Thumbs up, thumbs down: Famous daughter, bad banker

Thumbs up to Audra McDonald, Fresno city leaders, the Fresno Philharmonic and Fresno Unified for combined efforts to make Saturday special, as the City Council designated it Audra McDonald Day on her latest visit to her hometown. McDonald is the famous graduate of Roosevelt High who has gone on to star on Broadway and win six Tony awards. Her theatrical beginnings trace back to Roosevelt, where on Saturday morning the theater will be renamed Audra McDonald Theater in her honor. At that event McDonald will also receive a key to the city and a miniature version of the street signs that proclaim “Audra McDonald Way,” as the stretch of M Street between Inyo and Ventura avenues is now renamed. In the evening she performs at the Saroyan Theater with the orchestra to a sold-out audience. A stop on her “Sing Happy” tour, it will mark her first performance in Fresno since 2011. To it all, we heartily clap and say, bravo!

San Joaquin Memorial topples El Diamante for DII baseball championship

San Joaquin Memorial toppled El Diamante 8-2 for the Central Section DII baseball championship in Visalia
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