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Mask Opt Out OK’d for Kids in Clovis Schools

The Clovis Unified School Board voted Thursday night to let parents decide whether their kids should wear face masks while they are inside schools. Parents will need to file an exemption form by Aug. 6 with the district, self-attesting that their child has a medical or mental health issue, a disability, or difficulty hearing or communicating.
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What is Hume Lake Christian Camp east of Fresno? There was a COVID outbreak there

Hume Lake Christian Camp is the center of COVID-19 concerns that officials from the Fresno County Department of Public Health stopped short of calling an “outbreak.”. Last week, a San Francisco television station reported that at least three Bay Area children who were at the camp tested positive for the virus and were sent home early. On Wednesday, the Well Church is Fresno announced the cancellation of its youth activities after members were exposed to COVID-19 while staying at the camp.
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Fresno church cancels youth activities after COVID exposures at summer camp

A Fresno church that sent hundreds of children to a mountain summer camp last week has canceled its youth activities after some of the attendees were sent home early after being exposed to COVID-19 during their stay. Brad Bell, lead pastor at The Well Community Church with locations in north...
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Community partnership to bring more fresh food to Southwest Fresno

An artist's rendering shows the design for the St. Rest + Food to Share Hub in Southwest Fresno. Two Fresno community organizations announced a collaboration Wednesday that would result in a new building and expanded access to food in an oft-neglected part of town. Local, state and federal officials were...
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Fresno’s great shame: City must apologize for its terrible legacy of racist policies

The Tulsa Race Massacre’s 100th anniversary was remembered in June, a shocking, sad event in U.S. history. The massacre took place in that Oklahoma city over 18 hours from May 31 to June 1, 1921. A white mob attacked Black Tulsans living in the Greenwood neighborhood, part of which was known as the Black Wall Street for its prosperity. In the end, more than 1,200 homes were set on fire, and historians have put the death toll at 300. The spark that set off the rampage — an allegation that a young Black man had sexually assaulted a white woman in an elevator — was ultimately shown to be wrong, and he was let go without charges.
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Local health experts weigh in on COVID risk to kids and masks

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE) – As the new school year quickly approaches, local health experts say masking is still important given that many students are unvaccinated and that the delta variant is quickly spreading. “I think that masking is important for those at-risk people in our community, and that includes...
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Temples To Clinics: Why COVID Vaccine Events Are Popping Up At Valley’s Sikh Gurdwaras

Now that most pandemic restrictions on houses of worship have been lifted, the Sikh Institute of Fresno looks much like it did pre-COVID. On a recent Sunday at this 3-story, salmon-colored temple known as a gurdwara, people stream in and out of the main worship hall, some wearing traditional saris and kurtas, others in t-shirts and jeans. While they circle the altar, a trio of men playing harmoniums and tabla drums sing hymns known as kirtan in the Northern Indian language of Punjabi.
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Valley non-profit groups receive donated electric vehicle fleet

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — For years, workers with non-profit organizations in Fresno County would drive their own vehicles to provide services to clients from Squaw Valley to Coalinga. Now, those workers-- and their vehicles-- will get a break. Friday, Electrify America and Valley Clean Air Now (Valley CAN) donated a...
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Bemoaning firing of Fresno’s City Clerk, Black leaders press Dyer for anti-racism task force

The Fresno City Council is under fire from the local Black community for firing longtime City Clerk Yvonne Spence last month. The Fresno Black Leadership Collective, a coalition of leaders within Fresno’s Black community, held a press conference in front of City Hall on Tuesday to call for accountability for the alleged mistreatment of high-ranking Black city employees, which it says is discriminatory.