Thumbs up to the seven Fresno County librarian ambassadors who are participating in the innovative Library Without Walls program this year.
Also known as WoW!, the program’s aim is to teach county residents about the research and online tools the library has available for free. The program is getting attention statewide for its groundbreaking outreach.
Good for them for stretching their skills and going door-to-door showing business owners and residents how to use powerful, no-cost tools.
Thumbs up to Fresno tow truck driver Patrick Bartlett for being named a Northern California AAA Emergency Road Service Rescuer of the Year.
Bartlett, who works for Fresno Budget Towing, helped a woman survive an accident when she became pinned under her overturned van. He used his truck to lift the van off the woman.
AAA will donate $10,000 in Bartlett’s name to the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, which provides financial aid to families of fallen CHP officers.
Thumbs up to Fresno native Jerrold “Jerry” Perenchio, 83, for donating $500 million in art to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The Los Angeles Times reported this month that the former owner of Univision, a Spanish-language network, included pieces by Degas, Monet and Picasso in the 47-piece gift.
Great generosity from the Bel-Air billionaire. Here’s an idea: How about Valley nonprofits send wish-list letters to Perenchio instead of Santa this year?
Thumbs up to Mattress Land SleepFIT and its president, James Smith. The Fresno-based company, which operates 24 stores in four states, donated 53 mattresses, mattress pad covers and bedding to The Salvation Army’s Gabelcrest Transitional Recovery Program.
The 12-month program is for women who have completed substance abuse recovery and wish to learn independent living skills while being united with their children.