5 Things To Know Before You Go

Here are the five things to know before you go for Thursday, July 18, 2019:

#1 David Valadao files statement of candidacy for 2020 election for 21st District

Former Congressman David Valadao is looking to get his seat back.

The Republican officially filed his statement of candidacy for the 21st District Tuesday, according to the Federal Election Commission website.

He will run against incumbent TJ Cox in 2020.

Last November, Cox declared victory over Valadao in the 21st Congressional District race, winning the seat in a close election.

#2 Fresno Unified to hold special meeting following incident involving board member

A special Fresno Unified school board meeting is being held Thursday night to discuss a campus confrontation involving a trustee.

Parents say Terry Slatic intimidated Bullard High School cheerleaders when he showed up during practice and allegedly threatened the team following a controversial blackface incident.

Thursday's public meeting starts at 5 p.m.

#3 Woman stabbed by boyfriend during argument in northeast Fresno

A man is in police custody after an argument with his girlfriend ended with him pulling out a pocket knife and slashing her.

It happened after 11 p.m. Wednesday in an apartment at San Ramon and Sixth Street in northeast Fresno.

She's been treated for the injury.

#4 Suspects under the influence of drugs lead officers on high-speed chase

Two men are in custody after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase through Fresno Thursday morning.

It began at Blackstone and Ashlan following a failed traffic stop and ended at Shaw and Valentine.

Officials say the suspects were both under the influence of drugs and other narcotics were found in the vehicle.

#5 New Costco helps spur growth and revitalization in Clovis

The new Costco in Clovis is set to open Thursday morning.

It's located on Clovis Avenue just south of Shaw.

The grand opening for the brand new 150,000 square foot warehouse store is at 7:30 a.m. with doors opening for sales at 8 a.m.

This new store is 50,000 square feet bigger than the old store off Ashlan and Peach. It also has about 30 fuel pump stations.
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