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Burying The Innocent: Program Offers Proper Burial For Abandoned Children

A story in the newspaper almost 15 years ago changed Elissa Davey's life forever.

"A baby was found in the trash in Chula Vista. You read about that in an article sitting on the couch with your children. Then your day starts and you forget and you're off running," Davey said.

But she couldn't forget and instead sprung into action.

That's when the Garden of Innocence was born; a place for counties to bury the babies and children left for dead whose parents never came back for them.

"They're human beings, they deserve the dignity, they deserve a place on the lawn that says they were once here. They deserve a new name. They deserve a blanket. They deserve a toy. They didn't get one," Davey said.

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Fresno State Vs Fresno Pacific - Volleyball

Fresno State Vs Fresno Pacific - Volleyball

The Fresno State volleyball team hosts Fresno Pacific in an exhibition match on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. before jumping back into conference action with New Mexico on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

 

Tuesday night’s match against the Sunbirds is Greek night and the first 100 Fresno State Greeks in the door will receive a Bulldog Greek tank top. Thursday night’s match against the Lobos is Rock the House Night and the first 200 fans in the Save Mart Center will receive a free t-shirt.

Educators Urge Community to “Think Pink” and Support the Pink Heels Tour

Educators Urge Community to “Think Pink” and Support the Pink Heels Tour

Educators Urge Community to “Think Pink” and Support the Pink Heels Tour Arriving in Fresno September 26th and 27th!

 

The Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in cooperation with Sheriff Margaret Mims and other community leaders, will join together September 26th and 27th, 2012, for a unique opportunity to raise awareness, educate and celebrate the efforts to fight and conquer cancer.  As a selected city of the “Pink Heals Tour,” pink fire trucks will converge upon Fresno—led by firefighters who have adopted the “Guardian of the Ribbon, Cares Enough to Wear Pink” movement across the United States.

 

The purpose of the two-day event is to provide love and hope in the form of pink fire trucks and strengthen the movement to support and celebrate women who are battling cancer.  The fire trucks will be on display at key community locations including school sites (see schedule below).  Guardians of the Ribbon, Inc.

Hoover High School Will Dedicate New Ball Fields Funded by Measure Q

Hoover High School Will Dedicate New Ball Fields Funded by Measure Q

FRESNO – Hoover High School will highlight the completion of new playing fields – two baseball fields and two softball fields – with an official dedication ceremony, including ceremonial first pitches. The project, with a cost of approximately $2 million,  is part of more than $100 million in Measure Q projects completed or underway in the Fresno Unified School District, providing a boost to the local economy and reinvestment in Fresno neighborhoods.

As part of the ceremony, the school will also emphasize the new classroom building under construction, which will house 20 classrooms and include science labs and teacher collaboration space.

Voters overwhelmingly approved the $280 million Measure Q school bond in November 2010, making it possible for the district to launch dozens of projects to upgrade and improve schools to provide better teaching and learning environments.

When:    Tuesday, September 25

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Price of Gas In Fresno

Price of Gas In Fresno

Average retail gasoline prices in Fresno have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.08/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website FresnoGasPrices.com.

 

Including the change in gas prices in Fresno during the past week, prices yesterday were 28.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 8.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 29.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

 

"The national average has begun to drop nicely over the last week, and while it certainly doesn't feel like much, it is noteworthy," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Oil prices were all over the map last week, closing in on $100/bbl one day and dropping to $92/bbl later in the week.

First Day of Fall

First Day of Fall

Happy first day of Fall today! 

It officially arrives at 10:49am today. 

Look forward to cooler temperatures - FINALLY!

Here's a look at your KMPH Weather forecast

NAHL Monsters Start Strong, Continue 32-Day Road Swing

NAHL Monsters Start Strong, Continue 32-Day Road Swing

 

 

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