COVID Shutdown: San Joaquin Valley, SoCal Enact Stay-Home Order Beginning SundayFaced with a dire shortage of hospital beds, health officials announced Saturday the vast region of Southern California and a large swath of the Central Valley will be placed under a sweeping new lockdown in an urgent attempt to slow the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.
Republicans Flip Central California House Seat 2 Years After It Went To DemsRepublicans appeared to have picked up their 11th seat overall in the U.S. House and their third seat in California, as Republican David Valadao reclaimed the seat he lost in the farm belt two years ago.
Fresno Mayor-Elect Jerry Dyer COVID-19 Positive After Attending Election Night PartyFresno's mayor-elect, Jerry Dyer, has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an election night dinner with a few officials.
California Republican Party Won't Remove Unofficial Ballot Dropoff BoxesWith more than 1.5 million votes already cast in California, state Republican Party leaders on Wednesday said they will not comply with an order from the state's chief elections official to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes.
California Orders State GOP To Remove Unofficial Ballot Boxes; None Found In Bay Area So FarCalifornia’s Republican Party on Monday acknowledged owning unofficial ballot drop boxes that state election officials said are illegal, but so far no boxes have been found in the Bay Area.
Boy Arrested After Girl Fatally Shot Inside Oakland HomeA girl was shot and killed, and a Fresno boy arrested in an apparent homicide Wednesday in Oakland, police said Thursday.
Judge Shuts Down In-Person Classes At Defiant Fresno-Area Private SchoolA judge on Tuesday ordered classrooms closed at a private school in California’s Central Valley that has defied state and local health orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Creek Fire Update: Advancing Flames Ignite Avalanche Control Explosives At China Peak; Trapped Hikers Awaiting Airlift From Florence LakeFirefighters battling a massive wildfire in tinder-dry and bark beetle infested Sierra forest near Shaver Lake were confronted with a new threat -- a cache of avalanche explosives stashed in a bunker at the China Peak ski area.
Creek Fire: Nearly 275 Square Miles In Sierra Burned, No ContainmentThe Creek Fire burning in the Sierra National Forest northeast of Fresno continued to rage without any containment Thursday, consuming more than 175,000 acres since it started late last week.
Capitol Flag To Fly At Half-Staff To Honor Fresno Co. Sheriff's Detective Who Died Of COVID-19Fresno County Sheriff’s Detective Jose Mora died on September 7 from complications due to COVID-19, after a being hospitalized for several weeks. The 20-year veteran became ill during an out-of-state investigation.
Creek Fire: National Guard Helicopter Crews Rescue 200+ Trapped Sierra CampersCalifornia National Guard helicopter crews frantically airlifted more than 200 people as a wall of flames from the fast-moving Creek Fire burning in the Sierra bore down on them.
Fresno-Area Private School Holds In-Person Classes For 2nd Day, Defying OrdersStudents at a private school in Central California attended their second day of in-person classes Friday despite state and county orders to close.
California Reports Its First Teen Death From CoronavirusThe California Department of Public Health reported Friday that a teenager in the Central Valley died due to complications from COVID-19, which is the first death in the state of a resident in the 12-17 age group.
Fresno Man Pleads Guilty To Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Porn Using Social Media AppsA Fresno man pleaded guilty to child sexual exploitation and child pornography in federal court Friday, three years after first being discovered targeting young girls with computer and mobile apps.
Coronavirus Update: California Air National Guard Flyover Salutes Frontline Workers Across Bay Area, StatePeople battling on the front lines against the coronavirus pandemic across California will be saluted with a military flyover Wednesday by the California Air National Guard.