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3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Al Smith, President/CEO, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, speaks during...

Al Smith, President/CEO, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, speaks during the Fresno County Board of Supervisors meeting regarding First 5, Tuesday morning, June 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, West Covina, CA, Covina, CA

Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

5 hrs ago | Fly Away Simulation

California: San Francisco Bay Photoreal Scenery Released for FSX/P3D by Vero-FS

As a provider of high-end content for FSX and P3D simulation software, SimShack prides itself on offering only the best add-ons for the best flight simulation games out there at the moment.

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Related Topix: California, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Point Arena, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Placerville, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Oakdale Irrigation District water rate increase up for vote Tuesday morning

The proposal would be the first water price increase in more than 30 years. If approved, OID's irrigation rates still would be a relative bargain compared to what most California farmers pay for water.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Oakdale, CA

The Fresno Bee

San Jose woman admits to I-5 drug smuggling

A San Jose woman was sentenced to more than three years in prison Monday in Fresno federal court after being found guilty of being part of a drug-smuggling ring, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Fresno, CA

The Fresno Bee

Firebaugh-area robbery spree ends with two arrests

Two men are in custody on carjacking, armed robbery and other charges in connection with two gunpoint robberies Saturday near Firebaugh, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: Firebaugh, CA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Grand opening for Fresno's Teague Branch Library

The Teague Branch Library, the newest public library branch in Fresno County, will open Wednesday.

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The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: Ambulance abuse is falling in Fresno

Cesar had one of Fresno's more expensive habits. He liked to abuse alcohol, and then when he didn't feel well, he called 911 for ambulances - sometimes multiple times a day - to taxi him to a hospital of his choice.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Opinion

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Teenage cyclist killed in Selma identified

A 14-year-old boy struck and killed riding a bicycle south of Selma last Tuesday has been identified by the Fresno County coroner as Joseph Beas.

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Related Topix: Selma, CA

The Fresno Bee

Some medical services for undocumented people in Fresno County could end soon

Undocumented immigrants may have no access to certain types of medical services later this year if the Fresno County Board of Supervisors moves ahead with plans to end a contract for indigent health services with Community Regional Medical Center.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration

The Fresno Bee

Library Bookshelf: Book delves into the Romanovs

The Fresno County Library's Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music and other items and provides information about library programs.

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Related Topix: Books, The Romanov Sisters, The Strain, Entertainment, Television, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Harry Potter

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Fresno Bee

"Practice Air Alert" scheduled next week in Fresno County

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is asking residents to conduct a "Practice Air Alert" next week by making plans to reduce their driving.

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The Fresno Bee

Some Fresno County residents could see new water restrictions

Water restrictions, such as irrigating landscaping just twice a week, could soon be coming to Fresno County residents who get billed by the county for water.

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The Fresno Bee

Fresno County'a unemployment drops to level not seen since 2008

July's unemployment rate was 10.8%. That's a .4 percentage increase from June, but it marked the lowest unemployment total since July 2008, when the rate was 8.8%.

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Related Topix: Madera County, CA, Tulare County, CA, Merced County, CA, Kings County, CA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fresno County man, once a governor candidate, pleads not guilty in shooting case

Former California governor candidate Tye Glenn Champ Jr makes his first court appearance in Fresno County Superior Court on Aug 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Glenn, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Fresno Bee

Fresno County leaders talk about more walking, biking

That typically means hoofing it or hopping on a bicycle. “We want to give everybody more transportation options,” COG planner Lindsey Monge-Chargin said after the meeting.

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Related Topix: Firebaugh, CA, Kingsburg, CA, Coalinga, CA, Shaver Lake, CA, Selma, CA

The Fresno Bee

Sheriff: Secret meth stash found in Calistoga man's car

Fresno County sheriff's deputies arrested a Calistoga man Thursday after finding several pounds of methamphetamine in his car, spokesman Chris Curtice said.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KCRA-TV Sacramento

The Riggs Report: Californians face drought-buster vote

Anyone who has followed water politics in California knows it is messy, divisive and often defies compromise.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Colusa County, CA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Bag of ammo, grenade prompts North Fork store evacuation

Madera County sheriff's deputies found a shoulder bag filled with ammunition and a practice grenade outside the Bass Fork Mini Mart in North Fork late Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: North Fork, CA, Madera County, CA

The Fresno Bee

Special to the Bee a view of the high speed rail shows the trains...

SPECIAL TO THE BEE A view of the high speed rail shows the trains pulling into a station in this artist rendering.

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Related Topix: California High-Speed Rail, Kings County, CA, California, Sacramento, CA

The Fresno Bee

Clovis man pleads guilty to manslaughter in girlfriend's 2011 shooting death

A Clovis man who told police his girlfriend committed suicide in the couple's home pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter in connection with the woman's shooting death three years ago.

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Related Topix: Clovis, CA, Suicide, Fresno, CA

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