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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)

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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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Police: Shooting may have caused car crash near Fresno High  The Fresno Bee

A car crashed into a fire hydrant Oct. 14, 2018, at Echo and Weldon Avenues in Fresno, CA. Police believe the vehicle may have been fleeing several gun shots ...

Fresno high school hoops results: Who won big this week?  Hoodline

Couldn't catch the latest high school clashes? Here's your roundup of high school boys' varsity basketball scores from in and around Fresno over the past week, ...

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 ...

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.

Lead found in water from drinking fountain at Fresno high school  The Fresno Bee

Fresno Unified has found lead in the water of a drinking fountain at Duncan Polytechnical High School. The district will replace the fountain or its pipes before ...

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.

National school walkout | Fresno High  Fresno Bee

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

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 ...

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.

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

Two more victims have come forward alleging sexual abuse by Fresno High School band teacher John Henry Veloz, the Fresno Police Department said ...

Lip tales: Fresno High brings 'Coco' alive, wins $3000 in scholarships  Vida en el Valle

Bryan Wells and a cast of thousands (well, scores) provided a live version of the Oscar-winning animated movie 'Coco' last Saturday night, and in the end ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 Unified hoping to minimize number of walk outs by offering alternatives for students  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- In anticipation of Wednesday's national school walk out to protest gun violence. Fresno Unified is embracing student rights by offering ...

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 ...

March for Our Lives goes beyond Democrat vs. Republican politics, organizer says  Fresno Bee

Fresno students will march and rally for comprehensive gun reform with the national March for our Lives movement after the Florida school shooting.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Q: I recently learned of the Yosemite Brewing Co. that was in Fresno, but I can't find information about it. What details can you give me? Andrew Fennacy, Fresno.

Fresno High teacher, cheerleading coach named teacher of the year  Fresno Bee

Fresno High's cheerleading coach named county's teacher of the year.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fresno High adds breast-feeding room for teen moms  Fresno Bee

Fresno High School has created a breast-feeding station for teen moms, with the help of First 5 Fresno County. So far Fresno High is the only school in the ...

Fresno High School teacher arrested on statutory rape charge  Fresno Bee

An English teacher at Fresno High School was arrested Thursday night after police say they uncovered the man's alleged sexual relationship with a student that ...

Fresno high school teacher undergoing a sex change  KABC-TV

Parents and students in a Fresno County town received news this week that one of their local high school teachers is undergoing a sex change.

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.

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

She was one of thousands of California teenagers who graduated from high school last week in joyous ceremonies of achievement and pride.

The Prom-Like Intensity of High School Folklórico  The New York Times

In the Central Valley in California, high school students gathered for Danzantes del Valle: High School Show Offs, an annual event defined by passion and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

This Hall of Famer coached San Joaquin Memorial’s hoops team to many championships  Fresno Bee

Tom Cleary led the San Joaquin Memorial High School team to its first championship title in 1968. Mr. Cleary died Sept. 16.

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 ...

Plenty of brain power in diverse central Fresno  Fresno Bee

What does color have to do with intellect? Majority of Fresno students are bright and capable young people, says Karen Yelton-Curtis.

Social Media Causes Panic At A Fresno High School  KMPH Fox 26

Fresno Police say social media is to blame for Bullard High School having to send students home on Thursday. The bomb and shooting threats made against ...

CJ Albertson breaks Two Cities Marathon record  Vida en el Valle

If world class marathoner Fernando Cabada is listening, CJ Albertson just sent you a message Sunday morning.

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 ...

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 ...

He dropped out of high school to fight in Vietnam. Fifty years later, he’s graduating  Fresno Bee

Veteran Manuel Blunt dropped out of Fresno High School to fight in the Vietnam War. He'll receive his high school diploma two days after Veterans Day.

Apartment complex blocked off as Fresno Fire, PD handle hazmat situation  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- For the third time in less than a week, residents living near a Tower District complex have crime scene tape, patrol cars and hazmat ...

New scoreboard added to Fresno High School's varsity baseball field

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno High School unveiled a new addition to the varsity baseball field. It's a new scoreboard with the names of 13 former players.

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.

Trump’s proposed budget cuts may hurt Fresno’s poor, first-generation students  Fresno Bee

Thousands of Fresno high school and college students benefit from federal programs that could be downsized or eliminated under President Donald Trump's ...

High Jump Whisperer Kerry Elders Works Wonders With CHS Athletes  Coronado Eagle and Journal

One of the many interesting elements at Coronado High School (CHS) are the successes of the Islander sports teams, despite having an enrollment that ...

Sunnyside High teacher uses passion for meditation to help students grow  Fresno Bee

Sunnyside High School's Mindfulness Club is bringing meditation, goals of peace to the classroom.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

Teen sex and pregnancy | Young dads need help, too.

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 ...

Fresno Unified wants leaseback lawsuit dismissed  Fresno Bee

Fresno Unified wants a lawsuit that alleges administrators signed an illegal leaseback contract with Harris Construction to be dismissed. The district says a ...

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.

Former ACEL students graduate months after Fresno charter school closes

It's a day many Valley teens thought they wouldn't see. More than 30 former ACEL students graduated Friday afternoon -- three months after the charter high ...

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.

Candidate Q&A: Douglas County Public Administrator  Tahoe Daily Tribune

Deborah “Debbie” Logan Place of residence: Gardnerville since 1990 Occupation: Deli Manager/Meat wrapper 1983-2005, Realtor 2000-2018 Age: 58 Contact ...

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 ...

Three Fresno Unified pools open for summer  Fresno Bee

To offer relief from summer heat, three Fresno Unified pools will open for community use starting Monday. Fresno High School will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ...

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

Q: What is the history of Cedar Lanes bowling center? It was so sad to see it close. From the age of 10 we spent many hours there. We had lots of fun and good ...

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

The Medical Board of California is accusing a Fresno cardiologist of professional misconduct for sending harassing telephone text messages to a teenage girl ...

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.".

Late Mike Connors Attended 'Ex-Fresnotzi' Luncheon  Asbarez Armenian News

A month prior to his passing, famed Armenian-American actor Mike Connors—born Krikor Ohanian—attended the “Ex-Fresnotzi” luncheon on Dec. 11, 2016.

Like to buy local? Try these stores on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday  Fresno Bee

Shoppers can buy local at Fresno and Clovis stores on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

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 ...

Career awareness program shows high school students not all careers require a 4 year degree  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- With high school graduations just around the corner, and many young people are thinking about their future careers. One career ...

Students Defy Gender Norms to Protest Clovis Dress Code  KQED

In the small city of Clovis northeast of Fresno, high school students are protesting their district's decision not to update its controversial, decades-old dress code.

Valley holiday home tours support, showcase community  Fresno Bee

Four homes in the historic neighborhood near Fresno High School will be among those available for viewing during holiday home tours being held across the ...

Fresno Unified parents, staff offer suggestions for bond spending  Fresno Bee

About 20 Fresno Unified parents and children attended a workshop at Sunnyside High School in southeast Fresno on Monday to talk about what improvements ...

Graham Hauss of Clovis High at top of area class as B’nai B’rith winner  Fresno Bee

Clovis High School senior Graham Hauss was presented the 2017 B'nai B'rith Student Athlete Award on Monday, May 15.

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.

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 ...

Tower District update: Livingstone's, Hi-Top, Revue, Landmark, Mama Mia  Fresno Bee

Big changes in the Tower District at businesses like Livingstone's, Brass Unicorn, Hi-Top Coffee, The Revue, Me N Ed's, and Landmark.

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 ...

Thumbs up, thumbs down  Fresno Bee

Thumbs up to the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame, which celebrated an extraordinary week. Not only did the nonprofit induct its latest class, but it announced the ...

Fresno couple celebrates 73 years of marriage  KFSN-TV

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Fresno couple is still celebrating their love for dance and each other after more than seven decades together. Malcom and Laverne ...

Former Delano woman named ‘Woman of the Year’ for leadership in information technology  The Bakersfield Californian

A former Delano woman recently was awarded 2018 Woman of the Year for her leadership in Information Technology.

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