Author Archives: Ricardo Cano

Federal drug investigation leads to Fresno deputy police chief arrest

Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster was among four who were arrested Thursday as part of a federal drug investigation. The arrests, which were announced during a press conference at the Fresno FBI office, were a product of an ongoing, ...

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Fresno State Talks grows in third year

The third annual Fresno State Talks, the popular student-nominated professor lecture series, will spotlight storytelling, a couple’s journey as the first in their families to pursue higher education and the Armenian Genocide. The lecture series, which features three university professors ...

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Castro talks tablet launch, announces American Indian student initiative

In his fifth start-of-the-semester address to campus staff and faculty, Fresno State President Joseph Castro touted the launch of the DISCOVERe tablet program and announced plans to move forward with improving the university’s antiquated electrical infrastructure system. Castro, who spoke ...

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Teaching assistants protest for tuition fee waivers in administration office

A group of graduate teaching assistants gathered in the lobby of the fourth-floor administrative offices of the Henry Madden Library on Tuesday, hoping to gain an audience with President Joseph Castro as part of efforts to obtain tuition fee waivers ...

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Thanksgiving at Fresno State is its own adventure, students say

While some students have the luxury of returning home for Thanksgiving, a select few students will be spending Turkey Day in the dorms at University Courtyard.

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Fresno State alum Ryan Stiner completes mega-marathon fundraiser

Ryan Stiner had his first big challenge on the third day of his 10-day run from San Francisco to Fresno. He was slated to run a 24-mile leg through Patterson Pass, mountainous terrain on the northwest corner of the Central ...

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Alumnus to run 190 miles in 10 days to benefit Fresno State autism center

The next time Fresno State alumnus Ryan Stiner travels from the Bay Area to the Central Valley, instead of getting on Highway 99 south, he’ll take a detour through the mountainous terrain of Patterson Pass near Tracy. The 10-mile stretch ...

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Astros front office meets Fresno fans

The Fresno Grizzlies’ transition as the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate got a big push Thursday night when the team unveiled designs for new home uniforms and held a meet-and-greet between fans and the Astros’ front office. The Grizzlies, who ended ...

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Case of tuberculosis reported at Fresno State

University and county public health officials are urging 133 Fresno State students and five professors who may have been exposed to tuberculosis by a female student to get tested for the disease. The student, whose identity was not released, was ...

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California 21st Congressional District: Valadao, Renteria debate in Spanish

David Valadao and Amanda Renteria, who are competing for 21st Congressional District seat, took part in a debate Saturday in Fresno State’s North Gym – the first of four debates leading up to the Nov. 4 election. The debate, sponsored ...

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Cancer survivors illustrate journey through art

The three-piece painting was a collage of spring – bright green, sunflower yellow and sky blue. Suzanne Blattel, of Fresno, and her two friends Sharon Lawson and Diana Garrison – all of them cancer survivors – shared their work, “God Shines Through,” ...

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A Rush for the record books

Sean Stancill contributed to this report. As students gear up for the grind that is the fall semester, not only will they begin prepping for midterms and other projects but also for a barrage of Greek History. This week, Fresno ...

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Fresno Grizzlies join Houston Astros farm system

The Fresno Grizzlies have signed a two-year contract to become the Houston Astros’ top minor league affiliate, ending a 17-year partnership with the San Francisco Giants that produced two World Series championships.

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Bullard High bomb threat: two suspects arrested

Fresno police arrested two suspects in the graffiti tagging and bomb threat at Bullard High School on Thursday that led to the early evacuation of students and “copycat” threats on social media of a mass shooting. Aaron Nevarez, 18, and ...

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Pastor recounts Ferguson protests

Eleven days after the Aug. 9 death of black teen Michael Brown, protesters marched down one of the streets near the Ferguson, Missouri, apartment complex where he was killed – including several Fresno pastors. Brown’s death at the hands of ...

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Campus Pointe retail phase the core of creating ‘college-town,’ developer says

When construction of Fresno’s latest retail center is completed next year, it will house a local brewery, a 2,700-seat theater and several cheap “quick food” establishments originating from the Valley – a core its developer believes will bring a “college ...

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Bitwise to host extension courses in spring 2015

Starting in spring 2015, Fresno State students will be able to enroll in technology education courses held in Downtown Fresno through a new program partnered with Bitwise Industries.

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Making The Beats

Fresno State Music Department faculty discuss Electronic Dance Music’s validity By Ryan Brisco Special To The Collegian Over the last three decades, with the constant improvement and development of audio technology, many contemporary musicians have turned to electronic tools as ...

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