A Fresno girl made national headlines last year when the nonprofit she started at age 8, Reading Heart, set a Guinness World Record for most books collected during a 24-hour book drive with 280,110 books.
Under the watchful eye of Laura Beery, Tristan Cordova uses his finger to write “ - stle” in the sand. He says it out loud. “Let’s do that three more times,” Beery says. Eventually, she shows him a list of words that include the phonics blend and asks him to read it out loud.
One of the newest medical offices in the City of Clovis was opened by a doctor who spent 31 years prescribing pharmaceuticals in the ER — and now issues medical marijuana cards to ease patients’ pain and suffering.
The Independent continues a series on head football coaches in the Clovis Unified School District. George Petrissans of Clovis West High School is profiled today. The series will appear intermittently during the football season.
The 559 Local Tasting Room in Old Town Clovis offers eight craft beers on tap – each with a story to tell. The stories reflect love of family and an appreciation for this Valley’s agricultural heritage.
There was a constant line to donate blood Friday at the Central California Blood Center’s mobile unit at Clovis Community College. Students and staff performed an act of kindness by giving blood in honor of Molly Griffin, a former student who was tragically killed by a drunken driver last year at the age of 23. Aug. 26 would have been Griffin’s 25th birthday, and people all over the Valley and beyond participated in Molly Day using #LiveLikeMolly on social media to announce their random acts of kindness.
The Independent begins a series today on head football coaches in the Clovis Unified School District. Jim O’Brien at Clovis East High School is the first to be profiled. The series will appear intermittently during the football season.
The Friends of the Fresno County Public Library is holding the 6th annual Big Book Sale Aug. 17-21 in two retail spaces near Kohl’s in Sierra Vista Mall. The annual fundraiser helps support library branches across the county. While members of the nonprofit group shopped on Wednesday, the public is invited to shop the sale Thursday through Sunday. On the last day of the sale, shoppers can fill up a bag with as many books as it could hold and pay just $5.
Did you know today in Clovis Unified School District, there are more fresh fruits and vegetables offered than ever before? CUSD understands without a doubt that parents want the best for their children. Here at CUSD we have the same motivation regarding your child’s health and nutrition needs.
With less than two weeks of practice under their cleats, Clovis Community College’s first women’s soccer team will compete in their first official game Saturday, Aug. 27 against Sierra College in Rocklin.
More than 5,000 employees, educators and board members of Clovis Unified School District — including the new Boris Elementary School staff — gathered Tuesday in Save Mart Center for the district’s annual general session rally. Together, they celebrated the district’s theme for the 2016-17 school year: Honoring our past, inspiring the future.
Clifford Bethel, Jr., died July 31, 2016 at the age of 64. He was born Jan. 8, 1952 in Fresno to Clifford and Colleen. Shortly after his graduation from Sierra High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam.
Enter for your chance to win 4 tickets to this year's Clovis Rodeo! No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Winners will be drawn at random from all entries received and winners will be notified by phone Monday, April 18, 2016 by 5 p.m.