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A Victory for Digital Privacy: AB 165 Halted in California Assembly Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 May 2017 11:07

SACRAMENTO - Facing staunch coalition opposition, Assembly Member Jim Cooper has pulled AB 165 from consideration by the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. More than 60 leading civil rights organizations, major technology companies, and school community groups banded together to stop AB 165 and protect the digital privacy of California students and teachers.

"California families can breathe a sigh of relief today that this unnecessary and harmful bill has been stopped in its tracks,” said Nicole Ozer, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director for the ACLU of California. “AB 165 would make schools more unsafe for millions of students and families who are already in danger in the current political climate. The ACLU of California is proud to be a part of the large and diverse coalition of organizations and technology companies opposing AB 165. It’s more important than ever to make sure that Californians of all ages and backgrounds can safely and privately communicate about sensitive issues like immigration, religion, health, and political and social protest.”

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Edison's Matt Johnson to Lead Madera South's Football Program Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 09:02

MADERA - Less than a month after the resignation of Dane Cook, former Madera South High School Varsity Football Coach, the Stallions have a new leader. Matt Johnson, former varsity football coach from Fresno's Edison High School has been hired to lead the Stallion Nation's program.

Johnson, who played college football at the University of Southern California in the mid 80's, was an assistant coach for eight years under former Edison coach Tim McDonald. He also served as lead assistant under "one-year" head coach Ricky Manning. Then lead the Tigers to a 2014 CIF Valley Championship (first Edison championship since 1975) during his four year tenor as Edison's varsity football coach.

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Fresno PD To Conduct Motorcycle Safety Operation Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 May 2017 14:39

FRESNO - The Fresno Police Department will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on May 5th and 6th in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur.

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike that can lead to motorcycle crashes. They will be cracking down on both those operating regular vehicles and motorcycles who are violating traffic safety laws.

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Armed Casino Patron Arrested Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 May 2017 10:13
COARSEGOLD - Early Wednesday morning Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino Security notified the Madera County Sheriff’s Office that a patron in the casino displayed a handgun to an employee and threatened to shoot someone. It was reported that patron told the employee that someone had spilled coffee on him and he almost shot him for it.

Four deputies responded to the casino and located 21-year-old Donald Pisano of Madera walking on the gaming floor. Due to the information that Pisano was armed, Deputies ordered him several times, at gunpoint, to stop walking and show his hands. Instead, Pisano refused to stop and continued to walk away from the Deputies.
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Fresno Bee's Parent Company Loses $95 Million in 2017 First Quarter Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:27

SACRAMENTO - McClatchy, owner of the Fresno, Modesto and Sacramento Bee Newspapers, today reported a net loss in the first quarter of 2017 of $95.6 million, or $12.60 per share that includes an after-tax non-cash impairment of $76.8 million on the carrying value of the company's interest in CareerBuilder LLC (CareerBuilder). In the first quarter of 2016 McClatchy reported a net loss of $12.7 million, or $1.58 per share.

The company reported an adjusted net loss, which excludes severance and certain other items, in the first quarter of 2017 of $14.5 million, compared to an adjusted net loss of $7.9 million in the first quarter of 2016.

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