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Park Service’s 100th celebrated at Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon parks

The National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary on Thursday. To commemorate the day, a number of events are planned at national parks into the weekend. Admission will be free thourough Sunday.

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Two of Fresno mayor’s top staff promoted into new City Hall jobs

Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Bruce Rudd say that the promotions of Georgeanne White and Kelli Furtado to assistant department director jobs are based on their skills and department needs – and not a “soft landing” for the mayor’s staff as Swearengin approaches the end of her time in office.

Crime

Robbers hit three Fresno convenience stores

Fresno police are asking the public to help identify the two suspects of three recent robberies: Circle 6 Food Store, 11:13 p.m. Aug. 6; Stop N Shop, 11:04 p.m. Aug. 17; and Valero, 8:07 p.m. Aug. 20. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Patrick M. Mares at 559-621-2427.

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Boxer predicts Hillary Clinton will ‘whip’ Donald Trump in debate

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer told a Fresno banquet hall filled mostly with women Thursday that they have to be tough to run for political office, and later she said no one should question Hillary Clinton’s strength in this presidential campaign. “She’ll just whip him in that debate and she’ll have more stamina than him, and everyone will see it.”

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Progress made on battling Cedar, Tule fires in Sierra

Firefighters continued Thursday to battle wildfire blazes in Tulare and San Luis Obispo counties, with progress made on containing two Sierra wildfires. The Sequoia National Forest closed campgrounds along the Upper Kern River on Thursday as the Cedar Fire continues to progress, although day use will be allowed from sunrise to sunset.

Death Notices

Obituaries for Friday, Aug. 26

BARTLEY — Peggy Sue Bartley, 79, of Madera died Aug. 22. She was a Bartley Farms bookkeeper. Memorial: 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Bethel Southern Baptist Church. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California.

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Robbers hit three Fresno convenience stores

Fresno police are asking the public to help identify the two suspects of three recent robberies: Circle 6 Food Store, 11:13 p.m. Aug. 6; Stop N Shop, 11:04 p.m. Aug. 17; and Valero, 8:07 p.m. Aug. 20. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Patrick M. Mares at 559-621-2427.
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Robbers hit three Fresno convenience stores

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