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Introducing the Create Here Business Plan Competition Winners

Jan 13, 2021 No Comments by

The results of the Create Here 2020 Business Plan Competition are in. The winners, Fig and Honey Lavish Grazing, will be expanding their catering company to bring a new wine bar and market concept to the Brewery District in Downtown Fresno at a location to be unveiled at a later date. The exciting new business [...]

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The Decline of Yahoo!

Dec 30, 2020 No Comments by

Do you Yahoo!? Probably not anymore. This video talks about the decline of one of the world’s first big internet companies.      

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Chick-fil-A – Why They’re Successful

Dec 29, 2020 No Comments by

Chick-fil-A is among the most popular fast-food restaurants in the United States. This video talks about the history of the company while attempting to identify the reasons behind that success.    

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The Facebook Scandals

Dec 28, 2020 No Comments

Facebook has received a fair amount of negative attention over the years. This video takes a look back at some of their more notable scandals.    

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Mayor, Mayor-Elect Issue Statements on Measure P Ruling

Dec 18, 2020 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand and Mayor-elect Jerry Dyer today issued the following statements in response to the California Fifth District Court of Appeal ruling on Measure P: “We normally do not comment on pending litigation, but today’s Fifth District Court of Appeal Measure P ruling is different.  The City of Fresno will abide by the Court’s [...]

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Fresno State loans low-temp freezer to Community Medical Centers for COVID-19 vaccines

Dec 14, 2020 No Comments

A collaboration between Fresno State and Community Medical Centers will provide a much-needed, low-temperature freezer to the hospital system that is capable of holding up to 95,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine front-line medical providers and others. Freezers that can cool down to at least minus-70 degrees Celsius are in high demand and short supply [...]

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O’BANNON TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

Dec 10, 2020 No Comments

Fresno, CA, December 10, 2020 – The California Energy Commission (CEC) will honor Dr. James O’Bannon, the co-founder and board chairman of Richard Heath & Associates, Inc. (RHA), with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor, presented virtually today at the Clean Energy Hall of Fame Awards, recognizes O’Bannon for his work in advancing clean energy [...]

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Castro honors city councilmember with Medal of Distinction

Dec 10, 2020 No Comments

Fresno City Council Vice President Paul Caprioglio broke the “no crying rule” at the beginning of the Dec. 10 Council meeting in downtown Fresno, when he was brought to tears as Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro surprised him with the President’s Medal of Distinction. “As an attorney, I’m rarely speechless… But at this moment, I’m [...]

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Boeing – The Rise and Fall…And Rise Again

Dec 03, 2020 No Comments

Boeing is the countries largest maker of airplanes. This video talks about the history and formation of the company while highlighting three separate occurrences where they came close to failure.    

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Netflix – Why They’re Successful

Dec 03, 2020 No Comments

Taking a look at how the most successful streaming service got to that point.  

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Quibi – Why It Failed

Dec 01, 2020 No Comments

Quibi was thought to be a promising streaming service that failed within months. This video attempts to explain where things went wrong.  

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Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down this Year

Nov 25, 2020 No Comments

Thanksgiving celebrations will look different for many Americans this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatherings are likely to be fewer and farther between, with social distancing and perhaps even remote family get-togethers. One tradition that continues this year is the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual cost survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving [...]

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Lucky Henderson, Nevada resident is named winner of 2020 St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway

Nov 22, 2020 No Comments

Clovis, CA (November 23, 2020) – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®today announced that Henderson, NV resident, Maria Rincon is the winner of the 2020 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway. Raising more than $455 million for the patients and families of St. Jude, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway program is celebrating its 30th [...]

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Fresno State ranks No. 3 nationally for graduating low-income students to well-paying jobs

Nov 19, 2020 No Comments

For the fourth consecutive year, Fresno State has placed among the top five best universities for social mobility — ranking No. 3 out of 1,449 schools in the 2020 Social Mobility Index. Top-ranked Baruch College in New York and California State University, Los Angeles, placed just ahead of Fresno State, which also placed third last [...]

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Chevron continues transformational gifts to Fresno State

Nov 10, 2020 No Comments

Chevron is continuing its multi-year tradition of inspirational investment in Fresno State programs, powering several initiatives with a generous gift of $350,000. This brings the cumulative total of Chevron’s gifts to $1.7 million since 2017. Chevron’s gifts through the years focus on addressing a shortage in the region of STEM-trained workers (STEM stands for science, [...]

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St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Bonus Prize Deadline 11/13

Nov 06, 2020 No Comments

Just over two weeks remain until one lucky winner’s name is drawn for the 2020 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway on November 22. By reserving a ticket before next Friday, November 13, ticket buyers will be entered for a chance to win the Dream Home built by De Young Properties AND a new [...]

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Election Results

Nov 03, 2020 No Comments

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The Big Fresno Fair’s Drive-Thru Eats Kicks Off Friday, October 9

Oct 06, 2020 No Comments

FRESNO, CA…The Big Fresno Fair’s 10-day food and entertainment series – “Drive-Thru Eats” presented by Toyota kicks off Friday, October 9 and runs through Sunday, October 18. It will feature 18 Fair food booths, vendor booths, popular Fair entertainers and music, plus virtual features – bringing a bit of this beloved Valley tradition for the [...]

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Cartoon Network – The Rise and Fall…And Rise Again

Oct 02, 2020 No Comments

For decades now, Cartoon Network has been a memorable part of many of our lives, myself included. It’s hard to say definitively, but it’s a common opinion that they’ve experienced a significant decline followed by a respectable comeback. This video takes a look at the situation and attempts to identify reasons behind it.    

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Electronic Arts – Why They’re Hated

Oct 01, 2020 No Comments

Electronic Arts is a video game developer that happens to be one of the most hated companies out there. This video attempts to explain that hatred.    

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