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Fresno Businessman-Philanthropist John Shehadey Lived a Robust, Action-Filled Life

John Lawrence Shehadey, a scion of the Producers Dairy family whose zest for life led to him to tackle numerous business activities, support nonprofits, climb Mt. Whitney, travel the world from St. Petersburg to Tahiti, certify as a scuba diver at age 72, and skydive at age 80, died Jan....

Local Support Empowers Fresno Woman’s Dream of US Citizenship

The numbers show that few of Fresno County's eligible immigrants go on to become naturalized citizens. That's due to civil, social, educational, and economic challenges. Maria Garcia, however, found a way with the help of San Joaquin College of Law's New American Legal Clinic and its free services. "Becoming a...

Will Judge Amy Coney Barrett Be a Solid Conservative Vote? ‘There’s No Guarantee’ Says Law College Alum.

When it comes to serving on the highest court in the land, nothing is guaranteed until it's in writing. GV Wire℠ spoke with Fresno attorney Mark King, an alum of the San Joaquin College of Law to gain his perspective. King says history indicates that a Supreme Court justice's personal...

Local Coalition Ensures Special-Needs Students Aren't Forgotten During Closures

Providing distance learning for most students is challenging, as teachers and parents are finding out while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the challenges are multiplied for special-needs students whose specialized instruction and therapies have been interrupted by the need for as many people as possible to...

Special-Needs Advocates Pack 1-2 Punch With BREN Clinic

Parents of special-needs children in the Valley have two bright, organized, and hardworking advocates in their corner. Meet Jodie Howard. After battling school officials to obtain needed services for her autistic son, she enrolled at San Joaquin College of Law to gain the knowledge to help him and others like...

Your Chance to Honor Rhodes, Who Still is Elevating Fresno

Mike Rhodes, who never smoked a cigarette in his life, went to the doctor at the beginning of the year for a sore hip. The diagnosis: stage 4 lung cancer. "In this case, the cancer has spread to the bones, lymph nodes, and brain. This is not good. The doctor...

Immigrants Reach Citizenship Dream With This Clinic's Help

It’s a place where new Americans, or at least those who want to become Americans, go for help. It’s the New American Legal Clinic, a service of San Joaquin College of Law. The program offers non-citizens, who are legally residing in the United States, with help navigating through the naturalization...

Bigger Senior Center and Library For Clovis

Plans for a bigger library and senior center in Clovis are advancing at a brisk clip. The Clovis City Council is set to vote on the 63,000 square-foot Clovis Landmark Commons Civic Center North Project on Monday night (July 9). The current senior center and library would move into the massive...

How Many San Joaquin College Grads Passed Latest Bar Exam?

Passing the state bar is hard. It’s supposed to be. The California bar exam results from February prove it. Of the 5,000-plus hopeful attorneys, only 29% passed. It is the lowest passage rate since the state started keeping records in 1951. On the surface, the 13% passage rate for San...

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