Saturday night at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall, a gala, black-tie optional affair, billed as a “gala evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment,” will celebrate Police Chief Jerry Dyer’s anniversary and benefit Project STEALTH. That is a program that uses police chaplains to mentor runaway youth, and it is credited with helping kids overcome challenges in school and at home.
Full disclosure: I am the father and the brother of law enforcement officers, neither of which work for the Fresno Police Department. I think about them often – their service to their communities, their love of the profession, and their love of family. Every morning, I pray that they return home safe and sound.
Until last week, it must have been pretty cool to be Chris A. Henry, a family trust recipient and the owner of hip restaurants in wealthy coastal cities, oil wells in Kern County and the Summerset Village Apartments in Fresno.
The inspiration came on Don and Faith Klein’s 30th anniversary in 1988. They would locate a 1956 Chevy Bel Air two-door hardtop and restore it to showroom condition, It would be two-tone – turquoise and white – and sport white widewall tires.
The orchards have been pulled out and the earth has been made smooth near Avenue 12 and Highway 41 in Madera County. A canal has been built that will carry water through drought-parched land to a 2,000-acre master-planned community that boasts a new name, Riverstone.