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Riot Breaks Out in Men’s Prison Near SLO: One Dead

San Luis Obispo – More than 160 inmates were involved in a large-scale riot in the East Facility medium-custody yard at California Men’s Colony (CMC) Sunday morning, that left one inmate dead and several others injured.

CMC staff responded immediately, utilizing force consisting of 40 mm less-than-lethal direct impact rounds and chemical agents to gain control of the incident. No deadly force was used, and no staff members were injured.


San Francisco and Oakland Sue Top Five Oil & Gas Companies Over Climate Change

SAN FRANCISCOSan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker announced today that they had filed separate lawsuits on behalf of their respective cities against the five largest investor-owned producers of fossil fuels in the world. The lawsuits ask the courts to hold these companies responsible for the costs of sea walls and other infrastructure necessary to protect San Francisco and Oakland from ongoing and future consequences of climate change and sea level rise caused by the companies' production of massive amounts of fossil fuels.

The defendant companies — Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, BP and Royal Dutch Shell — have known for decades that fossil fuel-driven global warming and accelerated sea level rise posed a catastrophic risk to human beings and to public and private property, especially in coastal cities like San Francisco and Oakland, who have the largest shoreline investments on San Francisco Bay.

Detectives Searching for Shooter(s) in Orange Cove Homicide

ORANGE COVE - The victim of a recent homicide in Orange Cove has been identified. He is 23 year old Anthony Valdivia of Orange Cove. Just before 5:00 pm on Sunday, officers with the Orange Cove Police Department were handling a call for service near Anchor Ave. and G Street when they heard gunshots being fired.

The officers responded around the corner to Orange Cove Quick Stop, located on Park Blvd. between Anchor Ave. and 12th Street. There in the parking lot they found a man (Valdivia) suffering from a gunshot wound. An ambulance transported Valdivia to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno where he later passed away.

Madera County DA Ag Crimes Unit Featured in Progressive Farmer Magazine

MADERA - Madera County District Attorney David A. Linn announced today that his Madera County District Attorney Agricultural Crimes and Water Task Force has been profiled and featured in the September issue of Progressive Farmer Magazine.  The article contained in the magazine, entitled Liquid Gold, discussed in depth, pending criminal charges against Agriland Framing Company Incorporated, for misappropriation of water in March of 2016. 

The current criminal complaint contends that Agriland committed a felony violation of California Penal Code Section 592(a), in that Agriland took water from a canal and or ditch belonging to the Madera Irrigation District without authorization.  The case is currently pending in Madera Superior Court.

Two Suspects in Custody and Two Stolen Vehicles Recovered

FRESNO - On Monday, September 18, 2017, detectives from the Fresno Police Department’s Career Criminal Auto Theft Team (CCATT) arrested two suspects of auto theft and retrieved two stolen vehicles. Police first located a 1993 Honda Civic Del Sol parked in the area of Washington and Fourth. The Honda was a reported stolen vehicle out of Clovis. Detectives began surveillance.

The Honda later became occupied and drove from the area. Detectives followed the Honda to the area of Thomas and Recreation where the driver was taken into custody. The driver was identified as Bulldog gang member Ruben Medellin, 30, of Fresno. Medellin was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) probation for auto theft and to be wanted on an unrelated attempt burglary case. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail for felony auto theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, attempt burglary and PRCS violation.

Suspect Arrested For Downtown Fresno Strong Arm Robbery

FRESNO -  Fresno Police Officers from the Southwest Policing District, were heading to area of Tuolumne Street and F Street for a disturbance that came out, when they were flagged down by Security Guards from 1435 Fresno St. “Los Arcos”.

Security was pointing to a male subject running eastbound on Tuolumne, stating he just robbed someone. Officer’s were able to follow the subject running and detain him. Once the subject was detained, officer’s also spoke to the victim who confirmed he had been robbed.

Public Demonstrations for New Madera County Voting Systems Planned

MADERA – Madera County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez has announced a series of community workshops that will allow the public to try out new voting equipment. “Our current primary voting system is nearly 30 years old,” explained Martinez. “While the current system has served all of us very well, it has gone beyond its useful life and we are at a point where it must be replaced.”

Earlier this year Madera County posted a request for proposals for a new voting system. After a thorough review, Dominion Voting Systems Inc. was selected as the preferred vendor. In order to give the public the opportunity to evaluate the proposed system, Martinez is requiring that Dominion provide test equipment for the public to examine. The workshops will be held at the following locations:


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