California Dolphin: Statewide California News

Fresno Bee


Fallen CHP officers honored with Highway 99 designation
The state Legislature has named a portion of Highway 99 in Fresno County as CHP Officers Brian M. Law and Juan J. Gonzalez Memorial Highway to honor two fallen California Highway Patrol officers. Read comments
27 Aug 2014 at 11:00pm




State Assembly declares Sunday 'William Saroyan Day'
Sunday will be William Saroyan Day in California after the state Legislature passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 167. Read comments
27 Aug 2014 at 6:41pm



Visalia drivers rank safest in California
Visalia has the safest drivers in California, according to Allstate insurance company's list of safest driving cities in the United States. Read comments
27 Aug 2014 at 5:42pm



Fuel tanks removed from downtown Fresno site, possibly for fast-food restaurant
A downtown property got one step closer to redevelopment Wednesday with the removal of giant underground fuel tanks. Read comments
27 Aug 2014 at 2:23pm



First 5 Fresno County names new executive director
Emilia Reyes was named executive director of First 5 Fresno County on Wednesday in a decision meant to stabilize the agency at a time of staff and board changes. Read comments
27 Aug 2014 at 2:06pm



Driver killed, 2 passengers injured in crash near Los Banos
A 27-year-old Dos Palos man was killed and his two passengers sustained major injuries when all three were thrown from a Honda Civic when it overturned Tuesday night in the Los Banos area, the California Highway Patrol reported. Read comments
27 Aug 2014 at 12:02pm



Winnebago given to Fresno County library system for new program
Reading and Beyond will donate a Winnebago to the Fresno County Public Library on Sept. 4 for use in the library's new Digi-Bus mobile learning plan. Read comments
27 Aug 2014 at 11:04am



Alcohol linked to fatal crash in Mariposa
Alcohol is believed to have contributed to a high-speed, tumbling crash that killed a 63-year-old Mariposa driver, the California Highway Patrol reported. Read comments
27 Aug 2014 at 8:26am



SW Fresno community rallies to fix unsafe neighborhood
Representatives from several local community groups gathered Tuesday night in southwest Fresno to walk and point out several unsafe features plaguing the neighborhood near Kirk Elementary School. Read comments
26 Aug 2014 at 11:03pm



Fresno dealerships to donate to Children's Hospital
Porsche of Fresno and Audi Fresno will present a $4,780 check to Children's Hospital Central California at a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday. Read comments
26 Aug 2014 at 10:59pm




Bakersfield.com


Tighter restrictions coming to a hearth near you

It's a little early -- and hot -- to start worrying about fireplaces.

But if valley air officials have their way, the use of open-hearth fireplaces and other "dirty" wood-burning devices could be cut in half this winter.


29 Aug 2014 at 7:23pm



Valley ozone at record low levels ... but

The valley may be decades away from reaching the federal government's latest clean-air standards, a line that valley air officials refer to as the "moving goal posts" of federal regulation.

But for the second summer in a row, the region is seeing record-low levels of the corrosive gas known as ozone, the main component of valley smog.


29 Aug 2014 at 7:27pm



Students ice Garces admins for ALS

Students at Garces Memorial High School poured buckets of ice water over administrators, teachers and other staff members Friday as part of a fundraising effort.

The event is in recognition of students reaching their goal to raise $5,000 for local patients with a nerve disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.


29 Aug 2014 at 7:39pm



GET board members spar over service, politics

The newest addition to Golden Empire Transit's board of directors took a swing at her own colleagues Friday, saying they should have made route improvements sooner and ought to fire the agency's CEO.

Annazetta Henderson, who was appointed by county supervisors in January 2013, is under fire along with her four colleagues for not being responsive to riders, and for mishandling the recent five-week transit strike.


29 Aug 2014 at 6:28pm



Celebrating keeping families together

Avonda Jones played with her 2-year-old son, Tomontea, on the floor of the Juvenile Justice Center, and said there was a time she thought she might never see him again.

Jones, 37, of Bakersfield, was one five parents celebrated Friday at county's first Family Reunification Day.


29 Aug 2014 at 6:06pm



Action Line: Be wary of unsolicited bank texts

Dear Action Line: I just received a text from my bank telling me that my new debit card was mailed to me and I need to respond to the text in order to activate it. I've never received anything like this from my bank before and I'm not sure what to do. Is it real?

Dear Reader: With online and mobile banking activity skyrocketing, it's not a surprise that scams quickly follow. One major tactic recently is the use of scam texts, known as "sm...


29 Aug 2014 at 5:51pm



Funeral services for Aug. 30

Services scheduled

Stephanie Jane Pafford, 41, Bakersfield, Aug. 27. Service 10 a.m. Sept. 4, Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.


29 Aug 2014 at 4:54pm



Students donate to former foster youth

Students at Bakersfield Christian High School delivered "fresh start" gift baskets Friday to former foster youth.

The baskets include household necessities to help former foster students transition to independent living.


29 Aug 2014 at 4:39pm



Actor to portray fictional rodeo clown from Bakersfield in TV series

Multiple entertainment news sources are reporting that actor Zach Galifianakis -- famous for his trademark bushy beard and role in the raunchy comedy trilogy "The Hangover" -- will star in a new TV series as a rodeo clown from Bakersfield.

The half-hour comedy show will be called "Baskets" and will air on cable network FX, according to Entertainment Weekly.


29 Aug 2014 at 3:15pm



SOUND OFF: How dare you publish opinions I disagree with

Reader: After years of anticipation, I gleefully announce the cancellation of my subscription to your publication today. Would've done it years ago but my wife insisted on keeping it for the local news it provided. She'll now learn to do without because I refuse to continue supporting a newspaper so irrationally slanted to the leftist agenda. 

The last straw was (Thursday's) three-quarter-page Opinion piece claiming that "Major fossil fue...


29 Aug 2014 at 2:36pm




Modesto Bee


High schoolers vie to eat more breakfast

Eight high schools in Modesto are taking part in a contest aimed at increasing participation in campus breakfasts. It?s sponsored by the dairy industry?s ?got milk?? campaign.

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 7:35pm



Top area talents take the stage

The two-night competition Valley?s Got Talent got underway Friday at the Gallo Center for the Arts, with 50 performers as part of 25 acts in five categories: vocal, dance, instrumental,

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 7:27pm



Brothers file harassment lawsuit against investigators

Two brothers who say they have been repeatedly harassed by law enforcement involved in the Korey Kauffman murder investigation filed a claim Thursday against the cities of Modesto, Turlock and…

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 7:00pm
by etracy@modbee.com (Erin Tracy)



Layoffs will cut 159 jobs at can-making plant in Oakdale

In another economic blow for Oakdale, Ball Corp. said it will lay off 159 workers at its food-can manufacturing plant.

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 6:41pm
by kcarlson@modbee.com (Ken Carlson)



Preliminary hearing canceled for defendants in Modesto murder case

A preliminary hearing in a Modesto murder case scheduled to start this week was canceled Friday, and it?s not clear when it will be rescheduled.

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 3:05pm
by rahumada@modbee.com (Rosalio Ahumada)



Passers-by rescue Hughson couple from canal

Passers-by rescued a Hughson couple who accidentally drove into a canal Thursday afternoon.

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 6:24am



Modesto murder trial halted for appellate court decision

It could be a few more weeks before the case resumes for six defendants accused of murder in the death of a 20-year-old man in Modesto after jury selection was…

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 2:37pm
by rahumada@modbee.com (Rosalio Ahumada)



Briggsmore paving will stretch into next week

Motorists will have to put up with a couple more days of delays and lane closures on Briggsmore Avenue west of McHenry Avenue. VSS International workers are expected to finishing…

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 1:02pm



2 arrested on charges of stealing from dead homeless man

Stanislaus County sheriff?s detectives arrested an Oakdale man after they found he stole $18,000 from his deceased friend, authorities said. Also charged in the case is the bank employee who…

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 11:01am



Stanislaus County car theft suspects (08/30/14)

Twelve people were arrested on suspicion of auto theft in Stanislaus County from August 21 through Wednesday.

Click to Continue »


29 Aug 2014 at 3:43pm




Recordnet Stockton Local News


Rent or Buy Textbooks at eCampus.com