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• In the video above, The Bee’s Scoopy 2 drone takes us on a flight around Millerton Lake and the San Joaquin River. Enjoy!
• Recycling centers in shopping center parking lots are an eyesore and a blot on nearby businesses, Fresno City Council members said by voting to effectively shut down many of them.
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• The City Council also rejected an attempt to lock down a restriction on the number of marijuana plants allowed per Fresno home. However, the council stayed the course in its rejection of recreational dispensaries.
• The boyfriend of a woman whose child was found dead in a Fresno apartment has been arrested. Authorities say the 23-month-old boy died of blunt-force trauma.
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• This explainer about internet bots is cool and scary but mostly cool.
Good Stuff to Know
• The Big Fresno Fair is just a couple weeks away. We’ve got a bunch of ways to save money when you go.
• Has the “put a unicorn on everything” craze gone too far? (Pro tip: This is a rhetorical question.)
• Who is Fresno State’s starting quarterback: Chason Virgil or Marcus McMaryion? Columnist Marek Warszawski ponders the choice coach Jeff Tedford has to make.
• Someone in the “Game of Thrones” cast got a haircut, and many fans have freaked out.
• A man stole shrimp from the frozen meat bins at a Fresno Save Mart, police said. He’s now cooling down in jail.
• A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of vodka tipped over on a North Carolina highway. It’s ... unhappy hour.