Clovis News

Local briefs: Clovis police target parole, probation

The Clovis Police Department arrested 12 people on suspicion of felony charges, including possession of two stolen handguns, burglary, and felony parole violations, during a two-day parole and probation operation on Tuesday and Friday.

Fresno County juvenile probation and state parole agents assisted more than 60 Clovis police officers in making 50 parole and probation searches.

Four misdemeanor arrests also were made and two vehicles were towed.

Checks spur arrests

Fresno police arrested nine people and impounded 68 vehicles Saturday night at a sobriety checkpoint at Ventura and R streets.

Fresno pizza place robbed at gunpoint

Police were looking for two men Sunday night after they robbed a pizza place at gunpoint in east-central Fresno.

Police were dispatched to the Hungry Howie's Pizza and Subs restaurant on the 4200 block of Shields Avenue near Cedar Avenue at 7:30 p.m. after two men in their mid-to-late-20s took an undisclosed amount of money, Lt. Gregg Sanders said.

There were no customers in the restaurant at the time and no one was injured, Sanders said.

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Rain possible tonight

A weather front might bring rain to the Valley tonight and Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

"Fresno can expect quite a bit of fog in the morning that should improve after 10 a.m.," said James Brotherton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hanford.

Today's high is expected to reach 58 degrees with a possible low of 41.

There is a 20% chance of off-and-on showers in Fresno tonight and Tuesday morning, Brotherton said. Tuesday afternoon could bring winds with gusts up to 30 mph.

CSUF gets grants

The Central Valley Health Policy Institute at California State University, Fresno, has received $150,000 total from three foundations to support the program's Health Policy Leadership Project.

The David and Lucille Packard, James Irvine and William and Flora Hewlett foundations donated the money as part of a $4.25 million project to serve low-income communities.

The Health Policy Leadership Project is aimed at strengthening policy analysis and health programs by teaching leadership skills throughout Central Valley counties.

Fresno Pacific receives $25,000

The Fresno Pacific University School of Education has received $25,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation to help create an online component for the school's master's degree program in mathematics education.

The online program will allow teachers in remote and low-income areas to better teach their students.

The blended format will include regular coursework offered online, supplemented with in-person activities. The grant will fund videos of classroom presentations and activities and classroom meetings via video conferencing and interactive activities.