Monday , October 23 2017

Valley News

news from California’s central valley

Chinese New Year Celebrates Culture, Cuisine

<div class="StoryBlock"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresno-Chinatown/547163448635273" target="_self">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fresno-Chinatown/547163448635273</a><br /><br />Chinatown Revitalization, Inc. held its 15th annual Chinese New Year parade in downtown Fresno Saturday. Organizers say, this year’s celebration came with concern about the future.</div>

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WheelChair Drive

<div class="StoryBlock"> Volunteers collected hundreds of wheelchairs to help people with disabilities. Joni and Friends is a christian ministry dedicated to serving families with disabilities. Volunteers collected used wheelchairs, crutches and canes.<br /></div>

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Fresno Councilmember Joins Obama in 50th Anniversary March in Selma

<div class="StoryBlock"> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Alabama- where hundreds of protestors were beaten and tear gassed by law enforcement. It’s also known as &quot;Bloody Sunday&quot;.</div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">The protestors were fighting for the right for …

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Sick Child Donation Scam

<div class="StoryBlock"> <br />On Friday, 3-6, officers were notified by citizens of four individuals panhandling at Palm/ Bullard Ave. asking for donations for a sick child. The citizens felt the individuals asking for the money where not being honest regarding the sick child. Officers arrived and two of the individuals …

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Fresno Police: Air-1 Video Shows Laser Attack on Helicopter

<div class="StoryBlock"> <p>Video from Fresno Police’s Air-1 shows a suspect pointing a powerful green laser at their helicopter Thursday night. The video also shows the officers making the arrest. </p><p>The laser attack set off a chain of events that landed two officers in the hospital.&nbsp;It wasn’t the officers in the …

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Investigation into TurboTax Fraud

<div class="StoryBlock"> The Department of Justice is investigating TurboTax after a surge in tax fraud. <br /><br />Criminals are filing fake returns using stolen information to take their tax refund. <br /><br />TurboTax says some states have seen a 37-fold increase in suspicious returns this year. In February Turbo Tax …

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Three arrested in Selma after 400 marijuana plants found

<div class="StoryBlock"> In Selma, three people were arrested by Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies after a search warrant turned up hundreds of marijuana plants.<br /><br />The arrests were made at home on the 1300 block of South Willow Avenue. When detectives executed a search warrant on the property they found more …

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Students Help Former Cancer Patient Make Her Wish Come True

<div class="StoryBlock"> <font size="2"><p>Making A Difference for Sandra is an effort Sanger High School students have been a part of to help their classmate who was suffering with bone cancer.</p> <p>Friday hundreds of students gathered during a rally for Sandra Padilla, they played games and made sure she knew they …

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San Francisco's Bay Bridge lights go off until 2016

<div class="StoryBlock"> The lights are now out, at least for awhile, at the Bay Bridge.<br /> <br />The 1.8 mile wide LED light sculpture that’s decorated San Francisco for the last two years is taking a year-long break. Officials say it’s just for maintenance. They’ll be taken down so crews …

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Visalia shooting victim in serious condition

<div class="StoryBlock"> In the south valley, Visalia police are searching for the suspects involved a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.<br /><br />It happened around 1:45 Thursday afternoon at a home in the area of Jacob Court and Ferguson Avenue. <br /><br />When police arrived at the scene, …

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Two Fresno Police officers injured in crash overnight

<div class="StoryBlock"> Two Fresno Police officers are recovering after being in a crash while on duty. The crash happened just after 11 last night, at the intersection of Herndon and Blackstone.<br /> <br />Investigators say the officers were responding to a report of someone in the Pinedale area pointing a …

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