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2 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Fresno, CA

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

Almanac

Residents warned after another mosquito with yellow-fever potential found in Menlo Park

The county's vector-control agency has again issued a warning that a potentially dangerous mosquito was found, this time on April 10, in the vicinity of the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery at Santa Cruz and Avy avenues in Menlo Park.

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Related Topix: Menlo Park, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Madera County, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Oakdale Irrigation District discusses possible expansion into eastern ...

OID managers held an invitation-only meeting with Paulsell landowners last week, and they were surprised so many of the farmers showed up.

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Related Topix: Stanislaus County, CA, Agriculture, Science

The Fresno Bee

Election 2014: Five hopefuls seek Fresno County Superior Court seat

Five candidates are bumping elbows for the only open Fresno County Superior Court seat, each vying for a chance to replace Judge Robert Oliver, who's retiring this year after nearly 20 years on the bench.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Selma, CA, Porterville, CA

The Fresno Bee

7 banks in Fresno and Tulare counties make top-performing list

The Findley Reports, a banking industry newsletter, has dubbed seven banks based in Fresno and Tulare counties as good-performing banks based on their operating results for 2013.

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Related Topix: Tulare County, CA, Fresno, CA, Porterville, CA

The Fresno Bee

3 Valley women indicted on credit card, Social Security theft charges

Two Fresno County women and another from Oakhurst are being charged for allegedly illegally collecting more than 165 credit card numbers, 25 California driver's licenses, and 25 Social Security numbers to make purchases in the Jackson area, southeast of Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Oakhurst, CA, Sacramento, CA

SanLuisObispo.com

Puppy stolen at San Luis Obispo adoption event

San Luis Obispo police are investigating a puppy-napping at an adoption event Saturday afternoon in front of the Petco on the 200 block of Madonna Road.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo, CA, Laton, CA

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