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• Fresno Unified today will unwrap its Dream Resource Center, a unique program designed to support undocumented students and their families.
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• Based on reader response to this story, lots of folks are excited about the jobs waiting at the Ulta Beauty and Amazon warehouses going up in south Fresno.
• Five people from a Florida nursing home have died after the facility lost power when Hurricane Irma powered through the state, officials said this morning.
• In Florida they call high gas prices “gouging” because of post-Hurricane Irma scarcity. In California we call it “filling up along the coast.”
• On the other hand, a former Penthouse magazine exec opened his 27,000-square-foot Boca Raton villa to 70 foster kids displaced by Irma. Well-played, sir.
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• This nun has a chainsaw and she knows what to do with it (after Irma).
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• Meet the man they call the “hot rescue guy,” or simply #RescueBae. Because we all need some hurricane relief.
• The annual ranking of colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report is out. Here’s how our local beacons of knowledge fared.
• “When tough times hit, this is who we are,” Jamie Fox said at Tuesday night’s celeb fundraiser, which rounded up millions for hurricane relief.
• Apple has not been even slightly cagey about the big price of the iPhone X, which it unveiled Tuesday. Because it knows the faithful are (largely) happy to pay it.
• Can Fresno State quarterback Chason Virgil tuck the ball and run for those tough yards when they’re needed? Marek Warszawski says the young man’s starting job might depend on it.
• Put down the voodoo dolls and prayer beads, Dodgers fans. The Streak is over.
• Check out the makeover of a northeast Fresno bowling alley, which is rolling the, uh, dice that it will attract a younger crowd.
• The “Star Wars” franchise can be rough on directors. But the latest shakeup has a VERY familiar face returning for “Episode IX.”
• Police in SoCal were unable to talk a suspect off a roof. So an 83-year-old man literally took matters into his own hands.