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Fresno County

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  • Public health departments are on the front lines against the flu

    Government employees tend to be easy fodder for mockery. That is particularly true when the ribbing suits the needs of political candidates trying to appear vigilant about the growth of government. In her quest to become governor of California, for...
  • A beastly kind of cruelty

    A beastly kind of cruelty
    The buzzards led Nick Bursio to his prized calf. He found the body just over a rise in the field, with a bullet hole in its left shoulder, near the heart. Bursio had heard of animals killed by rustlers for their meat. But not until that May morning had...
  • Whooping cough cases rise

    Reported cases of whooping cough have tripled since last year, according to state health officials, with the Central Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles region seeing sizable increases in patients. In California, there have been 584...
  • Panel slow to act on nurses' crimes

    In March 2006, a Long Beach hospital put state licensing authorities on notice: Two patients had accused a nurse of molesting them on a single night. One said that he massaged her breasts, the other that he groped her under her hospital gown, according to...
  • Health staff background checks lag

    California's failure to check the criminal backgrounds of health professionals extends well beyond nurses, encompassing tens of thousands of doctors, dentists, psychiatric technicians and therapists. The Times reported this fall that regulators had not...
  • Looking to November

    Today's question: Look toward November. What local and state ballot initiatives should we expect to see? How should L.A. voters go in the general election? How do you expect the vote will actually go? Click here to read previous installments from this...
  • Suspect In Rainier Valley Homicide Arrested In California After Being Released By Seattle Police

    Suspect In Rainier Valley Homicide Arrested In California After Being Released By Seattle Police
    Police in Fresno, California arrested a man suspected of killing his roommate in Seattle -- hours after being released by the Seattle Police Department. Police had put out an alert for 40-year-old Valente Alvarez-Guerrero, with a description of his car....
  • Thousands Rally for Same-Sex Marriage

    Thousands Rally for Same-Sex Marriage
    Hundreds of same-sex couples and their supporters marched Saturday through dusty California farm towns, rallying in the state's conservative center to kick off the latest era in the battle over gay marriage. Just days after the state's highest court...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Debate Complicates Mayor Newsom's Future

    Same-Sex Marriage Debate Complicates Mayor Newsom's Future
    The state Supreme Court's decision to uphold California's constitutional ban on gay marriage - and another impassioned initiative fight as early as next year - present complications for the politician most associated with the cause, San Francisco Mayor...
  • Californy power

    My mother, a child of the San Bernardino County city of Redlands, has always been fond of reciting an old country-song verse favored by her Oklahoma forebears. Dear Okie, if you see Arkie, tell 'im Tex's got a job for him out in Californy. Within...
  • Almost time to hit the Blossom Trail

    Do you know the difference between various fruit and nut tree blossoms? Almonds, apples and plums have white petals; apricots are pink; and peaches and nectarines can run pink to red. You can check them out firsthand at the Blossom Trail in Fresno County...
  • Fresno County's Pine Flat Lake

    Setting up camp DIRECTIONS Pine Flat Lake is about five hours from Los Angeles. Take Interstate 5 north for 62 miles to California 99 north, for 113 miles. Take the Mendocino Avenue exit, turn right at 18th Avenue, left on Manning Avenue, right on...