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As kindergarten ratchets up academics, parents feel the stress

A study comparing teacher attitudes in 1998 and 2010 turned up some startling answers. For instance, in 1998, 31 percent of teachers said they believed that most children should learn to read in kindergarten, but by 2010, 80 percent held that belief. Some parents have come to view the first year of school not as a transition but as a make-or-break gauntlet that will shape their child’s academic career.

Crime

DEA agent’s murder in Mexico unhealed wound for ex-Fresno partner

Retired Fresno police narcotics detective Pete Santellano still mourns the 1985 death of his best friend at the hands of drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero – an ache made worse by the release of the Sinaloa Cartel founding member from a Mexican prison. The DEA has posted a $5 million reward for Caro Quintero’s capture.

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Why didn't Fresno leaders see a red flag about tainted water?

Fresno City Manager Bruce Rudd discusses why learning in mid-2012 that the city had for years been paying for bottled water for a handful of Sharon Avenue residents didn't set off a red flag about the potential for more widespread water quality issues in that part of Fresno.
Tim Sheehan The Fresno Bee
Why didn't Fresno leaders see a red flag about tainted water? 1:09

Why didn't Fresno leaders see a red flag about tainted water?

Garth Brooks holds Fresno football camp for kids 1:06

Garth Brooks holds Fresno football camp for kids

Her post on NextDoor shed light on northeast Fresno's water problems 1:38

Her post on NextDoor shed light on northeast Fresno's water problems

Spectre of tainted water is 'like a nightmare,' resident Mike Conners says 1:22

Spectre of tainted water is 'like a nightmare,' resident Mike Conners says