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Forest Service to Host Two In-Person Hiring Events

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VALLEJO — The United States Forest Service (USFS) is hiring for Wildland Firefighter positions into hiring permanent and seasonal, hand crews, engine crews, hotshot crews, and more. Make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Join the Forest Service’s Region 5 fire organization and be a part of the team ...

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Three Fresno State Alumni Published Debut Books in 2022

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FRESNO STATE — Three alumni authors from Fresno State’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing published their debut books in 2022. In total, 22 alumni from the program — which offers advanced training in the writing of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction — have now published their debut books in the past seven years. “It’s an exciting time ...

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Hold the Line, the U.S. Forest Service is Hiring!

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The United States Forest Service is hosting an in-person event to hire 400 wildland firefighters in California. Their goal is to match local candidates with local positions in California. The live event will be held on January 24 & 25, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Fresno. USFS Hiring Event Flyer (PDF) ...

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Unveiling the Top 22 Stories of 2022 at Fresno State

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FRESNO STATE — Stories inspire us. They connect us. They inform us of all the wonderful things — and sometimes challenging things — happening at the Fresno State campus that holds a special meaning to so many in the Central Valley and beyond. Stories are how we relate to one another, and oftentimes stories spark us to take action — whether ...

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Youth for Christ Fresno/Madera Supports Youth in Group Homes

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FRESNO — One aspect of the juvenile justice system often overlooked is the use of group homes. Group homes provide an alternative to detention centers and include therapy, 24-hour supervision, and support in a home-like setting. Group homes serve a small number of teens and offer their own set of challenges. While this might seem like a loving alternative to ...

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Fresno & Kings County Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

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Effective Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 08:00 am the SRA land hazard reduction burn permit suspension in Fresno and Kings Counties, will be lifted. FRESNO COUNTY — CAL FIRE Fresno-Kings Unit Chief Dustin Hail is formally canceling the hazard reduction burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid hazard reduction burn permits can now resume burning only ...

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Two Local Wineries to Offer Live Music This Sunday

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — If you’re looking for some great live music this Sunday (along with some fantastic food and wine), look no further. Both the Fäsi Estate Winery and the Toca Madera Winery will be offering live music events. The Fäsi Estate Winery will be presenting guitar virtuoso Erick Tyler this Sunday, November 13, from 12 – 3 p.m. Fäsi Estate Winery ...

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PG&E Notifies Customers of Potential PSPS

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PG&E Notifies Nearly 6000 Customers of Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) FRESNO — PG&E meteorologists are monitoring a weather system that could bring northerly winds to portions of Northern and Central California beginning Saturday morning (Oct. 22) and lasting into Monday. Due to this northerly wind event, combined with extreme to exceptional drought and extremely dry vegetation, PG&E sent ...

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Motorcycle Dog Leads to Drug Seizure

FRESNO COUNTY – Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 58-year-old David Mitchell of Fresno. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on numerous felony charges, including possession of a gun by a felon, possession of drugs for sale, and probation violation. His bail is $320,000. Around 10:30 pm on Wednesday, deputies made a traffic stop on a motorcycle ...

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Valley Center for the Blind Hosts White Cane Safety Day Walk

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FRESNO — The White Cane Safety Day Walk, hosted by the Valley Center for the Blind, returns Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Inspiration Park in Fresno (see map below) to celebrate the white cane, a symbol of independence for the blind and visually impaired community. This event is also an opportunity for those experiencing blindness ...

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