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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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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.

Police: Shooting may have caused car crash near Fresno High  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.

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.

Black College Expo comes to Fresno high school  KFSN-TV

With the enthusiasm of a pep rally, black colleges and universities admitted students and awarded scholarships at Fresno Unified School District's Black College ...

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.

7 students involved in hanging confederate flag at Fresno high school  KRON4

Fresno Unified says they have just identified at least seven students who may have been involved with hanging a confederate flag on a school tower.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Veteran and former White House Executive Chef with ALS dedicates chef's jacket to Fresno High  KFSN-TV

Eric Amador is a 1988 graduate of Fresno High School. On Friday morning he dedicated his chef's jacket to the graduating class of 2018.

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 ...

Thumbs up, thumbs down  Fresno Bee

Sunnyside students celebrate unity. Sex trafficking survivor gets award in D.C. Creeps prey on Fresno County senior citizens. Ice cream food fight at Ampersand, ...

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

In anticipation of Wednesday's national school walk out to protest gun violence.

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 ...

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

These kids and their teacher are learning about people and society from the clothes worn by their ancestors.

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 ...

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

More than a thousand people gathered in front of Fresno High School to stand in solidarity with the March for Our Lives movement.

Fresno Unified student receives scholarship that will make her Air Force dreams a reality  KFSN-TV

Duncan Polytechnical High School student Angela Xiong leads an ROTC drill as part of her daily training in hopes of joining the Air Force.

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 ...

Local students compete for glory as their bots battle it out at the Central Valley Regional Robotics Competition  KFSN-TV

Sanger High School Robotics Team "Uni-Rex" is unleashing their prehistoric powerhouse-- the Brachiosaurus-- upon the Central Valley Regional Robotics ...

Student molested by Fresno high teacher sues Fresno Unified and teacher  KFSN-TV

The student who was molested by a Fresno High School teacher is now suing Fresno Unified and the teacher.

Fresno "March For Our Lives" Stressed Students, Community Members Against Gun Violence  Valley Public Radio

Marches took place around the nation on Saturday to honor the victims of last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The march in Fresno drew crowds.

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.

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 ...

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. There was catered food and a slide show; some memories were had. It was fine ...

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 ...

Fresno High School valedictorian leaving behind a lasting impression

Katherine Lor kept herself busy all through high school buried in her books and as an athlete -- serving as a member of the school's badminton and volleyball ...

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 ...

Fresno High School cheer squad making history  KFSN-TV

Fresno High has a new competition cheer squad and for the first time they've qualified for nationals.

Fresno HS teacher had sexual relationship with teen on school grounds, police say

New details in the case of the Fresno High School teacher accused of having a long, inappropriate relationship with a student. They could expose Fresno ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Next Up From Fresno: High School for Overlooked 'Kids in the Middle'  The Atlantic

We kicked off our new season of American Futures reports this week with a look at the people trying to remake the much-in-need-of-remaking city of Fresno, ...

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 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 ...

Prank causes damage at Fresno High School  KFSN-TV

The Fresno High Football field was damaged overnight by teens doing donuts as part of a senior prank.

Cooling centers and swimming pools open as temps start to hit 105  KFSN-TV

If you need help escaping the heat there will be several cooling centers open throughout the Valley.

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 Unified's Mobile Health Unit making it easier for students to get vaccinated  KFSN-TV

Fresno Unified is making it easier for its students to get their vaccinations for the school year.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Loretta Maggiore received a call on Wednesday she never expected to get. After 40 years, police arrested the man suspected of killing her son 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 ...

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

Fresno High School unveiled a new addition to the varsity baseball field. It's a new scoreboard with the names of 13 former players.

UC Berkeley protest being used as lesson for high school students in Fresno  KFSN-TV

Seniors in Jaime Schulze's American government class discussed freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. In this case many adults could learn from these ...

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.

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 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.

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.

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

We list teen birth rates in Fresno County by ZIP code: The differences may surprise you.

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 ...

Fresno teen uses personal experience to raise awareness of LGBT bullying with billboard  KFSN-TV

A Valley teenager used his longtime struggle with bullying as a way to inspire others to make better choices.

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 ...

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.

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

Action News has uncovered new details involving suspended Fresno High School teacher Darren Klassen.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

The death of 41-year-old Justin Garza has shaken the Central High School community.

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 ...

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.

Hundreds special needs students went to Roosevelt School of the Arts to enjoy their first musical  KFSN-TV

A little song and dance was something new for an appreciative audience. Several kids arrived in wheelchairs and were drawn in by the melodies.

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.

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 ...

2 Fresno high school students are given a new reason to smile  KFSN-TV

Many Valley families consider braces for their kids as a luxury they simply can't afford.

Local students pushing for stricter gun laws meet with Rep. Costa  KFSN-TV

Congressman Jim Costa says this youth-lead movement is bringing a new energy to the gun debate.

Washington Union boys, Orosi girls reach their goals to claim section soccer titles  Vida en el Valle

Sophomore goalkeeper Mireya Lua didn't blink twice when she saw a potential, game-tying goal bounce in front of her as the final minutes clicked off the ...

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.

March for Our Lives Draws Thousands in Fresno  SF Bay Area Indymedia

Thousands turned out at Fresno High School March 24 as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives.

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

The trustees voted to prohibit construction contracts from being awarded to Lewis C. Nelson and Sons, Inc. because of the company's ties to board president ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Obituaries for Sunday, Feb. 18  Fresno Bee

ASAS — Catalino Asas, 102, of Fresno died Feb. 12. He was a rice farming agriculturist. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Yost & Webb Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. ...

Tiny house program in Fresno helping teachers learn new skills  KFSN-TV

A group of teachers from around the Valley and the state are taking on the role of students.

Fresno Kopi's 10-Day Forecast | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KMPH  KMPH Fox 26

KMPH Fox 26 is the Central Valley's news leader, covering Fresno, California and the surrounding area, including Clovis, Madera, Hanford, Visalia, Biola, ...

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 ...

The Board Room for May 29  Fresno Bee

AmeriPride Services Inc. announced its Fresno branch is one of the first uniform and linen facilities to earn the “Hygienically Clean Food Safety” certification.

How big an impact do Amazon fulfillment centers have on a community? It depends.  Modesto Bee

Amazon fulfillment centers may not have the economic impact on communities as once thought, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute. Officials ...

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.

Harut Sassounian to Headline Fresno Flag Raising Ceremony  Asbarez Armenian News

The San Joaquin Valley community will once again gather on the steps of Fresno City Hall to raise the flags of the United States and Armenia in commemoration ...

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 ...

Replica dinosaurs on display at Roeding Park  KFSN-TV

At least 18 life-size replica dinosaurs were brought into Fresno's Storyland and Playland Saturday.

Educator of the Year awards held in Downtown Fresno  KFSN-TV

A celebration for the top educators in Fresno County Thursday night in Downtown Fresno. The 2016 Educator of the Year awards took place at the Saroyan ...

Fresno High School Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex With Student  CBS Local

FRESNO (CBS/AP) — A Fresno high school teacher is facing possible jail time after pleading guilty to having sex with an underage student. 30-year-old Megan ...

She gave up running to save her life, now's she's back with a mission  Vida en el Valle

Fresno's Elisa Angulo has goal of meeting the U.S. Olympic Women's Marathon qualifying time.

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 ...

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

The buy local movement keeps gaining steam. Whether it's a desire to boost the local economy or just wanting to see their friendly neighborhood store owners ...

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 ...

Rape victim faces former Sanger High School teacher  KFSN-TV

A teenage rape victim expressed anger and fear Wednesday as her attacker fought to avoid serving any time in prison.

Why are birth rates higher for Latina teens than others? It’s complicated, experts say  Fresno Bee

Experts weigh in on the cause of disproportionately high teen birth rates for young Latinas in Fresno, CA, and nationwide.

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