Four men were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of operating a chop shop west of Highway 99 in Fresno, the Fresno HEAT Auto Theft Task Force said.
Clovis police investigated a home burglary in the area of Nees and Locan avenues, where a 1971 Chevy Chevelle was stolen. Two other cars also were tampered with.
Later in the afternoon, auto theft officers found the Chevelle in a suspected chop shop near Olive Avenue west of Brawley Avenue. Police surrounded the agricultural shed and arrested four men.
Police found multiple cars and trucks in the process of being disassembled.
Stolen checks, credit cards and identification from another vehicle burglary also were found.
Yosemite resumes pile burning
Pile burning at Yosemite National Park resumed Wednesday, the National Park Service said.
Park service spokeswoman Kari Cobb said that initial pile burning locations will include the communities of Foresta, El Portal and Wawona. Other areas to be included are Chinquapia, Merced Grove and the Mariposa Grove.
Burn piles generally consist of down and dead forest material, such as tree logs, limbs and brush, Cobb said. A maximum of 200 piles may be burned in one day; 100 piles roughly equal 1 acre of dead or down forest debris.
For more information, go to fblinks.com/:burns.
Project will close Hwy. 99 lanes
An emergency pavement rehabilitation project will close lanes on Highway 99 beginning tonight, the California Department of Transportation said.
Two lanes will be closed on southbound Highway 99 from the Olive Avenue overcrossing to the Kern Street overcrossing Sunday night to Friday morning. The lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The Stanislaus Avenue off-ramp on the Highway 180 connector ramp to and from southbound Highway 99 also will be closed.
Drivers are advised to use an alternate route if possible.
Fresno streets to close for work
Road closures are scheduled for a street maintenance division project in north Fresno beginning Monday, the city of Fresno said.
Deteriorated pavement will be removed and overlaid with hot mix asphalt. The streets also will be restriped. The closures will be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Monday, Abby Street from Spruce Avenue to Alluvial Avenue.
Tuesday, Spruce from Blackstone Avenue to Abby.
Wednesday, Birch Street from Blackstone to Abby.
Thursday, Minarets and Alluvial avenues from Blackstone to Fresno Street, lane closures with traffic delays.
Recycling drive at St. Anthony's
Electronic Recyclers International is partnering with St. Anthony's School in Fresno to host e-waste recycling collection events beginning today.
The collections will take place at St. Anthony's School, 5680 N. Maroa Ave., today and Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The funds raised will benefit the school's computer department. ERI will donate money to St. Anthony's based on the amount of electronics received.
TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, printers, cellphones, print cartridges and other electronics will be accepted. No batteries or light bulbs will be taken.
Information: (559) 259-7301.
Hispanic heritage celebrated
In honor of the National Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinas Unidas will host a Fiesta in the Park Celebration today in Madera.
The free event will be held at Courthouse Park at Yosemite Avenue and Gateway Drive from noon to 4 p.m.
Food, raffle tickets, slightly used clothing items and boutique items will be available for purchase.
Latinas Unidas is a Madera-based nonprofit group whose mission is to educate the community about the Hispanic culture and provides scholarships for young Latinas entering college.
Pet adopt center to break ground
A groundbreaking event will be held Monday afternoon for Clovis' future Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center, Clovis police said.
The event will begin at noon at the southeast corner of Sierra Avenue and Temperance Avenue.
In addition to the groundbreaking, bricks engraved with family names or a pet's name are available for $100 as a fundraiser for the center. The bricks will be part of the center when it is built.
Information: (559) 324-2447.