A nationwide assessment of city parks by the Trust for Public Land ranks Fresno 97th out of the 100 largest U.S. cities in terms of park access, spending and amenities. That may seem dismal at face value, but the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit says it’s actually good news for a city that has consistently been the doormat in prior years’ surveys.
Donald Trump brought his campaign for the presidency to downtown Fresno Friday morning, appearing before a half-empty Selland Arena crowd waving Trump signs as protesters shouted outside amid heavy police presence.
The city of Fresno won big Friday in pretrial motions in the upcoming federal civil rights trial of two police officers who are accused of the fatal shooting two years ago of a mentally ill woman who was allegedly armed with two knives.
A Fresno used car dealer is on trial in Fresno County Superior Court, accused of allowing a “prolific auto thief” to steal a car that ended up killing an innocent family man in a two-car collision west of Fresno three years ago.
According to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has caused fear and anxiety among Hispanic children. Fresno students voice their concerns about a potential Trump presidency.
Double-murder suspect Dave Thomas McCann pleaded not guilty Friday in Fresno County Superior Court. McCann, 49, is accused of killing his wife, Tierney Cooper-McCann, 37, and her mother, Judith Faye Cooper, 68, at their Clovis home on May 7. He escaped and was captured the following week in Monterey County.
Winning basketball coach Tom Orlich announced Friday his retirement from teaching and coaching at Clovis West High School. In his 14-year history as teacher and director of boys basketball, Orlich led teams to a 311-99 record including eight league, three Valley and one Southern California championships.