"You pay five dollars, the kid's going to put on a show for you."— Nick King (@KingKMPH) January 31, 2019
Thanks in part to social media, there's a hysteria surrounding 16-year-old @SJMBasketball1 star @JalenRomande like nothing the Valley's ever seen. He handles it amazingly well.
Full story: https://t.co/BY3WU8eZNm pic.twitter.com/mK5kjo58fz
Like Green himself, this was a hit on local social media, with King's tweet becoming one of the most-liked and -shared among Fresno's Twitter users -- 227 local retweets, favorites, quotes and replies as of this writing. But tweets from people in the city -- more than 196,000 posted between January 28 and February 3 -- ran the gamut from local sports to a music festival t a new addition to the zoo.
It can be hard to make sense of the sometimes chaotic stream of information on Twitter, so Hoodline analyzed data from Fresno's Twitter users to identify which local events, issues and curiosities got people most interested last week.
The release of the Grizzly Fest lineup also topped local Twitter, with more than 120 interactions from users in Fresno. That's coming up May 4-5.
A report on the as-yet-unnamed white rhino calf born at Fresno Chaffee Zoo drew more than 100 local retweets, quotes, favorites and replies. Two days after the tweet below, the zoo made another announcement: It's a boy!
New Southern white rhino calf born at Fresno Chaffee Zoo https://t.co/rh5n9Ac0rg— ABC30 Fresno (@ABC30) January 30, 2019
What else captured your attention on Twitter last week?
The upcoming Fresno State softball season, which starts with a tough opener.
The countdown is on! @FresnoStateSB opens a new season in just 9⃣ days against #1 UCLA. The Bulldogs will be on the road for 16 straight road games before playing at Margie Wright Diamond on March 6th. @ABC30 pic.twitter.com/1qzTnY5QTz— Stephen Hicks (@StephenABC30) January 30, 2019
There was this barnburner of a game between Clovis East and Clovis West.
Awesome atmosphere in the Valley tonight #1: Clovis East at Clovis West boys.— Nick King (@KingKMPH) February 2, 2019
Timberwolves led after 1st, 2nd and 3rd Quarters, but the Golden Eagles rally behind Cole Anderson's 22 second half points for a 74-68 win. pic.twitter.com/ZWUFfCZwDy
And finally, there was the polar vortex that gripped the Upper Midwest -- specifically, the Valley's collective relief that it wasn't happening here.