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Magic of the Seasons Returns to Tulare County Fairgrounds Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 19:19

TULARE  – The world’s largest light sculpture display has returned to Tulare, with new lanterns representing  “The Magic of the Seasons,” including a massive new Winter Castle lantern and a new glow-in-the-dark activity area for children.

Global Winter Wonderland, which debuted in Tulare in 2015, opened on Friday, Nov. 25, and will be open select days through Jan. 8. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.globalwonderland.com.

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Edward Gonzalez Arrested in Violent Carjacking Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:17

FRESNO - On November 16, 2016, just before 7pm the victim in this case was leaving her place of work, the Elm Dental Care building. She closed the building door and was walking toward her car when she was approached by a young Hispanic male who displayed a black handgun and demanded her car keys. The victim complied, and while handing him her keys the suspect violently snatched them from her hand. The armed male then jumped in her car and drove away.

On November 20, 2016, the California Highway Patrol observed the victims vehicle in Cathedral City California occupied by four males. A traffic stop was conducted and once the vehicle was determined to be stolen out of Fresno all occupants were detained.

 

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Christian Universities Online Ranks Fresno Pacific University #7 of Top 10 Christian Universities in California 2017 Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:06

DURHAM, N.C. - Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online, has published a ranking of Top 10 Christian Colleges and Universities in California 2017 and Fresno Pacific Univeristy ranks #7. The methodology for this ranking began by considering schools in the state of California that were members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) or member eligible.

The following five data points were then collected from publicly available sources: 1) faculty-to-student ratio; 2) percent of full-time beginning undergraduates receiving grant or scholarship aid; 3) selectivity; 4) overall retention rate; and 5) overall graduation rate. We then standardized the data, assigned weights to each category and computed an overall score.

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Gang Member Arrested For Reckless Discharge of Firearm Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:43
FRESNO - Friday evening the Fresno Police Department received multiple 911 calls regarding shots fired in the area of Tyler Avenue and Thesta Street in Central Fresno. The callers stated that a man was shooting a gun from a white Honda type vehicle. In addition, the subject shooting the gun crashed his vehicle into a parked car and then drove off, leaving the broken bumper to his own vehicle behind with the license plate still attached.

Officers from the Central Fresno Policing District responded and began checking the area for the vehicle. Within minutes, officers located the vehicle stopped in the 1200 block of N. Doon Way, which is a short distance away from where the shooting took place. Jesus Espinoza, a 25 year old Fresno resident, was found driving the vehicle.
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Alert Citizens Notify Police Resulting in Capture of Residential Burglar Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 09:33
FRESNO - On Friday a citizen observed suspicious activity at her neighbor's residence in the 2800 block of East Pico Avenue near Mariposa Avenue. The neighbor saw a rear bedroom window open with a large duffel bag full of property directly below the open window. The neighbor was aware the resident was away for the day so there should be no reason for the window to be wide open with a duffel bag below the window. The neighbor called the police.

As officers were converging on the area, another neighbor flagged down an officer and conveyed he saw a suspicious male walking away from the victim's residence. The neighbor did not recognize the male but thought it was odd and suspicious the male was carrying a large pickle jar full of coins. The neighbor told officers the suspect was walking through Cary Park.
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