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Fresno Grizzlies/Lowriders de Fresno Game Notes vs Modesto
The Grizzlies/Lowriders de Fresno and Nuts continue their six-game series tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 6:50 pm PT from Chukchansi Park. Grizzlies/Lowriders de Fresno LHP Albert Pacheco and Nuts RHP Michael Morales are the probable starters. I have attached the roster/game notes. The link below has everything needed for tonight.This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.End of dialog window....
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7/22 (Saturday, July 22nd) - 70's Night and Lowriders de Fresno Night
First Pitch: 6:50pm
Opponent: Modesto Nuts
Promotion: Lowriders de Fresno Night, with Alternate Jerseys Worn.
Promotion: 70's Night - Wear all your Throwback 70's Gear!
Taco Trucks: Patron Tacos
Other Details: Fresno Social Bar Open, Splash Park open, Water Slides, Bounce Houses, EVERYONE runs the bases post-game & More!
AWWW....NUTS: The Fresno Grizzlies (53-35, 17-5) were defeated by the Modesto Nuts (43-45, 9-13) 11-4 Friday night from Chukchansi Park. Fresno has won seven of their last nine games against Modesto and have split the first four contests of the current series. The Grizzlies dropped to a Minor League-best 17-5 in the second half, 20-6 in their last 26 games and 30-9 in their last 39 contests. Fresno fell to 12-4 in July, 34-6 when scoring first (17-2 at home) and 33-6 when tallying 10 or more hits. The Grizzlies scored four runs on 10 hits with three of them landing for doubles. Fresno plated all four runs within the first four innings off of Modesto starter Shaddon Peavyhouse. Jamari Baylor led the charge with three hits, including one double and drove in a pair of runs. Jean Perez and Dyan Jorge provided two hits apiece. Perez has logged back-to-back multi-hit evenings while Jorge has reached base safely in all 13 games with Fresno. Jesus Bugarin notched a double, EJ Andrews Jr. yielded a run and Bryant Betancourt picked up one RBI. Grizzlies' lefty Caleb Franzen (2-3) took the loss after five innings of work. He allowed five runs on an individual game-high 11 hits and no walks while fanning five. Davis Palermo tossed a clean ninth, punching out three. Every out he has recorded in the series has been via strikeout (six total). Over the first six innings, the Nuts recorded one-out singles. In the odd frames (1, 3 and 5), the first out was a flyout. In the even innings (2, 4 and 6), the first out came on a strikeout.
MODESTO MINI FACTS: The Fresno Grizzlies and Modesto Nuts (Seattle Mariners Single-A affiliate) continue their six-game series tonight at Chukchansi Park. This is the third of five regular season series between the clubs in 2023 and the first meeting in Fresno. In three years, the Grizzlies have won 35 of the 65 matchups against the Nuts since the squads became a part of the same league for the first time since 1988. At that time, Modesto was affiliated with the Athletics and were named the A's, while the Grizzlies were known as the Fresno Suns, playing independently. Now, the Nuts are associated with the Seattle Mariners organization (affiliated with the Colorado Rockies prior to Mariners), while the Grizzlies are partnered with the Rockies. The two cities are 96 miles away from one another if you drive by car, following the CA 99 route. Fresno and Modesto are one hour and 32 minutes apart, if you drive non-stop. The halfway point between both cities is Planada, California.
PEREZ PALOOZA: The Grizzlies and Nuts have a combined six players with the last name Perez on their current rosters. Fresno has two, infielders Andy and Jean Perez. Modesto has four, pitchers Brayan and Marcelo, outfielder Miguel and infielder Milkar Perez.
SECOND HALF SUCCESS: The Grizzlies have the best record in the second half among all Minor League teams at 17-5. The Hickory Crawdads (High-A, Texas Rangers) have the next best winning percentage record at 15-5.
CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP: The Grizzlies have two players on their roster from Cuba, INFs Dyan Jorge and Andy Perez. Currently, both players are riding consistent streaks at the plate. Jorge has reached base in all 13 games he has played in since joining Fresno and has recorded a hit in 11 of his 13 contests. Perez has hit safely in 16 of his last 18 games and 19 of his last 22 contests.
EJ AND THE SB: Grizzlies' outfielder EJ Andrews Jr. has stolen nine bases this season, one in nine different games. Fresno is 9-0 when Andrews Jr. swipes a base with all nine games ending within four runs. Four of those nine games have ended with one-run Fresno wins.
PACHECO PITCHES: Tonight, the Grizzlies hand the ball to lefty Albert Pacheco for the sixth time. The 20-year-old signed as an international free agent by the Rockies in 2019. You can read more about Pacheco on Page 2 of the Game Notes and Page 47 of the Media Guide.
TORRES CRACKS THE NUTS: Grizzlies reliever Carlos Torres has appeared in five games against the Nuts this season. Torres is 1-0 with one hold and a 0.00 ERA. Over 10 scoreless innings, Torres has allowed seven hits and two walks while fanning 11.
SINGLE-SEASON SAVES RECORD WATCH: Grizzlies closer Zach Agnos has a California League-leading 16 saves this season, putting him 10th all-time in the franchise's Top 10 single-season saves. Next up for Agnos is Manny Aybar (9th all-time), who had 17 saves in 2003.
COMEBACK CLAWS: This season, the Grizzlies have scored 37% of their runs in innings 7-9 (191 runs of 511 total runs).
CARDIAC BEARS: This season, 41 of the Grizzlies 88 games have ended in one or two-run affairs (47%). Fresno is 18-11 (13-5 at home) in one-run games and 7-5 (5-2 at home) in two-run contests. Overall, the Grizzlies are 25-16 in those games with a 18-7 record at home.
MAYBE WE DON'T WANT THE PITCH CLOCK: The Grizzlies are 18-6 this season when a game lasts longer than 2 hours and 40 minutes. Fresno is also 17-1 when a game lasts longer than 2 hours and 46 minutes. The Grizzlies are 7-0 this season when a game lasts longer than 3 hours. What's funny, Fresno has the second fastest average home, 9-inning, time of game in all of baseball at 2 hours and 24 minutes (Down East Wood Ducks, Single-A, Texas Rangers, 2 hours and 20 minutes).
SUNDAY FUNDAY: The Grizzlies have won 11 consecutive Sunday games dating back to April 30. This is the longest winning streak on a certain day since 2022 where the Grizzlies won 11 straight Tuesday games from April 19-June 28 and ended the season at 17-3 on Tuesdays.
SUCCESSFUL SERIES: The Grizzlies have won six straight series dating back to May 29-June 4 at San Jose. In four of those six series, Fresno won five of the six games.
WEAR THE BEAR: Beige (8-7), Red (25-11), Black & Gold (3-5), Gray (10-8), Fresno Tacos (0-2), Lowriders de Fresno (Copa de la Diversion, 1-1), Fresno Growers (1-0), Fresno Tigers (1-0), Specialty Promo (4-1), Red Pants (2-0).
Upcoming Probable Pitchers:
JULY 23, 2023 VS. MODESTO NUTS (SEATTLE MARINERS): CHUKCHANSI PARK - 5:05 PM PT
Modesto RHP Marcelo Perez (1-3, 3.27) vs. Fresno RHP Gabriel Barbosa (7-3, 5.25)
JULY 25, 2023 @ INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS (LOS ANGELES ANGELS): SAN MANUEL STADIUM - 6:35 PM PT
Fresno LHP Michael Prosecky (7-5, 3.41) vs. Inland Empire RHP Joel Hurtado (4-2, 6.63)
JULY 26, 2023 @ INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS (LOS ANGELES ANGELS): SAN MANUEL STADIUM - 6:35 PM PT
Fresno RHP Anderson Pilar (1-1, 2.70) vs. Inland Empire LHP Mason Albright (8-4, 3.67)
JULY 27, 2023 @ INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS (LOS ANGELES ANGELS): SAN MANUEL STADIUM - 6:35 PM PT
Fresno RHP Connor Staine (6-4, 5.23) vs. Inland Empire RHP Fernando Guanare (3-1, 4.03)
7/20: RHP Connor Staine: Reinstated on IL
7/14: RHP Tyler Hoffman: Assigned to ACL Rockies from Fresno
7/14: RHP Brady Hill: Assigned to ACL Rockies from Fresno
7/14: RHP Wuardo Fernandez: Assigned to Fresno from ACL Rockies
7/14: RHP Jordy Vargas: Placed on IL
7/14: RHP Jackson Cox: Placed on IL
7/8: RHP Connor Staine: Placed on IL
7/8: RHP Anderson Pilar: Assigned to Fresno from ACL Rockies
7/6: RHP Javier Ramos: Assigned to Fresno from ACL Rockies
7/3: INF Dyan Jorge: Assigned to Fresno from ACL Rockies
7/3: INF Ryan Ritter: Assigned to High-A Spokane from Fresno
7/3: LHP Felix Ramires: Assigned to High-A Spokane from Fresno
7/23 (Sunday, July 23rd) - Save Mart Sundays & Kids Run The Bases w/FREE Ice Cream from Producers Dairy!!
First Pitch: 5:05pm
Opponent: Modesto Nuts
Promotion: Pregame Catch on the Field! Come join us for some catch before the game starts- From 4:05pm to 4:35pm!
Promotion: Save Mart Sundays w/ Kids Run The Bases Post-Game w/FREE Ice Cream from Producers Dairy!
Other Details: Fresno Social Bar Open, Splash Park open, Water Slides, Bounce Houses, EVERYONE runs the bases post-game & More!
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Could a new public library open in Fresno’s Tower District? Here’s what’s being proposed
Laura S. Diazhttps://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article278176722.html
A group of Fresno residents is trying to bring a Fresno County Public Library branch to the Tower District.The vibrant neighborhood that’s home to more than 30,000 people hasn’t had a li...
A group of Fresno residents is trying to bring a Fresno County Public Library branch to the Tower District.
The vibrant neighborhood that’s home to more than 30,000 people hasn’t had a library branch since 1975. The closest public library — the Gillis branch — is an hour walk from West Olive Avenue and inaccessible by public transportation.
So in May, Tower District resident Brooke Payton launched a Change.org petition calling for a library in the neighborhood. It had garnered 615 signatures as of Tuesday.
“Having a library located within the Tower District,” Payton said, “would give people access to computers, to Wi-Fi, to resources that would better our economic foothold.”
Here’s everything you need to know about what it would take to open a public library in the Tower District.
The Fresno County Public Library’s Gillis branch was originally located in the Tower District.
Gillis had four different addresses on Olive Avenue between 1940 and 1975, according to “A Century of Service from Dewey Decimal to Digital,” a book published by and about the Fresno County Public Library.
But by the mid 1970s, the library needed to relocate again: Its Olive Avenue location was “hazardous” and the ceiling was “treacherously likely to fall,” according to a March 20, 1973 Fresno Bee article quoted in the book.
The library then moved to the southwest corner of Fruit and Dakota avenues in 1975, where Gillis remains now.
Payton said the move didn’t benefit the Tower District.
“There is no public transportation that takes you directly to that location,” she said.
So far, Payton said, the Tower District Library Project is considering two options:
Both options present challenges, she said. Moving Gillis would require finding a new location and funding to do so. Opening a micro-branch at the Ted C. Willis Community Center, meanwhile, would require an agreement between city and county administrations.
This type of county-city contract for library purposes has happened before, said county Supervisor Sal Quintero.
“When I served on the city council, we were able to open up the library at Mosqueda (Community Center),” Quintero said. “I worked with the county to get that one open.”
The Mosqueda Branch opened in 1976 at the community center, according to the county library system. It was a fairly quick opening, Quintero said, because it wasn’t a “big, elaborate” library and the city already owned the building.
Quintero said the county is working on opening three library branches – Reedley, Clovis and Highway City – and a couple have taken a decade or more to complete.
Quintero said he supports the opening of a new library branch, but said the other three branches in the works are the county’s priority. He couldn’t say how long it would take to open a library branch in or near the Tower District, even if it was at a community center.
Fresno City Council vice president Annalisa Perea also voiced her support for the proposal.
“My goal for the Tower District is to make it more family-friendly,” Perea said. “I think bringing a library to the Tower would really complement a lot of the existing amenities,” she said.
Perea said the challenge ahead is finding a location for a library branch. Once a location is selected, she said her office will be working with the county and its Economic Development Corporation division to see what it would take to move or establish a library there.
“So, we wanted to do a lot of that legwork initially beforehand,” Perea said, “to make sure that we were picking the right location.”
Payton acknowledges that bringing a library to the Tower District could be a lengthy process.
“I’m not expecting any of this to happen this year or next year or the year after that,” she said.
She recognizes she’ll have to work with current and future county and city elected officials.
“Successors need to play a part in it. This is going to be a very long, drawn-out campaign,” she said. “So I want to talk to those who are empowered now to get that ball rolling.”
Payton is hosting a community meeting about the Tower District Library Project on Sept. 26 from 5:45-8 p.m. at Root Access, 1476 N. Van Ness Ave.
This story was originally published August 23, 2023, 5:30 AM.
Hurricane Hilary could be 1st tropical storm to hit CA since 1939. Here's how it'll impact the state
SAN FRANCISCO -- A newly-formed hurricane named Hilary is making its rounds in the headlines. It will likely strengthen into a major hurricane, with the possibility of making landfall as a tropical storm in California. There will be a threat of flooding rains across Southern California from Sunday through Tuesday.LIVE: ...
SAN FRANCISCO -- A newly-formed hurricane named Hilary is making its rounds in the headlines. It will likely strengthen into a major hurricane, with the possibility of making landfall as a tropical storm in California. There will be a threat of flooding rains across Southern California from Sunday through Tuesday.
As of 11 p.m. Thursday, Hilary is a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph.
It is expected to further strengthen.
Then Hilary will rapidly weaken as it enters cooler ocean waters and interacts with the mountain terrain of Baja California Sunday.
The current track has Hilary moving into California on Monday as either a tropical storm or a weaker tropical depression.
If Hilary does make landfall in California as a tropical storm, it would be the first tropical storm to do so since 1939.
Hurricanes require ocean temperatures above 80 degrees to survive. Hilary is currently sitting in 85-degree water and will remain in those warm waters through Saturday. As Hilary moves closer to Baja California, ocean temperatures will quickly cool into the 70s and eventually the 60s along the California coast.
That temperature drop may not seem like a lot but ocean temperatures in the 70s will essentially kill Hilary and water in the 60s will never support a tropical system. Thus, we see a very rapid weakening as the system approaches the California-Mexico border.
HEAVY RAIN THREAT IN SOCAL
The moisture from Hilary will bring the possibility of flooding in Southern California. Flood Watches will go up this weekend.
Rough surf will also be an issue on Southern California beaches which could lead to beach erosion.
CENTRAL VALLEY IMPACTS
The Central Valley is forecasted to have remnants of rain and thunder from Hurricane Hilary by Monday and Tuesday.
Portions of the south valley could first experience rainfall by Monday morning. The rest of the Central Valley will see a chance of thunderstorms by Monday afternoon.
ABC30 Action News is tracking Hurricane Hilary and will continue to update with any updates on the upcoming rain.
BAY AREA IMPACTS
The current track of Hilary keeps the bulk of the moisture in Southern California and the Sierra but, we still have a possibility of seeing a few showers Monday and Tuesday. Remnants of Hilary will bring higher humidity and tropical cloud cover between Sunday and early next week.
We will monitor the track of this storm and any small shifts would mean an increased chance of rain here. That is something we will fine-tune in the coming days.
CineCulture brings free movie screenings back to campus with ‘Aurora’s Sunrise’
Those looking for Friday evening plans this fall can discover an enriching experience with CineCulture, as complimentary screenings of independent films are presented nearly every week throughout the school year.The screenings are back in-person after being virtual since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will feature thought-provoking movies, each accompanied by engaging post-screening dialogues led by film contributors or subject matter specialists.The Fresno State CineCulture Series kicks off its fall 2023 lineup...
Those looking for Friday evening plans this fall can discover an enriching experience with CineCulture, as complimentary screenings of independent films are presented nearly every week throughout the school year.
The screenings are back in-person after being virtual since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will feature thought-provoking movies, each accompanied by engaging post-screening dialogues led by film contributors or subject matter specialists.
The Fresno State CineCulture Series kicks off its fall 2023 lineup of film screenings with “Aurora’s Sunrise” (2022) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Peters Education Center Auditorium (west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center).
Based on a true story, “Aurora’s Sunrise” by Armenian director Inna Sahakyan tells the story of Aurora (Arshaluys) Mardiganian, a 14-year-old Armenian Genocide survivor who managed to escape to the United States through sheer luck and extraordinary courage. Her story became a media sensation, and she starred as herself in “Auction of Souls,” a silent Hollywood blockbuster from 1919 on the Armenian Genocide. Aurora soon became the face of one of the largest charity campaigns in American history. With a blend of vivid animation, interviews with Aurora herself, and 18 minutes of surviving footage from her lost silent epic, “Aurora’s Sunrise” revives a forgotten story of survival.
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State students, faculty and staff, and the broader community. CineCulture is also offered as a three-unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. The CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.
Screenings are held at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays in the Peters Education Center Auditorium (west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center). All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free (not enforced) after 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Sept. 8: “Stay With Us” (2022)
Sept. 15: “The Investigator” (2022)
Sept. 22: “Rise” (2022)
Sept. 29: “Lighting Up the Stars” (2022)
Oct. 6: “Town Destroyer” (2022)
Oct. 13: “La Civil” (2021)
Oct. 20: “Without Precedent: The Supreme Life of Rosalie Abella” (2023)
Oct. 22: “Orca” (2021)
Nov. 3: “Inside Russia: Traitors and Heroes” (2023)
Nov. 10: Veterans Day (no screening)
Nov. 17: “Goldfish” (2022)
Nov. 24: Thanksgiving break (no screening)
Dec. 1: Film to be announced
Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, contact 559.278.6890.
A local biological lab operated in secrecy. Fresno leaders have a plan to gain control | Opinion
The Fresno Bee Editorial Boardhttps://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/editorials/article278509044.html
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Fresno City Attorney Andrew Janz says his staff has been searching through the voluminous California Penal Code to find where misrepresenting the operation of a biological lab might be covered.
His staff cannot find any such section, Janz said. “We have been combing through the Penal Code to see if something like this can rise to the level of a felony. We cannot find anything,” he told The Bee Editorial Board this week.
As a result, Janz has put together an ordinance at the request of city councilmembers Garry Bredefeld, Nelson Esparza and Miguel Arias that would penalize a lab operator up to $1,000 and a year in Fresno County Jail if convicted of failing to get proper permits and notifying city officials about a biological lab operation.
This has come up in the wake of the discovery of such a lab in Reedley that was run by a Chinese company that had previously had similar labs in Fresno and Tulare.
Reedley code enforcement officer Jesalyn Harper describes how she discovered the illegal storage use of a warehouse by Chinese-owned Prestige Biotech. By Eric Paul Zamora
Known variously as Universal Meditech and Prestige Biotech Inc., the firm assembled pregnancy, diabetes and drug test kits. Its Reedley location was shut down in March, however, after COVID-19 and more than 20 other infectious agents were found in refrigerators in the lab. The facility operated without proper permits and opened under cover of darkness, a Reedley code enforcement officer has said.
As reported by Bee staff writer Tim Sheehan, also discovered at the Reedley lab site were dozens of freezers and refrigerators full of vials of blood, serum and tissue samples; cartons and containers of various chemicals; stored medical lab equipment; and hundreds of lab mice that were in such distress and neglect that they ultimately had to be euthanized.
The new Fresno law is on the consent calendar portion of Thursday’s City Council meeting. It should be passed without delay.
For one thing, it is straightforward. It would require the following:
▪ “No person or entity shall operate an infectious disease laboratory within the City of Fresno without first obtaining all proper local, state, and federal licensing.”
Next, the law would mandate this condition:
▪ “Any person or entity intending to operate an infectious disease laboratory within the City of Fresno shall notify the City of such intent through its Planning Director by letter titled ‘Notice of Intent to Operate Infectious Disease Laboratory’ prior to applying for any entitlement or permit to operate.”
Failure to comply could result in the fines and possible jail time.
Note that the proposed ordinance makes reference to “infectious disease” labs. Businesses that do routine blood testing would not be affected.
Janz said the new law is “absolutely necessary to achieve the council members’ goals, transparency being a huge part of this.
“There is no enforcement mechanism at this point, criminally, to make sure the city is notified about dangerous labs and, by extension, the public is made aware.”
The City Council should pass the ordinance. A month later, it will take effect.
It’s not like Fresno is overrun with illegal labs storing viruses and bacteria. But given the dangers such facilities could pose, city officials need to know about them to ensure public safety.
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This story was originally published August 23, 2023, 1:51 PM.