ABC30 Telethon for Valley Children’s Brings in $219,068

A telethon Thursday by a Fresno television station to raise money for Valley Children's Hospital pulled in $219,068, the Madera County medical center said Friday. The "Futures Worth Fighting For" event by ABC30 included special reports and features at the h...
Photo from the 32nd annual Kids Day

It’s a Kids Day Record: $634K Raised for Valley Children’s

The people of the Valley have done it again! Valley Children's Hospital announced Wednesday (March 13) afternoon that this year's Kids Day raised $634,301.82 — a record total for the 32nd annual event. On March 5, more than 8,000 volunteers spread throug...
Photo combination of Vun Scully and Valley Children's Hospital

Whose Legendary Voice Backs the Hospital Bond?

It may be one of the greatest chasms, dividing California if not the nation. The bitter dispute has each side clinging to its values, its beliefs, its colors. There is no room for compromise. And, there i...

Parks Sales Tax Backers Say Plan Will Pay for 42 Cops

Advocates for a sales tax on the November ballot benefiting Fresno parks said Friday that the plan would allow for the funding of police officers. “If we allocate $5 million for the safety and security of our parks, that could hire 42 additional uniformed F...
Diana Dooley

Valley Native Is Gov. Brown’s New Chief of Staff

Gov. Jerry Brown has picked a longtime loyalist as his chief of staff for the final months of his fourth term. Diana Dooley, a Hanford native and Fresno State graduate, was named to the position Thursday by Brown. She replaces Nancy McFadden, who died of...