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Yesterday | The Fresno Bee

In Fresno County DA's race Smittcamp challenges Keenan's leadership.

Fresno County District Attorney Elizabeth Egan and challenger Lisa Sondergaard Smittcamp have haggled over conviction rates, staff turnover and office morale in an increasingly heated campaign battle.

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Related Topix: Riverside County, CA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Man shot in northwest Fresno apartment has died

Update : Gerald Perry, 65, the victim of a gunshot wound to the head on Friday, has died, according to the Fresno County Coroner.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA

The Fresno Bee

Starbucks, Marjaree Mason Center seek diapers

The Marjaree Mason Center is working with Starbucks locations in Fresno and Clovis to host a Diaper Drive throughout the month of April.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Clovis, CA, Reedley, CA

The Fresno Bee

League, Sierra Club continue campaign to halt Friant Ranch

Two public-interest groups are making a final stand in a long legal battle to stop Friant Ranch, a 2,270-home and commercial development that's been approved for the foothills near the San Joaquin River, 10 miles northeast of Fresno.

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Related Topix: Friant, CA, Fresno, CA

The Fresno Bee

Fleeing motorist points gun at pursuing Fresno Co. deputies, is shot and killed

A motorist early Saturday led authorities on a chase southwest of Fresno before exiting his car, fleeing on foot and finally pointing a firearm at officers who shot and killed him, the Fresno County Sheriff's Department reported.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA

Visalia Times-Delta

Marijuana growers being driven from the Valley floor may be heading to Sierra foothills

In an agricultural area like Tulare County, the start of a growing season usually is a good thing.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Tulare County, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to Isis Frausto-Vicencio , a sophomore at College of the Sequoias and a Strathmore High School graduate.

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Related Topix: Sigma Chi, Student Society, Fraternities, Fresno, CA, Del Rey, CA, Opinion

The Fresno Bee

Family says Fresno County man is still missing

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said Friday that a man reported missing last Saturday in Squaw Valley was seen the day after his disappearance in Orange Cove.

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Related Topix: Squaw Valley, CA, Orange Cove, CA, Tulare County, CA

The Fresno Bee

Fundraiser supports families of fallen CHP officers

Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes, a nonprofit founded by Tom Gallinatti, left, raised funds for the families of CHP officers Juan Gonzalez and Brian Law, pictured in background, who were killed in a vehicle accident Feb. 17. It wasn't a lot of money, compared to some fundraisers -- about $4,400, says the founder of a nonprofit organization called ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, Kingsburg, CA, Madera County, CA

The Fresno Bee

March unemployment rate in Fresno County lowest in six years

Fresno County's unemployment rate trickled upward in March, fueled by a seasonal slump in agricultural jobs.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Fresno, CA, Kings County, CA, Madera County, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

Valley's Newest Cash Crop: Wild Mushrooms

They're considered weeds to most farmers but some people are willing to face trespassing charges to pick wild mushrooms in Valley vineyards.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Selma, CA

National Public Radio

Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis

At a recent rally in Fresno County, Calif., farmers in plaid shirts stood side by side with migrant farmworkers in ball caps, holding signs that read " sin agua, no futuro " and "no water, no food."

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science

The Fresno Bee

Fresno County man dips into swear jar, buys scratcher, wins $1 million

Isaias Herrera used money from his swear jar to buy a lottery scratcher at a Riverdale gas station that won $1 million.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Riverdale, CA

Insurance Journal West

California Drought Spawns Well Drilling Boom

The scarcity of irrigation water in drought-stricken California has created such a demand for well drilling services that Central Valley farmer Bob Smittcamp is taking matters into his own hands.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: Dianne Feinstein's water bill is an overreach

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's drought bill, introduced in February, was an improvement over the water grab bill that passed in the House.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Joanne Lippert named Fresno County Mother of the Year

Joanne M. Lippert smiles as she holds two bouquets of flowers after she was named the Fresno County Women's Chamber of Commerce Mother of the Year Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Fresno, Calif.

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The Fresno Bee

Joanne Lippert named Fresno County Mother of the Year

Joanne Lippert surprised at her office as she is named the 2014 Fresno County Women's Chamber of Commerce Mother if the Year.

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The Fresno Bee

Fresno County wallet thief jailed ... and released

A woman who stole an employee's wallet from the Fresno County's Department of Public Works and Planning in downtown Fresno last month was found, arrested and jailed -- but was released last week after serving six days at the Fresno County Jail.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA

The Fresno Bee

Coroner IDs 21-year-old killed in crash east of Clovis

The Fresno County Coroner's Office on Wednesday released the name of a 21-year-old Fresno man who died in a vehicle accident last week east of Clovis.

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Related Topix: Clovis, CA, Fresno, CA

The Fresno Bee

Water projects and drought relief now top the Fresno County COG wish list.

Though nearly all Californians agree the state is experiencing a serious water shortage, they are divided over the causes of the problem.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science

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