The man who will fill one of the highest-profile jobs in the Valley -- Fresno State basketball coach -- was met with a mixture of cheers and wait-and-see attitudes. Chess champions from Mendota got nothing but cheers. Bullard High parents intent on a breakaway got a lot of jeers. And an entire Valley grieved for two Navy officers killed in a jet crash.
Here are the top stories of the past week, along with selected comments posted by readers on fresnobee.com.
Bulldogs hire basketball coach
"Congratulations coach Terry! How did you fool Fresno when so many before us turned you down? You were waiting nine years for just the right situation. Yeah right. What did the others know that our bumpkins from Ohio couldn't see? Maybe Boeh's continuing ability to think small was your saving grace. It's great to have the asst. coach nobody else wanted."
"He seems to offer Cleveland's integrity and Lopes' likelihood of victory. Welcome aboard and good luck, Rodney!"
"We are with you coach: Win Or Tie..but do not tie too much..:-)"
Bullard boosters look for partner
"As a Bullard alum, I think it is a total waste of time to try to get Fresno High to join the new district. How in the world does anyone expect FRESNO HIGH to leave FRESNO UNIFIED? As the oldest high school in Fresno with a rich tradition, I don't think Fresno Unified is going to let Fresno High leave. (You might as well try to get CLOVIS HIGH to join Fresno Unified.) Isn't Hoover High School diverse, also, if that is what Bullard is looking for? Try them. Maybe Clovis West would also be willing to join ... Then maybe "North Fresno School District" would be a better name."
"Van Ness school district is a pretty poor choice of name. Picking the richest street in town as the name, when there are already accusations of the group being motivated by a desire to get the poor transfer students out of Bullard was not very smart. Also, I think Fresno High is on Echo, not Van Ness. Both schools are on Palm though..."
Crash kills officers
"God Bless ... "