Clovis News

Local briefs: Man guilty of attack at Fresno restaurant

A Fresno County Superior Court jury found Lauro Sanchez, 36, of Fresno guilty Wednesday of attempted murder, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in the 2009 attack on the manager of a southeast Fresno restaurant.

Judge Gary Hoff set sentencing for Aug. 4.

Sanchez was convicted of shooting Corina Hernandez, 40, of Clovis in the face during a robbery at Corina's Super Mercado and Taqueria at Kings Canyon Road and Willow Avenue on March 9, 2009.

A few days after the shooting, Sanchez fled to New Jersey, where he was arrested in August 2009.

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Fairmead event aims to improve services

The unincorporated Madera County community of Fairmead will host a kick-off dinner Friday to encourage residents to fill out surveys that could help bring improved infrastructure and additional services to the town.

The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Maple Street and Avenue 22 1/2. It will include a raffle.

The survey, sponsored by the Community Equity Initiative, a collaboration of organizations that work with low-income residents, will help officials gather data so they can apply for grants that will improve infrastructure.

Camp hosts children in military families

The YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake is hosting 60 local children from Valley military families at Heroes Camp.

The six-day summer camp through Friday is for children of actively enlisted military families who are in the third through 12th grade. The Golden State YMCA and its Camp Sequoia Branch partnered with the Armed Services YMCA to provide the camp for $10 per child.

Fresno utility panel plans public meeting

Fresno's Utility Advisory Committee will hold its next public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, Room 1078.

This meeting will focus on the Solid Waste Division. The committee also will begin discussing the next five-year rate model for the Department of Public Utilities.

The committee is a citizen's public policy advisory committee on city utility matters. The meeting is open to the public. Details: Ann Kloose, (559) 621-8633.