blog, which i will use to provide additional information to you regarding some of the articles I write. I tend to write lengthy pieces coming out of County Supervisor meetings as there is much discussion on many topics. [...]
20 May 2015 at 3:25am
by Wes Bowers

Tracy baseball stays alive in section playoffs
STOCKTON — Tracy baseball coach Vic Alkire doesn’t relax much, even at the helm of a winning team.The Bulldogs don’t “score in bunches” often, Alkire said after Monday’s loss to St. Mary’s, and even their best games can leave nails shortened and stomachs churned.But facing season’s end, Tracy allowed its coaching staff some oxygen.Behind a six-run sixth inning, the No. 4 Bulldogs blasted the No. 3 Modesto-Beyer [...]
19 May 2015 at 4:01pm
by The Record

Water fee approved by S.J. supervisors
STOCKTON — A new fee on all county residents will take effect in July that is geared toward helping fund critical water conservation efforts in San Joaquin County.The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday voted 5-0 to approve a county-wide property related fee for water investigation.With the approval, county residents — including those who reside in incorporated city limits — will be charged the annual property fee. [...]
19 May 2015 at 12:23pm
by Wes Bowers Record Staff Writer

Food processing has generated nearly 15,000 jobs in SJ County
Food and beverage processing is an important part of the San Joaquin County economy, generating $1.34 billion in total value-added activity and nearly 14,900 jobs, or 9 percent of total employment, in 2012, according to a recent University of California report.Taking out indirect and induce impacts, food and beverage processing accounted for $683 million of direct economic activity in the county, said the report in the latest issue of the UC’s Agricultural and Resource [...]
19 May 2015 at 8:42am
by The Record

Stronger with time: St. Mary's senior pitcher dominates Tracy in playoffs
STOCKTON – Where most pitchers grow weary, Evan Fagundes finds another level.Fagundes, a St. Mary’s senior and right-hander, prides himself on having a better fastball in the seventh inning than the second. Sure enough, he allowed a second-inning run to the Tracy baseball team and was untouched thereafter.As a result, the Rams beat the Bulldogs 6-1 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I South [...]
18 May 2015 at 4:50pm
by Thomas Lawrence Record Staff Writer

Shared responsibility: Two agencies named to take over Head Start operations
STOCKTON — Two agencies that had been in negotiations to become the new grantee for San Joaquin County Head Start will take the program’s helm.Starting July 1, the San Joaquin County Office of Education and Community Action partnership of Kern will take over as providers for the Head Start program.Linda Butterfield, executive director of the Head Start Development Council, Inc. sent the announcement to staff Monday, encouraging employees to share the news with [...]
18 May 2015 at 2:05pm
by Wes Bowers Record Staff Writer

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