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

The people of Fresno, California are looking for someone completely different from longtime police chief Jerry Dyer. That was the message delivered by two ...

5 Things To Know Before You Go  KFSN-TV

Here are the 5 things to know before you go for Thursday, April 25, 2019.

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 ...

Shooting causes car crash near Fresno High School, police say  The Fresno Bee

Police are investigating a shooting at the intersection of Echo and Weldon avenues across from Fresno High School in front of a popular ice cream shop.

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

Ampersand Ice Cream has opened a second store at 7010 N. Marks Ave. & Herndon Avenue in northwest Fresno, California, expanding in size from its location ...

Attorney for student involved in on-campus scuffle with trustee sends cease and desist letter to FUSD  KFSN-TV

A cease and desist letter has been sent to Fresno Unified accusing the district of addressing an on-campus scuffle between a student and a trustee privately ...

2019 Community Calendar  KMPH Fox 26

Thank you for visiting the FOX26 Community Calendar. Do you have an event you would like included? Please email it to NewsDesk@kmph. com for ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Drug counseling service pulls out of valley high schools  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Substance abuse counseling services for nearly 600 Students at more than two dozen valley high schools in nine school districts ...

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

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- More students have come forward to accuse a Fresno High band teacher of having inappropriate contact with them. Now, a total of 3 ...

Teen aims to bring more air quality monitors to Southwest Fresno with 'Clean Air Experiment'  KFSN-TV

A Fresno teenager is hoping to give his neighbors more power with a few simple numbers.

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.

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 ...

Friday Night Football - Week 9 - Schedules, scores and highlights from around the Valley  KFSN-TV

Schedules, scores and highlights of High School Football around Fresno, Visalia, and the rest of the Central Valley.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Former Fresno High teacher Darren Klassen, 46, was sentenced Monday to five years and eight months in prison for having an illicit sexual affair with an ...

Holiday events to go on in Fresno, come rain or shine  KFSN-TV

The festive holiday tradition will go on rain or shine on Saturday night along Fresno's Christmas Tree Lane.

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 ...

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

From Bad Axe Throwing to Ampersand ice cream and Zack's Brewing Company, get a list of the best fun activities and restaurants, bars and places to eat in the ...

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.

Failed flip severs 13-year-old's spinal cord; Buchanan HS raises money to help family  KFSN-TV

Last Wednesday, 13-year-old Makai Lloren was having fun with friends at Defy Trampoline Arena in Clovis. A failed flip severed his spinal cord.

Fresno High teacher accused of sex with student handcuffed in court, taken to jail  Fresno Bee

Fresno High School teacher Darren Klassen was handcuffed in a Fresno courtroom Friday and taken to jail after he pleaded not guilty to 37 sex crimes involving ...

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.

Experience the beauty and history of the Fresno High Neighborhood  Fresno Bee

With the holidays at our doorstep, we can look forward to decorating our houses with twinkling lights, wreaths and garland, sparkling tinsel and the smell of ...

More public meetings about finding Fresno’s next police chief set for May  Fresno Bee

Fresno residents who would like to provide feedback and participate in the process for the city's search for a new police chief have a few opportunities to do that.

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 ...

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 ...

How Many More of These College Scam Artists Are There?

The most disgusting reality in the college admissions scandal is, those not caught must lie about everything else in life to cover it up. Opinion/Jim Doyle.

Neighbors call for solutions to parking issues near Fresno City College  KFSN-TV

Skirmishes over parking near Fresno City College have been a long time problem between neighbors and students. All the pent up frustration came out during a ...

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.

Good Sports: Memorial golfer gets back on the course after health scare  KFSN-TV

A mysterious illness stripped her of her talents but after fighting to get back to the sport she loves, one local high school student is flourishing.

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 ...

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 ...

Readers’ Fresno memories rekindled | Yosemite Brewing, legacy of the Woodward family  The Fresno Bee

Coverage of the Yosemite Brewing Company's opening is shown in the May 25, 1934 issue of The Fresno Bee. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shirle M. Webster October 23, 1931 - April 2, 2019  Newport News Times

Shirle M. Webster (87) passed away in Newport, OR on April 2, 2019. Shirle was born in Stockton, CA on October 23, 1931 to Abel (Jack) and Edith L. Reed.

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.

Roosevelt High School theater to be named after Audra McDonald  KFSN-TV

McDonald is originally from Fresno and graduated from Roosevelt in 1988.

Roosevelt School of the Arts students are unlocking history in a closet  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- These kids and their teacher are learning about people and society from the clothes worn by their ancestors. A huge outdoor storage ...

Top Fresno news: Grandfather gunned down in front of children on Easter Sunday; more  Hoodline

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

Ampersand Ice Cream | 2nd location | increasing production  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 ...

Water fountain at Addams Elementary School in Fresno tests positive for lead  KFSN-TV

Fresno Unified says that it has discovered a drinking fountain at Addams Elementary has high levels of lead in the water.

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 ...

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.

Fresno elementary school sends warning about "necking" game  KFSN-TV

A Fresno mother is warning other parents about a harmful game re-surfacing among kids, called "necking".

Amid High STD Rates, Fresno Unified Considers The Return Of Sex Ed  Valley Public Radio

Fresno County continues to be plagued with high teen pregnancy rates and even higher STD rates in some cases among the worst in the state. With that in.

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 ...

Deported to Mexico, homeless, alone, she's now headed to college  Sacramento Bee

Mexico, deported, deportation, homeless, homeless shelter, immigration, graduate, graduation, Fresno High School, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, University of ...

Treat yourself: The top 5 spots for desserts in Fresno  Hoodline

Looking to sample the best desserts around town? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top dessert sources in Fresno, using both Yelp data and our own ...

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.

Amazon starts hiring to fill jobs at 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.

New facility in Central Fresno offers professional support to kids dealing with traumatic events  KFSN-TV

Fresno Police chaplains hope this pro-active approach will help give troubled kids hope.

Student sold pot at Saroyan Elementary to get money to help mom  KFSN-TV

A sixth grader is in trouble after police say he sold marijuana to classmates. He said he wanted to use the money to help his mom.

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.

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 ...

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

Academic All-Star Eden Maile Mika Hussey moved to Coarsegold with her family 12 years ago and got heavily involved in 4-H. Now, Eden wants to attend UC ...

Fresno Unified board says longtime contractor no longer eligible for district projects  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno Unified School District says it can no longer employ a longtime local contractor. The trustees voted unanimously Monday ...

The Pi Shop Product Incubator Launches at the Peerless Building in Downtown Fresno  PR Newswire

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pi Shop, the Central Valley's leading product incubator, has announced their official launch. The Pi Shop ...

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 ...

This foreign service officer from Fresno circled the globe 'creating a better world'  The Fresno Bee

Mark Mitchell, a foreign *service* officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, died May 6, 2018 in a car accident while serving in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Cooling Centers open in the Central Valley  KMPH Fox 26

Temperatures are expected to soar around the Central Valley over the weekend, prompting many areas to open cooling centers.Information provided by news ...

In a Small Space, Saroyan Is Reborn Thanks to Technology

The William Saroyan Home Museum in Fresno, California, is a small space. But its backers are using technology — including a speaking Saroyan hologram ...

Fresno mother gifted van to help transport 5-year-old son left wheelchair bound after brain damage caused by flu  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Just four days after Christmas a Northwest Fresno mom got a surprise she will never forget. Kamareia Parrish is mother of 5-year-old ...

Fresno's Donavon Lewis Headlines Boxing Card Sunday at Big Fresno Fair  KFSN-TV

It will be a big night of boxing Sunday night at the Big Fresno Fair. The main event will feature a Central Valley product, Fresno's Donavon Lewis. He's a 2020 ...

Santa Cruz Hall of Fame inductees  Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz High will induct a massive class at the school's inaugural athletics hall of fame ceremony. Eighty athletes and coaches who excelled in their athletic ...

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

The spa across the street from Fresno High School raised neighbors' concerns for years. A prostitution arrest occurred there earlier this year.

YHS girls basketball coach previews the Badgers' upcoming season  Sierra Star

Yosemite High School girls basketball coach Gary Blate writes in to the Sierra Star to provide a preview of his team as they look to defend their North Sequoia ...

New athletic director Shannon Taylor expects coaching to elevate the Tigers' sports programs  Foothills Sun Gazette

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN. WOODLAKE – New Woodlake High School athletic director Shannon Taylor has a lot to be happy about in the first couple ...

Fresno mother waits 40 years to learn her son was allegedly murdered by Golden State Killer  Fresno Bee

An 83-year-old Fresno California mother got closure when investigators called her, saying they arrested the Golden State Killer, who is charged with killing Brian ...

North Korea threatens to launch a nuclear attack. What happened to Fresno’s fallout shelters?  Fresno Bee

Fresno once had fallout shelters in schools, churches, the mall and downtown buildings to protect residents from radiation if a nuclear weapon was used.

After teacher placed jump rope around necks, students sue Central Unified  KFSN-TV

Longtime teacher Peter Samhammer is accused of putting a jump rope over the kids' bodies as a way to discipline them.

WWE will bring the Smackdown to the Save Mart Center  KFSN-TV

The WWE is bringing the smackdown for local pro-wrestling fans.

Family aiming to check items off bucket list for daughter now told she only has weeks to live  KFSN-TV

A Fresno family set out to check items off a short bucket list for their 7-year-old daughter who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor now told she has weeks ...

Valley students’ civic awakening is shaking things up. This week they are drilling deeper with their...  Fresno Bee

A new generation wakes up Valley to power of civic education. Students leading the March for our Lives protests have rediscovered the principle established by ...

One person's trash turned out to be an entire school's treasure in Fresno  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Popping in old tapes is like opening Christmas gifts for Jim Lusk. 'We don't know what's on these. That's part of the fun about this.".

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 filmmakers hit it big with ‘The Gallows’  Fresno Bee

The low-budget horror film, "The Gallows," that was shot in and around Fresno, CA. The film's writers/directors and producers, Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff talk ...

Hillary Clinton holds campaign rally at Fresno's Edison High  Fresno Bee

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, locked in a heated battle with Bernie Sanders for California delegates, hit Fresno on Saturday evening in a ...

Teen’s final driving lesson turns into law-enforcement nightmare  Fresno Bee

A lawsuit contends Fresno County sheriff's deputies drew guns and rough up a Fresno High teen who was undergoing driver's training.

13 year old girl recovering after drive by shooting  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Family members have given us these photos of 13-year-old Nena Ouch, who is recovering in the hospital after being shot Saturday in ...

Central High School football coach loses his battle with cancer  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The death of 41-year-old Justin Garza has shaken the Central High School community. Garza's enthusiasm never wavered during his ...

Henry R. Perea wants to cap long political career by becoming Fresno mayor  Fresno Bee

Henry R. Perea, the child of parents who came to the U.S. not speaking English, quietly worked his way through parochial school and, after a life-changing stint ...

Now gone, Cedar Lanes was bowlers’ haven for 54 years  Fresno Bee

Ask Me relates the beginnings of the Cedar Lanes bowling alley and the namesake of Lindsay School, and has more on Fresno artist Alice Stukenbroeker.

FCOE’s Administrator of the Year measures his success by the success of others  Fresno Bee

Director of Supplemental Services Bob Kampf remembers vividly his first day as an employee of Clovis Unified. He stepped into Nelson Elementary School's ...

Amazon jobs may not be worth all the tax breaks cities give, study says  Fresno Bee

Fresno is among cities that offer tax breaks to Amazon in hopes of new warehouse jobs. An economic study suggests the strategy doesn't always work.

Thumbs up, thumbs down  Fresno Bee

The Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame inducted sports heroes this week. Phone scammers pretending to collect money for a fallen sheriff's deputy are trying to steal ...

Athletes compete in local Special Olympics  KFSN-TV

Several Valley schools came together on the volleyball court in Sanger for the latest Special Olympics showcase.

15 best high school baseball teams in California history  MaxPreps

How does one boil down a list of all-time great high school baseball teams from California? First, check to see if there are concussion symptoms to even take on ...

Waits remains in game he loves | Central California newspaper  The Madera Tribune

When Madera South baseball coach Bobby Waits was 6 or 7 years old, he used to lock himself in his room and commentate imaginary sports events for fun.

Annoying text messages land Fresno doctor in trouble with state medical board  Fresno Bee

Dr. Khoi Manh Le, a Fresno, CA cardiologist, is accused of harassing a teen girl who was in a doctor's academy.

Thirty local makers in one place sell vintage, handmade goods in Fresno store  Fresno Bee

Vivily Vintage & Handmade sells vintage and handmade goods in the Fresno High neighborhood, in the same block as Ampersand Ice Cream.

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