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Mayor Announces State of Emergency for Coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 No Comments by

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand today proclaimed a State of Emergency for the City of Fresno in a move to help the city receive state and federal funding connected to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.  Mayor Brand – who made the decision after recent announcements by Governor Gavin Newsom and the County of Fresno – asked the [...]

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City Announces New Coronavirus Policy to Protect Public

Mar 17, 2020 No Comments by

Based on recommendations from the Governor’s Office and the Fresno County Department of Public Health, Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan today announced the City of Fresno is strongly recommending postponement or cancellation of all non-essential public community events, group activities with 250 or more participants,  and any gathering that requires close contact between vulnerable [...]

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CAMPUS MESSAGE REGARDING TEMPORARY CANCELLATION OF IN-PERSON CLASSES; EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 16

Mar 12, 2020 No Comments by

(This campus message went out from President Joseph I. Castro to the campus community at 12:52 p.m. March 12, 2020.) Dear Campus Community, As our University has communicated over the past few weeks, we have been engaged in ongoing planning since the emergence of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. While there are currently no cases of [...]

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Health Officials Confirm First Case of COVID-19 in Fresno County

Mar 12, 2020 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has confirmed the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Fresno County. This is a travel-related case and was not community-acquired. Two travelers presented themselves for testing after returning from a Grand Princess cruise on March 6, 2020. One of these tests has [...]

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Jerry Dyer is Fresno’s next Mayor

Mar 11, 2020 No Comments

FRESNO, CA -With a 51.81 percent vote over challenger Andrew Janz, Mayoral candidate Jerry Dyer has won the race for mayor. The latest returns from the Fresno County Elections office show Dyer with an 11,000 vote advantage– totaling 51.81 percent to Janz’s 39.91 percent. Dyer, the former Fresno Police Department Chief, has expressed making homelessness [...]

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Electronic Waste Recycling Events at St. Anthony’s with the Grizzlies

Mar 10, 2020 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) – St. Anthony’s School is once again partnering with the Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Washington Nationals and ERI, the largest electronic waste recycling company in North America, to hold their annual spring e-waste recycling collection events at the school on Sunday, March 15th and [...]

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The Wells Fargo Scandal

Mar 09, 2020 No Comments

In 2016, a fourteen year scandal at Wells Fargo was exposed. It involved employees creating millions of fraudulent accounts in the names of unwilling customers. This video provides a simple overview of the scandal.    

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Ag education student, Fresno State win state farm bureau discussion titles

Mar 06, 2020 No Comments

Senior agricultural education student Austin La Salle earned media notoriety last year as a campus farm student worker who helped raise one of the farm’s prized products, Fresno State sweet corn. That experience helped yield bigger dividends recently as the Firebaugh native won the California Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet held Feb. 29 at [...]

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Snapple – The Rise and Fall…And Rise Again

Mar 05, 2020 No Comments

1994 – Snapple is sold for $1.7 Billion 1997 – Snapple is sold for $300 Million 2000 – Snapple is sold for $1.4 Billion (as part of a bigger deal) This video takes a look at how Snapple became so valuable in the first place, why it lost so much value, and how they’ve gained [...]

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The Decline of The Gap…What Happened?

Mar 04, 2020 No Comments

In the late 1990′s/early 2000′s, The Gap was one of the most popular clothing brands out there. They’ve clearly fallen pretty far from that point and this video attempts to explain why.  

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Cinnabon – Why They’re Successful

Mar 03, 2020 No Comments

Cinnabon has doubled in size over the past 10 years because who among us is able to ignore that cinnamony smell wafting over to us from the Cinnabon in the mall. This video talks about why they’re successful along with some other fun and interesting aspects of the company.    

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STATE CENTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT WALL OF HONOR INDUCTION CEREMONY

Mar 02, 2020 No Comments

State Center Community College District honored the 2020 Wall of Honor inductees during a special ceremony Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Fresno City College in the Old Administration Building, Room 251. This year’s inductees include Monique S. Kelley, Yolanda Randles, and Dolphas W. Trotter (posthumously). Monique S. Kelly MPAcc, CPA is a nationally recognized accounting [...]

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Bed Bath & Beyond vs. Linens ‘n Things

Feb 28, 2020 No Comments

This video compares two strangely similar stores that were once among the top retailers in the U.S. They’ve both since fallen but at different times and for different reasons. In this video I talk about what happened while highlighting some key differences that have lead to their separate fates.  

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Brendan M. Egan & John S. Shegerian Announce Release Of First Book, 101 Tips From The Marketing Masters

Feb 27, 2020 No Comments

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Brendan M. Egan & John S. Shegerian, serial entrepreneurs and founders of The Marketing Masters, a digital marketing agency with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, announced this week the release of their first book, 101 Tips From The Marketing Masters – Ways To Supercharge Your Marketing & Exponentially [...]

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Kohl’s

Feb 25, 2020 No Comments

Through adverse conditions, Kohl’s has been able to maintain a certain level of success. This video attempts to explain how they’ve been doing it.  

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City Announces New Deputy City Manager

Feb 24, 2020 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan today announced that Thomas Gaffery has been hired as Deputy City Manager for the City of Fresno. In his new role, Gaffery will oversee customer service and related analytics of service technologies such as the City’s 311 system and FresGO mobile app in addition [...]

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The Decline of Sbarro…What Happened?

Feb 21, 2020 No Comments

Sbarro is a major U.S. pizza chain that you probably know best from their delicious smelling pizza stands inside shopping malls. Well, they haven’t been doing well lately, evidenced by their multiple bankruptcy filings over the past decade. This video attempts to explain what happened.    

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Comcast – Why They’re Hated

Feb 18, 2020 No Comments

Comcast is a cable and internet provider that happens to be one of the most hated companies out there. This video attempts to explain the reason behind all this hatred.    

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PRESIDENT CASTRO HONORS A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER AT STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY

Feb 18, 2020 No Comments

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro addressed supporters and community leaders about the University’s successes during the fifth annual State of the University breakfast at the Save Mart Center on Feb. 11. About 750 community leaders and alumni attended the State of the University, during which Castro announced the newest recipients of the President’s Medal [...]

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Pixar – The Fantastic Story

Feb 10, 2020 No Comments

Pixar is responsible for some of the biggest animated films over the past 25 years. This video talks about the unlikely journey they took to get where they are today.    

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