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Yes on Measure L Campaign Announces Public Safety Forums

OAKHURST - The campaign committee, Citizens, Firefighters, & Deputies for Measure L has announced a series of public safety forums in Madera County to discuss the proposed Madera County Public S [ ... ]


Sexual Assault Charges Filed Against Former Bulldog Mascot Deandre JeanPierre

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FRESNO - The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office has filed a Misdemeanor Criminal Complaint against Fresno State student that was also a Bulldog Mascot for a series of sexual gropings last year [ ... ]


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Fresno State Baseball Hosts "Night to Remember"

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FRESNO - On the evening of Monday, Feb. 20, Fresno State baseball will conclude a four-game series against the Oregon Ducks by honoring Fresno's unique role in Japanese-American baseball history wi [ ... ]


Tim DeRuyter Selected As Cal's Defensive Coordinator

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BERKELEY – Cal head coach Justin Wilcox announced Monday that Tim DeRuyter has agreed to become the Golden Bears' defensive coordinator. DeRuyter becomes the second member of Cal's staff with prev [ ... ]


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Massive Cash Jackpot Winner Celebrates Table Mountain's 30th Anniversary With Huge Win!

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FRIANT -- Table Mountain Casino Player's Club member Raymond, of Visalia, is celebrating Table Mountain Casino's 30th Anniversary as the latest winner of Table Mountain Casino's totally rand [ ... ]


Twitter Announces Live Streaming Event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The live stream, hosted by People, will feat [ ... ]


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For Those of You Talking MUSD Recall!

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EDITORIAL - You people talking recall don't know the first thing about getting it going. You also don't know the first thing about the problems Mr. Gonzales has caused at Madera Unified. If you  [ ... ]


Trump's Inauguration - Ugly American Rancor

EDITORIAL - Like it not Donald Trump is your President. Even if you claim he is not your President - he is. If you continue your citizenship in America he is your President. I heard and read re [ ... ]


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NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:41

WASHINGTON DC -  NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water – key to life as we know it – under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.

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For Those of You Talking MUSD Recall! Print E-mail
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Written by Jack W Porter, Jr.   
Monday, 20 February 2017 13:06

EDITORIAL - You people talking recall don't know the first thing about getting it going. You also don't know the first thing about the problems Mr. Gonzales has caused at Madera Unified.

If you owned a business Ramiro Alvarez, which I am sure you do not, what would you do to an employee that ignored your requests or was publicly and privately disrespectful to you? Read his evaluation in the Tribune. This guy need to be fired even before he was hired.

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Madera Unified Superintendent FIRED In Unanimous Vote Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:27

MADERA - As reported by Big Valley News last week, the Madera Unified School District Board of Trustees has fired Superintendent Ed Gonzales without cause. At their closed session meeting last night the board decided to terminate their contract with the superintendent with a unanimous vote.

It was standing room only for supports of the embattled superintendent with many forced to watched the evenings proceedings from a make-shift "Drive-in" theater in the parking lot. Supporters wore hand-written signs on their chests calling Gonzales "Super Ed".

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Man Shoots Innocent Bystander in Courthouse Park; Deputies Arrest Gunman Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:06
FRESNO - Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 24 year old John Major and booked him into the Fresno County Jail. Major faces three felony counts of attempted homicide.

Around 1:30 pm on Monday, dispatchers took phone calls stating multiple shots had been fired in Courthouse Park, next to Sheriff’s Headquarters located at 2200 Fresno Street. At the same time dispatchers were handling calls, deputies both inside and outside Sheriff’s Headquarters heard the shots and responded to the area.
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McDonalds Employee Stabbed By Transient Print E-mail
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Saturday, 18 February 2017 16:40
FRESNO - A little after noon on Friday Southeast patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to McDonalds, 4505 East Kings Canyon Road, regarding a transient that stabbed an employee. Upon arrival, officers contacted an 18 year old female, an employee of McDonalds, suffering from a single stab wound to her lower back. The victim was rushed to CRMC where she is in fair condition.

The victim and witnesses conveyed that the victim walked out the east door of the building to deliver food to a customer parked in the lot. The suspect was standing nearby but no words were exchanged between the suspect and victim. As the victim approached the door, the transient went up to her and stabbed her one time in the back with an unknown sharp instrument.
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World Ag Expo Kicks Off 50th Celebration Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 02:39
TULARE - World Ag Expo kicked off its 50th anniversary show Tuesday in Tulare, California.  The red carpet was rolled out on Tuesday for Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. in the World Ag Expo Arena. The national anthem was performed by Brenna Yaeger, Season 8 contestant on The Voice. Yaeger was accompanied by Tulare Community Band.

The Bud Light After-Hours Party will be held on Wednesday in the World Ag Expo Arena, starting at 4:00 p.m. All attendees are encouraged to come celebrate World Ag Expo’s golden anniversary with a concert by Parmalee and a fireworks show!  The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is free with paid World Ag Expo admission.
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Two People Identified in Case of Smuggling Contraband into the Fresno County Jail Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:52
FRESNO - The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing a case where Sheriff’s detectives identified two men who tried to smuggle contraband into the Fresno County Jail. One of the men is currently in custody for an unrelated case and the other man is not in custody. The D.A. will determine if the suspects will face charges of conspiracy to bring contraband into a jail.

This smuggling case is also the one which prompted the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office to investigate Fresno Attorney, Anthony (Tony) Capozzi. Detectives have completed their investigation into Capozzi and the evidence shows there are no grounds for detectives to request charges be filed against Capozzi.
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