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Essential 4th of July Safety Tips

Essential 4th of July Safety Tips

By Sara Elliot

July 4th is what summer is all about. What better way could there be to spend a holiday afternoon than grilling in the backyard, enjoying the summer weather and looking forward to an evening fireworks display. Fun times can hold hidden dangers, though. Every year thousands of people visit local emergency rooms with sunburns, bug bites and fireworks injuries. Many of these injuries could be avoided with a little planning and some common sense.

Sun Exposure

You probably already know that sun damage can lead to sunburn, premature skin aging and cancer. You may not realize how easy it is to sustain sun damage without realizing it:

You can get sunburn even on overcast days.

Even if you wear a high SPF sunscreen, it can wash off when participating in water sports or just through perspiring. Sunscreen should be reapplied every couple of hours.

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GRIZZLIES TO HOST ALS ASSOCIATION AT JULY 4TH GAME

GRIZZLIES TO HOST ALS ASSOCIATION AT JULY 4TH GAME

GRIZZLIES TO HOST ALS ASSOCIATION AT JULY 4TH GAME

Organization will help increase awareness to fans throughout Chukchansi Park during the evening

 

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies are proud to host The ALS Association Golden West Chapter to honor of people living with Lou Gehrig’s disease and the men and women of our armed services during their home game at Chukchansi Park on Wednesday, July 4th.  Charles Grey will represent the Chapter by throwing out the first pitch for the game.  He is the grandson of Charles Grey, a military veteran who has been living with ALS since September 2005.

FRESNO UNIFIED PRAISED FOR FOCUS ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING

FRESNO UNIFIED PRAISED FOR FOCUS ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING

FRESNO UNIFIED PRAISED FOR FOCUS ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING

 

FRESNO – A new national report out this week by Education Trust praises Fresno Unified, along with four other large urban districts, for creating environments in high-poverty schools where teachers can thrive and stay.  The report, “Building and Sustaining Talent: Creating Conditions in High-Poverty Schools That Support Effective Teaching and Learning,” praised the district’s Skillful Leader Project and touted the district’s innovative approach to winning the confidence of teachers by encouraging them to work openly and collaboratively.   

 

“We have been strategically and purposefully building a pipeline for creating leaders withi

Free Car Wash For Veterans

Free Car Wash For Veterans

A Fresno business is doing something special this Independence Day to honor the men and women who have fought for our country.

Great American Car Wash is offering free car washes to all veterans and service members on Wednesday, July 4th.

Car wash owner AJ Rasamni says he is also inviting the community to view the mural he created to honor local fallen soldiers and service personnel.

Great American Car Wash is located at 3854 N. Blackstone Avenue.

For more information, call (559) 222-1818 or visit carwashfresno.com.

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Heading South for 4th of July? Expect Delays on Interstate 5

Heading South for 4th of July? Expect Delays on Interstate 5

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with various contractors, continue the work of rehabilitating and reconstructing portions of I-5 through the highly travelled corridor between Kern and Los Angeles Counties.

Construction Signage, Barriers and Concrete K-Railing have been installed and traffic lanes are closed on I-5 in and near the communities of Buttonwillow, Lebec and Gorman. Motorists should expect delays due to construction within construction project limits.

Construction will continue through the 4th of July Holiday. If possible, avoid traveling through these areas on Fridays and Sundays between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Kohl's Cares Student Winners Announced

Kohl's Cares Student Winners Announced

 

Congratulations to these Kohl’s Cares winners!

Each of these students is a Kohl's store winner, receiving a $50 gift card because of selfless community work in their community.

 

Sarahjoy Williams, 12, Hanford

Vincent Rojas, 17, Visalia

Kaitlin Riffel, 11, Fresno

Marissa Rangel, 17, Fresno

Cooper Pendergast, 12, Clovis

Samantha Maur, 18, Clovis

Adam Loughney, 16, Fresno

Jordan Kozuki, 11, Fresno

Maddelyn Hunt, 11, Tulare

Kimberly Guerra, 10, Orosi

Rahel Demissie, 16, Merced

 

The regional and national winners will be posted in July. Those top winners will each earn a $10,000 scholarship!

Fresno Mayor Rejects Police Union's Contract Proposal

Fresno Mayor Rejects Police Union's Contract Proposal

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin let it be known Monday that the city was ready for "hardball" now in its effort to cut costs.

"We can no longer afford costly contract extensions. We simply cannot afford it," the mayor said.

At a news conference in Downtown Fresno, Mayor Swearengin expressed deep appreciation for the city's police officers, but then when on to reject the Fresno Police Officers Association's latest counter-proposal of a one-year contract extension.

Swearengin says that extension would have saved money in the short term but would have cost the city an additional ten million dollars in the long run.

The city is looking to close a 16 million dollar budget gap.

The police union's contract does not come up for renegotiation until 2015.