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One Day Left to Win

Nov 08, 2014 No Comments

Clovis, Calif. (November 8, 2014) –Local Patient families and volunteers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will announce the winner of a $425,000 house tomorrow, November 9. Built by major donor and sponsor De Young Properties, the 3,100 sq. ft. home is the top prize in the 11th annual Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home® [...]

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Nov 04, 2014 No Comments

Clovis, Calif.- November 4, 2014 – The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house will be open for extended free tours this Wednesday through Friday from noon-9pm and Saturday from 9am- 5pm. This is the final chance for the public to tour the beautiful house built by major donor and sponsor De Young Properties before it [...]

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments

Clovis, CA. – October 30, 2014 -This is the last weekend to visit the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house! The house is open for final free tours this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. Just for touring the house, visitors can enter for a free chance [...]

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Fresno General Plan After Work(shop) with Dan Zack

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments

Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals will be hosting at Interactive After Work (Shop) with City of Fresno’s new Assistant Director of Development & Resources Mr. Dan Zack. The F.L.Y.P. presentation will focus on engaging young professionals on Fresno’s General Plan 2035 through an interactive presentation ending with a Question & Answer period. In addition, a representative [...]

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Founder of Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis, Earl Smittcamp, dies at 96

Oct 20, 2014 No Comments

Earl Smittcamp, the founder of Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis died Monday morning. He was 96. Smittcamp was a well-known philanthropist who donated millions to causes across the Central San Joaquin Valley. After serving in the Marines during World War II, Smittcamp had farmed in the area since 1945. He and his wife, Muriel, bought her father’s 200-acre [...]

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ERI to Hold Electronic Waste Recycling Collection Events at St. Anthony’s

Oct 17, 2014 No Comments

ERI to Hold Electronic Waste Recycling Collection Events at St. Anthony’s Fresno, Calif. (October 17, 2014) – Electronic Recyclers International, the largest electronic waste recycling company in North America, is partnering with St. Anthony’s School once again in Fresno to put on their semiannual e-waste recycling collection events at the school on Sunday, October 19th [...]

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Visalia Chamber Announces New Trip Offering: Treasures of Ireland

Oct 16, 2014 No Comments

Visalia, CA- The Visalia Chamber of Commerce announces a new trip for the 2015 lineup of tours. A slideshow presentation featuring Treasures of Ireland will be held on October 29th at the Visalia Chamber of Commerce office 220 N. Santa Fe St. from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. During the presentation travelers will see pictures of [...]

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, CA….October 13, 2014…The gates have closed on another Big Fresno Fair, the largest annual event in the Central Valley! This year’s 13 day event welcomed people throughout the Valley and beyond, featured hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, plus a variety of attractions and entertainment! The following information has been prepared as of Monday, October 13, [...]

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, CA…October 14, 2014… The Big Fresno Fair’s Board of Directors, Management and staff are pleased to announce an incredibly successful completion of the 2014 Big Fresno Fair, which ran October 1 – 13. On closing day of the 2014 Fair, loyal guests packed the grounds for an extra day of Fair entertainment, food, education [...]

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Big Fresno Fair Honors California Chrome

Oct 11, 2014 No Comments

  FRESNO, CA- The Valley bred and fed Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was honored in front of thousands as his owners, Steve and Carolyn Coburn and Perry and Denise Martin accepted a congressional record, county and city proclamations and more on behalf of  Fresno County’s beloved racing horse – California Chrome. The special ceremony [...]

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Community Medical Centers today announced of senior vice president for Managed Care and CEO of Community Care Health Plan

Oct 10, 2014 No Comments

Community Medical Centers today announced Aldo De La Torre has accepted the position of senior vice president for Managed Care and CEO of Community Care Health Plan. De La Torre brings more than 18 years of managed care leadership experience to Community Medical Centers. He specializes in the development and execution of unique provider collaboration [...]

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Oct 09, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA…October 9, 2014…Daniel J. Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB), announced today the promotion of Jeannine Welton to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer with the Commercial Banking team. Welton began work with Central Valley Community Bank in 2001 as Vice President, Branch Manager of the Fig Garden Village office where [...]

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Oct 09, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, California…October 8, 2014: In the past five years, The Big Fresno Fair’s Save Mart & FoodMaxx “Feed the Need” Community Food Drive efforts have helped collect over 300 tons of food to feed those in need in the Central Valley. This food drive effort, held in partnership with The Salvation Army and Community Food Bank [...]

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CalViva Health to Sponsor Valley Bike Ride to Raise Funds Proceeds go to local community organizations

Oct 06, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA, [October 6, 2014]: CalViva Health, the local health plan serving Fresno, Kings, and Madera Counties, is sponsoring a bike ride from Madera to Fresno to Hanford, visiting CalViva Health Community Centers along the way. Co-sponsors include Local Health Plans of California, the Cota Cole LLP, Health Net of California, and individual supporters. The [...]

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Chamber Announces Agriculturalist of the Year and Baker Peterson Franklin Ag Business Award Winners

Oct 03, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, CA (October 3, 2014) – The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the distinguished winner of the 2014 Agriculturalist of the Year Award: John Harris. This notable award is given annually to an individual who exemplifies leadership and integrity in the Central Valley’s agricultural business community. This year’s Presenting Sponsor for the [...]

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Day One of the Big Fresno Fair

Oct 01, 2014 No Comments

  The Big Fresno Fair kicked off Wednesday and runs through Monday, October 13th.  The fair is opens at 11:00 a.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. on weekends. Gates close at 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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40th Annual ClovisFest And Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly

Sep 19, 2014 No Comments

CLOVIS - The Table Mountain Casino ClovisFest and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly, a Clovis Chamber event, is going to bring tens of thousands of visitors to Old Town Clovis on September 20th and 21st. The Chamber is pulling out all the stops this year to make it a memorable event. The days start out with [...]

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‘Early Bird’ deadline for the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway is Friday, September 19th

Sep 19, 2014 No Comments

Clovis, Calif. (September 19, 2014) – Fewer than 3,000 tickets have been sold for the 11th annual Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. This year’s home has been built by major donor and sponsor De Young Properties and will be located in the CountrySide community in Clovis. Individuals who reserve tickets by Friday, September [...]

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Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliation is going to the Fresno Grizzlies

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments

  FRESNO - The Astros will have their Triple-A affiliate in Fresno, Calif., next season, the Grizzlies announced via Twitter. Fresno, which had been partnered with the San Francisco Giants, will replace Oklahoma City, which had served as the Astros’ Triple-A affiliate the previous four years. The Dodgers bought a stake in the Oklahoma City franchise [...]

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo Recieves National Award

Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, CA. – Fresno Chaffee Zoo is thrilled to announce that the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) presented the prestigious 2014 Top Honor Exhibit Award to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo for Sea Lion Cove. This is the highest honor AZA gives zoo and aquarium exhibits. The announcement was made today at the national AZA [...]

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