Clovis News

Local briefs: Clovis police target teen parties, DUIs

A new juvenile traffic program funded by a state grant will provide the Clovis Police Department with the opportunity to save young lives, police said.

The program funds tactical patrols looking for illegal teen parties and teens driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Clovis police spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee said.

The patrols will look for teen parties from 7 p.m. Friday night to 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

Monday last day for voter registration

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2 election. Anyone interested in voting, or who needs to change their registration, can do so at the county elections office.

Registration forms are available at county election offices, libraries, post offices, fire stations, city halls and Department of Motor Vehicles offices. Voters also can obtain a form at

Goblins help charity

The Patch in northeast Fresno is donating proceeds from its annual Trick or Treat Fest on Saturday to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley.

Admission cost for the Patch at Nees Avenue and First Street is $10 per person, which includes games, rides, a costume competition and children's concerts. The Patch will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Education boosted

A community project aimed at improving educational outcomes among at-risk youths will begin Saturday at Fresno State.

Access to Higher Education and the Independent Living Program will hold a kickoff event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Satellite Student Union.

Canstruction project for a good cause

Teams of business leaders and students from the Central Valley will compete Saturday to create 10-by-10-foot sculptures made with cans of food.

The Canstruction competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Shops at River Park. More than 18,000 cans of food will be used to create the sculptures and will be donated afterward to the Community Food Bank.

A public exhibit will be held at River Park from Thursday to Oct. 30 so visitors can vote for their favorite sculpture.

Clovis bowling event helps disaster relief

The American Red Cross Central Valley will hold a bowling fundraiser Saturday in Clovis to support disaster relief.

The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. at AMF Rodeo Lanes in Clovis, Red Cross representative Alex Villa said. The cost is $120 for a team of four, including shoe rentals and three games.

To register, go to Information: (559) 455-1000.