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Overturned beer truck causes closures on Highway 41 in Fresno
The westbound Jensen Avenue on-ramp to southbound Highway 41 remains closed Tuesday morning after a big rig transporting beer overturned at the bottom of the on-ramp, California Highway Patrol Officer Scott Jobinger said. Read comments
15 Apr 2014 at 8:41am

Today is final day to enroll for health insurance
Only hours remain before the deadline to enroll in health insurance plans to avoid a tax penalty this year. Read comments
14 Apr 2014 at 10:57pm

Wrong-way sea lion pup found in Los Banos gets back on track
It’s not the first time a sea lion got lost in Merced County, but it might just be the cutest. Read comments
14 Apr 2014 at 11:01pm

Madera County Sheriff Anderson awards citizen volunteers, dispatcher
Three volunteers and a dispatcher with the Madera County Sheriff's Office were honored by Sheriff John Anderson. Read comments
14 Apr 2014 at 7:39pm

Central San Joaquin Valley residents rush to beat April 15 health insurance d...
Only hours remain before the deadline to enroll in health insurance plans to avoid a tax penalty this year. Read comments
14 Apr 2014 at 6:19pm

B-17 roars into Fresno on barnstorming tour honoring WWII vets
The "Movie" Memphis Belle B-17 bomber flew into Fresno on Monday, part of its national barnstorming tour. Read comments
14 Apr 2014 at 5:20pm

Fresno firefighters kept busy: bus, house ablaze Sunday
A Fresno city bus on fire -- and a small, abandoned home ablaze later in the night -- kept firefighters busy on Sunday. Read comments
14 Apr 2014 at 3:10pm

Fresno Jewish congregations add special prayers in wake of Kansas shootings
Some Jewish congregations in Fresno are working special prayers about the Kansas shootings into their Passover events this week. Read comments
14 Apr 2014 at 1:02pm

Sacramento Bee series on patient dumping honored as Pulitzer finalist
Two Sacramento Bee reporters were honored Monday as Pulitzer Prize finalists in the investigative reporting category. Read comments
14 Apr 2014 at 12:47pm

Mariposa pilot killed in airplane crash identified
The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office has identified the pilot who died in a crash west of Mariposa Friday as Donald Corn, 80, of Mariposa. Read comments
14 Apr 2014 at 11:26am

'First Look': First responder agencies compete in 911 Series race this weekend

Racers, start your engines.

The return of the 911 Series is back at the Kern County Raceway and local first responders are preparing themselves for the big night race that kicks off Saturday.

17 Apr 2014 at 11:08am

Farmer in court: "I didn't make decisions"

Mortgage fraud defendant Julie Farmer took the stand in her own defense Thursday, downplaying her level of authority at disgraced real estate firm Crisp & Cole.

Farmer, appearing very relaxed during direct examination by one of her attorneys, said she was not an owner at the company and didn't receive any of its profits. She said was making a base pay of $900 every two weeks -- about $11.25 per hour -- but later earned small commissions on closed loan transactions.

17 Apr 2014 at 10:51am

'First Look': First News for April 17

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

CITY COUNCIL BANS AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING: Bakersfield joined cities from San Francisco to Los Angeles in banning aggressive panhandling Wednesday with a unanimous 5-0 City Council vote. The council approved an ordinance making "aggressive solicitation" a misdemeanor or an infraction. Bakersfield's ordinance also bans all soliciting near banks, credit unions and ATMs, in parking ...

17 Apr 2014 at 7:48am

City Council bans aggressive panhandling

Bakersfield joined cities from San Francisco to Los Angeles in banning aggressive panhandling Wednesday with a unanimous City Council vote.

In a 5-0 decision with Vice Mayor Ken Weir and Ward 4 Councilman Bob Smith absent, the Bakersfield City Council approved an ordinance making "aggressive solicitation" a misdemeanor or an infraction.

16 Apr 2014 at 9:08pm

Lake Isabella spay/neuter event coming up

Basic Needs Foundation Inc. will hold a spay/neuter mobile clinic in the Lake Isabella area on June 7 for low-income residents.

Residents must sign up ahead of time. There are 49 slots.

16 Apr 2014 at 6:34pm

THE GRADE: Frontier High students launch service projects

STUDENTS TO GIVE BIG: Kathryn Morales, a junior honor student at Frontier High School, sketched a picture of her left hand on paper before she began redrawing the penciled image on a 6-by-6-inch wooden block.

She drew the creases on her palms and three groups of thin lines on each finger like sideways tally marks. A half circle formed parenthesis around the hand that Morales said she would recreate with yellow acrylic paint that glows in ...

16 Apr 2014 at 6:13pm

Man arrested in connection with attempted firebombing

A Bakersfield man was arrested on six counts of attempted murder early Wednesday in the throwing of a Molotov cocktail through the front window of a southwest home occupied by two adults and four children.

Bakersfield police arrested Marco Gutierrez, 24, in connection with the 11:51 p.m. Tuesday incident, in which someone threw the incendiary device into a residence in the 6200 block of Landfair Drive.

16 Apr 2014 at 7:57pm

Woman ordered to stand trial in death of 4-year-old son

A Bakersfield woman accused in the 2010 death of her 4-year-old son was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing Wednesday, but her attorney said the woman was in another room when her son fell, and the boy's death is an accident.

Alexis Dixon, 31, is next scheduled to appear in court April 30. She's being held on $2 million bail.

16 Apr 2014 at 5:17pm

Funeral services for April 17

Services scheduled

Marie Gist, 89, Tehachapi, April 11 in Tehachapi. Service 10 a.m. April 18, Wood Family Funeral Service, Tehachapi. Wood Family Funeral Service, Tehachapi.

16 Apr 2014 at 4:24pm

Zuckerberg blazing her own trails

Though she recently crossed off the top item on her bucket list -- at age 32 -- Randi Zuckerberg isn't the type to coast. As founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, editor in chief of a technology and lifestyle website and author of two books, the wife and mother is always on the lookout for new worlds to conquer.

Like Broadway.

16 Apr 2014 at 4:22pm

Visalia Times Delta

Whaley: 'I have to unite the department'
Dave Whaley spent 34 years working his way up the ranks of the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. He got his foot in the door of the records office and retired as second-in-command of the county's largest law enforcement agency.
17 Apr 2014 at 12:31am

Ennis faces 3 for seat
The three candidates running to knock Mike Ennis from his perch as Tulare County's District 5 supervisor have a lot in common.
17 Apr 2014 at 6:17am

Visalia businesses prepare for new water restrictions
Even though Visalia's new Stage 4 water use restrictions didn't take effect until today, over the past few days the new rules have kept business owner Carolyn Wallen busy.
17 Apr 2014 at 7:04am

Exhibit features Tulare club
Tulare Palette Club members Wanda Cottengim and Nancy Quinn say inspiration is everywhere.
16 Apr 2014 at 9:11pm

Visalia survey asks residents for opinions
The city of Visalia's Citizens Advisory Committee will conduct its an annual survey on April 26, asking residents what they think about living here and the services provided by the city.
17 Apr 2014 at 6:43am

Visalia fire causes $60k in damage to home
A fire caused thousands of dollars in damage after an air conditioning repair went amiss.
17 Apr 2014 at 6:34am

Visalia police are investigating a second carjacking this week
Tuesday's incident occurred just after 10:30 p.m. in the Roller Towne parking lot on Linwood Avenue. A man reported to police that a subject walked up to him and demanded property. The man then took the victim's keys and stole his car.
17 Apr 2014 at 6:37am

Water Wise: Let experts answer queries
If you ever wished you had a friend who could answer any of your home gardening questions, well, you do have one.
17 Apr 2014 at 6:47am

Visalia Water Wise: Here are your new water rules
The City of Visalia's Stage 4 water restrictions went into effect today, with many residents still wondering exactly what that means.
17 Apr 2014 at 11:03am

Tractor Supply campaign raises funds for 4-H
Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, recently announced the launch of its spring 2014 Paper Clover Campaign.
17 Apr 2014 at 6:33am

Recordnet Stockton Local News

Game on: Today's sporting events

• 3:30 p.m. Stagg at Edison

17 Apr 2014 at 10:31am

What to Watch: Today's sports on TV/radio

• 10:05 a.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia MLB

17 Apr 2014 at 10:23am

Obstacles to becoming officers

STOCKTON - One in 100.

17 Apr 2014 at 9:15am

Running for the dogs

The "Jog a Dog and Family Fitness Day” is May 5 and benefits homeless dogs and cats in San Joaquin County.

17 Apr 2014 at 9:00am

Stolen vehicle spotted; woman driver arrested

STOCKTON – A woman driving a suspected stolen vehicle was stopped by police at Brookside Road and March Lane early this morning and fled from the vehicle, attempting to hide in nearby shrubbery, but she was found and taken into custody, according...

17 Apr 2014 at 7:45am

Police seize handgun, extended magazine, make arrest

STOCKTON – While checking on a man Wednesday evening who had been arrested last week in a car with drugs and a gun, officers with the Community Response Team and San Joaquin Countywide Multiagency Gang Task Force conducted an “own...

17 Apr 2014 at 7:42am

Biker apprehended after evading police, running out of gas

STOCKTON – A motorcycle rider observed driving recklessly at Pershing Avenue and Harding Way on Wednesday afternoon was arrested following a high-speed chase that ended at Pacific Avenue and Bianchi Road when the motorcycle ran out of gas, police...

17 Apr 2014 at 7:39am

Police find gun, arrest probationer

STOCKTON – As law enforcement officials approached a probationer outside his home west of downtown Wednesday afternoon, the man fled inside and dropped off his backpack. When he came back outside, he was detained, but a probation search turned up a...

17 Apr 2014 at 7:34am

Two Mule Creek inmates escape

IONE – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is searching for two inmates who escaped from Mule Creek State Prison's minimum security facility this morning, authorities said.

16 Apr 2014 at 8:52pm

ATV crash victim, 15, identified

STOCKTON - The San Joaquin County Coroner's Office has released the name of the teenage boy who died Monday in an apparent all-terrain vehicle crash.

16 Apr 2014 at 8:49pm

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