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6 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Jill Schellenberg: Justice must serve victims

But our system of justice treats crime primarily as an offense against the state.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sacramento, CA

10 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Smittcamp is the better choice

I have worked for the Fresno County Public Defender Office for 18 years. While a criminal defense attorney, I want the same thing as most other Fresno County residents: a safe community with a criminal justice system that focuses on justice, not politics.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

14 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Man shot in orchard by deputies was 50-year-old from Laton

The man who was shot and killed by Fresno County sheriff's deputies early Saturday in a peach orchard has been identified as Francisco Alvarado-Cota, 50, of Laton, the Fresno County Coroner's Office said.

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Related Topix: Laton, CA, Fresno, CA

18 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Fresno developer Ed Kashian buys historic Rowell Building downtown

The Rowell Building at Van Ness Avenue and Tulare Street has been sold according to rumor.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Three challengers try to unseat Fresno councilman Clint Olivier in District 7 race

"I feel so strongly about the good that can be done in this district," Olivier said.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Gonzales, CA

The Fresno Bee

Mehas to get posthumous honorary degree from Fresno State

A cowboy hat hangs on a large portrait of Dr. Pete Mehas during his funeral at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Fresno Oct. 4, 2013.

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The Fresno Bee

Man hits woman holding baby, punches police dog at Fresno home

Fresno police dog Tico was punched in the nose several times on April 22, 2014 by a man suspected of domestic violence.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA

The Fresno Bee

Fresno Regional Foundation arts grants announced

The Fresno Regional Foundation has announced a new batch of arts and culture grants totaling more than $160,000 to 12 organizations.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Education Etc.

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fresno County residents should support Jim Yovino for superintendent of county schools.

In the nearly 10 months since Jim Yovino became Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, he has demonstrated the skills, experience and personality to elevate educational attainment in our community.

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Related Topix: Dinuba, CA, Education Etc., Opinion

The Fresno Bee

Pot grower sues Fresno County, saying cultivation fines excessive

A woman whose medical marijuana plants were removed from her mother's back yard is suing Fresno County, contending that its new medical marijuana cultivation ban has excessive fines and is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Del Rey, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Fresno Bee

Spring tour shows off hard work of Fresno's master gardeners

Master gardener Sandra McCormick points out flowers at Nancy Mack and Bill Geissert's home garden Monday, April 14, 2014 in Fresno, Calif.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Fresno, CA, Spring Garden, CA

The Fresno Bee

Master garden in Fresno

A blue Love In The Mist rises amid red poppies at Nancy Mack and Bill Geissert's home garden Monday, April 14, 2014 in Fresno, Calif.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Spring Garden, CA, Zamora, CA

The Fresno Bee

1 reported dead in collision north of Caruthers

A fatal accident north of Caruthers in Fresno County on Monday morning reportedly killed one person, the California Highway Patrol said.

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Related Topix: Caruthers, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

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

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