Archive for September, 2017

City of Fresno Announces New Transportation Director

Sep 26, 2017 No Comments by

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Jim Schaad has been named the City of Fresno’s new Director of Transportation, effective September 25, 2017.  Schaad, who had been serving as Assistant Director for the Department of Transportation, replaces interim Transportation Director Bruce Rudd. “We are fortunate to have someone of Jim’s [...]

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The Decline of Toys R Us…What Happened?

Sep 23, 2017 No Comments by

Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy. It was shocking news and left everyone wondering what happened. This video takes a look at Toys R Us and explores the causes of the bankruptcy as well as make predictions about the future of the company.          

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Early Bird Deadline, Friday, September 15

Sep 21, 2017 No Comments by

Shaw Floors, for sponsoring the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Floor Signing event and for providing all flooring needs for more than 30+ campaigns . We appreciate the floor signing materials, food and resources you provide to make our event successful. We had a wonderful turnout. #ShowYourGold and support the kids of St. Jude during [...]

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HHM: CASTRO TO HEADLINE HISPANIC CHAMBER AMIGO LUNCH SEPT. 21

Sep 21, 2017 No Comments

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro will be the keynote speaker at the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce monthly Amigo Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at Piccadilly Hotel (2305 W. Shaw Ave.). The event, cosponsored by ReZCom, is part of the chamber’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. Castro will speak about the state of education and [...]

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Former softball coach Wright to be honored by Fresno County Office of Education

Sep 15, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Former Fresno State softball coach Margie Wright will receive the Award for Athletics at the 2017 Fresno County Office of Education (FCOE) Honors Gala to be held Saturday night at Fresno City College. Wright is one of four recipients to be honored for their lifetime achievements on Saturday. The NCAA’s all-time winningest softball [...]

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2017 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Sep 13, 2017 No Comments

Reserve your tickets for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home today at 1-800-543-5887 for the November Giveaway of the St. Jude Dream Home. The earlier you reserve, the more prizes you can win! Reserve your ticket by August 25 and you will also be eligible for a Hawaii getaway for two, courtesy of Noble Credit [...]

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FRESNO STATE FLAGS POSTED HALF-STAFF IN REMEMBRANCE ON SEPT. 11

Sep 09, 2017 No Comments

Fresno State will post its campus flags at half-staff Monday, Sept. 11,  Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, to remember and honor the 2,996 people killed and over 6,000 injured in attacks on the United States 16 years ago, including two alumni: Lt. Cmdr. Otis Tolbert (a former Bulldogs football player who died in the Pentagon attack) [...]

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ALUMNUS MONTGOMERY RETURNS AS NEW FRESNO STATE WINEMAKER

Sep 07, 2017 No Comments

Thomas Montgomery, an award-winning winemaker and Fresno State alumnus, is the Fresno State Winery’s new winemaker. The Sanger native, who honed a reputation for award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties as a winemaker for well-known wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, began his Fresno State assignment July 31. His career began at E&J [...]

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Mayor Brand Statement on Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement

Sep 06, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement on DACA: “I have consistently called for immigration reform, including joining my Council colleagues in December 2015 to unanimously support comprehensive immigration legislation, so I appreciate the fact that the President has given Congress a six-month window to act on this important issue. [...]

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Mayor Announces New Independent Police Reviewer & Citizens’ Public Advisory Board

Sep 05, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand introduced the new Independent Police Reviewer for the Office of Independent Review (OIR), John A. Gliatta, at a press conference this morning at City Hall.  Gliatta comes to the City of Fresno from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, where he worked as a Crime Analyst for their Patrol Division. Mr. Gliatta has [...]

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FRESNO STATE SETS RECORDS, AGAIN TOPPING MILLION-HOUR MARK FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

Sep 01, 2017 No Comments

For the eighth consecutive year, Fresno State students, faculty and staff contributed more than 1 million hours of community service with a record 1,386,449 hours completed by about 14,565 volunteers during the 2016-17 academic year, according to the University’s “Service Impact on the Community” report (attached and available at FersnoStateNews.com). The report, released by the Jan [...]

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