Morning Scoop

Pot vote looms. Educators enter epic Twitter battle. Cool treats to beat the heat.

Kogetsu-Do is well known for its snow cones.
Kogetsu-Do is well known for its snow cones. Fresno Bee file

It’s Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Welcome to your Morning Scoop of intriguing tales, fresh news and things that make you go “hmm.” Sign up to get the Scoop in your email inbox.

Top Scoops

• Voters in Fresno supported to legalization of pot. But the Fresno City Council will vote Thursday on whether to ban all marijuana cultivation – including medical and personal use – within city limits.

• It’s an all out Twitter war between the Fresno Teachers Association and top Fresno Unified district officials. Is this any way to negotiate?

The heat – which hit 110 Monday – is putting a strain on the Valley, from the electric grid to EMS and beyond. More is on the way. Stay hydrated. And to cool off – try one of these treats.

Food truck owners talk about the heat and how to beat it on one of the hottest days of the year, June 20, 2017.

• Bill McEwen says Rep. Devin Nunes has been stricken by political amnesia. He’s got the quotes to prove it.

• Looks like we’ve got some work to do. A new study finds that when it comes to health, environmental protection, and fighting discrimination, the U.S. trails many other developed countries.

• Fresno’s Peter Guekguezian keeps winning on “Jeopardy!” You should watch, he’s back on TV tonight. Can he keep his streak going?

Good Stuff to Know

• Big concert news … the Foo Fighters set a Fresno concert date. Rock on!

• Fresno’s newest Olive Garden is ready to open at the Marketplace at El Paseo. Buon appetito!

• If you know someone looking for work, the California Department of Transportation will hold a job fair this week.

• That Aaron Judge guy – you know the former Fresno State player who is taking MLB by storm – is heading to the All-Star Home Run Derby.

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• How refreshing. Fresno Chaffee Zoo Asian elephant Shaunzi enjoys a plunge in her pool during Fresno’s heat wave.

Meanwhile …

• Here’s where to go fishing.

Outrè Scoops

• Huh? She doesn’t like Chief Jerry Dyer, so she pelted a police car with rocks.

• This was spotted at a Valley grocery store. Ewwww.

• And on a less icky note, because who wants to end on that, it’s World Giraffe Day. You can do this today.

Kathy Mahan: 559-441-6351, @km_squared

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