Earl Smittcamp, the founder of Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis and a well-known philanthropist who donated millions to causes across the central San Joaquin Valley, died Monday morning. He was 96.
The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, has relieved the carrier George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf to continue the airstrikes against Islamic State targets. Aboard the Vinson is Carrier Air Wing 17 from Naval Air Station Lemoore.
Retired machine operator Maria Padilla bought the winning ticket in September.