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Plaza Park Pickleball Court Dedication and Grand Opening

VISALIA – The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the dedication and grand opening of the Plaza Park Pickleball courts on Saturday, June 17th at 8.am. (1800 S. Pla [ ... ]


Body Found in Selma Vineyard

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SELMA - Around 1:45 pm on Thursday, an ag worker discovered a man lying in a vineyard with visible injuries.  He was located in the area of Mountain View Ave. and Bethel Ave. in Selma.  Cal  [ ... ]


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Thomas Selected in the 7th Round of the 2017 MLB Draft

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FRESNO - Fresno State junior left-handed pitcher Ricky Tyler Thomas was selected in the 7th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon.
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Grizzlies Take Rubber Match from Chihuahuas, 11-5

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A.J. Reed, Colin Moran and Tony Kemp all homer to power Fresno on Sunday in El Paso EL PASO - The Fresno Grizzlies (31-33) continued their rapid turnaround, winning for the 13th time in 17 games Su [ ... ]


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Massive Cash Jackpot Winner Celebrates Table Mountain's 30th Anniversary With Huge Win!

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FRIANT -- Table Mountain Casino Player's Club member Raymond, of Visalia, is celebrating Table Mountain Casino's 30th Anniversary as the latest winner of Table Mountain Casino's totally rand [ ... ]


Twitter Announces Live Streaming Event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The live stream, hosted by People, will feat [ ... ]


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EDITRIAL: Comedian Kathy Griffin - Severely Burned

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EDITORIAL - Kathy Griffin crossed the line and CNN did the right thing in firing her. Griffin recently did a photo shoot holding up a decapitated bloody head resembling President Donald Trump. 

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Be Safe This Saint Patricks Weekend

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EDITORIAL - St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holida [ ... ]


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World Ag Expo Presents Valley Children's Hospital with $63,000 Check Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:53

FRESNO - The International Agri-Center and World Ag Expo presented a check in the amount of $63,000 to Valley Children's Hospital during the hospital's All Guild Picnic at the California Armenian Home on May 24, in Fresno, California.

The check represented the total funds raised by the Guilds of Valley Children's Hospital, who participated in World Ag Expo's Toyota Tundra Giveaway by selling chances to win a new 2017 Tundra. The proceeds from the giveaway will directly benefit the Central California hospital.

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Thomas Selected in the 7th Round of the 2017 MLB Draft Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:04
FRESNO - Fresno State junior left-handed pitcher Ricky Tyler Thomas was selected in the 7th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

Thomas extends Fresno State streak of players drafted into major league baseball at 41 consecutive years as the last time the 'Dogs did not have a player drafted was 1976.
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Detectives Arrest 13 Year Old Boy for the Murder of a 14 Year Old Boy Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:37
HURON - Around 9:40 pm on Friday June 9, 2017, Huron Police officers responded to a shots fired call at the Porvenir Estates Apartments, located on the 16000 block of W. Tornado Ave. in Huron.  Upon arrival, officers found a 14 year old boy who had been shot and was deceased.

The Huron Police Department requested the Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office assist and take over the investigation.    Sheriff patrol deputies, homicide detectives, crime scene technicians and the Coroner’s Unit responded to the scene.  Detectives developed information, which identified a 13 year old boy as the primary suspect.
 
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Hana Gin & Kenny G Partner on Great Sax and Smooth Gin Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 14:47

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Hana Gin, the award-winning artisan spirit handcrafted by a master distiller on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, and Kenny G, the legendary, world-renowned saxophonist have joined forced and announced a partnership which will make Kenny G a co-owner of the Hana Gin brand.

“We are so pleased to collaborate with Kenny G for Hana Gin – the partnership and concept was such a natural fit,” said Nicholas Chen, VP Marketing & Sales and Chief of Staff of Hana Gin. “We look forward to building on our partnership by introducing our special Kenny G cocktail series to the legendary national and international jazz venues on Kenny’s current tour.”

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Selma Police Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:28

SELMA - On Monday, June 12 at about 7:10 PM, Selma Police Officers responded to the 2300 block of Azalea regarding a domestic violence call. The reporting person reported that her neighbor was at her door suffering from severe cuts. 

The victim reported that her husband had assaulted her with a knife and he was now on the roof of their house.  Officers from Selma PD arrived and found the husband on the roof and still armed with a large knife.  As the officers were trying to talk the husband down from the roof, he began to cut and stab himself with the knife.

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Oscar Chapa Sr (83)
23/06/2017

Oscar Chapa Sr (83), of Madera, CA, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at a Fresno hospital.  Oscar was born in Laredo, TX, but lived in Madera for the last 70 years. He was a retired clerk for  [ ... ]


Former Big Top & Sub Shop Owner Passes: Jack Johnson at 85
10/06/2017

Jack Johnson (85), beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away on June 4, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born on February 21, 1932 in Mississippi to Eloise and Lemmie Johnson.  [ ... ]


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