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Pea Soup Fog Makes San Joaquin Valley Notorious

Pea Soup Fog Makes San Joaquin Valley Notorious

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Safety experts are bracing for the two foggiest months of the year in California's San Joaquin Valley and hoping an intricate warning system continues to keep drivers safe.

Areas along Highway 99 south of Fresno are notorious for dense tule fog, a thick patchwork that materializes after rain an average of 35 days a year.

The sudden transition from sun to fog often catches drivers by surprise.

In 2007 a 108-vehicle pileup killed two people and closed 99 for half the day. Officials began planning then for a fog warning system along the highway's most dangerous 12 mile stretch south of Fresno.

Since 2010 Caltrans has operated six weather stations, 12 cameras, 39 electronic message signs and 41 microwave sensors that automatically warn drivers when conditions become dangerous.

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Safe Holiday Decorating

Safe Holiday Decorating

 

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.  Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy.

 

Fresno Nurses Vigil at Rep. Jim Costa’s office

 

RNs to Hold Vigils Monday across California to Call on Congress to Oppose Cuts in Vital Programs

 

Nurses across the nation are turning up the heat on Congress and the White House with candlelight vigils across California and similar events in at least 10 other states on Monday. 

 

The actions, which National Nurses United is sponsoring or joining, will press the case to oppose cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid during the “fiscal cliff” negotiations in Washington. 

 

What:         Fresno Nurses Candle light Vigil

When:         Monday Dec. 10 4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Where:       Rep. Jim Costa’s office, 855 M.

Help “Fill the Truck” and Spread Holiday Cheer!

Help “Fill the Truck” and Spread Holiday Cheer!

Walmart and The Salvation Army are asking for your help to provide new toys and coats to local children.

Stores in Clovis, Dinuba, Fresno, Hanford, Madera, Porterville, Sanger, Selma, Tulare, and Visalia will be holding “Fill The Truck” events from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th.

Volunteers will be giving shoppers a list of suggested gifts to help fill the Salvation Army Truck and/or collection bins at the store.

Once the donation receptacle is full, The Salvation Army will bring the donations to the local Salvation Army Corps and distribute the gifts to local children in need.

“The Salvation Army is excited to partner with Walmart.

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Fresno State Fun Events

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Students attempt to build ‘largest serving of salsa’ Dec. 7

A fourth team of Fresno State Marketing students will attempt to create the world’s largest serving of salsa, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7 at PR farms in Clovis (2917 E. Shepherd Ave). The goal is to create 3,500 pounds of salsa and surpass the standing record of 2,672 pounds. They are the fourth team of Fresno State marketing students attempting to break Guinness World Records; the first three all reported successful attempts – the largest mousse, the largest lemonade and the largest salsa. A fifth “record upset” is being planned, by another team in Dr. William Rice’s marketing class, for Dec.

Fresno State Events

Fresno State Events

New ASI President Award supports student body leaders

A new scholarship, the ASI President Award, will provide financial support to future Fresno State student body presidents during their term. The award was established through the Bulldog Pride Scholarship Fund of the Fresno State Alumni Association. The goal is to raise $50,000 for an endowed scholarship that will provide a $2,000 annual award to the top student-elected leader. INFO: Peter Robertson at probertson@csufresno.edu or 559.278.4669.


‘Harvest of Empire’ documentary screening on campus Dec. 13

“Harvest of Empire,” a new documentary by award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez about the untold history of Latinos in the U.S., will be screened at 1 p.m. Dec.

Lowered flags, concert recall Pearl Harbor; fountain’s 50th is Dec. 7

Lowered flags, concert recall Pearl Harbor; fountain’s 50th is Dec. 7

Lowered flags, concert recall Pearl Harbor; fountain’s 50th is Dec. 7

 

(December 6, 2012) -- In observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Fresno State President John D. Welty ordered Fresno State’s flags to be flown at half-staff Friday until sunset to remember and honor the 2,403 Americans who died in the December 7, 1941 attack.

 

“Please join me on the 71st anniversary of this infamous day in our nation’s history for a moment of reflection on not just the lives lost that fateful day, but the courage and sacrifice of all who were affected by it at home and abroad,” Welty said in a message to the campus community.

 

The university’s flags are posted at the Thomas Administration Building, the North Gym and the Save Mart Center.

 

A special concert by the Fresno State Symphonic Band will also pay tribute to the historic event that drew the U.S.