Gabe Salazar, KSEE24 News

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Fresno, CA, United States

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Past articles by Gabe:

Tulare students recognized for fair formed friendship

TULARE, Calif. (KSEE) – A couple of Tulare Union High School students consider themselves brothers – now they’re being recognized for a friendship they formed during the Tulare County Fair. Braxton Nunley and Alex Thorpe were supposed to watch their friend Wyatt showcase his pig at the livestock exhibit at the fair. However, they had […] → Read More

Educator of the Week: Lesley Avila from Tarpey Elementary School

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – A Tarpey Elementary first-grade teacher has been dedicated to her profession for more than two decades. 22 years ago, Lesley Avila became a teacher at Central Unified but now teaches at Clovis Unified School District, long enough to see her former students make their mark in their careers. “I get to see […] → Read More

How to protect yourself from Cyber Monday scams

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – With big deals this cyber Monday comes even bigger scams. The Better Business Bureau says scams are at an all-time high and are becoming trickier for consumers to identify. Since the start of the year, officials say online scams have already cost us more than $380 million. Scammers are getting more […] → Read More

Catholic Charities serves up over 1,500 Thanksgiving meals

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Joanna Pennycook was the first in line at Catholic Charities in Fresno, showing up just after 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to be able to get a Thanksgiving turkey. “When you have just social security, it just doesn’t go far enough to feed a family,” says Pennycook. Pennycook says the drive is […] → Read More

TikTok star comes home to the Central Valley for Thanksgiving

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Hanford native Leo Gonzalez’s punchlines do not seem to miss a beat with his 2.7 million followers on TikTok. Gonzalez was born and raised in Hanford and moved out of the Central Valley in 2019. He now lives in Los Angeles. Growing up he enjoyed watching George Lopez, Will Smith, and […] → Read More

Fresno airport turns festive for holiday travel season

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — With big appetites, come busy airports this holiday season. According to AAA, air travel is up nearly 8 percent since last year with more than 4.5 million Americans expected to fly to their Thanksgiving destinations. Thankfully, the holiday rush hasn’t seemed to pick up yet locally. The TSA says the busiest […] → Read More

Sanger 5th grader donates over $4,000 to his school

SANGER, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A Sanger 5th grader is donating more than $4,000 to help his school’s farm and agriculture department. Fairmont Elementary student Bode Downs won $4,016 prize money for his sheep that he exhibited at the livestock auction at the Big Fresno Fair earlier this year. However, he didn’t choose to keep the […] → Read More

How you can sample wine from 14 different Fresno County wineries this weekend

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Three times a year, local vintners and distillers host the Fresno County Wine Journey, an event aimed to showcase 18 different award-winning local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Greg Bergersen and the staff at Solitary Cellars collectively have over 100 years in law enforcement. However, winemaking was a recent undertaking — and […] → Read More

Charter school relocates to new location in downtown Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A local charter school has a new home in downtown Fresno. After the City of Fresno used Measure P funds to expand the Ted C Wills Community Center, Big Picture Educational Academy had to move from its old location to a new one a historical building on Mariposa street. “We’re not […] → Read More

2nd case of fast-spreading COVID-19 variant confirmed in Fresno

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Fresno County health officials have just confirmed a second case of a new coronavirus variant in Fresno. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the BQ.1 is one of the newer variants to emerge — but it’s already taking over other variants in terms of how fast […] → Read More

Federal officials visit Fresno to launch ag initiative

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A local coalition aimed at creating new agricultural innovations in the Central Valley was recently awarded $88.1 million in federal funds. The Fresno-Merced Future of Food Initiative, also known as F3, was the only recipient in the country out of more than 500 applicants to get two federal grants aiming to […] → Read More

Fresno residents recount saving lives in the Las Vegas shooting

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- Five years after the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, a group of Fresno residents are recounting the moments they went from concertgoers to civilian heroes at the Route 91 concert. Vince La Novara and his wife Michelle visiting Las Vegas from Fresno. It was the last day of the music festival when […] → Read More

Inside look: Hot air balloons at 47th annual ClovisFest

CLOVIS, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Hot air balloon displays will fill the sky at the 47th annual ClovisFest, taking weekend plans to new heights. With a lever, balloon pilot David Wakefield can control how high or low you can go. Other than that — the direction of the balloon really just depends on where the wind […] → Read More

Iconic WWII planes on display in Visalia

VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- Visitors can now get an up-close look at two of the rarest and most iconic military aircraft from World War II. Two warbirds, the B-17 “Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey” and B-25 Mitchell “Maid in the Shade” are on public display at the Visalia Municipal Airport from Tuesday to Sunday. A lucky few […] → Read More

Fresno’s top forensic doctor dies months before retirement in crash

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- Local leaders are weighing in on the death of Fresno County’s top forensic official Dr. Venu Gopal. Dr. Gopal was the Chief Forensic Pathologist and was killed over the weekend after officials say his car went over a cliff along Highway 168 in an area known as the 4-lane, landing 200 feet […] → Read More

Man arrested in Tijuana one year after pregnant teen shot in Merced

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- More than a year after a pregnant teen was shot and killed along with her unborn baby girl, a man identified as the suspect has been arrested. Police say Tatyanna Lopez was due in two weeks when she was shot and killed on April 18, 2021. She and her boyfriend Angel LeGrand […] → Read More

What’s different at Fresno Unified this year?

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- More than 74,000 Fresno Unified School District students returned to campuses Monday. As the largest school district in the Central Valley, students returning from summer break noticed a number of changes regarding bell schedules, safety, and cell phones. “So what you thought might be your school start time, might change so I […] → Read More

Where affordable housing is now being built in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- Ground was broken on Friday to begin construction on a 78-unit affordable housing complex soon to be built in west Fresno. The project’s cost is estimated to be nearly $29,000,000 and will be built with federal dollars from disaster relief tax credits. Fresno City Councilmember Esmeralda Soria says affordable housing is crucial […] → Read More

Newlyweds devastated after losing home to raging Oak Fire

The Wards got married just two weeks ago at the home they were supposed to spend the rest of their lives in. The couple just learned that it was one of the few homes that were destroyed hours after the fire started. → Read More

Washburn Fire grows to 3,772 acres, containment falls

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- As the Washburn Fire burns for its seventh day, it has since charred at least 3,772 acres and has dropped in containment to 17%. The area where the fire is burning contains a dense accumulation of fuel on the ground, according to fire officials. When the superintendent of Yosemite National Park was […] → Read More