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Taco Truck Throwdown 7 presented by La Tapatia: Joey Chestnut to compete in Taco Eating World Championship July 29

Jul 20, 2017 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies and their frequent alter-ego, the Fresno Tacos, have announced schedule updates 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 event at Chukchansi [...]

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Fresno Food Expo Award Applications Still Being Accepted

Jul 20, 2017 No Comments by

The seventh annual Fresno Food Expo is scheduled for July 26 and 27 at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center.  Applications for the fifth annual New Product Awards and third annual Fred Ruiz Entrepreneurial Award are still being accepted.  Winners will be announced during the official opening reception of the Expo on July 26. There [...]

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Fulton Street to Open in Stages

Jul 18, 2017 No Comments by

The City of Fresno announced today that it will open the northern and southern “superblocks” of Fulton Street to traffic in late August with the grand re-opening and celebration of the entire Fulton Street Reconstruction Project set for Saturday, October 21, 2017. The northern super block is the section of Fulton Street that runs between [...]

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Coming to Northeast Fresno a Hyatt Place hotel

Jul 18, 2017 No Comments

Further demonstrating its position as the ‘category killer’ upscale select service brand, Hyatt today announced that it approved a total of 86 new Hyatt Place hotels to date. These new projects, which include the first new-build Hyatt Place hotels in Fresno California, New Mexico, Missouri and Ohio, bring the total number of new build Hyatt Place projects open and under development [...]

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Taco Truck Throwdown 7 (Two-Day Event)

Jul 17, 2017 No Comments

Bigger and better than ever before Taco Truck Throwdown is now a two-day festival with 40 taco trucks, #FresnoTacos baseball, World Taco Eating Championship, Official Chingo Bling comedy show and more. Presented by La Tapatia Tortilleria, Inc.. Did we mention that there will be $2 Tecates!?! July 28: http://bit.ly/TTT7Tix July 29: http://bit.ly/TTT7Day2 Invite your friends [...]

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Venture Lab to Launch NSF I-Corps Site for Business Development

Jul 14, 2017 No Comments

UC Merced recently joined the ranks of six other UCs and 70 other universities around the country when it was selected as the newest site for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Opens a New Window.program (NSF I-Corps). Now, with application deadlines looming, I-Corps is actively seeking its first cohort of campus-affiliated, STEM-focused entrepreneurs to participate in [...]

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ENGINEERING PROFS BUILDING DRONES, ROCKETS FOR NASA MINORITY RESEARCH PROJECT

Jul 12, 2017 No Comments

Engineering faculty from California community colleges are learning how to build drones and rockets as part of a project that runs daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, July 14, at Fresno State’s Engineering East building (Room 223). The completed drones will fly from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Clovis Community [...]

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Cooling Centers to Open This Friday Through Sunday

Jul 11, 2017 No Comments

The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted the temperature to be at, or above, 105°F in Fresno for Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, 2017.  Therefore the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will be opening its cooling centers during this time. Cooling centers will be open [...]

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BUSINESS LEADERS WITH LANCE CARDOZA

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments

Tune in Tuesday morning 7/11 at 9AM PST on AM 1680 The Answer for my new show ‘Business Leaders with Lance Cardoza’ . The guest will be Fresno Grizzlies General Manager Derek Franks #BusinessLeaders #AM1680Fresno #TalkRadio #LanceCardoza #Growlifornia #FresnoTacos www.my1680.com

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Wilma Quan-Schecter Takes Over as City Manager

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments

New Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter begins her post today, July 10, 2017, replacing Bruce Rudd, who is wrapping up 41 years of service to the City of Fresno. Mrs. Quan-Schecter is the first woman to hold the top administrative post at Fresno City Hall. Mrs. Quan-Schecter previously served as both assistant city manager and [...]

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July 4 tickets start at $10: Baseball and the biggest ‘Fireworks Extravaganza’ in the Valley

Jul 04, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The seventh Fresno Grizzlies homestand of the 2017 season, the franchise’s 20th, is scheduled for July 4 to July 8, with six games against the Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles Angels) and Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks). Tickets may be purchased at the Chukchansi Park box office, or anytime at FresnoGrizzlies.com. Here is [...]

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RUIZ FOODS COMMITS $1 MILLION TO EXPAND FRESNO STATE’S UNIVERSITY BUSINESS CENTER

Jul 04, 2017 No Comments

Ruiz Foods Products, Inc., a Dinuba-based food manufacturing company, pledged $1 million to Fresno State to expand the University Business Center at the Craig School of Business. The gift will establish the “Ruiz Foods Executive Classrooms,” a state-of-the-art learning environment for students throughout the Craig School of Business. “This is a transformational gift for the [...]

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New Lease Could Clear Way For Grizzlies Sale

Jun 26, 2017 No Comments

The Fresno City Council has approved a new lease agreement with the Fresno Grizzlies baseball team for Chukchansi Park. The move could help clear the way for a new ownership group to take over the team. The new lease would have the owners pay the city $500,000 a year in rent, compared with roughly $750,000 [...]

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Nominations are now being accepted for the “40 Under 40” with the Class of 2017

Jun 01, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO – Nominations are now being accepted for the “40 Under 40” with the Class of 2017. “40 Under 40” The Ultimate Networking Event for the last decade, presented by Business Street Online and coming to Fresno at BitWise South Stadium 700 Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93721 on Thursday, December 7, will bring together some [...]

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First Joint County-City Meeting of 2017 Scheduled for May 30

May 29, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand and Chairman Brian Pacheco will hold the first of many special joint meetings between the City of Fresno and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, scheduled for Fresno City Hall tomorrow, May 30 at 1:30 p.m. The joint meeting, the first such gathering in recent history, will be chaired [...]

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2017 Komen Sacramento Valley Race for the Cure®

May 02, 2017 No Comments

Sacramento, CA– Susan G. Komen® Northern and Central California is counting down the hours until the 21st annual Sacramento Race for the Cure®. The race honors the cancer survivors along with their families, as well as those who have made a significant impact in the Komen community. This year’s fundraising goal is to raise half [...]

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JANET JACKSON ANNOUNCES 2017 STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR COMES TO FRESNO SEPTEMBER 28th 2017

May 01, 2017 No Comments

LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2017) – Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist, the incomparable JANET JACKSON, will embark on a four-month North American tour this fall, announced today.  Produced by Live Nation, the STATE OF THE WORLD tour is set for a 56-city run beginning September 7, in Lafayette at the Cajundome. [...]

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Community Members Aid Cutting-Edge Research in ‘BioBlitz’ Project

May 01, 2017 No Comments

When scientists at UC Merced seek to better understand California’s biodiversity, they turn to cutting-edge genomics. They also turn to their neighbors. On a sunny Saturday in April, scientists joined forces with members of the local community to take part in UC Merced’s inaugural eDNA BioBlitz. Under the guidance ofProfessor Michael Dawson Opens a New Window.and a [...]

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Statement by Fresno Yosemite International Airport in Response to Raiser – CA’s (Uber) Decision to Discontinue Operations at the Fresno Airport

May 01, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Raiser-CA (aka Uber) has decided to discontinue operating at Fresno Yosemite International Airport rather than complying with the airport operating agreement. An airport operating agreement is required by California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations for Transportation Network Companies (TNC) to operate at any airport in California. Uber and Lyft have both operated [...]

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MCJ SHOWCASE OF EXCELLENCE SET MAY 3

May 01, 2017 No Comments

The Media, Communications and Journalism Showcase of Excellence from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in North Gym (Room 118) on campus will honor the department’s students for their work this semester. The event also includes the awarding of “Best of Show,” which will be voted on by the audience. An induction ceremony for Kappa Tau Alpha, the national journalism [...]

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