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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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Opinion / Editorial

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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Big Valley News & Photo
Madera Unified Superintendent FIRED In Unanimous Vote Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:27

MADERA - As reported by Big Valley News last week, the Madera Unified School District Board of Trustees has fired Superintendent Ed Gonzales without cause. At their closed session meeting last night the board decided to terminate their contract with the superintendent with a unanimous vote.

It was standing room only for supports of the embattled superintendent with many forced to watched the evenings proceedings from a make-shift "Drive-in" theater in the parking lot. Supporters wore hand-written signs on their chests calling Gonzales "Super Ed".

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World Ag Expo Kicks Off 50th Celebration Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 02:39
TULARE - World Ag Expo kicked off its 50th anniversary show Tuesday in Tulare, California.  The red carpet was rolled out on Tuesday for Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. in the World Ag Expo Arena. The national anthem was performed by Brenna Yaeger, Season 8 contestant on The Voice. Yaeger was accompanied by Tulare Community Band.

The Bud Light After-Hours Party will be held on Wednesday in the World Ag Expo Arena, starting at 4:00 p.m. All attendees are encouraged to come celebrate World Ag Expo’s golden anniversary with a concert by Parmalee and a fireworks show!  The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is free with paid World Ag Expo admission.
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Two People Identified in Case of Smuggling Contraband into the Fresno County Jail Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:52
FRESNO - The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing a case where Sheriff’s detectives identified two men who tried to smuggle contraband into the Fresno County Jail. One of the men is currently in custody for an unrelated case and the other man is not in custody. The D.A. will determine if the suspects will face charges of conspiracy to bring contraband into a jail.

This smuggling case is also the one which prompted the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office to investigate Fresno Attorney, Anthony (Tony) Capozzi. Detectives have completed their investigation into Capozzi and the evidence shows there are no grounds for detectives to request charges be filed against Capozzi.
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Man Shoots Innocent Bystander in Courthouse Park; Deputies Arrest Gunman Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:06
FRESNO - Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 24 year old John Major and booked him into the Fresno County Jail. Major faces three felony counts of attempted homicide.

Around 1:30 pm on Monday, dispatchers took phone calls stating multiple shots had been fired in Courthouse Park, next to Sheriff’s Headquarters located at 2200 Fresno Street. At the same time dispatchers were handling calls, deputies both inside and outside Sheriff’s Headquarters heard the shots and responded to the area.
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Train verses Pedestrian Fatal Accident at California and Parallel Avenues Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 February 2017 00:00
FRESNO - On Friday, February 10, 2017, at 12:23 PM, officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to California and Parallel avenues regarding a male adult laying on the railroad tracks at that location. When officers arrived on scene, they found a deceased male adult laying on the tracks at that location. There was no train in the area at that time. A citizen was driving by on California Avenue and saw the male laying on the tracks and he called the police department.

As officers conducted their investigation they located a small flashlight, turned on, laying in the dirt between the rails some distance from the decedents body. Also, officers located several areas in the dirt, also between the rails, that were recently turned over located several yards east of the flashlight.
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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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