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Fresno Bee


One-way traffic continues on Highway 41 near Coarsegold
A single-vehicle crash has prompted one-way traffic control on Highway 41 south of Coarsegold, which remained in effect early Saturday afternoon. Read comments
22 Nov 2014 at 1:13pm




One Chukchansi faction is walking out of settlement conferences
The lawyer for the Reggie Lewis/Nancy Ayala tribal faction is walking out of negotiations aimed at reopening Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino because an opposing group is more concerned about tribal enrollment than the casino. Read comments
21 Nov 2014 at 10:24pm



Madera County Sheriff’s Office collects Toys For Tots
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office started collecting new, unwrapped gifts for Toys For Tots on Thursday at its Madera and Oakhurst locations. Read comments
21 Nov 2014 at 4:01pm



Fresno rally: Support for Obama’s immigration decision, but more is needed
Fresno resident Stephanie Kamey said Friday that President Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to halt deportations for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants felt “bittersweet” and still leaves her family “wanting.” Read comments
21 Nov 2014 at 5:29pm



Dyer, community leaders preach calm as Ferguson decision looms
Community leaders joined Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer Friday in calling for calm and civility in the city regardless what decision a grand jury reaches in the case of a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot a black teenager in August. Read comments
21 Nov 2014 at 2:08pm



Names of victims released in two collisions in Tulare County
The names of two people who died in separate traffic accidents in Tulare County have been released by the Tulare County Coroner’s Office. Read comments
21 Nov 2014 at 12:31pm



Fresno immigrants, experts react to Obama’s executive action
Jesus Zúñiga has waited 14 years for the possibility of obtaining legal status in the United States. Read comments
21 Nov 2014 at 7:31am



Fresno City Council agrees to begin customer voting on water rates
City Hall once again is inviting Fresnans to consider paying more to secure a reliable water supply for the rest of the century. Read comments
20 Nov 2014 at 9:21pm



Kaweah Delta to accept donations for Giving Tuesday
The Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation will accept donations on Dec. 2 as part of Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back. Read comments
20 Nov 2014 at 8:32pm



Highway 198 to close in Hanford
Westbound and eastbound Highway 198 at 14th Avenue will close Friday night as part of a bridge rehabilitation project. Read comments
20 Nov 2014 at 8:29pm




Bakersfield.com


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

GIVING THANKS: Life can be chaotic and challenging, and sometimes heartbreaking, but we all have our lists of things to be ­thankful for in this world.
Among mine this Thanksgiving: I am blessed with a core group of friends who have been there to listen, support, guide and challenge me; I have two grown daughters, Bakersfield girls them both, who are off making their own way in the world; I have a rewarding job and live in a town I proudly...


25 Nov 2014 at 6:01pm



State wants to preserve 5,000 acres of farmland to replace acreage lost to hi...

Central Valley farmland owners will soon be eligible for $20 million from the California High-Speed Rail Authority in exchange for a commitment not to develop their agricultural property.

The rail agency, in partnership with the state Department of Conservation, announced Tuesday it is looking to make deals on 5,000 acres to replace the farmland expected to be removed from production by the massive rail project.


25 Nov 2014 at 5:55pm



Kern County animal services director leaving for Nevada job

Kern County Animal Services Director Shyanne Schull is leaving Kern County to become director of Washoe County Regional Animal Services in Reno, Nev.

Schull leaves after less than eight months after her predecessor Jen Woodard was fired by the Kern County Board of Supervisors in September 2013.


25 Nov 2014 at 5:43pm



Funeral services for Nov. 26

Services scheduled

Rosanne Collari, 58, Bakersfield, Nov. 21. Graveside service noon Nov. 28, Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mish Funeral Home.


25 Nov 2014 at 4:29pm



HOLLY CULHANE: Plan ahead: No boss, employee is indispensable

Do you believe you are indispensable at work? Would the world fall apart if you took some time off? Would your business stop running?

If you have ever been summoned to jury duty, you would be left with the impression that many people are the linchpins upon which their companies are held together.


25 Nov 2014 at 1:12pm



KBAK restored after 24-hour-plus outage

About a quarter of KBAK-TV viewers went without their fix of "NCIS: Los Angeles" and television news broadcasts when the local CBS affiliate went black for more than 24 hours, starting Monday morning.

The signal had reportedly been restored to satellite customers as of about 12:25 p.m. Tuesday.


25 Nov 2014 at 2:27pm



'First Look': Gift of time sustains CASA work

Imagine reaching the age of 12 and never trying a root beer.

That was the case for one child assisted by Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kern County until a special dinner for the youngsters this past weekend.


25 Nov 2014 at 1:22pm



'First Look': Toss your teddy bears -- and monkeys and elephants too

It's called the Teddy Bear Toss, but monkeys, snakes, giraffes and elephants will do just fine.

The Condors are gearing up for their annual event this Saturday that sees fur flying onto the ice at the Condors' first goal.


25 Nov 2014 at 10:07am



'First Look': First News for Aug. 25

Lead stories from “First Look with Scott Cox’s” Top Stories:

McALLISTER RANCH PROJECT BACK ON TRACK: The southwest Bakersfield residential development project known as McAllister Ranch was stalled by the housing collapse. But now it's back on the table -- still with an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, but now on 600 acres instead of 2,000. Irvine-based developer SunCal Cos. said Monday it plans to exercise a years-old option to buy the pr...


25 Nov 2014 at 7:33am



Prosecutor: Grand jury decides not to indict Ferguson police officer in Micha...

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider evidence.


24 Nov 2014 at 7:52pm




Modesto Bee


Jeff Jardine: Will billboard heat up Riverbank cold case?

Tuesday?s mishmash begins with hopes that a billboard will help solve a 2010 hit-and-run case that left a 25-year-old woman dead east of Riverbank.

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27 Oct 2014 at 7:55pm
by jjardine@modbee.com (Jeff Jardine)



Joseph Kieta: Modbee.com gets a major upgrade

If you follow The Modesto Bee online, you’re in for a treat. Our digital home – modbee.com – this morning debuts a major upgrade.

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27 Oct 2014 at 10:56pm
by jkieta@modbee.com (Joseph Kieta)



Two arrested in Ceres drive-by shooting

Police arrested two men in connection with a drive by shooting Saturday that injured a man in downtown Ceres.

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28 Oct 2014 at 6:30am



Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department incidents for Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

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28 Oct 2014 at 6:05am



Modesto Police Department incidents for Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

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28 Oct 2014 at 6:03am



Ceres council splits police, fire departments

The Ceres City Council on Monday voted to dissolve the Department of Public Safety in favor of establishing separate police and fire departments.

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27 Oct 2014 at 9:44pm
by etracy@modbee.com (Erin Tracy)



Stanislaus County to focus attention on causes of social ills

Stanislaus County officials want to focus more attention on the causes for homelessness, crime and other social ills that have degraded the quality of life.

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27 Oct 2014 at 8:44pm
by kcarlson@modbee.com (Ken Carlson)



Stanislaus considers new rules for groundwater wells

A new Stanislaus County groundwater ordinance and possible well-drilling moratorium will be considered Wednesday.

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27 Oct 2014 at 8:28pm
by jnsbranti@modbee.com (J.N. Sbranti)



Defendant in fatal Modesto stabbing not a gang member, expert says

Gang membership was again the focus of testimony in a trial for three defendants accused of murder in a Modesto park stabbing. But this time the defense had its gang…

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27 Oct 2014 at 6:59pm
by rahumada@modbee.com (Rosalio Ahumada)



Valley tourism leaders share ideas at Modesto summit

About 100 people gathered in Modesto on Monday to talk about boosting tourism in the San Joaquin Valley.

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27 Oct 2014 at 7:12pm
by jholland@modbee.com (John Holland)




Recordnet Stockton Local News


Ripon vice mayor dies suddenly
Former Ripon Police Chief Elden “Red” Nutt died suddenly last week while still holding office as the city’s vice mayor, according to an announcement from the city.Nutt’s history with the south San Joaquin County began long before he was appointed police chief in 1982. He had been a police officer in the city since 1965.Even after his retirement as chief in 1991, he remained involved in the city, staying involved in community organization and on the [...]
24 Nov 2014 at 12:36pm
by The Record




Fatal crash: Teens were students in Manteca schools
MANTECA — Six teenagers involved in a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Tracy in which one was killed and five were injured are all students in Manteca Unified schools, the district confirmed Monday.Also Monday, the California Highway Patrol released the names of the five injured students. The crash has had a wide impact on the Manteca community.The accident occurred at 5:22 a.m. Saturday when a 2000 BMW carrying the six students and traveling eastbound on [...]
24 Nov 2014 at 12:35pm
by Joe Goldeen Record Staff Writer



'Red' Nutt, Ripon vice mayor and retired police chief, dies
Former Ripon Police Chief Elden “Red” Nutt died suddenly last week while still holding office as the city’s vice mayor, according to an announcement from the city.Nutt’s history with the south San Joaquin County began long before he was appointed police chief in 1982. He had been a police officer in the city since 1965.Even after his retirement as chief in 1991, he remained involved in the city, staying involved in community organization and on the [...]
24 Nov 2014 at 6:15am
by The Record



Groundbreaking for Manteca veterans center on Dec. 1
MANTECA — The city of Manteca and the Jimmy Connors Post 6311 Veterans of Foreign Wars are holding a groundbreaking at 3 p.m. Dec. 1 for the Moffat Boulevard Community Center.The new building will be located at 580 Moffat Blvd., Manteca.
24 Nov 2014 at 4:49am
by The Record



Food Giveaway: County centers set distribution times, qualifications
Low-income San Joaquin County residents can obtain free government-surplus food Thursday at 15 locations. The centers may run out of food before listed closing times.To receive the food, people must be residents of San Joaquin County, living in the appropriate ZIP codes, whose monthly income does not exceed $1,436 for one person; $1,939 for two; $2,441 for three; $2,944 for four; $3,446 for five; and $3,949 for six.Here are the distribution times and [...]
16 Nov 2014 at 11:00am
by The Record



Four days of camps at Micke Grove Zoo
LODI — School might be out over the winter break, but children can still do a lot of learning at Micke Grove Zoo, which is offering four days of camps for children ages 5-10.All-day sessions cost $42 per session for non-members of the Micke Grove Zoo and $35 for members. There are still half-day camp sessions available: $32 for non-members and $25 for members.Beauty of the Beasts is offered Dec. 22; Mammal Mysteries on Dec. 23; Monkeying Around on Dec. 29; and [...]
15 Nov 2014 at 12:30pm
by The Record



Insurance, real estate brokers set joint opening
Omar Ziad State Farm and Coldwell Banker Valley Central will conduct public ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at their joint location, 1486 W. 11th St., Tracy.Omar Ziad, offering a full line of consumer insurance and financial products, including auto, home and life coverage, has established an office within the Coldwell Banker location.Coldwell Banker Valley Central – previously known as Realty World Millennium – is celebrating its rebranding [...]
14 Nov 2014 at 9:57am
by The Record



Another $2 million available for upgrading stoves, inserts
Having burned through almost $2 million — and quite rapidly — air regulators approved another $2 million on Thursday for residents willing to upgrade to cleaner-burning stoves or gas inserts.Demand has been high. Generally speaking, the new incentives are large enough to slash by 50 percent what many Valley residents would otherwise have to pay for a new stove or gas insert.The additional money comes just two months after the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution [...]
13 Nov 2014 at 1:26pm
by Alex Breitler Record Staff Writer



Letter confirms General Mills Lodi plant closure
General Mills has cemented plans to close its Lodi plant with a recent letter to city officials detailing four rounds of layoffs of more than 400 employees.The consumer foods and cereal producer rocked the community in September, saying it had made a "preliminary decision" to close the manufacturing and distribution facility at 2000 W. Turner Road.Now a Nov. 5 letter to the city seems to make the [...]
13 Nov 2014 at 11:15am
by Reed Fujii Record Staff Writer



Lodi's Knowlton Gallery to close
Lodi’s Knowlton Gallery will close its doors n Jan. 15, owner Robin Knowlton announced today.Many factors, including the economy, aging parents, and the shift of collectors away from the area were cited as the reason for closing the gallery after 10 years.Knowlton Gallery represented as many as 40 artists, many of them local, and each month offered unique shows based on a variety of themes. One month featured paintings from across the country, all painted on the same day [...]
13 Nov 2014 at 4:51am




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