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“People have come and taken verbal shots at staff, board members and including myself.” – Michael Hanson, former Fresno Unified superiendent, on school district board meetings. Hanson testified at a trial in which a teacher says the board should have protected her from sexually explicit allegations made at a meeting by a Hmong radio host.
What You Need to Know
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• State agents made much about seizing 500 guns from a Clovis man two years ago, saying he was unfit to own them. They were so wrong.
• Keith Foster, a former No. 2 man in the Fresno Police Department, blames his family for getting involved in drug dealing and losing his job as deputy chief.
• Will California become a “sanctuary state” against immigration enforcement? A bill that would create exactly that passed the state Senate.
• The former CEO of a Fresno engineering company will spend a year in prison for embezzling more than half a million dollars from the firm’s pension plan.
• One last audience, one more outpouring of love and respect for TV newsman, sports buff and community crusader John Wallace.
What You Want to Know
• Jim Bartko, Fresno State’s director of athletics, has been sharing his story of childhood abuse by a priest with the hope of stoking courage and hope in others. He speaks at 6 p.m. Wednesday at North Gym 118.
• A new website lets us track Yosemite’s bears on our phones. The info is delayed, though, because humans are more dangerous.
• Cheers to Clovis High’s James Patrick, who’s a win away from being the most victorious baseball coach in Central Section history.
What You Don’t Want to Know
• The story is supposed to be about a horse falling into a 5-foot-deep hole in Riverside. But the real the story is that animal and rider were returning from a Taco Bell run. Live mas!