HOUSEKEEPER CHARGED WITH SERIES OF BURGLARIES AT THE AHWAHNEE HOTEL

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment today against Jennifer Crystal Downing, 39, of Fresno, charging her with 16 counts of first degree burglary and 16 counts of theft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.   According to court documents, Downing entered rooms in the Ahwahnee Hotel and stole cash [...]

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CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES REQUEST TO INITIATE PROP 218 PROCESS FOR NEW WATER PLAN

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO, CA – This evening, City Council approved the Administration’s request to initiate the Proposition 218 process that begins a public review period before Council can vote on new water rates to pay for the City’s amended water infrastructure project. The vote was 7-0.   Based on public comments received during four community water forums [...]

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FRESNO TEACHER’S AIDE INDICTED FOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION OPERATION IN TRINITY COUNTY

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against Kevin Nouthai Yang, 47, of Fresno, charging him with conspiring to cultivate and distribute marijuana, cultivating marijuana, and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.   According to court documents, Yang, a high school teacher’s aide [...]

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LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER BRINGS WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM TO THE VALLEY

Nov 19, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Alexander Ott announced today that next May, the Valley will be home to a Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Team called the Fresno Freeze. The WPSL is a 70-plus team national league and has featured players such as current US National Team stars Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Abby Wambach. “We are [...]

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Volunteers Help YEA! Students in Business Planning Process

Nov 18, 2014 No Comments

Visalia, CA –The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own real business, is excited to announce this year’s business mentors and sponsors for this year’s YEA! Class at Hosted by the Visalia & Tulare Chambers of Commerce. Once the students get the ball rolling [...]

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Local High School Students Celebrated For Their Academic Excellence At The 4th Annual 4.0 & Above Program At The Big Fresno Fair

Nov 11, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA, November 10, 2014… The Big Fresno Fair and the Fresno County Office of Education, along with valued sponsors Friends of the Big Fresno Fair, EECU and Toyota celebrated high-achieving Fresno County high school students at The Big Fresno Fair’s 4.0 & Above Program held on October 1, 2014. A total of 24 students [...]

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One Day Left to Win

Nov 08, 2014 No Comments

Clovis, Calif. (November 8, 2014) –Local Patient families and volunteers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will announce the winner of a $425,000 house tomorrow, November 9. Built by major donor and sponsor De Young Properties, the 3,100 sq. ft. home is the top prize in the 11th annual Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home® [...]

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LAST CHANCE TO TOUR THE ST. JUDE DREAM HOME® GIVEAWAY HOUSE

Nov 04, 2014 No Comments

Clovis, Calif.- November 4, 2014 – The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house will be open for extended free tours this Wednesday through Friday from noon-9pm and Saturday from 9am- 5pm. This is the final chance for the public to tour the beautiful house built by major donor and sponsor De Young Properties before it [...]

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO RESERVE ST. JUDE DREAM HOME® TICKETS!

Oct 30, 2014 No Comments

Clovis, CA. – October 30, 2014 -This is the last weekend to visit the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house! The house is open for final free tours this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. Just for touring the house, visitors can enter for a free chance [...]

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Fresno General Plan After Work(shop) with Dan Zack

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments

Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals will be hosting at Interactive After Work (Shop) with City of Fresno’s new Assistant Director of Development & Resources Mr. Dan Zack. The F.L.Y.P. presentation will focus on engaging young professionals on Fresno’s General Plan 2035 through an interactive presentation ending with a Question & Answer period. In addition, a representative [...]

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Founder of Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis, Earl Smittcamp, dies at 96

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments

Earl Smittcamp, the founder of Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis died Monday morning. He was 96. Smittcamp was a well-known philanthropist who donated millions to causes across the Central San Joaquin Valley. After serving in the Marines during World War II, Smittcamp had farmed in the area since 1945. He and his wife, Muriel, bought her father’s 200-acre [...]

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ERI to Hold Electronic Waste Recycling Collection Events at St. Anthony’s

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments

ERI to Hold Electronic Waste Recycling Collection Events at St. Anthony’s Fresno, Calif. (October 17, 2014) – Electronic Recyclers International, the largest electronic waste recycling company in North America, is partnering with St. Anthony’s School once again in Fresno to put on their semiannual e-waste recycling collection events at the school on Sunday, October 19th [...]

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Visalia Chamber Announces New Trip Offering: Treasures of Ireland

Oct 16, 2014 No Comments

Visalia, CA- The Visalia Chamber of Commerce announces a new trip for the 2015 lineup of tours. A slideshow presentation featuring Treasures of Ireland will be held on October 29th at the Visalia Chamber of Commerce office 220 N. Santa Fe St. from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. During the presentation travelers will see pictures of [...]

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FUN FACTS AND FAIR STATISTICS FOR THE 2014 BIG FRESNO FAIR

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, CA….October 13, 2014…The gates have closed on another Big Fresno Fair, the largest annual event in the Central Valley! This year’s 13 day event welcomed people throughout the Valley and beyond, featured hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, plus a variety of attractions and entertainment! The following information has been prepared as of Monday, October 13, [...]

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2014 BIG FRESNO FAIR MARKS ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING ATTENDANCE YEAR

Oct 14, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, CA…October 14, 2014… The Big Fresno Fair’s Board of Directors, Management and staff are pleased to announce an incredibly successful completion of the 2014 Big Fresno Fair, which ran October 1 – 13. On closing day of the 2014 Fair, loyal guests packed the grounds for an extra day of Fair entertainment, food, education [...]

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Big Fresno Fair Honors California Chrome

Oct 11, 2014 No Comments

  FRESNO, CA- The Valley bred and fed Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was honored in front of thousands as his owners, Steve and Carolyn Coburn and Perry and Denise Martin accepted a congressional record, county and city proclamations and more on behalf of  Fresno County’s beloved racing horse – California Chrome. The special ceremony [...]

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Community Medical Centers today announced of senior vice president for Managed Care and CEO of Community Care Health Plan

Oct 10, 2014 No Comments

Community Medical Centers today announced Aldo De La Torre has accepted the position of senior vice president for Managed Care and CEO of Community Care Health Plan. De La Torre brings more than 18 years of managed care leadership experience to Community Medical Centers. He specializes in the development and execution of unique provider collaboration [...]

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CENTRAL VALLEY COMMUNITY BANK ANNOUNCES JEANNINE WELTON AS COMMERCIAL LOAN OFFICER

Oct 09, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA…October 9, 2014…Daniel J. Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB), announced today the promotion of Jeannine Welton to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer with the Commercial Banking team. Welton began work with Central Valley Community Bank in 2001 as Vice President, Branch Manager of the Fig Garden Village office where [...]

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FAIR’S “FEED THE NEED” COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE MOTIVATES BUSINESSES TO DONATE AS PART OF EFFORT

Oct 09, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, California…October 8, 2014: In the past five years, The Big Fresno Fair’s Save Mart & FoodMaxx “Feed the Need” Community Food Drive efforts have helped collect over 300 tons of food to feed those in need in the Central Valley. This food drive effort, held in partnership with The Salvation Army and Community Food Bank [...]

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CalViva Health to Sponsor Valley Bike Ride to Raise Funds Proceeds go to local community organizations

Oct 06, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA, [October 6, 2014]: CalViva Health, the local health plan serving Fresno, Kings, and Madera Counties, is sponsoring a bike ride from Madera to Fresno to Hanford, visiting CalViva Health Community Centers along the way. Co-sponsors include Local Health Plans of California, the Cota Cole LLP, Health Net of California, and individual supporters. The [...]

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