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UL basketball signs Calif. prep player

June 10, 2017 by The Daily Advertiser

The Daily Advertiser... on Friday the addition of California high school product Elijah McCoy (Fresno, Calif.) to a grant-in-aid for the 2017-18 season. McCoy, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward, averaged 16.7 points, 13.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks as a senior at Roosevelt High ...

Good Company Players turn history into child's play

June 9, 2017 by Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeThe Jackson students were among nearly 6,000 fifth graders from Fresno Unified School District who saw a play in six performances over a three-day period recently. “Our Founding Fathers and Mothers” was written by Laurie Pessano and produced by Laurie ...

Amid public search for next Fresno Unified superintendent, parents still don't trust the district

May 21, 2017 by Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeWhen asked what the next Fresno Unified superintendent's resumé should look like, teacher Manuel Bonilla stood up in Roosevelt High's auditorium and suggested a profound prerequisite. “We need a healer,” said Bonilla, who teaches at McLane High.

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

April 22, 2017 by Fresno Bee (blog)

Fresno Bee (blog)Q: I lived in Fresno from 1955 to 1994 and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1961. For years, RHS seniors graduated “out the windows” from the second story of the administration building. We entered a classroom on the second floor, walked to the ...

Fresno Unified will maintain after-school programs threatened by Trump's budget

April 4, 2017 by Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeThe schools that benefit from those academic-enrichment programs are Sunnyside, McLane, Fresno and Roosevelt high schools and Yosemite Middle School. ... Other districts across California likely will not be able to save the programs. Statewide ...

Native Fresnan hungry for success at highest level

April 2, 2017 by The Collegian

The CollegianOf the 17 athletes on the roster, Williams is the only one from Fresno. He attended Roosevelt High School and is the school's all-time leading scorer. When Williams was a sophomore at Roosevelt, Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry offered him a ...

Fresno Unified proposes to protect undocumented students 'to fullest extent allowed by law'

March 1, 2017 by Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeFresno Unified joins more than 25 districts across the state that have adopted safe-haven resolutions at the urging of the California Department of Education, reaffirming existing laws that protect student data in light of deportation fears since the ...

Deportation fears could be to blame for declining college applicants

February 28, 2017 by Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeApplications in the district for the California Dream Act are down from 153 in 2016 to 115 this year. Statewide, applications for the program, which allows undocumented students to receive financial aid for college, are down by nearly 60 percent since ...

Late Mike Connors Attended 'Ex-Fresnotzi' Luncheon

January 31, 2017 by Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian NewsConnors passed away on January 26 after being diagnosed with leukemia a week earlier at 91 years old. Connors was born in 1925 in Fresno, California to Armenian parents Krekor and Alice Ohanian, and survived by his wife of 67 years Mary Lou Wells, his ...

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

December 29, 2016 by Fresno Bee

Fresno BeePerry's life changed when he sustained a severe neck injury after Roosevelt High School student Jesus “Jesse” Carrizales sneaked up behind him and hit him on the head with a wooden baseball bat, knocking Perry to the ground. As the youth was poised to ...

State Center Community College District appoints new board president

December 18, 2016 by Visalia Times-Delta

Visalia Times-DeltaPresident Leal is a graduate of Roosevelt High School and attended Fresno City College. “I look forward to working with our dedicated faculty, staff, administration, fellow board members and community partners as we continue our commitment to improve ...

Mayor-elect Brand gets early test with rental inspection vote

December 7, 2016 by Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeThroughout his successful campaign, Lee Brand told voters that he would be a mayor for all of Fresno and that he was not tied to orthodoxy or even a conservative agenda. For example, in debates, television ads and interviews, Brand emphasized growing ...

Thumbs up, thumbs down

October 28, 2016 by Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeThumbs up to Roosevelt High School business teacher Linda Jean Voth for empowering students by helping them earn their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance certifications. As a result, they helped 3,500 low-income residents file their taxes for free ...

A program is helping Fresno students get started in the workplace and the restaurant industry

October 25, 2016 by KFSN-TV

KFSN-TVFRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --. Some Roosevelt High School students received some lessons in the classroom about how to land their first job. Students say looking for a paid position can be a bit intimidating. "It's scary, but to have a job it'd actually be ...

Lee Brand rises from humble roots to thrive in business, seek mayor's office

October 1, 2016 by Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeIt's a life far removed from Brand's humble beginnings, growing up as an underachieving juvenile delinquent in a two-bedroom, one-bath house in the working-class neighborhoods near Roosevelt High School. Brand, now 67, was ... Now, after turning his ...

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