Justin Sacher, KSEE24 News

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KSEE24 News

Fresno, CA, United States

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Past articles by Justin:

Gov. Newsom reveals youth mental health plan in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new $4.7 billion youth mental health plan at McLane High School on Thursday. The governor says he chose McLane because of its wellness hub, a facility where counselors and support staff work with students. “We come here because we wanted to identify success. This is an […] → Read More

Proposed state funding for African American students gets support in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Fresno’s top education leaders gathered Thursday to express support for legislation that supporters say will ensure the success of African American students. If a… → Read More

Memorial Day Weekend may see record amount of travel

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – This Memorial Day weekend may be especially busy with travelers. Fresno Yosemite International Airport is readying for record-setting passenger numbers. Meanwhile, roads will be crowded despite high gas prices. The average vehicle in the U.S. gets 25 miles per gallon. At six dollars a gallon, that’s about a quarter a mile. […] → Read More

Canine joins Fresno Fire to sniff out arson

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Just like police dogs, some fire departments have canines, too. Arson dogs are specifically trained to sniff out chemical evidence in intentionally-set fires. The newest member of the Fresno Fire Department is a yellow lab trained to detect ignitable liquids. Shilo helps firefighters determine and investigate arson by sniffing out chemicals […] → Read More

The first National Garlic Festival kicks off in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The National Garlic Festival kicks off its first year at the Fresno Fairgrounds. It features music, rides, shopping, and every kind of garlic-filled food you can imagine. National Garlic Festival Co-Founder Peter DeYoung says nearly 80% of garlic grown in the United States comes from Fresno County. “We truly are the […] → Read More

California readying for wildfire through partnerships and preparedness

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing $1.2 billion in additional forest management and risk-reduction investments. Agencies from multiple levels met at Shaver Lake Friday to showcase ongoing preparation efforts. CAL Fire Fresno Kings Unit Chief Dustin Hall said preventative measures helped save Shaver Lake from catastrophe. “As proof behind me, fuel modifications, […] → Read More

Fresno’s CTEC celebrates its first graduation class

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The Career Technical Education Charter High School readies students for a career or continued education – and graduates are leaving with much more than a high school diploma. Since it opened, there are more buildings, more equipment, more courses and more students. Graduates will leave with both their high school diploma […] → Read More

New technology helps find water underground in California

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – California is deploying cutting-edge technology that can ‘see’ underground water. A giant electrified ring suspended from a helicopter will make a never-before-seen picture of a world beneath our feet. Wells in the Valley are running dry. Drilling deeper is more expensive and sometimes still fails to find water. When it does, water […] → Read More

New Snow Survey technology could change how we manage water resources

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE) – Results from the latest Sierra Snow survey are not encouraging, which is no surprise. The State of California established Cooperative Snow Surveys 93 years ago. New technology is getting put to use to better survey mountain snow, provide better forecasts and help eliminate waste. “Over 260 different snow courses that […] → Read More

Vendors line Fresno streets with flowers and gifts on Valentine’s Day

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – Red and pink pop up at nearly every major intersection in Fresno as vendors sell flowers and gifts for Valentine’s day. The decorated signs, tents, and tables make Valentine’s Day impossible to miss in Fresno. Street vendor permits are not required in Fresno. The only restriction is you cannot block a […] → Read More

Valley Animal Center taking Valentine’s Day pet photos

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – A popular holiday fundraiser returns to the Valley Animal Center this Valentine’s Day. Valley Animal Center marketing manager Alisia Sanchez says, “We’re having our second annual Pooch Smooches and Kitty Kisses Photo Booth. This is the second year that we’ve done it. It’s $15 for two digital photographs that we’ll send […] → Read More

World Ag Expo fosters international business

TULARE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) The World Ag Expo boasts its many exhibitors from near and far – in some cases very far. The California Field and Row Crop Equipment show gained a worldwide following so quickly the name was changed in 1979 to the California Farm Equipment Show and International Exposition. It moved from the fairgrounds […] → Read More

FCC president selected as new SCCCD chancellor

FRESNO, Calif (KSEE) – The Fresno City College President has been selected as the new State Center Community College District chancellor. Dr. Carole Goldsmith was appointed chancellor of the SCCCD. Dr. Goldsmith currently serves as president of Fresno City College. Dr. Goldsmith replaces interim chancellor Dr. Douglas Houseton, who took over after the retirement of […] → Read More

Public comment period opens on proposed new reservoir in the Central Valley

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE) – A plan to create a new man-made lake for water storage is now another step closer to development. The United States Bureau of Reclamation is releasing their latest updated plans on the proposed Sites Reservoir north of the San Joaquin Delta. The proposed Sites Reservoir would hold up to 1,500,000 […] → Read More

Strong winds knock down trees and cause damage around Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE) – Alan Easley was on his patio when he heard a loud crash, saying, “It sounded like a big old crushing noise.” Wind knocked a tree several stories tall onto First Street near Clinton. It snarled traffic on all four lanes, completely blocking southbound traffic. Fresno Public Works Director Scott Mozier says, […] → Read More

Smoke from Central Valley fires push bad air quality to the extreme

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) — Some in the Central Valley noticed diminished air quality Thursday morning after a plume of smoke rising from the KNP Complex actually folded over and dipped into the Valley. The event spiked air pollution levels to rare extremes even for fire seasons, experts say. Daytime and nighttime temperature changes helped sink […] → Read More

‘We’re not done yet’: Clovis’ 9/11 memorial continues to develop ahead of 20th anniversary

CLOVIS, Calif. (KSEE) – The California 9/11 Memorial in Clovis is considered the biggest outside of New York City. The memorial continues to grow; this year they added three more statues. “The good news for the Central Valley and California residents, in general, is that we’re not done yet,” said founding California 9/11 Memorial board […] → Read More

Blood supply running dry after multiple Central Valley car crashes

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – The Central California Blood Center is urgently seeking blood donations – especially those with Type-O blood. Supply is low due to a recent increase in medical traumas, including car crashes. “As of the last 48 hours or so, we’ve experienced more traumas, more need than we have in several months,” said […] → Read More

Hotter weather means more mosquitoes in the Central Valley

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – The life-cycle of a mosquito tends to speed up in warmer temperatures. Generations of mosquitoes are multiplying faster in the Valley heat and surveillance shows local numbers quickly increasing. Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District biologist Chenoa Defreece says, “Our concern of course with increasing temperatures is that mosquitoes become adults […] → Read More

New water restrictions for Tulare residents as well water levels fall

TULARE, Calif. (KSEE) – The City of Tulare’s Public Utilities board is increasing the restrictions on water use. Outdoor watering is now limited to two days a week. Lawn watering is allowed two days a week. Odd-number addresses may water Tuesdays and Saturdays. Even number addresses may water Wednesdays and Sundays. The City of Tulare’s Public […] → Read More