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Juveniles Arrested For Burglary at Central Unified

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FRESNO - Officers from the Northwest Policing District of the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to 5652 W Gettysburg at the Central Unified School District Office Sunday evening for a report  [ ... ]


Man Caught on Camera Trying to Rob a Market in Calwa

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CALWA - Property crimes detectives from the Fresno Sheriff's Department need help identifying a man who is wanted for an attempted armed robbery. On June 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm, the suspect used a gun to  [ ... ]


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Grizzlies return home July 22 for a Plethora of Promotions Planned During 8-day Homestand

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FRESNO –  The eighth Fresno Grizzlies homestand of the 2016 season is scheduled for July 22-29, with eight home dates against the Albuquerque Isotopes (Colorado Rockies,  July  [ ... ]


GRIZZLIES: All-Stars Dozier, Hauschild Honored Heading into Break

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ROUND ROCK, Texas – Omaha Storm Chasers SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game participant Hunter Dozier and Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League All-Star Mike Hauschild have been named the PCL Player a [ ... ]


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Gwen Stefani Set To Launch North American "This Is What The Truth Feels Like Tour"

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LOS ANGELES - Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani will return to the road this summer as she launches her This Is What the Truth Feels Like 2016 tour on July 12 in Boston, M [ ... ]


Six Flags and Gildan Kickstart the Summer with Sweepstakes Promotion

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced a new partnership with Gildan USA Inc., cen [ ... ]


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MADERA BOS SECRET MEETINGS: County Electeds Not Employees

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EDITORIAL - An item appeared on the Madera County Board of Supervisor's agenda that made a few heads turn this week. Apparently there is a new group of unrepresented employees who need to negotiate th [ ... ]


EDITORIAL: Extremely Careless Has Consequences, Usually.

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EDITORIAL - When I was sixteen years old I drove my old 64 Chevelle about 70 mph to school one morning and ended up over a steep bank which resulted in a two week hospital stay. I am fortunate I  [ ... ]


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West-Side Gang Member Out on Bail, Arrested for Auto Theft & Criminal Threats Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 07:50

FRESNO - Early Tuesday evening Officers Nick Alvarado and Rey Medeles of the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to the area of Dakota and Fruit Avenues regarding a possible kidnapping.

Dispatch remained on the phone with the reporting party who gave periodic updates regarding the victim's location. The final update was in the area of Buckingham and Thorne Avenues, where Officers Alvarado and Medeles located the 15-year-old victim, along with two adult males inside a gray BMW. The driver was identified as 19-year-old Fresno resident Shawndell Bledsaw.

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Detectives Arrest Man for Using His Car to Commit Murder Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 July 2016 21:58
SELMA - Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 31 year old Saul Sepulveda Mendoza of Selma. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail and faces a charge of murder.

Shortly after midnight on Monday, officers with the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to Nebraska and De Wolf Avenue in Selma regarding an injury traffic accident. Once officers arrived and interviewed witnesses, they determined a driver deliberately struck the victim and then drove away. The victim a 38 year old Hanford man, died at the scene. CHP officers then requested that Fresno County Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives take over the investigation.
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Grizzlies return home July 22 for a Plethora of Promotions Planned During 8-day Homestand Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 July 2016 17:10
FRESNO –  The eighth Fresno Grizzlies homestand of the 2016 season is scheduled for July 22-29, with eight home dates against the Albuquerque Isotopes (Colorado Rockies,  July 21-24) and the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets, July 26-29) for the defending Triple-A National Champions.  Here is a preview of the week’s promotional schedule:
 

7/22 (7:05 p.m.) –  “30 Amigos Night,” 30th anniversary tribute to cult classic movie ¡Three Amigos!: To begin the homestand, we’re celebrating the 30thanniversary of the release of ¡Three Amigos! starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short.  Stick around after the game and fireworks for a special screening of the movie on the Chukchansi Park video board!

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Fresno Food Expo Next Week: Debuts 33 Diverse New Products Made in Central California Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 July 2016 13:26

FRESNO - The 2016 Fresno Food Expo is excited to debut 33 innovative new products, varietals and packaging concepts that were entered into the New Product Awards from 28 different Central California businesses. Now in its fourth year, the New Product Awards, presented by Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP, have become a strategic opportunity for participating businesses to launch new products.

This year’s products range from freeze-dried organic fruits and craft beers made with locally grown ingredients to infused olive oils, craft chocolate, gourmet nuts and nut butters, healthy snacks and everything in between, even all natural dog treats, which showcase the diversity of quality foods and beverages made in Central California.

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MADERA BOS SECRET MEETINGS: County Electeds Not Employees Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016 21:29

EDITORIAL - An item appeared on the Madera County Board of Supervisor's agenda that made a few heads turn this week. Apparently there is a new group of unrepresented employees who need to negotiate their salaries and benefits in closed session this year, the Board of Supervisors.

Item "2-f" was a request for a closed session discussion which had something to do with labor negotiations pursuant to the California Government Code Section 54957.6. The county labor management was going to be represented by Chief Administrative Officer Eric Fleming and his deputy from Human Relations, Adrienne Calip. The unrepresented employees were each of the board of supervisors, Assessor Gary Svanda, Auditor Todd Miller, Recorder/Clerk Rebecca Martinez, District Attorney David Linn, Sheriff Jay Varney and Treasurer Tracy Kennedy. Here after known as "The Electeds".

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