Religion

Pastors to circle Valley to pray for rain

Porterville pastor leads a tour of prayer in response to drought

Prayers aren’t just for rain: “We pray for anything and everything that people ask us to pray for”

Tour to end in October in Porterville, “ground zero” for the drought

Willow fire grows to more than 4,000 acres

Wildfires that have consumed thousands of acres across 14 California counties, including the Willow fire northeast of North Fork, prompted Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday to issue a state of emergency.

Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs down to Hanford residents who aren’t heeding the mandate to save water during the drought. Hanford fell a whopping 18 percentage points short of reaching its 28% savings goal set by the state. “We’re doing the best we can. I’m not sure what else we can do,” says Hanford Public Works Director Lou Camara. The city will deploy a water officer at night beginning next week. Perhaps his presence will will prompt more residents to heed Hanford’s twice weekly watering limit.

This week's circulars

Annual backpack giveaway at Eaton Plaza in Fresno. Comcast and the United Way teamed up for the 5th consecutive year to give away 2,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to students ages 5 to 15. Video by SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com

Religion

Pastors to circle Valley to pray for rain

Porterville pastor leads a tour of prayer in response to drought

Prayers aren’t just for rain: “We pray for anything and everything that people ask us to pray for”

Tour to end in October in Porterville, “ground zero” for the drought

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