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Fresno community group to host reading night
The West Fresno Family Resource Center will host a family reading night from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the California & Elm Community Center on 1802 E. California Ave. Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 10:08pm




Kings County names new in-home health executive
Kings County has named a new executive director of its In-Home Supportive Services program. Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 8:45pm



Gas line rupture forces evacuation in Dinuba
A gas line break in the 900 block of West El Monte Way in Dinuba has forced people from their homes on Wednesday, police said. Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 7:43pm



Moms, kids march through Valley for 'just' immigration reform (video)
In her mother's bedroom, 8-year-old Maya Rios often looks at a small altar that includes a pair of pants, three shoes, a black water jug and photos "of the faces of people that passed away, trying to cross the border." Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 7:15pm



Fresno on the hook for $824,495 in attorney's fees, legal costs in Willis case
The city of Fresno must pay $824,495 to the attorneys who prevailed in a federal civil rights lawsuit that accused police of using excessive force in the 2009 shooting death of Stephen Willis. Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 5:35pm



Preview of Hmong exhibit set for Friday in Fresno
A preview launch for a 2015 exhibit honoring Hmong immigrants will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. The mixer is free and open to the public. It will be held at United Way of Fresno County, at 4949 E. Kings Canyon Road in Fresno. Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 5:31pm



Fresno County gets relief in jail-staffing dispute with state
Fresno County lawyers got a 90-day stay Wednesday from a Fresno County Superior Court judge in a lawsuit against the state Public Employment Relations Board. Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 4:30pm



Hume Lake drowning victim identified as Southern California man
A man found drowned at Hume Lake on Saturday was identified as Roberto Morales, 39, of Ontario in Southern California, the Fresno County Coroner's Office said Wednesday. Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 2:33pm



Man killed in crash on Highway 99 in Fresno identified
A Fresno man killed in a Saturday morning crash on Highway 99 in northwest Fresno was identified as John Pehrson, 42, the Fresno County Coroner's Office announced Wednesday afternoon. Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 2:04pm



Dr. Edward Mosley, physician and former State Center trustee, dies
When Dr. Edward Mosley stopped in Fresno on a scorching hot July day in 1956, he simply wanted to say hello to a friend. Read comments
23 Jul 2014 at 1:34pm




Bakersfield.com


Study recommends inmate immunity test for valley fever fungus

SACRAMENTO -- Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

A federal judge last fall ordered the state to move nearly 2,600 susceptible inmates out of Avenal and Pleasant Valley state prisons because of the deaths and illnesses.


25 Jul 2014 at 1:47pm



SHERRY DAVIS: My new dog needed me to need her

If a week ago the world's greatest psychic had predicted that I would be getting a new dog, I would have told him that he should seriously consider another line of work. Bringing in a new dog is something I give a lot of thought to, and for the last few months I've had more pressing matters on my mind, such as losing my long-time class location on 19th Street to The Mark restaurant expansion and Frank's illness.

Now that I'm training at a...


25 Jul 2014 at 1:00pm



'First Look': August issue of 'Bakersfield Life' includes new features

From new fun features to beautiful local photography, the August issue of "Bakersfield Life" magazine will be one to get your hands on Saturday morning.

Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox," magazine staffers Rachel Cook and Hillary Haenes introduced the special Kern Life issue, one the biggest magazines of the year that expands its focus beyond Bakersfield.


25 Jul 2014 at 11:08am



'First Look': Energetic, playful puppy featured on Pet of the Week

At 2 and a half months old, Josephine is probably the most energetic critter who has been on "First Look with Scott Cox."

Playing tug-of-war with rope with Julie Johnson, director of the Bakersfield Animal Care Center and Bakersfield SPCA, Josephine gnawed and pulled at her blue leash.


25 Jul 2014 at 10:38am



'First Look': First News for July 25

Lead stories from 'First Look with Scott Cox's" Top Stories:

COURT FILINGS SAY DEPUTIES UNABLE TO FIND RUMORED 'HIT LIST' IN TAFT SCHOOL SHOOTING: Authorities were unable to find a rumored "hit list" allegedly written by accused Taft school shooter Bryan Oliver following searches of his home and school locker, according to court filings that recently became available. Deputies served search warrants shortly after the Jan. 10, 2013 shootin...


25 Jul 2014 at 10:00am



PHOTO GALLERY: An evening at Mill Creek

Take a stroll through Mill Creek and you'll find there's plenty to see. Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these photographs from a Wednesday evening visit.


24 Jul 2014 at 6:42pm



Photos illustrate stark difference in Isabella Lake water levels

What a difference. This pair of photos shows the water levels at Isabella Lake in April 2010 and April 2014. April is generally the month when the lake starts filling with snowmelt.

The photos were provided by the Kern Council of Governments.


24 Jul 2014 at 6:12pm



BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

TRAGEDY: Horrible news out of Cabo San Lucas, where a Bakersfield man was severely injured in a zip-lining accident. Brian Hodges and his wife, Shimeaka, were in Cabo celebrating a year of marriage when Brian broke his neck after slamming into the side of a mountain while zip lining. He is currently in a medically induced coma in a Mexican hospital. The family is trying to raise money to have Brian flown back to California where his insuran...


24 Jul 2014 at 6:19pm



KMC reduces size of upcoming layoffs

Rising patient volume at Kern Medical Center and normal resignations and retirements have reduced the number of layoffs planned at the county-owned hospital by 15.

Hospital CEO Russell Judd said that only 36 layoffs are planned now.


24 Jul 2014 at 5:55pm



Arrest made in connection with Nicolls Fire

A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment Thursday against a 45-year-old man accused of setting several fires at a marijuana cultivation site igniting a massive wildfire that raged for 11 days this month.

Edgardo Fournier, of Perris, is charged with crimes including conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and damaging public land and natural resources. He's being held in custody as a flight risk and is scheduled to ...


24 Jul 2014 at 6:53pm




Modesto Bee


Stanislaus County Fair attendance up this year

The Stanislaus County Fair saw a bump in attendance this year, with nearly 239,000 people coming through the gates over its 10-day run. That?s an increase of 6 percent over…

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24 Jul 2014 at 11:24am



Summer fix-ups for aging facilities add up for Modesto schools

Modesto City Schools has spent $5 million this summer making repairs and replacing cracked playgrounds. With two weeks to go before the first students file in, crews are sweating out…

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24 Jul 2014 at 8:38pm
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Modesto Police Department incidents for Thursday, July 24, 2014

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25 Jul 2014 at 5:55am



Food Expo highlights Valley taste

The Fresno Food Expo showcased the wealth of foods and beverages from the San Joaquin Valley to industry buyers and local residents.

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24 Jul 2014 at 9:03pm
by brodriguez@fresnobee.com bclough@fresnobee.com (Robert Rodriguez and Bethany Clough)



Airport neighborhood family arrested 2 days after standoff

After leaving an assault suspect barricaded inside his home following an hourlong standoff earlier this week, Stanislaus County sheriff?s deputies on Thursday arrested the man, along with his brother and…

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24 Jul 2014 at 8:59pm
by etracy@modbee.com (Erin Tracy)



Suspect arrested in Ripon exposure incident

Police arrested a man suspected of exposing himself to two girls near Ripon High School Thursday.

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24 Jul 2014 at 9:18am



Sentencing must wait for defendant in Modesto double-homicide

A Ceres man convicted of murder two years ago will wait at least another two months before he can be sentenced for his role in a north Modesto gang-related shooting.

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24 Jul 2014 at 7:03pm
by rahumada@modbee.com (Rosalio Ahumada)



CSU system cuts growth, but Stanislaus enrollment still rising

Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall ? from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students ? after state funding fell short of expectations, according…

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24 Jul 2014 at 6:37pm



Modesto News: Trip and falls, car crashes and falling trees cost city $51,000

Modesto paid $51,963.40 in the second quarter to resolve 20 lawsuits and claims filed against the city. The payouts cover April 1 through June 30 and include such incidents as…

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24 Jul 2014 at 4:45pm
by kvaline@modbee.com (Kevin Valine)



Study shows health care workers less educated in Stanislaus and San Joaquin c...

Most health care workers in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties have not attained a bachelor?s degree.

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24 Jul 2014 at 6:02pm
by jnsbranti@modbee.com (J.N. Sbranti)




Recordnet Stockton Local News


Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance and Resource Center hosting barbecue chicken di...

MOUNTAIN RANCH — The Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance and Resource Center is hosting a barbecue chicken dinner coinciding with the Music in the Park event on Wednesday.


25 Jul 2014 at 10:58am



Park seeking volunteers to help preserve, restore Yosemite Valley.

YOSEMITE — Yosemite National Park personnel are seeking volunteers to help preserve and restore the Yosemite Valley.


25 Jul 2014 at 10:53am



Lodi Police to conduct DUI/driver’s license checkpoint this weekend

LODI — Lodi Police will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint from 6:30 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to department officials.


25 Jul 2014 at 10:48am



Woman robbed after giving rides to men she met in Manteca

STOCKTON -- A woman was robbed about 12:55 this morning after giving rides to two men she met in Manteca on Thursday night, police reported.


25 Jul 2014 at 7:58am



Man arrested on suspicion of auto theft, resisting arrest and traffic charges...

STOCKTON -- Officers at Center and Lindsay streets at 12:08 this morning saw an occupied stolen vehicle and tried to stop it, police said.


25 Jul 2014 at 7:52am



$50,000 reward in robbery

STOCKTON - Stockton Crime Stoppers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bank of the West are offering a combined $50,000 reward for information that will put the fourth suspect of last week's deadly bank robbery behind bars.


24 Jul 2014 at 9:47pm



Nunez showing power, potential

STOCKTON - Renato Nunez's power and potential would make him the cornerstone of most any other California League club.


24 Jul 2014 at 9:04pm



Lodi expects big turnout for 'Night Before'

Many of the best flat track racers in the country will be at Lodi Cycle Bowl today for one of the track's biggest races of the season.


24 Jul 2014 at 9:01pm



'Extraordinary bravery'

WEST SACRAMENTO - State Attorney General Kamala Harris shared a number of harrowing stories Thursday while presenting 43 Northern California law enforcement officers with awards for commendation and valor, including four honorees from San Joaquin and...


24 Jul 2014 at 8:52pm



Ag Hall of Fame seeks nominations

STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame is looking for nominations for outstanding leaders and mentors from the local farming community.


24 Jul 2014 at 8:45pm




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