The Fresno Chaffee zoo's sloth bears are a relatively new attraction that are fun and entertaining to watch when they're not sleeping. Bee reporter Marc Benjamin and photographer Craig Kohlruss spent time getting to know more about these active, lively editions to Fresno's zoo.
After suffering from severe leg pain and other health problems, doctors were forced to amputate Veronica Pizana's right leg below her knee. The young woman soon found a purpose in her disability. She began training in CrossFit and looks to inspire those around her through competition. Video: Craig Kohlruss / The Fresno Bee
Eric Layton, 31, is a professional bullfighter who lives in Red Bluff. He attended West Hills College’s rodeo program for two years. He started riding bulls at 15, but he left competition when he realized he wouldn’t make it in the big leagues. Now his passion is protecting riders from angry bulls.
Here’s a look at a day in his life at the Clovis Rodeo. Video by John Walker / The Fresno Bee
Craig Scharton’s dog is his pet peeve. Or rather, his pet, Peeve. Scharton adopted the shepherd-boxer mix from the SPCA when he moved into the Lowell neighborhood five years ago. He named the dog Peeve because he thought the pun was funny.
Video by Joshua Tehee / The Fresno Bee
Internationally known cardiologist John Ambrose came to Fresno a decade ago from New York City to head the cardiology program at UC San Francisco-Fresno's Medical Education Program. Dr. Ambrose is known for another skill: singing. Video by Barbara Anderson / The Fresno Bee
This video is about COMIC BOOK GUY as part of the Fresno Bee Fresno Famous video series. Wayne Barber has been a fan of comic books since 1959. He turned his love of characters like Superman and Wonder Woman into a business. Today, he runs Wonder Land Comics. Video by Rick Bentley / The Fresno Bee
Karl Johnson is a self-made man. A brother of former Boston Celtics basketball player Dennis Johnson, he spent his early years getting into trouble, then wound up in prison on drug charges. He’d hit a low, but was intent on changing. Video by Hannah Furfaro / The Fresno Bee