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A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week.
Authorities say a man has been arrested after claiming to be a member of the Walt Disney family and giving away invalid Disneyland passes.
Three Bakersfield High School students have been arrested in connection with three small explosions on the school's campus this week.
The future of the Darling International rendering plant could be decided soon when a Fresno County Superior Court Judge delivers his decision in a lawsuit that a citizens group filed last spring against the city and the plant. Both sides of the lawsuit met at a hearing Tuesday afternoon to give their final arguments in [...]read more »
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, is adding his muscle to the effort to reduce the Department of Veterans Affairs’ disability benefits backlog. In a bill being introduced Thursday, McCarthy followed up on recommendations made by a Government Accountability Office study he ordered. The study found, among other problems, that the Los Angeles VA Regional [...]read more »
A nonprofit housing agency with an emphasis on helping Asian American homeowners has opened an office in Fresno. The National Asian American Coalition, whose corporate headquarters is in Daly City, has a small two-person office at 2569 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 103A, between Marks Avenue and Van Ness Boulevard. The group also opened a satellite [...]read more »
READER NOTE: This blog has been updated to correct an error I made. Overtime is not pensionable for the city’s home trash drivers. My thanks to Marina Magdaleno at Local 39, Stan McDivitt at the City of Fresno Pension System and Fresno City Council Lee Brand for providing information in this updated blog. I apologize [...]read more »
An accused Mexican drug cartel member has pleaded guilty in the killing and wounding of two U.S. agents in Mexico.
When they needed political money -- to make donations urged by Speaker John A. Pérez and to pay for their 2012 campaigns -- Democrats in the California Assembly turned to interest groups with a big stake in state government decisions, a Center for Investigative Reporting analysis shows.