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University of California says ‘No’ to Oil and Gas

University of California says ‘No’ to Oil and Gas

FRESNO (KMJ) – The University of California saying no more to fossil fuels. The UC system is dumping fossil fuel investments from its multi-billion-dollar pension and endowment funds, saying the investment is too big a financial risk. UC says it will make its endowment fund “fossil free” by month’s end and its pension fund will…MORE

Paiute Trout Swim Again in Eastern Sierra

Paiute Trout Swim Again in Eastern Sierra

FRESNO (KMJ) – A very special fish is back in business in the Eastern Sierra, thanks to researchers and some mules. For the first time in a century, a trout species will swim again, in a mountain creek that’s its native habitat – a milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and…MORE

Bredefeld: Fresno Should Regulate and Tax Airbnb

Bredefeld: Fresno Should Regulate and Tax Airbnb

FRESNO (KMJ) – Fresno could regulate Airbnb’s and make them pay taxes, if a new law is adopted by the Fresno City Council. “We’ve had some problems in our district and other district,” Garry Bredefeld said. Fresno District Six Councilman Garry Bredefeld says Airbnb’s have become such a problem, they need to be regulated, so…MORE

Tis The Season to Watch Out for Wildlife

Tis The Season to Watch Out for Wildlife

FRESNO (KMJ) – Caltrans says this time of year, the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions typically peaks, as animals start migrating to winter habitat. Mating season begins for deer and elk. And bears spend more time foraging before hibernation. “Be alert when driving through areas where wildlife frequent,” Alisa Becerra said. Spokeswoman Alisa Becerra says to…MORE

Recalled California Judge Fired From Coaching Job

Recalled California Judge Fired From Coaching Job

FRESNO (KMJ) – A judge who was recalled after giving out an unpopular sentence has been fired from his latest job. The Fremont Union High School District said Wednesday that ex-judge Aaron Persky was no longer employed as junior varsity girls tennis coach at Lynbrook High School in San Jose. The announcement came a day…MORE

Chevron Ordered to Provide More Info Re: Kern County Leaks

Chevron Ordered to Provide More Info Re: Kern County Leaks

FRESNO (KMJ) – Regulators are ordering Chevron to provide more information about recent and ongoing oil leaks in Kern County. The state Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources is saying that the material Chevron has turned over regarding the leaks is unsatisfactory, according to the Bakersfield Californian. The agency is demanding records, maps, diagrams…MORE

Terra Bella Man Arrested for Child Pornography

Terra Bella Man Arrested for Child Pornography

FRESNO (KMJ) – A Terra Bella man is behind bars after detectives spend two-months gathering evidence linking him to child pornography. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes and Forensics Unit conducted an investigation into child pornography being sent over the internet. 26-year-old Jacob Berrones was identified as a suspect. Detectives say when they tracked him…MORE

Legislature Redefines What It Means to be an Independent Contractor

Legislature Redefines What It Means to be an Independent Contractor

FRESNO (KMJ) – The law that would forever change the way millions of Californians work is waiting for the governor’s signature. State lawmakers have passed a bill that would give wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy jobs like Uber and Lyft, by changing the definition of what it means to be…MORE

Permanent Daylight Saving Time in California on Hold

Permanent Daylight Saving Time in California on Hold

FRESNO (KMJ) – The rituals of springing forward and falling back won’t be going away anytime soon. San Jose Democrat Assemblyman Kansen Chu announced that he is making a two-year bill out of AB 7, which would make Daylight Saving Time permanent in California. Chu introduced AB 7 after the successful passage of Proposition 7…MORE

Reagan Shooter: I Want To Move to California to Become a Musician

Reagan Shooter: I Want To Move to California to Become a Musician

FRESNO (KMJ) – The man who nearly shot President Ronald Reagan to death is looking for work in California, in the entertainment industry. John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan outside the Washington Hilton in 1981, says he’s interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly even here…MORE