Student Resource Officer Roland Diaz talks about the new change in his title and how his office decor influences student connections at Sunnyside High School in Fresno, California. A look at the role of student resource officers on local campuses.
Video provided by Meng Andrew Vang shows a three-alarm commercial fire near Peach and Shaw avenues in Clovis on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The fire, at a small shopping center, was behind the gas station in the foreground.
The Fulton Street project harkens back to a time of vehicular traffic, including streetcars, with the opening of the important downtown corridor, along with a section of Mariposa Street, clear for traffic for the first time since the 1960s.
Fresno firefighters battled a blaze, reported just before 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in what appeared to be an abandoned warehouse on the southeast corner of Jensen Avenue and Golden State Boulevard off Highway 99.
At the Fresno City Council meeting Thursday, Oct. 12, Councilman Oliver Baines makes an emotional statement about colleague Garry Bredefeld's Sept. 28 comments after NFL players' protests. Bredefeld later responds, saying it pains him that his words were hurtful.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2017, humane officers rescued 50 cats and kittens from a hoarding situation in a Fresno home. The Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is taking care of the Fresno Feline Fifty, and asking for foster homes and donations.
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, honored Fresno County correctional officers Juanita Davila and Toamalama Scanlan, who were shot and wounded in a jailhouse confrontation with a convicted felon in 2016. Also honored were other correctional officers and sheriff’s deputies who came to their aid. Scanlan, still recovering from his injuries, was unable to attend and was represented by his son and daughter.
At a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, Fresno police Capt. Burke Farrah details a rash of burglaries at Valley pharmacies. The target: codeine-based cough syrup, which is used to make a drug known on the street as "lean," "purple drank" and "sizzurp."
Gusting winds aided the spread of the fire on Oct. 11. Three residences were destroyed and 20 were initially threatened. Evacuated residents were later allowed back to their homes. Containment Friday stood at 60 percent. Fifty-eight acres burned.