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FSO Civil Unit to Assist with Homeless Encampment Cleanup Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:31
FRESNO - On Monday, March 6th, deputies with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit will assist Fresno County Public Works and Environmental Health with a homeless encampment cleanup operation. It will occur on two pieces of property located near the intersection of W. Dennett Ave. and N. Lafayette Ave. in Fresno.

The encampment has been growing during the last year and the Sheriff’s Office has received many complaints from local residents and the property owner. There are approximately a dozen people illegally occupying the properties at any given time.
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Emmy Awarding Winning Actor Ed Asner Visits Madera South Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:04
MADERA -  "Hollywood legend Ed Asner, co-star of the Mary Tyler Moore show, winner of five Golden Globes, Seven Primetime Emmy Awards and a slew of various TV and feature film roles paid a visit to the Madera South High School last Friday to promote and discuss his REELZ Channel Docudrama, “Titanic: Sinking The Myths;” portions of which were filmed in Madera County.

After a lunch at the Vineyard Restaurant with city, county and school district leaders, Mr. Asner met with drama students from Madera South who wish to pursue an acting and entertainment career. He took questions from teachers and students and shared stories from his 60 plus year career in acting.

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Minor Decoy Operation Results in Two Citations at Local Businesses Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00
CLOVIS - Clovis Police Officers along with agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have cited two clerks for selling alcohol to minors on February 24, 2017. The actions were the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors under the direct supervision of Clovis Police Officers, attempted to purchase alcohol from 45 retail licensees in the city of Clovis.

Those who sold to the minors face a minimum fine of $250, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. In addition, ABC will take administrative action against the alcoholic beverage license of the business where alcohol was sold to a minor. That may include a fine, a suspension of the license, or the permanent revocation of the license.

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Two Arrested for Armed Robbery Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

FRESNO - Early Monday morning Southwest District Midnight Officer John Swanson of the Fresno Police Deaprtment responded to a call of a robbery at the Sands Motel, 1441 N. Golden State. The victim had gone to the Motel with a female and upon entering the room a male exited the bathroom with an AK47 style rifle, demanding his money, taking $300 in cash. Once he did this the victim was allowed to leave, whereupon he contacted the Fresno Police Department, advising of the weapon seen.

Officers arrived and utilizing precautionary measures, surrounded the motel room and called out the potential suspects, detaining them without incident. The victim was able to provide officers with descriptive detail of the weapon and suspects that led to the arrest of the suspects.

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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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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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