It’s Thursday, June 22, 2017. Welcome to your Morning Scoop of intriguing tales, fresh news and things that make you go “hmm.” Sign up to get the Scoop in your email inbox.
• Republicans to release their long-awaited plan on health care.
• The heat wave is making us cranky. And it’s not going away until next week, so be safe by following the advice from a Kaiser Permanente Fresno doctor. You can always head to one of these cooling centers.
• Wowzer! ESPN is reporting Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr is close to finalizing a multi-year agreement that could pay him an average of $25 million per season.
• Here’s a message from Sen. Andy Vidak we should all pay attention to: “For far too long, Sikhs in Fresno have faced terrible hate because many do not understand who they are or what their turban stands for. Folks, it is time for the hate to stop.”
• Some might remember George Harry Bedrosian Sr., a Navy veteran and co-owner of what was once Bedrosian Truck Service who died Friday at 92, as the “Mayor of G Street.” Here’s his obituary.
• Fresno County supervisors have sold the old juvenile hall property near downtown. But what will happen to the property, houses?
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• Consumer fraud alert. Mid-State Fair officials warn Garth Brooks fans: “Do not buy tickets from scalpers who are ‘claiming’ they have them. They DO NOT have any tickets.”
• Squeal!!!! It’ll take a few years, but a “Downton Abbey” movie is in the works.
• What happened on Day 4 to Fresno’s “Jeopardy!” whiz?
• What happens when Apple’s co-founder gives a Fresno County location a shout out on Twitter? A light-bulb moment: Maybe Fresno has a future in electric car charging?
• Oops, wrong date … When a 6.8 earthquake alert goes out in California and no felt the shake, there’s a lot of explaining to do.
• The return of Zima is a sign of the apocalypse. Well, not really, but Joshua Tehee makes a good point about the 1990s nostalgia trend.
• This guy felt Inspired to do a tribute to the Golden State Warriors, so he went on a 50-mile run to do this. You have to look, it’s remarkable. I’m tired just looking at it.
• And, in an example of disciplinary action backfiring. The valedictorian who was kicked off stage for giving an unapproved speech, ended up finishing it on Jimmy Kimmel.