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Hells Angels Wait In Line For 5 Days To Buy Bikes For Homeless Kids

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact

The Hells Angels may enjoy racing down highways in Harleys, but they'll also wait in a stagnant line for days if it means putting a smile on a kid's f...

Teens On The Run After Allegedly Shooting Teacher

AP | Posted 12.22.2013 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police are searching for four teenage boys they say shot and injured a teacher who fought back during an attempted robbery at ...

Novice Karate Student Beats Down Man She Finds In Her Bathroom

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | Weird News

FRESNO, Calif. -- A California man got an early morning beat down after being pummeled by a karate student who found him drunk in her bathroom. Janni...

The Rise And Fall Of Spanish-Language Weekly Newspapers In California

Eduardo Stanley | Posted 04.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Stanley

Spanish-language weeklies created by English-language dailies, which began to emerge in the mid in California's Central Valley in the 1990s, are now disappearing.

Mom Recorded Herself Getting High On Meth Before Killing Her Kids: Cops

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 03.18.2012 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. -- The four family members involved in an apparent murder-suicide at a Central California apartment all died from a single gunshot woun...

Massacre In California Apartment -- 4 Dead

AP | Posted 03.17.2012 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. -- Two adults and two children were killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday at an apartment building in California's Central Valley...

Schools Chief Who Took $800,000 Pay Cut Giving Up More For Charity

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- The school superintendent in California who is forgoing hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay and benefits to help offset budget c...

California Dominates Forbes' Most Miserable Cities List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California wins the dubious honor of landing 8 cities on Forbes' "Most Miserable" list. To make matters worse, the list is only twenty cities long. ...

A Crisis in Faith

Irene Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Irene Gonzalez

If I have learned anything during this March for California's Future, it is that people in the San Joaquin Valley have lost their faith and their hope along with their jobs and homes.

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Asks Residents To Donate $1 A Month To Help Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin has unveiled an ambitious program to help homeless people get off the city streets and rebuild their lives by finding a...

Fresno Shooting: Police Officers SHOT As Authorities Surround Suspect's House In Minkler

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Two sheriff deputies and a fire official were shot in a Fresno shooting today, as police officers surrounded the home of a suspect in the town of Mink...

Drunkest Cities In America: California Boasts 3 Of Top 10 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The 'drunkest' cities in America for this year have been released by Men's Health, and Fresno, California tops the list. Fresno edged a city in Nev...

Building High Speed Rail Isn't a Bolshevik Plot

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

If you drive on the Interstate, benefit from the Voting Rights Act of 1964 or live free of polio, smallpox, and other communicable diseases, go ahead and thank the government.

Activists ask EPA for tougher pesticide rules

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FRESNO, Calif. — A coalition of nonprofit groups is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to write stronger regulations to protect children from exposure to farm chemicals sprayed near thousands of schools.

The petition was filed Wednesday by public interest law firms Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice. It requests that the agency set up no-spray buffer zones around schools, parks, hospitals and day-care centers for some of the most dangerous airborne pesticides.

No specific federal laws currently prohibit spraying near schools. An EPA spokeswoman said the agency would evaluate the new petition and take action to ensure public health was protected.

In California, state figures show there were 590 pesticide-related illnesses at schools from 1996 to 2005.

Unemployment Up In Almost Half Of U.S. Metro Areas

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Unemployment worsened or stayed the same in most metro areas in October, the Labor Department said Wednesday, as jobs remained scar...

Hunger, Jobs and Water Wars

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Holt Gimenez

Food aid is rolling in to the breadbasket of California. In Fresno County, the state's most productive agricultural area, a hunger crisis has been unfolding for the better part of a year.

STIMULUS WATCH: Teens lack jobs despite job effort

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Obama administration's economic stimulus program to find jobs for thousands of teenagers this summer couldn't overcome one of the bleakest job markets in more than 60 years that had desperate adults competing for the same work.

Almost one-quarter of the 279,169 youths in the $1.2 billion jobs program didn't get jobs, as more adults sought the same low-wage positions at hamburger stands and community pools, according to an Associated Press review of government data and reports from states.

Congressional auditors warned Wednesday that the government's plans to measure the success of the federal program are so haphazard that they "may reveal little about what the program achieved." The new report from the Government Accountability Office said many government officials, employers and participants believe the program was successful.

Vice President Joe Biden described the Workforce Investment Act summer program as a way to keep teens out of trouble and off the streets while reinvigorating the country's summer youth employment program, which had gone dormant for a decade. But the program didn't prevent youth unemployment rates from soaring to 18.5 percent in July, the highest rate measured among 16- to 24-year-olds in that month since 1948.

"The summer program was basically half-disaster," said Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. "It was too little, too late and too poorly constructed to have any lasting effect on our youngest workers."

Nation's Most Endangered Rivers Are In California

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — California's two longest rivers have been named the country's most endangered waterways because of outdated water management an...

Salmonella Confirmed In Pistachio Plant That Sparked Nation-Wide Recall

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

FRESNO, Calif. — Federal officials confirmed Monday they found traces of salmonella in a central California pistachio processing plant that spar...

Pistachio Salmonella Risk: FDA Urges Caution

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TERRA BELLA, Calif. — It could take weeks before health officials know exactly which pistachio products may be tainted with salmonella, but they...