Pinedale Community Associate Meeting 08-28-18

Capt. Burke Farrah – Fresno PD

All good in the Pinedale area property crime is down.  Person of interest Burl Cox…. Reports have been made, need to continue to report issues to police

Maeketah Rivera – Fresno PD

Pinedale Water Jamboree Brings Cops and Children Together

The Northwest Policing District teamed up with the Pinedale Community Center and hosted a “Water Jamboree with Fresno PD”. Sgt. Brian Pierce, and Officers Thao, Beckwith, and Gomez spent some time having a water fight with children who live in the Pinedale area. The PARCS leader also provided a meal for the children and Officers. During this time, Officers were able to provide encouragement and remind them of the importance of staying in school in order to accomplish their dreams. Officer Thao teamed up with the Crime Prevention Officer M. Rivera to ensure the children also received school supplies in order to be prepared for the upcoming school year. This event was a perfect example of Law Enforcement and Community banding together to have a great time before the school year kicks off.


Neighborhood watchmeetings are going well, if interested please contact Maeketah Rivera 559-621-6530 or email us here on the website.


Home Depot– Feland & Shaw, September 5thB-B-Q with law enforcement at 11 come out and say Hi!

Carnaval 2018

The Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department, District 5 Councilmember Luis Chavez, and Fresno County Supervisor Sal Quintero are hosting “Carnaval 2018” at the Sal Mosqueda Community Center on Saturday, September 8, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free* to all participants. Event will include carnival games, petting zoo, water slide, swimming pool games, bounce houses, Science Mobile, entertainment, concession stand, raffle prizes & more!    *Fee for concession items for more information call 559.621.2900


Troy – Paula Guzman Pinedale Community Center

Kids FestOctober 12 or 13th

Jurassic Parkwill be the thyme for the month of September

PG&E “Empower Pinedale”event on September 25th


Nick – Pinedale Boys and Girls Club

September getting back in fall program – Sign up for September 14th 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament ages 13 – 18, ages 6-12 on September 21stKids Day event with possible water balloon fights from  4- 7pm


David Rodriguez – The Pinedale History Project

Newly acquired items!

A small model of one of the engines from the Sugar Pine Railroad, it will be displayed in the glass case at the museum.

A 1929 picture of the Sugar Pine Lumber Mill, a newspaper article goes with it.


New things for the Japanese assembly center will be out soon.

J Butterfield – Supervising Library Assistant

The Pinedale Library’s Fall Programming begins September 4th.

  • Bi-weekly story time will take place on the 1stand 3rd Tuesdays at 11am.
  • Jerry, Pinedale’s Tail Waggin’ Tutor (Read to a Dog), will be available for reading appointments on Thursdays at 3 pm.
  • Take Home Craft will be available each 3rdSaturday

Friends of the Library Big Used Book sale at the Sierra Vista Mall netted $35,000, which is a lot of books sold! $25,000 in matching funds was added to the pot from the Clovis Community Foundation for a total of $60,000.

The Public Library will have a table at the PG&E “Empower Pinedale” event on September 25th, here at the Community Center.

Fall programming will start on the 4thof sept   first and third Tuesdays biweekly story time at 11 am read to the dog 3 pm, take home craft on the third Saturday each month, friends reached $35,000 a $25,000 matching pot for the book sales

Ernestine Martinez, St Agnes Mission Church

Oct 7th St. Agnes Annual Carnival from 10:00am – 6:00pm-  looking for fruits and veggies to have at the farmer’s market – contact Annette Amparano at the church if you have someone in mind that will donate.

Emilio – Faith in Community

The program for Pinedale School and Nelson School that was started a few years ago has taken off. Clovis Unified will be implementing the program for all of the Clovis West Schools. The program worked with students to help them succeed.  For more information, contact Emilo Vargas.


Meeting was adjourned at 6:30 in honor of Ms. Lewis


12 people attended

3 board members

8 reports