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Syrian Student Designs Refugee Center Inspired by Experience

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FRESNO STATE — The bus ride was long and frightening. The trip that typically took six hours took Dalia Moudarres more than 18 hours. “It was so dangerous. They plant bombs in the street so any car that goes there explodes,” Moudarres explained. “You also can’t tell if it’s going to happen to you or the other person because it ...

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CHP Welcomes Nine New Additions to Their Canine Teams

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SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced the graduation and deployment of nine new canine teams. After months of intensive training, the CHP certified its newest members during a ceremony at the CHP Academy’s Canine Training Facility. “These nine teams are joining an already astonishing unit that serves as a vital part of the Department in protecting the ...

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Hit & Run Suspect Suffers Major Injuries in Escape Attempt

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FRESNO — Shortly before 2 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022, officers from the Fresno Police Department Northwest District were dispatched to the La Quinta Inn at 5077 North Cornelia Avenue regarding a deceased person in the parking lot. Officers arrived and discovered the partial remains of a female. It was quickly determined that the female, later identified as 29-year-old ...

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Candlelight Vigil Held for Teen Couple at Site of Crash

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OAKHURST — A crowd of more than 100 family members and friends of Jeramy Smith Jr. and Danika Lee Ibbotson gathered at a candlelight vigil in Oakhurst last night to commemorate the teens’ passing. The vigil was held near the accident location, which occurred on Road 426 west of Road 427.   The young couple was riding in Jeramy’s BMW — ...

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Traffic Advisory: One-Way Traffic on State Routes 49 & 140

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Routes 49 and 140 next week in Mariposa County. Route 49 • One-way traffic control from Moccasin Creek to Bear Valley Road for drainage work beginning Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Route 140 • One-way traffic ...

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North Fork Elementary Presents Disney’s “Moana Jr.”

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NORTH FORK — The North Fork Elementary School’s Performing Arts Department is presenting a production of Disney’s “Moana, Jr.” on May 20 and 21, 2022. An island style dinner will be available prior to the performance. Show Details What:  Disney’s “Moana, Jr.” When:  Show opens at 6 p.m. on May 20 & 21, 2022 Where:  North Fork Elementary School, located ...

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5 Ways to Help You Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy

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FAMILY & CHILDCARE — There are steps you can take to increase your chances of having a healthy, full-term pregnancy and baby, and part of that includes learning about birth defects. Each year, birth defects affect about 1 in 33 babies born in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mainly developing in the ...

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BBB Warns Baby Formula Shortage Leads to Potential Scams

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FRESNO — Shortages in the supply of baby formula are leading new moms and dads to find other ways of finding the much-needed item – and risking themselves to potential online scams. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is taking proactive measures to increase supply to help ease the shortage. According to the 2021 BBB Scam Tracker Risk ...

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Kaiser Permanente Fresno Recognized for Safe Patient Care

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FRESNO — The Leapfrog Group recognized Kaiser Permanente Fresno with a top score of “A” in its biannual Hospital Safety Grades report, which examined and graded nearly 3,000 hospitals throughout the United States. A total of 16 Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals received “A” grades including: Antioch, Fremont, Fresno, Manteca, Modesto, Redwood City, Roseville, San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael, ...

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