Jessica Peres, ABC30 Fresno

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ABC30 Fresno

Fresno, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

Fresno Unified working to keep flu season in check at schools

Fresno health officials say this flu season has been tame so far, but warn that it's still early and could pick up in January. They want to remind parents to make sure their kids get a flu shot. → Read More

Thousands headed to Downtown Fresno or the 97th annual Fresno Veteran's Parade

Veterans and community members gathered in Downtown Fresno as the 97th annual Veteran's Parade kicked off. → Read More

Parents claim their 6-year-old was cut from Fresno football team after complaint

The parents are also unhappy that after they complained to the coach about it, their son was cut from the league's All-Star team. → Read More

Fresno Unified sides with parents angered by southeast Fresno gas station project

Parents in southeast Fresno are outraged over a large gas station project saying it won't do anything to help the high-crime neighborhood. → Read More

Local school districts approve of Prop 51 but critics say it's a tax burden

Prop 51 would give school districts much-needed money for improvements but critics say it's a way for developers to avoid paying the fees for school construction projects because those fees are, instead, put on taxpayers. → Read More

Fresno Unified trustee responds to conflict of interest accusation

A group calling itself the Fresno Watchdogs for Ethical Bidding has asked the district to take legal action against trustee Brooke Ashjian, and now Ashjian is fighting back. → Read More

Clovis students scoring above average in standardized testing

Clovis Unified surged ahead of the state average with 67 percent of students meeting or exceeding achievement levels in English Language Arts while 54 percent met or exceeded achievement levels in Math. → Read More

Clovis schools provide new lunch app and new kitchen for students

Clovis Unified officials said baking their own bread gives them more control of the nutritional content and with federal and state regulations always changing, it's also more cost effective for the district to buy its own ingredients. → Read More

Visalia man shoots roommate to death after argument, police say

Neighbors said Glen Petree needed a place to stay so a coworker opened his doors to him. But an argument today escalated to shots ringing out, according to Visalia Police. → Read More

Clovis West teacher accused of sex crimes pleads not guilty

Investigators say the victim is not a Clovis West student and Pete Arguijo is still hoping to get back into the classroom for the upcoming school year. → Read More

Goose Fire evacuees prep for another night away from home

Inside Foothill Elementary School are clothes, water and other necessities are being made available to hundreds of evacuees. → Read More

Massive fire in Sanger stretched city resources to the limit

As a massive fire took over in Sanger, 75 firefighters from across the Central Valley responded, using every resource they had to put it out. → Read More

Fresno school program grooms leaders of tomorrow

West Fresno Middle School 8th graders, who are part of the WEB Program, mentor younger students. After getting into fun costumes, the older kids give them a tour of the campus and some tips for going to middle school. → Read More

New career pathways and expanded programs are coming to Fresno Unified

Remodeling is in full swing at Duncan Polytechnical High School in Fresno where the district is making room for two new career pathway programs. → Read More

Local leaders say they are horrified by the terror attack in France

The tragic and frightening images out of Nice, France, are saddening to so many, include people here in the Central Valley. → Read More

South Valley woman headed to Washington D.C. to be honored for being a Champion for Change

A South Valley woman is heading to Washington, D.C. this week where she'll be honored by the White House. → Read More

Firefighters still mopping up Fresno County wildfire

The flames completely charred a Fresno County Sheriff's patrol truck. The deputy had pulled over to help with evacuations but his truck got stuck right in the path of the fire. → Read More

CHP officers preach proper car seat safety to parents

One CHP officer said 73 percent of parents don't install them correctly. → Read More

Sex abuse victim sues Los Banos school district

The victim, who was allegedly sexually abused by teachers Dusty Norris and Gary Bettencourt at both Pacheco and Los Banos High Schools, says she was molested in class by Norris. → Read More

Fresno County authorities sound off on proposed marijuana legalization in California

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says she would still try and enforce their local moratorium on marijuana to try and prevent pot use locally even if it's legalized. → Read More