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THE HIGHWAY 99 DERBY IS COMING TO CHUKCHANSI PARK

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Fuego FC, four-time Southwest Division Champions in the Premier Development League (PDL), have announced today they will host an exhibition match with 2014 USL PRO Champions Sacramento Republic FC scheduled for Saturday, February 7th at 7:00 p.m. The match, dubbed the Highway 99 Derby, marks the first time the two [...]

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FRESNO GRIZZLIES TO HOST ANNUAL JOB FAIR ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

Jan 12, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A Baseball affiliate of the Houston Astros, and Ovations Food Services will hold their annual Job Fair for game-day staff positions on Saturday, January 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Chukchansi Park. Combined, the two organizations staff an average of 500 positions each year that include: security, ushers, [...]

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HAROLD REYNOLDS TO BE THE FEATURED GUEST AT THE FRESNO GRIZZLIES HOT STOVE GALA ON FEBRUARY 7

Jan 12, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — The road to Fresno Grizzlies Opening Day on April 9th at Chukchansi Park begins on Saturday, February 7th with the 54th annual Hot Stove Gala at the Fresno Convention Center. Former Major League player and current broadcaster Harold Reynolds will be the featured guest and deliver the keynote address. Tickets for the [...]

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High-Speed Rail Authority Hosts Official Groundbreaking Ceremony

Jan 07, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO— Marking significant progress toward modernizing California’s transportation infrastructure, the California High-Speed Rail Authority today joined hundreds of supporters and government, student, community, transportation, business and labor leaders to break ground on the nation’s first high-speed rail system. “What is important is the connection that we are rooted in our forebears and we are committed [...]

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City of Fresno Recommends Protecting Water Pipes During Freezing Temperatures

Dec 29, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – When the weather drops to freezing temperatures, water in exposed pipes expands. If the water expands too much, the pipe can burst. Here are some practical measures homeowners can take to safeguard against frozen water pipes and prevent costly plumbing damage. Water Pipes and Hoses Remove hoses from outside faucets. Shut off [...]

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American Pickers is coming to Visalia

Dec 23, 2014 No Comments

American Pickers is coming to California in February 2015. They are looking for people with interesting stories, intriguing personalities and cool collectables right here in Visalia. America Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on the History Channel. This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in [...]

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World Ag Expo Introduces “Farmers’ Lunch” Featuring AG Kawamura

Dec 23, 2014 No Comments

Tulare, Calif. – World Ag Expo is proud to introduce a brand new event: Farmers’ Lunch, featuring speaker AG Kawamura, California’s former Secretary of Agriculture. The lunch will be hosted in the VIP Event Tent on the World Ag Expo grounds, during the final day of the show: Thursday, February 12. World Ag Expo attracts [...]

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Nishinaka Named SCCCD Board President

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments

Board members of the State Center Community College District elected Ronald H. Nishinaka as board president at its December board meeting. Richard M. Caglia was elected vice president and John Leal was elected secretary. Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College Center, Madera Center and the Oakhurst Center make up the State Center Community [...]

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COLOBUS MONKEY BORN AT FRESNO CHAFFEE ZOO

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, CA – Officials at Fresno Chaffee Zoo are excited to announce the birth of a black-and-white colobus monkey. Born Tuesday, December 16th, the new infant currently weighs approximately 2 pounds. The sex of the infant has not yet been determined. “It might take a while for the zookeeper staff to determine the sex of the [...]

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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES 2035 GENERAL PLAN UPDATE

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – This evening, Fresno City Council approved the Administration’s proposed 2035 General Plan Update by a 5-2 vote, with Councilmembers Baines, Brand, Caprioglio, Quintero and Xiong voting in favor and Councilmembers Brandau and Olivier voting against. “This is a very historic moment,” said Mayor Ashley Swearengin. “Think about it. It’s only the sixth [...]

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Film Commissioner Retires After 23 Years

Dec 18, 2014 No Comments

(Fresno)— Ray Arthur, Fresno Film Commissioner (FFC), is retiring on December 31st after a 23 year career promoting Cities and Counties to the film industry, the last eight years in Fresno. His Hollywood career started when his radio broadcasting career ended in 1992, “I was managing two radio stations in Ridgecrest, CA, that were sold [...]

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Fresno Freeze Name Local Native Tim Carroll as Inaugural Head Coach of New Franchise

Dec 18, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA. – The Fresno Freeze FC announced today that Tim Carroll has been appointed the Head Coach of the inaugural WPSL team. Carroll, a product of the Fresno-Clovis area, is a 16 year soccer coaching veteran including 2 years’ experience working in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). Carroll began his coaching career in [...]

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Clovis Chamber Visits Elementary School Distributes Books to Every Student

Dec 18, 2014 No Comments

Through its Hooked on Books program, the Clovis Chamber will be visiting Cole Elementary School on Friday December 19th to distribute age appropriate new books to every student. Members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors will be going to every classroom to surprise the children with these gifts. Hooked on Books is part of The [...]

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FRESNO GRIZZLIES COAT AND BLANKET DRIVE GARNERS 500 WINTER CLOTHING ITEMS

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, held a Coat and Blanket Drive during the week of December 8th in support of the non-profit service agency Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fresno. On Monday, December 15th, the Grizzlies dropped off 500 winter clothing items to Catholic Charities, including 300 coats, 80 [...]

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OD3 ENTERTAINMENT AND WINDSONG PRODUCTIONS TO RELEASE DOCUMENTARY EXPLORING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HIP-HOP AND GUN VIOLENCE

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments

Fresno. Calif.. November 20. 2014 – QD3 Entertainment and Windsong Productions have announced the digital release of “Number One With a Bullet” on Tuesday, December 9. through Los Angeles-based film distributor GoDig’rtal. The feature-length documentary examines gun violence in urban America. It follows five rappers who have survived being shot (Young Buck, B Heal, Obie [...]

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ZOO LIGHTS TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 28, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, CA – It’s time to get in the holiday spirit! Fresno Chaffee Zoo is excited to announce that its annual Zoo Lights event will kick-off on Friday, November 28, 2014. This family event will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28 – 30, December 5 – 7, 12 – [...]

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Cost of Thanksgiving dinner rises, still under $50 for 10 people

Nov 25, 2014 No Comments

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.04. The AFBF survey shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, [...]

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HOUSEKEEPER CHARGED WITH SERIES OF BURGLARIES AT THE AHWAHNEE HOTEL

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment today against Jennifer Crystal Downing, 39, of Fresno, charging her with 16 counts of first degree burglary and 16 counts of theft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.   According to court documents, Downing entered rooms in the Ahwahnee Hotel and stole cash [...]

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CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES REQUEST TO INITIATE PROP 218 PROCESS FOR NEW WATER PLAN

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – This evening, City Council approved the Administration’s request to initiate the Proposition 218 process that begins a public review period before Council can vote on new water rates to pay for the City’s amended water infrastructure project. The vote was 7-0.   Based on public comments received during four community water forums [...]

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FRESNO TEACHER’S AIDE INDICTED FOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION OPERATION IN TRINITY COUNTY

Nov 21, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against Kevin Nouthai Yang, 47, of Fresno, charging him with conspiring to cultivate and distribute marijuana, cultivating marijuana, and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.   According to court documents, Yang, a high school teacher’s aide [...]

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