FRESNO CHAFFEE ZOO WELCOMES TWO AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

May 21, 2015 No Comments by

Fresno, CA – Even though African Adventure, the Zoo’s 13-acre exhibit, won’t open until October, many African animals are already settling in to their new homes. “Animal transportation takes a lot of time and planning,” said Dan Subaitis, general curator at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. “Our goal was to get the animals moved in before it [...]

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City of Fresno, BitWise Announce Funding Update for “Fab 5” Water Conservation App

May 20, 2015 No Comments by

FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno and BitWise Industries today announced that development of the water conservation application proposed by the 6th grade robotics team from Riverview Elementary School known as the “Fab 5” is now fully funded, thanks to a major donation by AT&T and support from Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and the [...]

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FRESNO GRIZZLIES FRANKENSLICE GETS THE ATTENTION OF THE ENTIRE COUNTRY

May 20, 2015 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno Grizzlies took over the internet and national media outlets once again, this time with the announcement of the Frankenslice, which is a hot dog stuffed crust pepperoni slice that will be exclusively available during their Thursday, May 21st home game against the Nashville Sounds, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. [...]

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Mayor Swearengin Announces “Restore Fresno”

May 13, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin, along with top City officials, local property owners, and neighborhood representatives, today announced her “Restore Fresno” budget initiative during a press conference at Yokomi Elementary School. “Restore Fresno” is a compilation of the City of Fresno’s FY2016 initiatives to improve property values, living conditions, public safety and the overall [...]

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Fresno Unveils Armenia Street Downtown

Apr 24, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and the Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Armenia unveil Armenia Street, the new name for Santa Clara Street between O Street to Van Ness Avenue. The ceremony outside Holy Trinity Church. The street runs through an area where an Armenian neighborhood once stood. The renaming is just one [...]

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UC MERCED NEWS: UC Merced Students Encourage Madera Youngsters to Say YES to Engineering

Apr 17, 2015 No Comments

MERCED – Students from the University of California, Merced, will visit Madera’s Howard Elementary School to help promote interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The visit, which is part of UC Merced’s Young Engineer and Scientist (YES) Academy, will take place Friday, April 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 13878 Road [...]

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GRIZZLIES BEGIN GROWLIFORNIA ERA WITH 2-1 VICTORY OVER LAS VEGAS

Apr 10, 2015 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – Three Fresno Grizzlies (1-0) pitchers combined to limit the Las Vegas 51s (0-1) to two hits in a 2-1 win on Opening Day at Chukchansi Park in front of 12,090 fans Thursday night. Third baseman Matt Dominguez (1-3, 2B, RBI) lined a frozen rope RBI double down the left field line in [...]

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De Young Properties breaks ground at the site of 12th annual St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway house

Mar 27, 2015 No Comments

Clovis, Calif. (March 27, 2015) – De Young Properties broke ground on the 12th annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house on Thursday, March 26. The house is to be raffled for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be located in the De Young Park View community in Clovis. Representatives De [...]

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Fresno Grizzlies’ “Back to the Future”

Mar 25, 2015 No Comments

The Fresno Grizzlies have announced they wearing cool uniforms for “Back to the Future” night. Would this be a bold promotion for any team to run? Absolutely, but it’s a little bolder considering it’s the Astros we’re talking about. They’re one of eight MLB teams who have never won a championship, with 2005 being the franchise’s [...]

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HISTORIC FRESNO COURTHOUSE CUPOLA MOVES TO FRESNO FAIRGROUNDS FOR RESTORATION ON FRIDAY, MARCH 20

Mar 18, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. —  As a result of an agreement struck between The Big Fresno Fair and Fresno Historical Society in September 2014, the Fresno Courthouse Cupola will move to the Fresno Fairgrounds to be prepared for restoration. A fundraising campaign is currently underway to pay for the restoration of this iconic piece of Fresno history [...]

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FRESNO WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLING MONEY FROM VOCATIONAL COLLEGE

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. —Sandi Marie Hollifield, 49, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to theft from a program receiving federal funds, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, Hollifield worked under contract at Galen College, a now-defunct vocational college in Fresno, as a bookkeeper. Beginning in September 2008, Hollifield embezzled money from Galen [...]

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DEREK FRANKS NAMED FRESNO GRIZZLIES GENERAL MANAGER

Mar 05, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno Grizzlies today announced that Derek Franks has been named General Manager. General Managing Partner and Team President Chris Cummings made the announcement at an afternoon press conference at Chukchansi Park. “Derek has proven himself as a connector whose relationships in baseball and the Central Valley appear to have no end,” [...]

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EXPERIENCE GROWLIFORNIA. THERE ARE 72 OPPORTUNITIES STARTING APRIL 9th FRESNO GRIZZLIES SINGLE GAME TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Mar 03, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — Thoughts of spring and summer are filling the air today as the Fresno Grizzlies placed single game tickets on sale to the general public for all 72 home games this season. Tickets can be purchased online at FresnoGrizzlies.com, over the phone by calling 559.320.TIXS, or at the Chukchansi Park Box Office (1800 [...]

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Susan G. Komen® Central Valley Implementing Educational Breast Cancer Initiative Targeting African-American Women

Feb 23, 2015 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. (February 23, 2015) – Susan G. Komen® Central Valley and the six other Komen affiliates in California are currently pushing an initiative that is empowering African-American women by helping them utilize life-saving, preventive services and detecting breast cancer at an early stage. The Susan G. Komen® Circle of Promise California Initiative was launched [...]

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THE BIG FRESNO FAIR RECORDS ITS THIRD MERRILL AWARD FROM THE WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION

Feb 23, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, February 23, 2015…The smiles on The Big Fresno Fair’s Management Team’s faces could not be any bigger as they accepted the Fair’s third Merrill Award – the “Oscar” of the fair industry; the highest honor given – at the Western Fairs Association’s (WFA) 92nd Convention & Trade Show in Reno, Nevada where more [...]

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FRESNO GRIZZLIES PACKAGE FIVE PREMIER 2015 HOME GAMES INTO ONE AFFORDABLE MINI PLAN

Feb 19, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — Central Valley residents looking for affordable entertainment this spring and summer can look to the Fresno Grizzlies five-game mini plan offer that is on sale now through Opening Day on April 9th. Starting at only $59, the Grizzlies have packaged five unique entertainment experiences that cater to anyone seeking a night out [...]

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48th Annual World Ag Expo Stays Course with Business, Education and Innovations in Ag

Feb 16, 2015 No Comments

Tulare, Calif.- Thursday, February 12, 2015, marked the final day of the three-day show, World Ag Expo. The 48th annual show, which was held at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California, opened Tuesday, February 10 at 9:00am. Attendees and exhibitors from all over the world came to the show grounds to join in the largest [...]

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FELD ENTERTAINMENT HAS ADDED FRESNO TOUR DATES FOR LARGER-THAN-LIFE ARENA SPECTACULAR MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!

Feb 13, 2015 No Comments

Fresno, CA / February 13, 2015 – After much anticipation, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the world’s leading producer of touring live family entertainment, has announced that it will be adding Fresno tour dates to the most ambitious live show in its history, Marvel Universe LIVE! Featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, this [...]

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City Will Lower City of Fresno Flag in Memory of Legendary Coach Jerry Tarkanian

Feb 12, 2015 No Comments

Fresno – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Fresno City Manager Bruce Rudd today announced that the City of Fresno will lower its flag to half-staff tomorrow, February 12, 2015, to honor the memory of legendary basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who passed away today at the age of 84. “Our community mourns the loss of Jerry Tarkanian. [...]

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All Drone Solutions lands at World Ag Expo

Feb 11, 2015 No Comments

Tulare, Calif. - All Drone Solutions, a locally owned and managed organization, is to demonstrate and launch their cloud based mapping solution for growers and agronomists at the World Ag Expo in February.  Building C Booth 3816 The drones the company offers have the capability to carry specialized cameras that can create 3-D models of fields [...]

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