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A pedestrian mall no more: Fulton facelift underway

As bulldozers and other big equipment slowly make their way down Fulton Mall, tearing out concrete paths and taking down trees to make way for asphalt streets and vehicle traffic, Fresno Bee photographer John Walker took a final stroll to record the last days of the once-historic walkway.

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Some Fresno schools will double as parks on weekends

The Fresno City Council approved an agreement Thursday with the Central Unified School District for weekend use of playground areas at Steinbeck and McKinley elementary schools in the western part of the city. An agreement between the city and the Fresno Unified School District for the use of 14 school sites is expected to be approved in May.

Death Notices

Obituaries for Monday, May 2

HORCASITAS — Manuela Horcasitas, 70, of Visalia died April 26. She was a machine operator. Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. May 3 at Dopkins Funeral Chapel in Dinuba. Rosary: 6 p.m. May 3 at the funeral home.

Crime

Documents give glimpse into Dog Pound gang’s million-dollar reach

Fresno’s Dog Pound gang: Court documents reveal how its leaders made plans in a meeting at San Joaquin Hotel and raked in millions of dollars in criminal enterprises. But after an April crackdown, 18 gang members face federal charges involving murder, prostitution and more. An attorney for one gang member expects a grand jury indictment soon.

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AsianFest 2016 celebrates Asian culture

AsianFest 2016 celebrated Asian culture with dance, music, martial arts and food at Fresno City College Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Fresno, Calif.
Eric Paul Zamora ezamora@fresnobee.com
AsianFest 2016 celebrates Asian culture 00:59

AsianFest 2016 celebrates Asian culture

Fans arrive for Luke Bryan concert in Fresno 00:37

Fans arrive for Luke Bryan concert in Fresno

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson introduces Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz 01:18

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson introduces Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz

Archers take aim at bull elephant target 02:05

Archers take aim at bull elephant target