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Oh, my, Sergio Dipp. The battle over DACA. Downtown roads closed for bullet train

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Top Scoops

• Fresno Unified’s board of trustees will discuss next month whether to demote, censure or otherwise discipline president Brooke Ashjian because of his controversial comments about the LGBT community.

• Downtown businesses such as popular market/diner Central Fish are worried about construction and road shutdowns starting this month for work on the high-speed rail project.

• It wasn’t around for long, but last night’s thunderstorm made quite an impression, eh?

• California on Monday formally challenged with a lawsuit the Trump administration’s directive to rescind DACA, a program protecting unauthorized young immigrants from deportation.

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• The annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Pelco headquarters in Clovis was its usual beautiful self.

Good Stuff to Know

• A rookie sideline reporter for “Monday Night Football” became an overnight hashtag with his jittery performance. Welcome, #SergioDipp.

Ted Cruz’s verified Twitter account “liked” a porn video. His office blames a hack.

• Here’s why Shehadey Tower at Save Mart Center will glow scarlet this month.

The Dodgers lost again today. Yes, today, as the storm-delayed game in San Francisco ended at 2:10 a.m.

• No, looters didn’t attack Richard Branson during Hurricane Irma. And a 2005 disaster movie didn’t predict hurricanes called Irma and Harvey. But there have been a lot of storm-related hoaxes.

• How strong was Hurricane Irma? It changed the color of these islands.

Outrè Scoops

• This was not a good time to go for a swim in the surf. Not. At. All.

Jody Murray: 559-441-6367, @jmurray59