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

Sep 15, 2017 No Comments by

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 by

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 by

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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Third Generation California Homebuilder Unveils Largest Grid-Connected, Zero Energy Home Community in the State

Aug 30, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, CALIF. (August 29, 2017) — A collaboration led by De Young Properties, and including the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and BIRAenergy, announced today De Young EnVision, the first grid-connected Zero Energy home community in Central California and the largest to be developed in the State. Located in [...]

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First Day of Ticket Sales: August 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments

Tickets are on sale now for the 14th Annual Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home. Get your ticket today by calling 1-800-543-5887 to win a brand new house built by De Young Properties in the Holland Pointe Community of Clovis. Be smart and reserve your ticket by August 25 to be entered to win a [...]

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Fresno County Farm Bureau issues statement on Support for Proposition 1 Funding of Temperance Flat Dam

Aug 14, 2017 No Comments

“After decades of talk and nearly two years of a regional effort to put together a stellar application packet, Fresno County Farm Bureau celebrates the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority’s official filing of the Temperance Flat Dam bid for state water bond funding. “Temperance Flat is an absolute must for the viability of farms [...]

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Homeless Work Program Launches

Aug 04, 2017 No Comments

The Environmental Cleanup Opportunities (ECO) Project, previously known as the Homeless Work Program, formally began today, Monday, July 31st, as crews started on their first project. “We have worked jointly with the WIB and ABLE Industries to create a transitional jobs program for individuals that are homeless,” says Warren Gubler, City of Visalia Mayor. “Our [...]

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Text-To-Track with Transit

Aug 03, 2017 No Comments

With customer service at the forefront of their efforts, Visalia Transit has launched its new Information Technology System (ITS). A standout feature of the new system is the “Text-To-Track.” “Our new technology allows for Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) which is available at each of our stops within Visalia, we have over 560!” shared Christine [...]

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BORBA FAMILY SALUTE RAISES $850,000 FOR FRESNO STATE AG STUDENTS, PROGRAMS

Aug 03, 2017 No Comments

The family was also presented with a painting of Tina and her late husband Ross Borba Sr. that was created by David Hembree, Fresno State director of development for student affairs and enrollment management. “The Jordan College is so fortunate to have the Borba family’s commitment to supporting the next generation of agriculture industry and [...]

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Global Leadership Summit encourages changes

Aug 02, 2017 No Comments

The Global Leadership Summit is about, empowering individuals to step into that leadership role to make that change happen. Learn about the  Global Leadership Summit 0n LanceCardoza.com

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Central Valley Emerging leaders’ summit hosts 100 high schoolers

Jul 31, 2017 No Comments

In an effort to engage with community partners to develop the next generation of local leaders, Fresno State will host about 100 juniors and seniors from 24 area high schools on campus for the second annual Central Valley Emerging Leaders Summit Aug. 1-4. “Everyone has the potential to be a leader,” says Fresno State President Joseph [...]

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Oval Park Gets New Tenant

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments

A long time north Visalia landmark will soon be getting new tenants. The Visalia City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a lease agreement between the Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) and the City of Visalia for the Oval Service Center at Lincoln Oval Park. TCOE will use the facility to operate their [...]

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Taco Truck Throwdown 7 presented by La Tapatia: Enhanced event plans announced

Jul 27, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies and their frequent alter-ego, the Fresno Tacos, have announced full plans and the schedule for the organization’s Taco Truck Throwdown event. The 2017 edition, presented by La Tapatia, will be the seventh annual, and for the first time will be spread over two days and include a non game-day [...]

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New Development Manager for Susan G. Komen® Northern and Central California

Jul 27, 2017 No Comments

Sacramento, California – Susan G. Komen® Northern and Central California is proud to announce their newest team member—Erin Chandler. Erin has a passion for working with nonprofit agencies, and she will be assuming the position of Development Manager. Prior to coming to Komen, Chandler worked as a Community & Corporate for Relations Manager for The Boys [...]

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ARREIRA ELECTED AG ONE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT

Jul 27, 2017 No Comments

Don Parreira, co-owner of Ultra Gro Plant Food in Madera, began his one-year term on July 1 as the new president of the Ag One Foundation at Fresno State. Parreira, of Fresno, previously served as vice president for Ag One — a development organization for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno [...]

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Fresno Football Club to join USL in 2018

Jul 26, 2017 No Comments

  FRESNO, Calif. – The United Soccer League (USL) has awarded a franchise to a Fresno investor group headed by local businessman Ray Beshoff. At a press conference earlier today at Chukchansi Park, USL President Jake Edwards officially presented Mr. Beshoff with the franchise for Fresno Football Club. Fresno will join Nashville SC and one more [...]

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