Carmen George

Carmen George

His fellow soldiers laughed when he said he’d go to Harvard. They aren’t laughing now

Richard Martinez III of west Fresno has big dreams. From soldier and veteran to Harvard University scholar, he’s inspiring others to dream big.

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Fresno's airport barber cut John Lennon's hair. Imagine.

He cut the hair of John Lennon, his favorite celebrity. Now Nick Palomares, a fixture at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, celebrates a 45-year career barbering at the airport. He reminisces about cutting Lennon’s hair when he barbered in San Francisco. His airport shop is full of memorabilia.

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Cystic fibrosis patient postpones lung transplant for graduation

Blaire Strohn’s bright personality belies the disease she carries with her - cystic fibrosis - that limits her lung capacity to one-fifth of normal. In a decision she made with her pulmonologist, Dr. David Lee, center director of the UCSF, Fresno cystic fibrosis program, she postponed signing up for lung transplant surgery until after she could graduate from Fresno State.

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Fresno's Richard Martinez III is very accomplished - and now he's going to Harvard

He's been an Academic Decathlon champion, a national wrestling champion, served in Iraq with the Army, helps inner city kids get off the streets - and he sings too.
Craig Kohlruss The Fresno Bee
Fresno's Richard Martinez III is very accomplished - and now he's going to Harvard 2:04

Fresno's Richard Martinez III is very accomplished - and now he's going to Harvard

Fresno's airport barber cut John Lennon's hair. Imagine. 0:59

Fresno's airport barber cut John Lennon's hair. Imagine.

See what happened after a 98-year-old started painting 2:06

See what happened after a 98-year-old started painting

These kids don't have a lot, but they're giving to help others 2:01

These kids don't have a lot, but they're giving to help others