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Central Valley School District and State of CA Sued for Violating English Learner Students’ Rights Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:36

SACRAMENTO - Wednesday, parents and teachers in Dinuba, CA filed suit against the Dinuba Unified School District and the State of California, charging that the school district and state are violating students’ fundamental right to equal educational opportunity. The lawsuit seeks to stop this Central Valley school district from denying basic instruction in reading to 1st and 2nd grade English learners and from using a fundamentally flawed and unproven method of teaching English to them.

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Escaped Inmate Arrested After Nearly 30 Years Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 May 2012 13:52
AZUSA, CA. - Special agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) arrested an inmate Thursday who escaped from custody nearly 30 years ago.

Special agents from the Rancho Cucamonga Special Service Unit arrested Carlos Campo, 50, at his residence in Azusa. Campo, who was convicted of second-degree burglary in Los Angeles County, escaped from a work-furlough re-entry program on August 26, 1983.
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Marco Alanis Sentenced to 7 Years in State Prison Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 May 2012 13:35

MADERA – Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz announced that Marco Alanis, age 27, of Madera, was sentenced last week on 3 felony counts.

Alanis was convicted in Madera Superior Court in March, on charges including first degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, and criminal threats with a special enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon.
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Two Fires in Southwest Visalia Damage Homes Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 May 2012 13:40

VISALIA - A fast moving fire destroyed one mobile home in Visalia Thursday night. The fire, in the Rancho Fiesta Mobile Home Park, was reported to emergency dispatchers at 10:56 PM.

On Visalia firefighters arrival, they found the mobile home fully involved with fire. Fifteen firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading and extinguished the fire within 20 minutes.

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First Tee of Fresno Appoints Former Pro Golfer Director Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 May 2012 00:29

Denise Bondurant is one of few professional golfers to belong to both the PGA and LPGA.

FRESNO – The First Tee of Fresno has named former professional golfer Denise Bondurant the new Program Director, the organization announced Friday. Bondurant will manage and direct programming at the five year old organization’s headquarters and all five of its affiliate locations.

 The First Tee of Fresno uses golf to teach children ages 7-17 a Life Skills Experience™ that is rooted in their nine core values; honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.

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