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Plaza Park Pickleball Court Dedication and Grand Opening

VISALIA – The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the dedication and grand opening of the Plaza Park Pickleball courts on Saturday, June 17th at 8.am. (1800 S. Pla [ ... ]


Body Found in Selma Vineyard

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SELMA - Around 1:45 pm on Thursday, an ag worker discovered a man lying in a vineyard with visible injuries.  He was located in the area of Mountain View Ave. and Bethel Ave. in Selma.  Cal  [ ... ]


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Thomas Selected in the 7th Round of the 2017 MLB Draft

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FRESNO - Fresno State junior left-handed pitcher Ricky Tyler Thomas was selected in the 7th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon.
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Grizzlies Take Rubber Match from Chihuahuas, 11-5

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A.J. Reed, Colin Moran and Tony Kemp all homer to power Fresno on Sunday in El Paso EL PASO - The Fresno Grizzlies (31-33) continued their rapid turnaround, winning for the 13th time in 17 games Su [ ... ]


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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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Opinion / Editorial

EDITRIAL: Comedian Kathy Griffin - Severely Burned

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EDITORIAL - Kathy Griffin crossed the line and CNN did the right thing in firing her. Griffin recently did a photo shoot holding up a decapitated bloody head resembling President Donald Trump. 

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Be Safe This Saint Patricks Weekend

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EDITORIAL - St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holida [ ... ]


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Fresno County Sheriff’s K-9 Chases Down Fleeing Suspect Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 14:30
FRESNO - At 12:30 pm on Monday, a Fresno County Sheriff Deputy K-9 handler was in southeast Fresno following up on a stolen car case. While the deputy was in the area of Tulare and Peach Avenues, he saw a vehicle matching the description of the stolen car.

As he began to follow the Nissan Altima, the driver (later identified as 42 year old Ricardo Mendoza of Fresno) sped away at a speed of up to 70 mph, weaved in and out of lanes and ran a red light. The deputy began to pursue the suspect and radioed for other patrol units in the area to assist him.
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Fresno State Announces New Ticketing Option: The Bulldog Pass Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 00:00
FRESNO - Fresno State Athletics announced the unveiling of the Bulldog Pass on Monday, a new mobile ticketing option exclusively available for Fresno State Young Alumni and Fresno State Faculty/Staff.

The Bulldog Pass allows fans to select from four different packages and guarantees admission to every regular season home game or match for the sports included in the selected package. All passes represent at least a 25 percent savings; the larger the package, the greater the savings. Fresno State will only be offering a limited number of tickets through the Bulldog Pass, so fans are encouraged to purchase quickly.
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Sushi Litto - This Is Not The Sushi You Are Looking For Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 April 2017 20:02

RESTAURANT REVIEW -  If you are a true sushi lover this is not the sushi you are looking for. Opening Friday in Madera in the Market Place Shopping Center is SUSHI LITTO, a Sinaloa Style Sushi and Seafood Restaurant. Sinaloa Sushi hails from the Sinaloa Region of Mexico on the west banks of the Gulf of California. This is not your traditional Japanese Sushi that you might be used to.

My wife and I decided to give the place a try on their opening night. Within two minutes of sitting down the restaurant received the three strikes that it would normally take an entire evening to find, if I even find them at all. Strike one, the floor was dirty and I had to wipe food off my seat before I could sit down. Strike two, my wife ordered iced tea to drink and was told they don't have it on the menu.  She then ordered a Diet Coke and the waitress brought her a rather expensive can of regular "Coke" (no fountain drinks). Strike three was when I asked the same waitress if there were any traditional Japanese rolls on the menu to which she answered, "All of them."

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2016 Fresno Murder Suspect in Custody Print E-mail
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Monday, 01 May 2017 00:00

FRESNO - On April 5, 2016, at approximately 2:39 pm, Fresno Police Department dispatch received a 911 call of a deceased subject lying behind the dumpster near the Starbuck’s parking lot at 1100 “U” Street. Patrol Officers arrived on scene and found a male victim later identified as John Holiday, a 51 year old transient male, lying on the ground inside a concrete enclosure for trash bins. Holiday was pronounced deceased on scene and was found to have been strangled and stabbed.

Homicide Investigator’s worked extensively on this case over the past year and spent dozens of hours following up on potential leads in the case. Through evidence collected at the scene, during the original homicide investigation, a possible suspect’s name surfaced. The possible suspect was identified as 28 year old Norberto Cortez, a transient living in the Fresno area.

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Motel 6 Murder Strikes Again Killing Three More: In Custody Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 14:47

FRESNO - The man who allegedly killed a security guard at a Motel 6 on Blackstone Avenue in Fresno last week has struck again, this time killing three more before police take him into custody.

Kori Ali Muhammad (39), also know in the area as "Black Jesus", was taken into custody after shooting and killing three people Tuesday.  According to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer the shooting were random.

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Oscar Chapa Sr (83)
23/06/2017

Oscar Chapa Sr (83), of Madera, CA, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at a Fresno hospital.  Oscar was born in Laredo, TX, but lived in Madera for the last 70 years. He was a retired clerk for  [ ... ]


Former Big Top & Sub Shop Owner Passes: Jack Johnson at 85
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Jack Johnson (85), beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away on June 4, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born on February 21, 1932 in Mississippi to Eloise and Lemmie Johnson.  [ ... ]


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