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