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September 6, 2016 by Tim Tarter (Register to contact)

I have successfully moved to France.
Je suis Francais maintenant. lol
Fly with Delta: Delta employee got caught as he was removing the motherboard from my computer.
Homeland Security removed and kept 2+ inches from my baggage (carton).
My dog, Yago, 120 lb. Czechoslovakian Shepherd successfully navigated the trip in the cabin with me. lol
Finished volume 18 and now looking for volume 19 of Upton Sinclair's (The Jungle) Pulitzer Prize winning series relating to the period 1914-1949 (WW1 and WW2).
Currently reading "The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution" another Pulitzer Prize winner by another Harvard professor, Bernard Bailyn: notice the parallels with our current disastrous political system. And notice the fact that those who do not learn history are bound to repeat it. lol

Monthly lunch

December 4, 2014 by Laura Aley Taylor (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

The class of '61 meets for lunch every month at Marie Callender's across from FSC at Shaw/Cedar. We meet at 11:30 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. All '61ers welcome.
Need info contact Laura Aley Taylor @

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Fresno High School student arrested for threatening to 'shoot up school'  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Fresno High School student is in custody after saying he was going to shoot up a school. Police say the 16-year-old teen made the ...

Student in blackface spouting a racial slur roils Fresno high school  Los Angeles Times

The video posted on Facebook is deeply jarring: a 14-year-old white girl in full blackface, laughing, mugging for the camera in what appears to be a private ...

Fresno substitute teacher caught on camera grabbing student's neck after dispute over cell phone  KFSN-TV

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: The student's mother says the argument started over the student's cell phone. Now, she's threatening legal action.

Fresno Unified opens pools for recreational swimming

Fresno Unified School District is opening high school pools to recreation swimming.

Finding purpose and independence in a backyard farm on Arthur Avenue  Fresno Bee

Pauline Sahakian of Fresno, California recalls how her father tended a backyard garden in her childhood. The garden produced eggplant, zucchinis, peppers ...

‘Who Said I Can’t Say Ni**a?’: Blackface Video Of High School Student Sparks Outrage  News One

The disturbing trend of white people wearing blackface and spewing racist language does not seem even remotely close to slowing down. One high school ...

Substitute teacher caught on camera grabbing student's neck after dispute over cell phone  KTRK-TV

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: The student's mother is now threatening legal action.

Parents voice their concerns about Fresno Unified trustee's actions at Bullard High School  KFSN-TV

Fresno Unified trustees decided tonight that Terry Slatic is no longer allowed to visit a school campus without an administrator and also started the process of ...

Fresno Unified says the situation for its African American students is a state of emergency  Fresno Bee

A Fresno Unified task force says the environment for the district's African American students is in a state of emergency. Fresno State associate professor Jenelle ...

Olympic Silver Medalist Abas Is New Fresno High Wrestling Coach

Steven Abas, a silver medalist in the 2004 Olympics and a three-time NCAA champion at Fresno State, is the new Fresno High School wrestling coach.

Upload your 2019 graduate's photo  KMPH Fox 26

They made it! Show your graduate how proud you are. [Click here if you're viewing on our mobile app] Upload a picture or video of your grad and we might use it ...

Former Fresno State star Stephen Abas gets his first high school wrestling coaching job  Fresno Bee

Fresno Unified officially named former Fresno State wrestler Stephen Abas as the Fresno High coach, his first high school coaching job. He was a four-time ...

These schools are on the list of lowest-performing in California  Fresno Bee

California identified 781 schools in need of “comprehensive support and improvement” under ESSA. At Fresno Unified, 12 schools are on the CSI list.

One of Fresno’s favorite ice cream shops opened its second location. See what’s different  Fresno Bee

The little ice cream shop with the big following has opened its second location. Ampersand Ice Cream's northwest scoop shop opened over the weekend at ...

Special needs campus in Fresno Unified reopens after 18-month renovation  KFSN-TV

One by one students returned to Rata High School Monday morning after a break for the holidays.

‘Art does not need to be just on gallery walls.’ Fresno intersection gets new life  Fresno Bee

A $10000 grant from the California Arts Council matched by a Fresno city councilwoman is helping a Fresno intersection breathe new life with crosswalk art.

Baseball Hall of Famer and Fresno native Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74  Fresno Bee

Baseball Hall of Famer and Fresno native Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia and has retired from public life. Seaver graduated from Fresno High ...

Triple-Digit Heat Triggers Cooling Centers Throughout Fresno

Here comes the heat. And with it, the opening of cooling centers throughout Fresno. Tuesday's high is expected to reach 105 degrees in the Fresno area.

Fresno High band teacher accused of having inappropriate relationship with student  KFSN-TV

38-year-old John Veloz Jr. allegedly had three on-campus sexual encounters with a 14-year-old male student.

Century-Old Historic Tract Housed Early Fresno Socialites  Valley Public Radio

We've looked at how redlining has influenced the development of certain regions in the city of Fresno, but what about the history of a particular.

Fresno teens, accustomed to local gun violence, join National Walkout Day protests  Fresno Bee

Hundreds of Fresno CA students left class Wednesday holding signs that asked “Am I next?” as part of National Walkout Day.

Citizens sound off on search for Fresno’s next police chief. Is Mayor Brand listening?  Fresno Bee

What are the people of Fresno looking for in the city's next police chief? Someone completely different from the current one. That was the message, delivered by ...

What Are Fresno Area Schools Doing To Keep Students Safe?

Student safety is top of mind for Fresno area school districts as they prepare for the return of students from summer break. Security cameras increasingly are on ...

See the 21 top-ranked 2020 Central Valley football recruits  247Sports

How loaded is the Central Valley's 2020 recruiting class? The group of 21 three-star recruits from Modesto to Bakersfield is currently more than 30 entire states ...

More students accuse Fresno High teacher of inappropriate contact  KFSN-TV

A total of 3 students are now accusing the band director of inappropriately touching them within the last month.

Two cars involved in shooting near Fresno High, closing Ampersand ice cream shop for the night

Occupants in two cars were apparently shooting at each other and one of them crashed near Fresno High School Sunday night.

Gallery: Fresno High School Warriors graduates 485  Vida en el Valle

Fresno High School graduated 485 seniors tonight (June 8) who bid their goodbyes in a Fresno Unified School District commencement ceremony held at the ...

Because you can never have too many tacos. Downtown Fresno gets another taco/beer fest  Fresno Bee

The 559 Taco and Beer Fest happens Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Eaton Plaza in downtown Fresno, California. The event features several taco and food trucks, ...

Fresno’s hidden restaurants: 6 unexpected places to dine at churches, airports, more  Fresno Bee

Fresno has several hidden restaurants, including places to eat at churches, airports, coffee shops at medical offices, a bar at a tea shop, and a lunch spot at a ...

Two more victims allege sexual assault by Fresno High band teacher, police say  Fresno Bee

Fresno police said two more victims have come forward alleging sexual abuse by band teacher John Henry Veloz, who was arrested at Fresno High School on ...

Here’s what Fresno high school students say they’re learning about sex  Fresno Bee

According to a survey conducted by The Bee, Fresno Unified students are not learning much about sex in school. The California Healthy Youth Act aims to ...

FUSD to install security cameras at all elementary schools  KFSN-TV

Administrators hope the beefed up security will not only provide safer campuses for students and faculty but help cut down on any after-hours vandalism that ...

Escape the Heat This Weekend at Fresno Cooling Centers

Curse the triple-digit heat if you must. But don't forget that high temperatures mean Fresno's cooling centers are open this weekend. The city opens public pools ...

Fresno, Clovis Schools Approach National School Walkout Day Differently  Valley Public Radio

Fresno Unified School District students took part in national school walkout events today. Students across the nation participated in memory of the victims.

What Might Censure Mean for Fresno Trustee Slatic?

Fresno Unified trustees will consider censuring trustee Terry Slatic next week, but it's unclear what the consequences might be.

She is only short when she is standing. ‘You should see me sitting’  Fresno Bee

“Why are you still wearing high heels?” my husband asks. I am preparing dinner in stilettos, heels clicking on tile as I move from sink to cupboard to stove.

Former Fresno High teacher sentenced to prison for illicit sex with student  Fresno Bee

Wearing a jail jumpsuit and shackles, former Fresno High teacher Darren Klassen was sentenced Monday to five years and eight months in prison for having an ...

Excessive Heat Warning for the San Joaquin Valley  KMPH Fox 26

The National Weather *Service* has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the San Joaquin Valley and west side hills from 12 p. m. on Monday afternoon until 8 ...

Fresno police arrested student liaison at Central East High School on charges of sex acts with several students  KFSN-TV

Fresno, Calif. (KFSN) -- Steffan Alberson worked at Central East High for several years but he abruptly left his job at the beginning of the summer. Central Unified ...

30 students sign up to be teachers with the Fresno Unified School District  KFSN-TV

It was like a high school athlete signing day, but in this case, they were committing to teaching at the district.

Single mother of five graduating from Fresno City College after overcoming life's obstacles  KFSN-TV

35-year-old Victoria Rocha, a mother of 5, is a true inspiration. The former drug addict will be graduating from FCC with honors this Friday and will attend Fresno ...

Fresno High School teacher had sexual relationship with 15-year-old girl on school grounds, police say

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- New details in the case of the Fresno High School teacher accused of having a long, inappropriate relationship with a student.

Water Returns to Fresno Splash Pads, For Now

The sounds of summer finally returned to two broken splash pads in Fresno. Kids giggled and screamed as a giant bucket dumped cool, refreshing water on ...

Brooks Challenges Atkins for Area 4 Central Unified Seat

After unseating incumbent George Wilson Jr. in 2014, Richard Atkins will face off with Shawn Brooks for his Area 4 seat on the Central Unified School Board.

Video shows Fresno student punching teacher in cellphone dispute  Los Angeles Times

A Fresno high school student has been arrested after a video showed her attacking and punching a substitute teacher during class, police said Thursday.

2019 People’s Choice: Food and Drink  Fresno Bee

Bagels or Bread. 1. Uncle Harry's New York Bagelry and Coffeehouse. Multiple locations. Since opening in 1995, Uncle Harry's New York Bagelry and ...

Top Fresno news: Murder suspect on trial claims self-defense; VP Pence to visit Central Valley; more  Hoodline Fresno

Here's the most recent top news in Fresno; see what headlines are trending among local readers, with links to full articles.

60 Years Later, a High School Diploma for Fresno's King of the Road

Sixty years after dropping out of Fresno High School, trucking magnate John Lawson will receive an honorary diploma. His rags-to-riches success is a tale of ...

Fresno Unified's new program is giving students flexibility to stay ahead of their class  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Students at Fresno Unified's J. E. Young Academic Center are part of the new E-Learn academy that's an online version of school.

Dominican principal touches on ignorance in speech to Fresno High grads  Vida en el Valle

Fresno High School principal Elisa Torres Messing administered a speech to the graduating Class of 2017 with a bit of her New York accent meshed with her ...

Fresno High School cheer squad making history  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno High has a new competition cheer squad and for the first time they've qualified for nationals. Fresno High School's cheer squad ...

Delays Over First-Responder Facility Irritate Local Law Enforcement

The patience of local law enforcement officials is wearing thin as they continue to wait for a new first-responder training facility to be built.

4 Arrested In Shooting Of Fresno High School Teacher  CBS Local

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police have arrested four teenage boys in the shooting of a Central California high school teacher who fought back during an attempted ...

Man shot outside central Fresno apartment complex, police say  KFSN-TV

A man in his thirties was shot in the face in central Fresno, police say.

New things to do in Fresno area in 2019: From ax throwing and trampolines to ice cream and beer  Fresno Bee

“There's nothing to do in Fresno.” It's a loaded, worn-out phrase in this town. As the reporter who covers a lot of new places to eat and fun things to do here, I can ...

Officers were called for ‘gunshots,’ ended up joining a Thanksgiving basketball game  The Fresno Bee

A police call in Fresno, CA, on Thanksgiving led to a game of basketball between officers and residents that warmed hearts and changed perspectives.

March For Our Lives rally draws thousands in Fresno, condemns nation's 'gun culture'  Fresno Bee

Fresno California is part of March For Our Lives, a worldwide planned demonstration on March 24. Locals marched around the Fresno High campus to protest ...

They wanted a memorable 50th class reunion. So, they got this Three Dog Night singer  The Fresno Bee

Dianne McKneel's last class reunion was a sit-down dinner at a banquet hall.

DA: Repeat offense for Fresno High teacher accused of sex with student

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Action News has uncovered new details involving suspended Fresno High School teacher Darren Klassen. Klassen is accused of ...

1 arrested in central Fresno double murder  KFSN-TV

Fresno Police arrested Donovan Kelley for a grisly shooting in April that left two people dead and three children without parents.

Phillip J. Patiño School of Entrepreneurship to add a freshman class  Fresno Bee

The Fresno Unified School District board of trustees on Wednesday approved expanding the Phillip J. Patiño School of Entrepreneurship by adding a freshman ...

Has your child’s school been tested for lead in the drinking water? Check here  The Fresno Bee

Under a new state law, public schools in California must be tested before July 2019 for lead in the drinking water. The Bee has compiled a map of schools in ...

Fresno Unified to open its pools to the public for summer  Fresno Bee

The Fresno Unified School District will be opening its swimming pools to the public beginning June 20 and running through Aug. 13.

Kabab City hiring 20 people for new location in Fresno  KFSN-TV

Kabab City will hold a hiring event on Thursday, August 1st from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its new store on First and Nees.

Central West High School teacher arrested on suspicion of having sex with ex-student  Fresno Bee

A Central West High School teacher has been arrested on suspicion of unlawful sex with a 17-year-old former student, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office ...

This teen mom and her newborn rode a city bus to a school for delinquents. Here’s why  Fresno Bee

California got rid of child-care programs at its high schools. Teen mom Judy Sinpraseuth had to take a bus ride across Fresno with her baby for classes.

Over A Hundred Organizations And Community Leaders Endorsed It, So Why Didn't Measure P Pass?  Valley Public Radio

If Measure P had passed, it would have created a 3/8 cent sales tax to fund parks and trail maintenance, and arts programming over the next thirty years.

Prank causes damage at Fresno High School  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno High Football field was damaged overnight by teens doing donuts as part of a senior prank. Police got reports of a car driving on ...

Red Cross 'sounds the alarm' for fire safety, passes out free smoke detectors in Fresno  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Hundreds of volunteers with the Red Cross spent the day in central Fresno to sound the alarm on the importance of fire safety.

CIF SoCal Semi finals-local football round up  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Two Central Section schools played their state regional bowl games Friday night. Central, Tulare Union and San Joaquin Memorial ...

Crews douse fire near Highway 180 in Fresno  KFSN-TV

Video sent in by ABC30 insider Johnny Law show thick smoke plumes filling the air.

School Shooting Protests Planned, But Students Discouraged from Skipping Class

The three largest school districts serving Fresno say they support the First Amendment, but warn students there are consequences if they skip class in protest.

Mitsue Hurlbert Obituary - San Carlos, CA | San Francisco Chronicle

Mitsue Kamikawa Hurlbert Jan. 24, 1920 — June 27, 2019 Entered the Pure Land peacefully at home on June 27, 2019. She was 99. Mitzi, as she was known, ...

Shelley Hamlin, pioneer for women’s sports who was among Valley’s best golfers, dies  The Fresno Bee

Shelley Hamlin, one of the most decorated professional golfers to come out of the central San Joaquin Valley, died of cancer on Monday at age 69. She was ...

Emergency triage centers approved by Board of Supervisors to help Fresno County homeless  KFSN-TV

The centers will focus on helping homeless individuals who struggle with substance abuse and behavioral issues.

Fresno High runner Evert Silva is a class act and contender in 3200-meter at state finals this weekend  Vida en el Valle

Just over a year ago, Evert Silva, Jr. was searching for guidance and confused whether he would reach the next level of running athleticism that could elevate ...

Post Malone tweets pictures with Metallica members after Fresno concert  KFSN-TV

After being spotted in the audience of the Metallica concert last weekend, rapper Post Malone posted pictures with band members Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and ...

Sex education is now the law, but conservative school leaders aren’t happy about it  Fresno Bee

The California Healthy Youth Act requires schools to teach unbiased and medically accurate sex education. But there is concern about how much support the ...

Bullard High School unveils first ever two-story building  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- As Fresno Unified students head back to school Monday morning some will find themselves in a brand new classroom. Bullard High ...

Authorities issue warrant after teen accused of threatening to shoot up prom fails to appear in court  KFSN-TV

Edward Hannah, 19, is accused of making threats on social media to open fire at Central High School East's Prom. When police tracked down Hannah he said it ...

California cheerleader, 14, dons blackface and spouts heinous racial slurs in Snapchat video  Daily Mail

Two disturbing videos of a 14-year-old white girl from Fresno, California, wearing blackface and spouting a series of racial slurs have emerged on social media ...

Judge to decide if accused killer's statement admitting to the crime will be allowed in court  KFSN-TV

Fresno County deputies testified Wednesday, Boston admitted to killing his girlfriend during his ride to jail.

Michaele Erica Uphold-Scott  Nevada Appeal

January 13, 1954 ~ May 23, 2019. With a heavy heart we announce the untimely and unexpected passing of Michaele Uphold/Scott. Michaele was born in ...

Teen pregnancy | sex ed: Highest birth rates in Fresno's poorest areas  Fresno Bee

It's about a 15-minute drive from McLane High to Buchanan High, but the difference in teen birth rates within the schools' respective ZIP codes is staggering ...

March for Our Lives: Fresno community stands in solidarity, action against gun violence  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Community leaders and student speakers took the podium at today's rally to amplify their message saying enough is enough.

Fresno filmmakers hit it big with ‘The Gallows’  Fresno Bee

Fresno filmmakers Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff call their production company Tremendum Pictures — meaning “a feeling of awe associated with an ...

Axe throwing makes its way to Fresno  KFSN-TV

Business Bad Axe Throwing is coming to Fresno and it's making quite an impact.

Amazon begins hiring for hundreds of jobs at its massive new Fresno warehouse  Fresno Bee

Online retail giant Amazon has started taking applications for hundreds of jobs at its large order-filling warehouse opening in Fresno later this summer.

Ampersand Ice Cream has a double scoop of news about new locations  The Fresno Bee

Ampersand Ice Cream is opening a second location in Fresno, CA. In addition to its shop on the edge of the Tower District, it will open a new shop at Marks and ...

CJ Albertson eyeing Two Cities Marathon record; tribute to Clovis administrator planned  The Fresno Bee

Expect the men's record to be threatened Sunday (Nov. 4) when the 11th running of the Two Cities Marathon – which includes two half-marathons, and a ...

'It's just ridiculous:' Locals react to PG&E's proposal for increased rates, profits  KFSN-TV

PG&E isn't the only utility proposing to raise rates, but the amount is what has many customers seeing red.

Special report: Emails show cozy relationship between Fresno Unified, Harris Construction  Fresno Bee

Despite Fresno Unified's claims that Harris Construction was not favored to win multimillion-dollar contracts that are now under federal investigation, emails ...

In combating the Valley’s high teen birth rates, what about teen fathers?  Fresno Bee

Kevin Aguilar was late to class again. He and his 3-year-old daughter, Emma, had missed the city bus, making her late for preschool – and him even later for ...

Fresno man wanted for kidnapping former girlfriend, police say

A Fresno man is wanted for kidnapping his former girlfriend, and she was still missing Thursday, the Fresno Police Department said.

Hundreds of high school students play loud and proud at Bulldog Stadium  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Hundreds of members of high school bands from across the Central Valley and the state played loud and proud in Bulldog Stadium on ...

11th grade: Eden Maile Mika Hussey, Yosemite High  Fresno Bee

Eden is generous with her time and talents, says her 4-H leader Pat Strimling. "She is quick to help wherever she is needed and doesn't wait to be asked. She is ...

Juror remembers convicting man accused of beating Fresno mother to death in previous felony  KFSN-TV

Brandon Moreno had a criminal past that included robbery and domestic violence. But his recent charges related to murder has left one juror baffled but not ...

First flu-related deaths reported in Fresno County  KFSN-TV

The Fresno County Department of Public Health is confirming the first flu-related deaths in the county.

Only men ever entered the business, so neighbors got suspicious of what really went on  Fresno Bee

Neighbors living near a Fresno massage spa across from Fresno High School have been concerned about the business for a couple of years, especially after a ...

Elderly man dies in boating accident on Huntington Lake  KFSN-TV

An elderly man died after his boat capsized on Huntington Lake Monday afternoon, according to the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

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