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THE BIG FRESNO FAIR PRESENTS THE 2ND ANNUAL “SPOKES-N-RODS” EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 28, BENEFITTING TERRY’S HOUSE

Jul 29, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, August 19, 2013… The Big Fresno Fair is proud to present the 2nd Annual “Spokes-N-Rods” event on September 28, 2013, which will benefit Terry’s House at Community Regional Medical Center. This motorcycle and car show event will feature the best hotrods, motorcycles, custom cars, antique cars and more from throughout the Central Valley [...]

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Kaiser Permanente CEO to Keynote Health 2.0 8th Annual Fall Conference

Jul 29, 2014 No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Health 2.0 announces Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, as a keynote alongside visionary physicians Eric Topol, Patrick Soon-Shiong, and Samsung’s President Young Sohn at the Health 2.0 8th Annual Fall Conference this coming Sept. 21-24 in Santa Clara, CA. This year, Health 2.0 is set to host the very first Wearable Tech Fashion Runway as a part of the larger session on Consumer Tech & Wearables: [...]

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The 2014 Fresno Food Expo, Nation’s Largest Regional Food Show, Marked By Exponential Growth and Influx of Fresh Food Producers

Jul 28, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, California – July 24, 2014…The 2014 Fresno Food Expo, presented by Union Bank, was held on Thursday, July 24 featuring 126 food and beverage companies ranging from producers and growers to manufacturers and processors from the 8-county San Joaquin Valley who had the opportunity to meet with 700 pre-qualified regional, national and international foodservice [...]

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Americans Hate Airline Fees & Feel They Are Being “Nickel-and-Dimed”, Says FindLaw.com Survey

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

EAGAN, Minn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Americans overwhelmingly dislike airline fees, but at the same time, don’t necessarily want to pay higher ticket prices in return for eliminating fees. Those are among the findings of a new national survey by FindLaw.com, the most popular legal information website. Summer travel season is now in high [...]

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The Downtown Fresno Partnership has ended a nationwide search for a new leader

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

The Downtown Fresno Partnership has ended a nationwide search for a new leader, tapping former downtown city manager of Albany, Ga. Aaron Blair to head up the organization. Blair begins his position in July 2014. He replaces interim president and CEO Craig Scharton and former head Kate Borders who stepped down in March to run [...]

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GOBankingRates Reveals Why Many People Are Wrong About Big Banks Like Wells Fargo and Bank of America

Jul 08, 2014 No Comments

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following an April 2014 Nielsen survey that found Main Street approval of big banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America has nearly doubled in the last two years, GOBankingRates, a leading personal finance website, investigated how big banks have positively impacted their local communities, economies and customers. [...]

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City of Fresno Responds to Measure W Announcement

Jul 08, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – The Fresno County Clerk’s office will be announcing today the official results of its verification of the collection of signatures required to proceed with placing Measure W on the November ballot. A City of Fresno Lower Water Bill Referendum, Measure W ballot question may be on the November 4, 2014 election ballot [...]

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NFL Stars and Celebrities in Fresno to support KYJO Foster Care

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

(Fresno, CA) — KYJO Enterprises, Inc. is planning a weekend chock-full of fun to encourage, support, and create opportunities for our community’s youth in an effort to build a new generation of healthy, strong minded, positive and confident individuals. This year will be their second annual Big B.A.N.G. “Building a New Generation” Weekend with returning [...]

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy To Hold Classes This Fall

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

  Visalia, CA, 7.2.14 – The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an innovative program that transforms local middle and high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. The Tulare and Visalia Chambers are excited to announce that the local YEA! program will be hosted at COS in the fall of 2014. YEA! is a groundbreaking program that [...]

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Two Clovis Community icons received awards at the Clovis Hall of Fame Gala

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments

Clovis Community Medical Center’s CEO, Craig S. Castro, was named “Citizen of the Year” and Clovis Community’s Guild was given the “Community Service” award at this year’s Clovis Hall of Fame and Community Awards Gala. The evening honored Clovis’ finest – those who have shown courage, commitment and leadership in helping shape the city of [...]

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$35,000 provides more access to cancer services

Jun 24, 2014 No Comments

Clovis Community Medical Center’s Lymphedema Clinic received a $35,000 grant from Susan G. Komen’s Central Valley. The grant will help provide lymphedema and related rehabilitation services to those battling breast cancer, who otherwise might not be able to afford care. Because of Komen’s Central Valley support, Clovis Community can now provide more resources for patients [...]

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Community Regional Medical Center Announces New CEO

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments

Community Medical Centers has named Craig Wagoner as the new chief executive officer of Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno, effective immediately. Wagoner had held the position in an interim capacity, while also serving as the hospital’s chief operating officer, since Jack Chubb resigned as CEO earlier this year. “During his seven years with [...]

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ExoSkeleton Demonstrated in Fresno

Jun 18, 2014 No Comments

Esko bionic exoskeleton, a bionic device to give mobility to people with lower extremity paralysis, due to spinal injuries or strokes, demonstrated at Community Regional Medical Center. Ekso Bionics has introduced one of the greatest technological revolutions in history. Since 2005, Ekso Bionics has been pioneering the field of robotic exoskeletons to augment human strength, endurance [...]

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1,600 Students Learn about Ag at Annual AgVentures! Day

Jun 10, 2014 No Comments

Tulare, Calif. – The International Agri-Center hosted its second annual AgVentures! Day for 4th grade students to explore farming, food and fun on Friday, May 23, 2014 in Tulare. Presentations were aimed at teaching students about agriculture, safety and nutrition. Students saw a sheep dog demonstration and enjoyed the “What Does My Plate Say” skit [...]

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Fresno Grizzlies Eight-Game Homestand Begins Monday Night Against Iowa Cubs

Jun 09, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies, Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, begin an eight-game homestand at Chukchansi Park on June 9th with a game at 7:05 p.m. against the Iowa Cubs, Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The club will play a four-game series against the Cubs through Thursday and wrap the homestand with [...]

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Election 2014 Results

Jun 03, 2014 No Comments

              Click on links below to see results.   CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014   FRESNO COUNTY JUNE 3, 2014 STATEWIDE PRIMARY ELECTION Kings County Direct Primary Election June 3, 2014   Tulare County Direct Primary Election June 3, 2014   Madera County Direct Primary Election June 3, 2014

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Memorial bridge sign dedication ceremony Friday in memory of CHP Officer Dean Esquibel

Jun 03, 2014 No Comments

    A memorial bridge sign dedication ceremony Friday in memory of CHP Officer Dean Esquibel. On Aug. 21 1985, Esquibel died in the line of duty as the result of a traffic collision was held at the Hanford area California Highway Patrol office. In recognition of Esquibel’s contributions and sacrifice in service, a state bill [...]

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Fresno Firefighters Battle 3 Alarm Building Fire

May 29, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, May 29, 2014/ Fresno City Firefighters have contained a large fire in downtown Fresno. The fire is burning inside an 20,000 square foot abandoned commercial building. It broke out around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning at a building located on Ventura and Broadway. Firefighters had to call for additional resources to contain the fire. There are over 70 [...]

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Huge Clovis multi-million expansion nears completion

May 23, 2014 No Comments

The last milestones of Clovis Community Medical Center’s $300 million-plus expansion project unfolded this spring, leaving just a few final touches for the project’s culmination this fall. “We’ve spent several years planning and expanding to meet our community’s healthcare needs ,” said John Kass R.N., CNO and interim COO at Clovis Community Medical Center. “And [...]

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Eight California National Guard Members Alleged To Have Participated In Recruitment Fraud

May 23, 2014 No Comments

Eight California National Guard Members Alleged To Have Participated In Recruitment Fraud SACRAMENTO, CA. — Grand juries in Fresno and Sacramento have indicted eight current or former members of the California National Guard, in seven separate cases, charging them with wire fraud for fraudulently obtaining recruiting referral bonuses, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. [...]

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