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FUSD Trustee Slatic Facing Censure, Campus Ban

FUSD Trustee Slatic Facing Censure, Campus Ban

FRESNO (KMJ) – FUSD Bullard-area trustee Terry Slatic is under scrutiny from his board colleagues, who have called a special meeting to discuss Slatic’s behavior, related to his recent controversial visit to Bullard to address the school’s cheerleading squad. “We’ll see how that goes, I think it’s pretty unprecedented,” Slatic said. Slatic says he will…MORE

Berkeley Banishes Gender-Specific Terms from City Code

Berkeley Banishes Gender-Specific Terms from City Code

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) – California’s Berkeley City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday to replace gendered terms with gender-neutral words in the city’s code. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday that “she” and “he” will be replaced by “they.” The words “manpower” and “manhole” will be replaced by “workforce” and “maintenance hole.” The measure to replace…MORE

Lead Paint Suppliers Settle Calif. Lawsuit for $305M

Lead Paint Suppliers Settle Calif. Lawsuit for $305M

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The nation’s major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California’s largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly two-decade old lawsuit. The settlement announced Wednesday comes after years of legal and legislative battling in California and other states. The settlement is with the Sherwin-Williams Company, ConAgra Grocery…MORE

Patterson Honors Small Business of the Year

Patterson Honors Small Business of the Year

CLOVIS (KMJ) – A veteran-owned business is this year’s 23rd Assembly District Small Business of the Year. “Tactical Ops Brewing” in Clovis was honored by Assemblyman Jim Patterson. Owners Brandon Broussard and Justin Campagne combined their passion for high quality craft beer and their appreciation for the service and sacrifice of veterans. With the majority…MORE

Auditor Uncovers CA State Government IT Security Flaws

Auditor Uncovers CA State Government IT Security Flaws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s auditor says parts of state government need to do more to safeguard the information they collect, maintain, and store. A report released Tuesday by Auditor Elaine Howle’s says it found “high risk deficiencies” when it surveyed information security practices at 33 government entities. Those entities are not required to meet…MORE

Quick Arrest Made in Shooting of Hanford Boy

Quick Arrest Made in Shooting of Hanford Boy

HANFORD (KMJ) – An arrest in the case of a Hanford boy who was shot in his home. After a rapid investigation that took mere hours, Kings County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 29-year-old Rowdy Paulo and charged him with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and shooting a firearm at an inhabited dwelling. “He would…MORE

Calif. Readies $1.6 Billion Rail Design Contract

Calif. Readies $1.6 Billion Rail Design Contract

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California is moving toward awarding a $1.65 billion contract to design and construct the tracks and system for the first segment of its beleaguered high-speed rail project. The California High Speed Rail Authority’s board of directors on Tuesday approved releasing a request for qualified bidders for the project. Rail officials hope…MORE

Magnitude 4.3 Quake Rattles Bay Area, Felt in Valley

Magnitude 4.3 Quake Rattles Bay Area, Felt in Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has rattled parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck Tuesday afternoon 9 miles (14 kilometers) south of Brentwood, California. People took to social media to say they felt a sharp jolt in the…MORE

Newsom Appoints Fresno’s Soria to Homeless Task Force

Newsom Appoints Fresno’s Soria to Homeless Task Force

FRESNO (KMJ) – Governor Gavin Newsom, announcing the names of the regional leaders and statewide experts who will advise him on solutions to the state‚Äôs homelessness epidemic. Fresno City Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria will join a statewide group for meetings across the state to assist local governments in crafting strategies to address homelessness.. “We’ve been working…MORE

Campers Evacuated as Firefighters Battle Wildfire 60 Miles Northeast of Fresno

Campers Evacuated as Firefighters Battle Wildfire 60 Miles Northeast of Fresno

FRESNO (KMJ) – Campers are evacuated as firefighters battle a new wildfire in the Sierra National Forest 60 miles northeast of Fresno. The Fish Fire was reported Monday evening near the Fish Creek campground. Firefighters say the fire is burning heavy brush and fallen trees at a moderate rate of spread. So far about 95…MORE