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Metallic baby giraffe faces mama at Fresno home

This week’s Ask Me column uncovers the backstory of two metal giraffes in the front yard of a Fresno, California, home, looks into the history of the town of Conejo, and learns the origins of bricks in the Old Administration Building at Fresno City College.

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Brickmakers left their mark on Fresno City College

This week’s Ask Me column solves the mystery of finger imprints left behind in bricks in the Old Administration Building of the former Fresno Normal School, remembers two school traffic safety police officers, and explains how Lacjac Avenue got its name.

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Fresno church celebrates its 100-year history

Designed by architect Robert Hotchkin, the massive Neoclassical structure at 1615 N St. in Fresno was built in 1916 as the First Church of Christ Scientist. It is now home to the Power House Institutional Church of God, which is finishing renovations and repairs following an arson about two years ago. Plans are underway to celebrate the historic building's 100th anniversary.

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Abandoned cemetery south of Selma dates from 1870s

These three things are long gone: The small, abandoned original Odd Fellows cemetery south of Selma, which is the final resting place of a pioneering local family; Pierre’s Drive In, which served up hamburgers with a French flair; and some older streets in Fresno are paved with concrete that is no longer used here.

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Fresno church celebrates its 100-year history

Designed by architect Robert Hotchkin, the massive Neoclassical structure at 1615 N St. in Fresno was built in 1916 as the First Church of Christ Scientist. It is now home to the Power House Institutional Church of God, which is finishing renovations and repairs following an arson about two years ago. Plans are underway to celebrate the historic building's 100th anniversary.
John Walker The Fresno Bee
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Fresno church celebrates its 100-year history

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Ask Me: Fresno crossing signals talk to pedestrians

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The story behind National Hardware rock-decorated wall

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JC baseball highlights: Fresno City vs. Cabrillo