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Sheriff's Investigate Death in County Jail

FRESNO - On the night of June 24th, Fresno County Sheriff’s correctional officers were performing routine checks of inmates in the jail when they noticed a man who was unresponsive inside his cell.& [ ... ]


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 [ ... ]


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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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Valley's Little League District 10 Split in Two Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Sunday, 29 January 2012 14:37

Chowchilla – It has been 136 days since the passing of Little League District 10 Administrator Bob Berry. In that time the powers that be at Western Regional Little League have devised a plan to break up the district Mr. Berry worked so hard to keep together.

In a small meeting room in Chowchilla, presidents from all of the community Little Leagues from Sanger to Turlock met to learn the fate of their district. What they learned from acting District Administrator John Gray was that one of the largest districts in the state would be split into two separate districts this season.

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Former Fresno State Football Coach Passes at 86 Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 15:02

Boone coached the Fresno State football team from 1973-75

GoBulldogs.com - JR Boone, Fresno State's head football coach from 1973-75, passed away in his sleep on Sunday at his home in Selma. He was 86.

Boone, a native of Clinton, Okla., enjoyed a successful athletic and coaching career. The former NFL player was inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in 1972 and is also a member of the University of Tulsa Hall of Fame, the Reedley College Hall of Fame, the California Junior College Hall of Fame and the YMCA Hall of Fame.

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DeRuyter Hires First Members of Fresno State Football Staff Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 January 2012 23:40

DeRuyter announces first seven hires to his coaching staff

GoBulldogs.com. - New Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter announced Wednesday that he has officially filled seven positions on his football staff with assistants that have combined to coach for nearly 90 years and in 21 bowl games while one of his hires is a local high school head coach that played 13 seasons in the NFL.
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What the Hell is the Madera Tribune Thinking Supporting SOPA & PIPA? Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Friday, 20 January 2012 12:16

Another Exclusive Big Valley News Editorial

Madera
- There are some that might not believe that I am a subscriber of the Madera Tribune. I have been a big fan of the current publisher, Chuck Doud, ever since he and a group of local citizens took ownership of the paper a few years back. There are also some that may remember that during the early years of the old Madera Online, we would battle with the Tribune and its host of former publishers from Paul Bittick to Rocky Hayes (no relation to Les Hayes).

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California’s Redevelopment Nightmare Coming To An End Print E-mail
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Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:40

Arlington, Virginia - In a landmark victory for private property owners in the Golden State, the California Supreme Court today upheld a statute abolishing the nearly 400 redevelopment agencies across the state. The court also struck down a law that would have allowed these agencies to buy their way back into existence. The final outcome of the case is that, in 2012, California’s decades-long redevelopment nightmare will finally come to an end.
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Woody Miller: Fresno’s First Black Radio Station Passes
26/06/2017

FRESNO – The life of Mr. De Arthur Woodrow “Woody” Miller, the Valleys first Black radio station owner and radio personality, is being celebrated by the African-American community Saturday, June [ ... ]


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  [ ... ]


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