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›  Firefighters battle Fresno brush fire near San Joaquin River

Firefighters battled a brush fire Friday night off Friant Road, near the Willow Avenue intersection and adjacent to the San Joaquin River. Read comments

›  Fresno, Valley in line for greenhouse-gas funding

State leaders announced Friday that more than $200 million in greenhouse gases cap-and-trade money would be invested in the census tracts of California’s most disadvantaged communities — about 20% of which are in the San Joaquin Valley. Read comments

›  Renovated health center reopens in Visalia

The two-month renovation of Family HealthCare Network’s downtown Visalia center is done and it will reopen Saturday for walk-in patients. Read comments

›  Was a Guinness record set for people in Minions costumes? Fresno's Heald College hopes so

On a Halloween Friday, Heald College in Fresno hoped to put its name in the Guinness Book of World Records for Most People Dressed as a Minion in One Place at One Time. The characters are from the movie "Despicable Me." Guinness won't have to determine if the old record was broken; up til Friday, the category didn't exist. Read comments

›  Day of the Dead helps Valley indigenous groups connect with Mexican roots

The woman’s hands worked with a learned precision, flattening a rounded slab of dough with her fingertips into the form of a person. Read comments

›  Storm blows through Valley; Yosemite closes roads

The first significant storm of the season blew into the central San Joaquin Valley on Friday evening, dropping rain and contributing to the start of a brush fire, but its wake is expected to be a week of very mild weather. Read comments

›  Valley residents who went to Ebola-stricken countries express compassion, love

The day Peace Corps volunteer Matt Vargas had to leave Liberia was the worst day of his life. Read comments

›  Madera County starts work on new sheriff’s headquarters

Work is now underway for a new Madera County Sheriff’s Office headquarters — an upgrade lauded as moving the department forward by “leaps and bounds.” Read comments

›  Betsy Lumbye leaving Bee; Jim Boren new editor

Betsy Lumbye, who has led The Fresno Bee's newsroom for the past six years -- and through some of the most difficult economic times in the newspaper's history -- will retire Dec. 28 as The Bee's executive editor. Read comments

›  Pedestrian struck, killed in Highway 41 hit and run

A pedestrian crossing Highway 41 north of Ashlan Avenue Thursday night was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, the California Highway Patrol reported. Read comments
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The Greenest Vehicle on the Market is the One Fueled by Human Power
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What The Movies Have Taught Us About Cars
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Ford unveils new Fusion Lightweight Concept
Ford Motors has brought the new Fusion Lightweight Concept sedan into the limelight. A lighter Ford Fusion, like any lighter car, is something enthusiasts have been championing for years, and now it i...


Next-Generation Nissan Leaf To Feature Improved Battery Life
Nissan officials recently opened up how they want to proceed with the next generation of what became a breakthrough modern, mainstream electric car. Nissan wants to double the car?s range from the cur...




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Modest Growth Projected for 2015 Auto Sales in US
While automobile sales are still expected to continue to rise over the next few years, Auto analysts predict that the pace of growth will slow down further in 2015. U.S. auto sales are on pace to rise...


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1962 Ferrari Sold for 40 Million
40 million is a lot of money for anything, but recently this large sum of money was used to by a red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta. It once involved in a fatal accident, has set the world record fo...


The Nissan Cube is Finished as of 2015
Nissan tried something new when they announced to release the Cube back in 2008, however this announcement of it being cut from the lineup is no surprise to most car experts. Another class cut-up has ...


Ford Researches Car Parts from Tomatoes
Known for their creative use of food products, Ford has found another unexpected material that it can use to make car parts. It’s a byproduct in the production of ketchup. Yes, ketchup. Ford say...




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Light Rain, 12 C

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Sun - Sunny. High: 19 Low: 7
Mon - Sunny. High: 20 Low: 7
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