Classroom violence. Greasy Fresno Fair food. Parking lot violence. Tom Hanks. They all make an appearance on this list of videos that caught the eye of Bee readers and Bee staff in 2015.
The video above got everyone's attention: security footage of a woman attacking a 73-year-old Vietnam War veteran at a southeast Fresno AutoZone store in October. The struggle began in the parking lot, continued inside the store and finished back outside. The woman, Shvonna Alexander, 27, was sentenced to two years behind bars.
The next video is a touching look at a man who saved himself from a rough life in SoCal and now shines shoes and works as a valet in downtown Fresno.
Here's a short but shocking video, captured by a student's cellphone, of a Roosevelt High School student attacking a teacher in September.
Last summer's Rough fire was the largest blaze in Fresno County's recorded history. Bee photographer Eric Paul Zamora got this unusual, up-close footage while driving in the fire zone.
Come on. Everyone has looked at a pomegranate and thought, "How do I open this thing without making a huge mess?" Well, here's how.
Central High's football team scored a big upset over Clovis High. Later, it was learned Central had 13 players on the field for crucial plays. Neither side noticed during the game. Nor did the officials. Crazy.
Someone had to do it. Bee staff sampled the unusual and often-lard-laden food available at The Big Fresno Fair. Their reactions are hilarious.
For an animal without opposable thumbs, this black bear was a top-notch hitchhiker, catching a ride from the Hume Lake area to a Fresno garbage dump in December.
Here are two videos from one of the top stories of 2015: Fresno Fire Capt. Pete Dern's horrifying accident at a house blaze and his inspiring, ongoing recovery from extensive burns.
This Fresno entrepreneur has style and a great idea: a boutique on wheels.
Kerman High made Tom Hanks films the theme of its football homecoming, then invited the star to join them. He didn't make a personal appearance, but a video he created for the occasion was a big hit, as we see in this video.
Floyd and Violet Hartwig of Easton were married for 67 years. Their bonds endured to the end. A beautiful story, narrated by their daughter.
Bee music reporter Joshua Tehee introduced us to all manner of acts this year, including M! - an androgynous Fresno pop-artist/singer and musician.
Fresno State football didn't have much to cheer about in 2015, but a come-from-behind victory over UNLV at Bulldog Stadium as the wet sky opened up gave teammates something to celebrate.