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  • Former CHP assistant chief, wife plead no contest to helping rapist son escape to Mexico

    06/05/2018 7:38:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 04, 2018 | Pablo Lopez
    A former California Highway Patrol assistant chief and his estranged wife pleaded no contest on Monday in Fresno Superior Court to a felony conspiracy charge for helping their son escape to Mexico during his rape trial in 2012. After their pleas, Judge John “Nip” Gallagher ordered Kyle and Gail Scarber to each perform 500 hours of community service and pay a total of $10,000 in restitution to the state of California for its criminal investigation.
  • AMAZING: Crowd Reacted PERFECTLY When They Said National Anthem Wouldn’t Be Played Before The Game

    05/28/2018 2:36:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 40 replies
    I Love My Freedom ^ | May 28, 2018 | Jack
    On Memorial Day weekend, amidst a time of National debate over the NFL National Anthem rule change, American patriotism was tested. It prevailed. Friday, at a softball game in Fresno, an announced stated they wouldn’t be playing the National Anthem before Clovis High and Buchanan High played for the Central Section championship. According to the Fresno Bee, the announcer said “There will be no anthem, let’s just play softball.” On the weekend we pay our ultimate respect to those who have sacrificed everything for our freedom, the crowd wasn’t happy with the announcement. The Fresno Bee reported: Following a...
  • California Crowd Defies Announcer, Sings National Anthem at High School Softball Championship

    05/28/2018 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/28/18 | Joel B. Pollak
    A crowd attending the Central Section Division I softball championship in Fresno on Friday evening burst into The Star-Spangled Banner after being told by the announcer that there would be no national anthem before the game. The Fresno Bee reported: Before Clovis High played Buchanan Friday night for the Central Section softball championship, the announcer representing the section stated there wouldn’t be a national anthem prior to the game. Those in attendance at Fresno State’s Margie Wright Diamond weren’t having any of that. Following a loud chorus of boos, the patriotic crowd stood up and began singing “The Star-Spangled Banner”...
  • Fresno State Won’t Punish Professor Who Bashed Barbara Bush

    04/25/2018 9:34:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/25/2018 | Melanie Arter
    The Fresno State University professor who made derogatory comments on Twitter about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, won’t be disciplined, the school announced Tuesday. In a letter to the “Campus Community,” Fresno State University President Joseph Castro said professor Randa Jarrar’s “conduct was insensitive, inappropriate and an embarrassment to the university.” However, “After completing this process, we have concluded that Professor Jarrar did not violate any CSU or university policies and that she was acting in a private capacity and speaking about a public matter on her personal Twitter account,” Castro wrote. “Her comments, although disgraceful, are...
  • No anthem, no problem: High school sports crowd spontaneously breaks into song...

    05/27/2018 8:46:59 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 46 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5-27-18 | Michelle Ganney
    A crowd at a high school softball championship game burst into song after the announcer said they wouldn't be playing the national anthem Friday in In Fresno, California. According to Fresno Bee the stadium started booing after the announcer said: 'There will be no anthem, let's just play softball.' Fan Tiffany Marquez said she was 'shocked' when the announcer said they weren't going to play it. 'Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism.' After some...
  • No anthem? No problem -- Ballgame crowd sings it anyway

    05/27/2018 2:33:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/18 | Amy Lieu
    What happens when the national anthem isn't played before a ballgame? In Fresno, Calif., first the crowd boos, then it takes it upon themselves to sing it anyway -- a cappella. In a show of patriotism before Memorial Day, the crowd at a high school softball championship game at Fresno State's Margie Wright Diamond on Friday night launched into their own rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" after it was announced that the song wouldn't be played because it had already been played before an earlier game. “Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, ‘There will be no anthem, let’s...
  • [VIDEO] No anthem? No problem -- Ballgame crowd sings it anyway [Fresno, CA]

    05/27/2018 3:57:50 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/27/18 | Amy Lieu
    What happens when the national anthem isn't played before a ballgame? In Fresno, Calif., first the crowd boos, then it takes it upon themselves to sing it anyway -- a cappella. In a show of patriotism before Memorial Day, the crowd at a high school softball championship game at Fresno State's Margie Wright Diamond on Friday night launched into their own rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" after it was announced that the song wouldn't be played because it had already been played before an earlier game. “Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, ‘There will be no anthem, let’s...
  • Dems, Media Outraged After Trump Calls MS-13 Gang Members ‘Animals’

    05/16/2018 10:12:03 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/16/18 | John Binder
    Democrats, the mainstream media, and left-wing reporters are twisting President Trump’s words in calling MS-13 illegal alien gang members “animals.” During a roundtable discussion of California’s sanctuary state laws, Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims mentioned to Trump the difficulty of working with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to notify them of an illegal alien MS-13 gang member. In response, Trump called the MS-13 gang members “animals,” as he’s done in the past MIMS: There could be an MS-13 gang member, I know about, if they don’t reach a threshold, I cannot tell ICE about them. [Emphasis added] TRUMP: We...
  • Fresno State professor placed on leave after tweeting 'Trump must hang

    04/18/2018 9:43:41 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 48 replies
    LA Times ^ | Apr 19, 2017 | Melissa Etehad
    A history professor at Fresno State University has been placed on paid leave after writing on Twitter that President Trump “must hang” to save American democracy. Fresno State President Joseph Castro announced Monday that Lars Maischak has agreed to go on paid leave for the rest of spring semester. The professor posted the tweet in late February.
  • California Tenured Professor Celebrates Barbara Bush Dying: ‘I’m Happy the Witch Is Dead’

    04/18/2018 7:04:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 18, 2018 9:07 am | Cameron Cawthorne
    <p>California State University, Fresno professor Randa Jarrar celebrated former First Lady Barbara Bush passing away Tuesday evening by calling her an "amazing racist" and boasting she was "happy the witch is dead."</p> <p>Jarrar, a professor in Fresno State's Department of English, started sending out tweets celebrating Bush's death within an hour after media outlets reported she had passed away at the age of 92 years old.</p>
  • Another Sunday, Another Trump Tweetstorm

    04/15/2018 6:02:32 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 31 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – Hey, Californian’s, you’re in luck! The feds are going to audit Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown’s high speed rail project, and, if the audit is conducted honestly, will likely conclude that it is time to cut off funding for the single biggest boondoggle in American history. Yes, dear readers, it isn’t bad enough that California’s utterly corrupt Democrat political class has already wasted billions of Californians’ dollars on this high-speed rail pipe dream, they’ve also already wasted $3.5 billion federal dollars, and are planning on wasting...
  • ICE immigration sweep in California puts employers and families on edge

    02/16/2018 6:32:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 16, 2018
    Federal immigration agents are escalating efforts to crack down on businesses hiring undocumented workers. New data released Friday morning shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement visited 122 businesses over the past five days, mostly in Southern California. Mike Poindexter is CEO of his family business the Poindexter Nut Company near Fresno, California. He says most Americans don't want these labor-intensive jobs. "We hire people all the time. They show up, they work two days and they leave," Poindexter said. His company is now being audited by ICE. "We've had somewhere between 5 to 10 percent of our workforce quit voluntarily just...
  • City sues over election partly decided by sex offenders at state hospital (CA)

    12/27/2017 8:05:43 PM PST · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    ABC 30 Action News ^ | 12/27/2017 | Corin Hoggard
    The Coalinga city council is suing Fresno County to overturn an election decided partly by the sex offenders in a state hospital. Voters rejected a penny sales tax increase by just 37 votes in November. 127 of those 'no' votes came from inside the walls of Coalinga State Hospital, where some of the state's sex offenders are actually legal voters.
  • This City Hall, brought to you by Amazon

    11/26/2017 10:16:10 AM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 24 November 2017 | Danny Westneat
    A review of some of the bids to woo Amazon’s HQ2 to other cities and states shows it’s not all about the money. In some cases democracy itself is a bargaining chip. ___ Example: Chicago has offered to let Amazon pocket $1.32 billion in income taxes paid by its own workers. This is truly perverse. Called a personal income-tax diversion, the workers must still pay the full taxes, but instead of the state getting the money to use for schools, roads or whatever, Amazon would get to keep it all instead. “The result is that workers are, in effect, paying...
  • Hotels in Clovis/Fresno

    08/08/2017 7:59:05 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    8 Aughust 2017
    What are some safe, affordable hotels in the Fresno/Clovis area. We will be staying 19-20 August. What should be avoided? Thanks
  • 12-Year-Old Fresno [CA] Girl Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee After Spelling ‘Marocain’ Correctly

    08/03/2017 8:22:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    “I just focused on my word and tried to spell it right,” she said. The 12-year-old spelled “marocain,” which is a dress fabric that is made with a warp of silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns. “It’s a like a dream come true. I am so happy right now,” she said. She rocked side-to-side, without completing a smile that began and went away, until her dad rushed to hug her. As the rest of her family joined her, the new champ finally let her happiness show. ... The winner receives a $40,000 grand prize and plenty of...
  • When Syria Came to Fresno: Refugees Test Limits of Outstretched Hand

    07/20/2017 3:10:02 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/20/2017 | By  MIRIAM JORDAN 
    FRESNO, Calif. — The police responded to a call about a loud party on East San Ramon Avenue, but it wasn’t just any party: A sheep was reportedly being slaughtered in a backyard. “Muslim refugees were unaware that slaughtering sheep is not allowed in the city,” the police wrote afterward in their report, which also stated that those involved “were advised to clean up the blood and mess” and warned that in the future “they could be cited.” The animal, actually a goat, was killed by a Syrian refugee who later skinned, roasted and shared it with his Syrian neighbors...
  • AR15 Style Rifle Used in Defense; Did California Restrictions Handicap Defender?

    06/22/2017 6:09:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 June, 2017, at a quiet residential home in Fresno, California, a home invasion resulted in a gunfight . The 30 -year-old  victim who fought back was wounded, two home invaders were killed, as was another victim, the father of the wounded defender. Another man was wounded. His name was not released. The defensive firearm used was described as an AR-15. From abc30.com: Yang said the family was preparing to celebrate her brother-in-law's birthday when in the early morning two armed suspects walked through their front door. The father, 69-year-old Chong Yee Yang, hollered to warn his children--...
  • Fresno City Council Chamber New Sign: "In God We Trust."

    06/15/2017 9:09:58 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 31 replies
    CBS 47 ^ | 6-15-17 | cakid1
    The City of Fresno unveils its the new "In God We Trust" sign inside of council chambers. Last month the city council voted unanimously to put the motto on the wall inside the council chambers.
  • Gunfight at east-central Fresno home leaves three dead, one wounded

    06/06/2017 10:49:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 6/6/17 | John Walker
    A gun battle that began when two men, one armed, walked into an east-central Fresno home Tuesday morning ended with three men dead and one wounded, police say. Police give details about triple-fatal shooting at Fresno home Police Chief Jerry Dyer tells what authorities know so far about a shooting at an east-central Fresno home that left three dead and one wounded. Jim Guy The Fresno Bee Police sorted through an extensive crime scene near 5267 E. Hammond Ave. after multiple rounds were fired in the quiet, newer neighborhood near Peach and Olive avenues. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said detectives...