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Roosevelt High School theater to be named after Audra McDonald  KFSN-TV

McDonald is originally from Fresno and graduated from Roosevelt in 1988.

Roosevelt High School theater to be named after Broadway star Audra McDonald  Fresno Bee

The award-winning actress, singer and Broadway performer graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1988.

VIDEO: Calif. football team wins on 'Philly Special' two-point conversion  USA TODAY High School Sports

A California team won a game Friday night on a "Philly Special" type of two-point conversion.

Roosevelt High School teens suspended after fight video goes viral on Facebook

Three Fresno teenagers are now suspended from Roosevelt High School as video of a brutal beating goes viral on Facebook.

Years ago, graduating seniors followed an unusual route – they walked out of second-story windows  Fresno Bee

This week's Ask Me column looks back on the tradition of Roosevelt High School seniors walking down stairs from second-story windows to their graduation, ...

Fresno Unified says renovations will improve education experience for students in and outside the classroom  KFSN-TV

For Fresno Unified Students, schools already out for summer but the district is hard at work with several construction projects thanks to Measure X.

Arrest made after $10000 in laptops stolen from Roosevelt High School

Jacob Cruz was arrested early Tuesday morning after Fresno Police officers responded to burglar alarms at the school.

Audra McDonald to be honored in Fresno  KFSN-TV

Audra McDonald, the six-time Tony Award winner, will return to Fresno this weekend where she'll be given a key to the city, and see her name permanently put ...

Valley students offer free tax help  KFSN-TV

Some teenagers who may have never actually worked a job are offering to do your taxes for free.

Fishing report for week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4 | Pine Flat kicking out some big limits  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Roosevelt High student arrested for bringing replica gun on campus  KFSN-TV

Fresno Police said the 14-year-old student brought the gun on campus and tried to sell it to other students. One student became frightened and told school staff, ...

Fishing report for week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6 | Bass biting at Pine Flat, Eastman, Hensley  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Got tickets? Audra McDonald set to make a rare appearance in Fresno this weekend  The Fresno Bee

Broadway star Audra McDonald will perform in her hometown of Fresno, California, for the first time since 2011. Her show Saturday night, May 26, 2018 at ...

Help sought for Fresno girl mauled by pit bull. ‘I’m traumatized now.’  The Modesto Bee

A GoFundMe donation account was made to help Andinaye Godinez, 10, who was attacked by a pit bull on Sunday, July 15, 2018 in the backyard of her home ...

International stage and TV star Audra McDonald in Fresno  KFSN-TV

Of all the accolades she has earned--six Tony awards, an Emmy, a Grammy and the national medal of the arts, today's honors hit home for Audra McDonald.

Transgender student charged in brutal attack at high school says she was bullied  KFSN-TV

A transgender student has been arrested after a brutal attack at Tomball High School was captured on video.

Former Fresno police officer says Chief Dyer, staff mistreated him after fatal shooting  Fresno Bee

For the first time, former Fresno, California, police officer Junus Perry describes what he says are efforts by top officials in the Fresno Police Department to work ...

Gas valve leak prompts partial evacuation at Roosevelt High School  KFSN-TV

A gas leak forced the evacuation of Roosevelt High School in Central Fresno Wednesday morning.

School walkout alternative activities planned  KMPH Fox 26

Fresno Unified School District officials are planning walkout alternative activities for numerous schools on Wednesday.A national school walkout is planned that ...

After arrests of 14-year-old girls, police warn social media threats are felonies  Fresno Bee

Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson and Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer are warning students that social media threats are considered crimes, after a ...

Election 2018: Who won seats on the Fresno City Council?  The Fresno Bee

In the race to replace Clint Olivier in the District 7 seat for Fresno CA City Council, Democrat Nelson Esparza held the lead by more than 10 points over ...

Fishing report for week of Feb. 28-March 6 | Shaver bites heating up, Pine Flat bass holding up  Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Feb. 21-27, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Thieves targeting homes and businesses for surveillance cameras newest crime trend in Fresno  KFSN-TV

A thief was lurking on the campus of Roosevelt High School at the end of September--looking to steal surveillance cameras, a device ironically designed to ...

Bryson Williams seeks to transfer from Fresno State. Will others follow?  The Collegian

After former San Diego State Associate Head Coach Justin Hutson was hired, all seemed to be well at Fresno State. But that doesn't seem to be the case. On the ...

Bryson Williams granted release from Fresno State  The Collegian

After speculation over his future, Bulldogs sophomore Bryson Williams' request for a transfer to a new school was approved Wednesday by Fresno State, ...

HoopHall is Back  Sports360AZ

Story by Kennedy Wilkerson. If you are a high school hoops fan in Arizona, make north Scottsdale your weekend destination. The Naismith Memorial Basketball ...

Coming to Downtown: A Street Named Audra McDonald Way

One of Fresno's greatest entertainers will have a street named in her honor. The city council will rename a portion of M Street "Audra McDonald Way."

Signing-day updates: Chris Roland denies USC, signs with the Arizona Wildcats  Arizona Daily Star

Check out the Star's live blog as Arizona, under Kevin Sumlin, makes the 2019 recruiting class official.

Police make arrest after Fresno Unified schools are threatened on social media  KFSN-TV

The Fresno Unified School District notified police and, after an investigation, determined that the threats were not credible after a juvenile suspect was arrested.

Fresno City Council needs fresh direction, and Nelson Esparza will help bring that about  The Fresno Bee

Nelson Esparza has the Fresno Bee Editorial Board's endorsement for his 2018 run for Fresno City Council. Voters in District 7 should vote for the candidate with ...

These candidates hope to replace Clint Olivier in Fresno City Council District 7  Fresno Bee

Voters in Fresno City Council District 7 will have three candidates with markedly different backgrounds to choose from to replace Councilman Clint Olivier.

'It's got to look good. People eat with their eyes first.'  Vida en el Valle

The former Roosevelt High School baseball player (he played all positions except for pitcher) wanted to become an architect but his love of money led him into ...

Chavez Runs on His Record. Yang Says City Needs New Voice.

Luis Chavez says he's on the right track to increasing prosperity in southeast Fresno. Paula Yang counters she can do better, especially with bringing the ...

May 2016 - Fresno Unified School District - Building Futures  KFSN-TV

Preparing Career Ready Graduates - A publication of the Fresno Unified School District.

Fresno Unified's new program is giving students flexibility to stay ahead of their class  KFSN-TV

Students at Fresno Unified's J. E. Young Academic Center are part of the new E-Learn academy that's an online version of school. The group of nearly a dozen ...

Johnston County student says he was suspended for defending friend who was being attacked by bullies  KFSN-TV

Students at a Johnston County high school are rallying around their fellow classmate after they say he was wrongly suspended and criminally charged.

4 men and teen in custody after robbing student at gunpoint in Southeast Fresno  KFSN-TV

Four men and a teen are in custody accused of robbing a student at a bus stop in Southeast Fresno. It happened just after 6:30 Thursday morning.

Tax season is here and the United Way is helping Valley residents with filing  KFSN-TV

The end of January means the beginning of tax season. This year non-profit United Way Fresno and Madera Counties wants to relieve some of your filing stress.

Video shows Fresno student punching teacher in cellphone dispute  Los Angeles Times

A Fresno high school student has been arrested after a video showed her attacking and punching a substitute teacher during class, police said Thursday.

Robert 'Bob' Melford Munyon | Obituaries  Hi-Desert Star

Robert “Bob” Melford Munyon was born Dec. 19, 1928, to Constance Louise and Arthur Curtis Munyon in Downey, and passed into the presence of his Lord and ...

Fresno Student Shot, Killed by Police Officer After Bat Attack  FOXNews

The officer fired after the student at Roosevelt High School allegedly hit the officer with a baseball bat, police said.

California Governor’s Race Forces Candidates to Face the Past  The New York Times

Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa, the leading Democratic contenders in Tuesday's primary must contend with Jerry Brown's long shadow and voters' ...

Roosevelt's School of the Arts to perform Romeo loves Rosaline comedy  KFSN-TV

Actors have taken the stage and are putting a new comic twist on Romeo and Juliet. The play mixes styles and time periods for fast-paced, family friendly fun.

Friday Night Football - Week 11  KFSN-TV

Schedules, scores and highlights of High School Football around the Valley.

Fishing Report for week of Jan. 23: Shaver kokanee, Pine Flat bass and trout on tap  Fresno Bee

Compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George, a former Olympic-class decathlete at Fresno State and striper record-holder at Millerton Lake and who ...

Charles Chitchjian was an 'iconic' part of Fresno's restaurant scene  Fresno Bee

Fresno restaurant owner Charles "Charlie" Chitchjian died Feb. 21 at the age of 96.

One Classroom At A Time  KMPH Fox 26

What would $1000 do to help your classroom? Tell us your ideas and you could be awarded $1000 make it happen.If the contest is not loading below, you can ...

Fishing report for week of Nov. 14-20 | Bass hitting at Pine Flat, Success  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Nov. 14-20, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Planned Parenthood Sets Up Shop At Roosevelt High To Reduce Teen Pregnancies  CBS Local

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District have teamed up in an unusual collaboration to reduce the number of ...

February 2017 - Fresno Unified School District - Building Futures  KFSN-TV

Preparing Career Ready Graduates - A publication of the Fresno Unified School District.

Audra McDonald is coming home to sing with the Fresno Philharmonic for the first time  Fresno Bee

Broadway star Audra McDonald will perform with the Fresno Philharmonic on May 26, 2018.

Central California lakes, rivers, ocean fishing report for April 11-17  Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of April 11-17 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Hurtado flexes political muscle in state Senate District 14 race  Vida en el Valle

If Sanger City Councilmember Melissa Hurtado fails in her bid to upset state Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, in the 14th State Senate District, it won't be because ...

Relatives Say School Failed to Help Depressed Fresno Student Killed By Police  FOXNews

Family of teen killed by school police oficer says he was depressed and school failed to help him properly.

17th annual Guelaguetza brings Oaxacan folk dance, artisan crafts to Fresno  Fresno Bee

Video of Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities executive director Leoncio Vasquez describes Guelaguetza California ...

Sierra Pacific wins back-to-back Valley titles  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD - The Sierra Pacific boys tennis team finished the season unbeaten as back-to-back Valley champions.

Fishing report for week of Nov. 21-27 | Late-fall bass bite at several Valley lakes  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Nov. 21-27 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Fishing report for week of Oct. 24-30 | Wishon and Courtright producing trout limits  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Oct. 24-30, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Fishing report for week of Nov. 7-13 | Fall feast for bass at Eastman, Pine Flat  The Fresno Bee

Fishing report for week of Nov. 7-13, 2018 for the central San Joaquin Valley, ocean and Delta compiled by Dave Hurley and edited by Roger George.

Boise State roster countdown 2018: Day 27, Evan Tyler  One Bronco Nation Under God

It's day 3 of fall camp and day 73 or so of the countdown, which puts us at DAY 27 (that enough numbers for ya?). Today, we'll have to improvise a bit since ...

12-year-old boy fighting for life after being electrocuted

Victoria Antunez said her 12-year-old son, Adrian, got electrocuted while playing outside. She said he's now fighting for his life.

Fishing Report: Week of July 4  Fresno Bee

Bass are among the top species targeted by central San Joaquin Valley fishermen, such as these ones caught by Roosevelt High School Bass Fishing Club ...

Two Central Unified Trustees Served Recall Notices

Central Unified School District Trustees Phillip Cervantes and Richard Solis have been served with recall papers. A grassroots group of parents served the two ...

Oregon State Recruiting Recap 3/21: Recent Offers on the Recruiting Trail for Beaver Football  Building the Dam

The new Oregon State coaching staff wrapped up an underrated, but an impressive recovery to their 2018 class by the time National Signing Day arrived on ...

School Shooting Protests Planned, But Students Discouraged from Skipping Class

Local school districts are planning on National Walkout day regarding guns and schools. What consequences could students face if they skip class?

La Raza: The Community Newspaper That Became a Political Platform  KCET

The origins of La Raza magazine sound like the beginning of a joke or a story that could go in any direction. However, it's the beginning of the story...

Surely, you jester: It seems everywhere you look, there’s a #creepyclown  Fresno Bee

Law enforcement up and down the Central Valley, and from coast to coast, is dealing with a battalion of creepy clowns on social media (and sometimes in real ...

Reading and Beyond embraces 93701, Fresno’s lead-poisoned ZIP code  Fresno Bee

Nonprofit hopes to transform central Fresno neighborhoods, many threatened with lead poisoning, into Family Success Zone.

Founder of Ray Fisher Pharmacy dies  Fresno Bee

Ray Fisher, who opened Ray Fisher Pharmacy in 1956 on Blackstone Avenue, died Jan. 12 after a massive stroke. The store still bears his name more than two ...

Fulton Mall groundbreaking raises hopes of revitalizing downtown Fresno  Fresno Bee

It was 1964 when Gov. Edmund G. Brown hailed the newly built Fulton Street pedestrian mall in downtown Fresno as a successful effort to fend off the problems ...

Sanger restaurant serves up schoolhouse history  Fresno Bee

Frankwood School, named for two businessmen who donated land and money for school, houses the second restaurant to operate in the red brick building that ...

Teacher found drunk and pantsless at school on first day  KFSN-TV

An Oklahoma high school teacher was arrested on her first day on the job after allegedly appearing at school drunk and without wearing pants.

Local Sports Roundup: Spartans win share of ESL title  Porterville Recorder

One more win gives Strathmore outright championshipThe Strathmore High School volleyball team is one win away from claiming the East Sequoia League title ...

Strong winds topple trees across Fresno  KFSN-TV

Tree after tree fell all over Fresno Sunday because of strong winds blowing through the Central Valley. One tree nearly landed on top of a home in Central ...

Looking to celebrate Day of the Dead? Arte Américas, Master Chorale have your ticket  Fresno Bee

Arte Americas moves its popular “CalaGala” marking Dia de los Muertos to a new location at Eaton Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 29, while the Fresno Community ...

Campus safety assistants help protect Fresno schools  Fresno Bee

Last month, a teacher called Dennis Hebert on a two-way radio and asked him to remove a student who smelled like marijuana from a classroom at Cesar ...

Louie Leonardo, Jr.  Fresno Bee

I was born Louie Leonardo, Jr. on May 31, 1938 and raised in Fresno. My parents were Louie Sr. and Rose Leonardo. I am the oldest of three children. I have a ...

Fresno attorney Warren Paboojian named trial lawyer of the year by statewide group  Fresno Bee

Over three decades, Fresno attorney Warren Paboojian has collected several honors, including Trial Lawyer of the Year from the Consumer Attorneys of ...

Luis Zamora takes over as Selma High girls soccer coach  Hanford Sentinel

SELMA - The Selma girls soccer team have a new head coach this season, but he is no stranger to the Bears' sideline.

Ask Me: Fresno’s downtown AT&T building was originally Pacific Telephone  Fresno Bee

Question: How old are the two AT&T buildings at Van Ness and Stanislaus?

Fresno pastor pleads no contest to gun charges; rape charges dropped  Merced Sun-Star

Rape charges have been dismissed against the Rev. Donald Lockhart of Fresno, who has been waging a three-year legal battle in Fresno County Superior ...

Gene Nalbandian writes book to deal with son’s death  Fresno Bee

Gene Nalbandian's book, “Lamentations of a Dad: How Takeaways Led to Comebacks” deals with his life as a pro athlete, businessman and father dealing with ...

Police: Fresno student killed by cop wanted to die  San Jose Mercury News

FRESNO – A 17-year-old high school student who was shot and killed after he attacked a campus police officer with a baseball bat wanted to die that day, ...

Hispanic Heritage Month  KFSN-TV

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans.

Longtime stage for children’s theater in Fresno will close by Dec. 31, city says  Fresno Bee

Children's Musical Theaterworks has been notified its lease of the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium will end as of Dec. 31. The organization has been performing ...

'I'm traumatized': Help sought for Fresno girl mauled by pit bull

Andinaye "Andi" Godinez winces with pain and clutches a wolf stuffed animal as her mom cleans her left leg covered with puncture wounds. The 10-year-old ...

Crowning moment  Bay Area Indymedia

Johnny Vera, at 6-foot-4 in heels, towers over enthusiastic supporters as he sports the tiara representing his selection as queen for Roosevelt High's prom ...

As expulsions, suspensions decrease at Fresno schools, concerns about out-of-control classrooms grow  Fresno Bee

In a quiet third-grade classroom at Birney Elementary School in central Fresno, students sit in a circle on the floor and speak only when they're handed a purple ...

Henry R. Perea wants to cap long political career by becoming Fresno mayor  Fresno Bee

Henry R. Perea, the child of parents who came to the U.S. not speaking English, quietly worked his way through parochial school and, after a life-changing stint ...

Children First: Woman who was formerly in foster care is going from poverty to possibility  KFSN-TV

Just a few days shy of her 21st birthday Gabriela Morales has got a lot on her plate.

Bullard High School graduate Rae Dunn fires up new book project  Fresno Bee

Rae Dunn's life is filled with serendipitous events, including how she found her career in ceramics and as a writer. “I was in Golden Gate Park and I saw this ...

A top cop once chose his badge over family. As his trial begins, that decision could cost him  Fresno Bee

Fresno's ex-deputy police Chief Keith Foster, facing drug charges, was quiet after police killed his nephew in 2002. The brother will testify against Foster.

Congratulations 2016 Honored Scholars!  KFSN-TV

Every year, ABC30 salutes the top graduating seniors from Central Valley high schools. These Honored Scholars are featured on the air and online as part of ...

Rex Carl Parker  Newport News Times

It is with sad hearts that we share the news of the passing of Rex Carl Parker, beloved husband, father and grandfather, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Rex is ...

Audience participation? New Fresno Philharmonic director leaves mark with modern programming  Fresno Bee

Rei Hotoda wasted no time in creating a 2017-18 Fresno Philharmonic season rich in both modern pieces from living composers and classics from Beethoven, ...

Fresno civil-rights activist Ben Benavídez dies  Fresno Bee

Ben Benavídez was national and state president of the Mexican American Political Association in the 1990s and early 2000s. The civil rights activist fought for ...

Graduation season brings out the best in life  Vida en el Valle

It's the busiest but best time of the year, without a doubt.

Volleyball: Selma aims to build off last season's playoff run  Hanford Sentinel

SELMA - After making a deep playoff run last year, the expectation for the Selma volleyball team is to go farther this season.

Mabel’s Kitchen is back and educating Fresno about muffuletta sandwiches  Fresno Bee

Mabel's Kitchen has opened inside Bitwise Industries on Van Ness Avenue in downtown Fresno, reopening after closing its previous location on Kern Street next ...

Good Company Players show offers old-time whimsy for a world in need of it  Fresno Bee

The Drowsy Chaperone” will run at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater from Thursday, September 14 until November 12.

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