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The hit on Davante Adams. Farewell to Daily Grill, Toyko Garden. Coffee coffee coffee

Davante Adams, center, goes down after being hit in the head during a NFL football game between his Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears on Thursday, Sept. 28. Adams played college football at Fresno State.
Davante Adams, center, goes down after being hit in the head during a NFL football game between his Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears on Thursday, Sept. 28. Adams played college football at Fresno State. AP

It’s Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Welcome to your Morning Scoop of fresh headlines and general good stuff. Sign up to get the Scoop in your email inbox.

Top Scoops

• British media today identified the two people caught under a Yosemite rockfall as Welsh newlyweds who came to the park with a love for outdoor adventure. He was killed and she injured in the El Capitan incident.

• Condolences to family and friends of longtime Fresno County judge Brant Bramer, who died Thursday after collapsing at Copper River Country Club.

• The Fresno Republican Party fundraiser featuring Joe Arpaio is tonight. Here’s what the controversial former Arizona sheriff had to say beforehand.

• Why are Fresno Unified school teachers threatening to strike. Here are the main divisions between the union and administration.

• The vicious hit the knocked out Green Bay standout and former Fresno State Bulldog Davante Adams is tough to watch. But was it dirty?

• A former Fresno State student who groped five female students was sentenced Thursday and will register as a sex offender. His case attracted extra attention because he spent some time inside the suit of school mascot Time Out.

Watch This Video

• Rory Appleton’s love letter to Toyko Garden, a longtime cultural touchstone in Fresno. Here’s a neat way to honor TG’s memory.

Owner Toshi Yoshioka gives a mixology lesson at Tokyo Garden in Fresno. The pink-hued Singapore Sling is the restaurant's signature drink.

Good Stuff to Know

• Farewell to the consistently popular Daily Grill restaurant. Wait. What?

• Attention, caffiene aficionados and addicts: It’s National Coffee Day. Freebies and discounts are everywhere.

Fresno County sheriff to all NFL players: Join my deputies on a ride-along.

• Welcome to Fresno, Unusual Rhino 1 and Unusual Rhino 2. We’ll be sure to drop by and say hello.

Jody Murray: 559-441-6367, @jmurray59

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