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Jim Jakobs,
Digital Producer

Stories by Jim Jakobs

Federal Judge Denies Environmentalists’ Bid to Stop Sierra Fire Prevention Projects

Update: U.S. District Court Judge Dale A. Drozd ruled on Friday, May 28, against three environmental groups trying to block planned fire pro...

/ 3 years ago

How MrBeast Burgers Came to Fresno and Who Makes Them

MrBeast — an award-winning digital content creator known for his over-the-top stunts and charitable endeavors — has a new tasty footprint in...

/ 3 years ago

Will Valley Dry up and Blow Away Before Newsom Acts on Drought?

A rare event took place in these highly partisan, divided political times on Friday morning at the Harlan Ranch Barn near Shepherd Avenue an...

/ 3 years ago

Clovis Gym Owner Tries to Rebuild Life After Acquittal for Child Molesting

Richard Alonso’s Clovis gym was an officially designated “Safe Place” — meaning it stood ready to offer help to teens in c...

/ 3 years ago

Beloved Fresno Strawberry Stand Open but Hidden by Road Construction

Kao’s Strawberry Farm sits at the corner of West Shaw and Grantland avenues, where it’s done business for the past six years. Bu...

/ 3 years ago

After 25 Years, Oncology Clinic Changes Name to Women’s Cancer Care

After spending more than two decades focusing exclusively on women’s cancers, California Oncology of the Central Valley felt its name ...

/ 3 years ago

Residents Want Cars, RVs, Trash Removed at Herndon-Highway 99

Northwest Fresno resident Jene Shipman lives near where the large High-Speed Rail bridge is being built north of town. She’s also seen...

/ 3 years ago

The Delta Exits Visalia. It’s Now Kaweah Health.

Kaweah Delta was founded in 1963 as a district hospital. Now it is the largest hospital in Tulare County and a certified level III Trauma Ce...

/ 3 years ago

California Exits, Immigration Drop Fueled US House Seat Loss, Census Officials Say

Given the fixed number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, a state’s population must grow approximately as fast as the nation acr...

/ 3 years ago

Mariposa Man Will Pay $950,000 to Settle 2016 Wildfire Claim

Mariposa County resident John “Jack” Welch has agreed to pay $950,000 to settle a claim against him by the federal government for damages re...

/ 3 years ago

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Your Guide to California’s Minimum Wage: Surviving in an Expensive State

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Turns Out, Golf Superstar Nelly Korda Is Human After All

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Boeing Tells Federal Regulators How It Plans to Fix Aircraft Safety and Quality Problems

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First-Generation Fresno State Student Selected for Congressional Internship

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IRS Makes Free Tax Return Program Permanent and Is Asking All States to Join in 2025

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Walkouts, Encampments & Protests Provided Me With a Classic Berkeley Education