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Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s Upgrade Fresno’s Ratings

Mar 20, 2017 No Comments by

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand today announced that both Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service have significantly upgraded the City of Fresno’s investment ratings, a decision which was based on strong leadership in combination with strong fiscal policies and budgetary performance over the past few years. The improved ratings mean better [...]

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USEPA Says City of Fresno Passes Lead and Copper Rule Compliance Standard

Mar 14, 2017 No Comments by

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) conducted a comprehensive review of the City of Fresno and the State of California’s oversight of the City’s drinking water treatment and testing program. By letter dated January 19, 2017, the USEPA concluded that the City has historically complied with the USEPA and State of California Lead and Copper Rule [...]

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Susan G. Komen® Sacramento Valley and Central Valley to Join Forces

Mar 14, 2017 No Comments by

Sacramento, CA — Susan G. Komen® Sacramento Valley and Komen Central Valley are proud to announce they have joined forces to strengthen operations, expand their service area and increase their impact. Susan G. Komen® Northern & Central California will serve 9 new counties in northern and central California: Alpine, Inyo, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, [...]

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Ulta Beauty Announces Fresno as First West Coast Distribution Location

Mar 13, 2017 No Comments

The City of Fresno and Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services in the nation, announced today that the company has officially chosen Fresno as the location of its new 670,000 square foot distribution center at the [...]

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NE Surface Water Treatment Facility Back Online March

Mar 06, 2017 No Comments

The City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities (DPU) announces that the Northeast Surface Water Treatment Facility (NESWTF) will return online on March 1, 2017. The treatment facility was taken offline in September 2016 to allow the Fresno Irrigation District to conduct its annual maintenance period. During the shutdown period, the water provided to our [...]

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Fresno Yosemite International Airport Cautions on Family Emergency Scam

Feb 27, 2017 No Comments

Fresno Yosemite International Airport has been advised of a Family Emergency Scam involving scammers posing as a relative or friend contacting individuals urging them to wire money immediately for help with an emergency situation. Scammers pose as a relative or friend claiming they are being held by authorities at the Fresno Airport Yosemite Airport and [...]

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Visalia “Feeding” Good Ideas

Feb 22, 2017 No Comments

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Visalia Convention Center, Fresno Pacific University – Visalia Campus and Visalia First Assembly is now accepting proposals for the inaugural Visalia SOUP on March 14, 2017. Visalia SOUP presented by Tucoemas Federal Credit Union supports Visalia’s best ideas to make our community stronger. Visalia SOUP raises [...]

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GREAT-GRANDSON OF MEXICAN REVOLUTIONARY FLORES-MAGON TO SPEAK AT FRESNO STATE

Feb 21, 2017 No Comments

 Diego Flores Magón, great grandson of Mexican Revolution intellectual and journalistEnrique Flores Magon, will speak from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Henry Madden Library (Room 2206) for the Valley Public History Initiative at Fresno State. Magón, who is the founder and director of the archive and cultural center La Casa de El Hijo del Ahuizote in Mexico City, will be [...]

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FRESCON RETURNS TO FRESNO STATE APRIL 1-2

Feb 20, 2017 No Comments

The Frescon gathering for comic book and video game fans and cosplay enthusiasts will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 and 2 at the North Gym (Room 118). Fans are encouraged to cosplay as their favorite characters. The event will feature a cosplay contest, video game tournaments and panel discussions and workshops hosted by Fresno State professors. [...]

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Presidents Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Feb 17, 2017 No Comments

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 20. The delivery of some City services may be affected by the holiday as well. Please see the list below for details. Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed; Terminal, [...]

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Natural gas helps farmers save money and helps California meet clean air and renewable energy goals

Feb 14, 2017 No Comments

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2017 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will once again highlight innovative natural gas technologies at the 50th Annual World Agricultural (Ag) Expo, Feb. 14 -16, at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California. Also known as “The Farm Show,” the three-day event is the largest event of its kind—and SoCalGas is [...]

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UC experts meet the media tomorrow at World Ag Expo

Feb 13, 2017 No Comments

Eleven UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists working on issues of critical importance to the agricultural industry will make “lightning” presentations, take part in a Q&A session and network with reporters. The great potential hidden in sorghum genes is one of our topics, so we’ll be serving samples of sorghum beer and light refreshments made of [...]

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Excitement Grows as World Ag Expo Prepares to Open the 50th Anniversary Show

Feb 13, 2017 No Comments

World Ag Expo will host daily 50th anniversary celebration events. The red carpet rolls out on Tuesday for Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. in the World Ag Expo Arena. All attendees are welcome to join for the ceremonial opening of the show, complete with a live performance of the national anthem, presentation of colors and [...]

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GLORIA TREVI AND ALEJANDRA GUZMÁN IN FRESNO JUNE 11

Feb 10, 2017 No Comments

Popular Latin artists Alejandra Guzmán and Gloria Trevi will perform at the Save Mart Center at Fresno StateJune 11. The Fresno stop was added to the Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman Tour that sold out its kickoff date June 3 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, leading to the addition of more dates and cities to the tour. Sales to general [...]

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City Council Approves Mayor Brand’s Rental Housing Improvement Act

Feb 09, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Fresno City Council today approved the Rental Housing Improvement Act, a plan submitted by Mayor Lee Brand that will implement a pro-active rental housing inspection program for the purpose of improving the quality of rental housing in the city of Fresno. The Act received public support from a strong coalition that included the [...]

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Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Joe Williams

Feb 08, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, CA  – Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the death of Joe Williams, Fresno’s first elected African-American city councilman:  “Joe Williams was a pioneer in our community, a true visionary who overcame discrimination to become Fresno’s first African-American councilmember. He dedicated his career to transforming our city into a place where opportunity [...]

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Fresno Fuego to battle another pro foe at Chukchansi Park; Reno 1868 FC of United Soccer League

Feb 08, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Fuego (USL Premier Development League) has announced another preseason exhibition match, against Reno 1868 FC of the United Soccer League on Saturday, March 4.  Following the Fuego’s match against Sacramento Republic FC on February 18 (7 p.m., tickets on sale), it will make two USL opponents (one level below Major League [...]

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President Trump To Meet With Sheriff Margaret Mims

Feb 08, 2017 No Comments

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss issues pertaining to immigration from the perspective of law enforcement. Sheriff Mims is a member of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force. The Task Force includes more than 60 police chiefs, sheriffs and law enforcement leaders from across [...]

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OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS MARLEE MATLIN TO HEADLINE SILENT GARDEN GALA

Feb 02, 2017 No Comments

The Silent Garden program at Fresno State will bring Academy Award-winning actress, author and deaf advocate Marlee Matlin to the Valley as the guest of honor at The Silent Garden Gala at 5 p.m., Saturday, February 25 at Fort Washington Country Club (10272 N. Millbrook Ave.) in Fresno. The gala will support student scholarships within The [...]

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Office of Independent Review Quarterly Report Now Available on City’s Website

Jan 31, 2017 No Comments

The City of Fresno Office of Independent Review’s report for the fourth quarter of 2016 is now available on the City’s website. The report, compiled by Independent Reviewer Rick Rasmussen, covers the period from October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. The report, as well as other information on the Office of Independent Review, is [...]

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