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FIRST PLACE FRESNO GRIZZLIES RETURN HOME TONIGHT FOR SEVEN GAMES IN EIGHT DAYS

Jun 18, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — The first place Fresno Grizzlies return home to Chukchansi Park tonight to begin a seven-game homestand that starts with a four-game series against Pacific Southern division-leading Las Vegas 51s. It will mark the first of seven games in a row at home for the Grizzlies, culminating with three against the heated-rival Sacramento [...]

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Westlands Water District Announces Recipients of the West Side Scholarships

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Six outstanding high school seniors from communities on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley have been selected to receive scholarships offered by the Westlands Water District. The 2015 scholarships are offered by Westlands under a program to recognize and reward exceptional academic achievement and leadership by graduate seniors at area [...]

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FRESNO GRIZZLIES TAKE ACTION AGAINST POTABLE WATER SHORTAGES IN THE SOUTH VALLEY

Jun 04, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno Grizzlies, Coca-Cola, El Centro, and Ovations Food Services will be donating over 300 cases of Dasani bottled water to the city of Porterville on Tuesday, June 9th. The donation pick up will occur at Chukchansi Park on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. PT with Grizzlies’ players, front office staff, Coca-Cola and [...]

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Mayor Swearengin Presents State of the City

Jun 03, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Swearengin addressed almost nine hundred attendees, including elected officials as well as business and community leaders, during Wednesday’s State of the City held in downtown Fresno at the New Exhibit Hall. The annual event, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, kicked off with musical selections performed by Tiffany Mangum and [...]

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Join the Chamber to Celebrate and Honor Outstanding Businesses and Individuals

Jun 02, 2015 No Comments

Visalia, CA- Each year the Visalia Chamber of Commerce honors those businesses and individuals who consistently go above and beyond to support our community. This year is no exception as dozens of nominations have been submitted for the 2015 Man and Woman of the Year as well as Small, Medium, Large, Non-profit and Emerging Leaders. [...]

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BIG FRESNO FAIR ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF FIRST-EVER SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY OLIVE OIL COMPETITION

May 29, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, May 29, 2015…After a full day of extensive judging taking place in Berkeley, California at the California Olive Oil Council, The Big Fresno Fair is excited to reveal the winners of the Inaugural San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition (SJVOOC). Open to all olive oil producers in the State of California with product [...]

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FIRST FOUR ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 BIG FRESNO FAIR TABLE MOUNTAIN CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP

May 26, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, May 26, 2015…The Big Fresno Fair is excited to announce that The Band Perry, Gabriel Iglesias, Lecrae and Randy Houser will perform as part of the 2015 Table Mountain Concert Series line-up in the Paul Paul Theater, presented by Coors Light and Toyota. The Fair will offer an exclusive online only pre-sale opportunity [...]

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FRESNO CHAFFEE ZOO WELCOMES TWO AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

May 21, 2015 No Comments

Fresno, CA – Even though African Adventure, the Zoo’s 13-acre exhibit, won’t open until October, many African animals are already settling in to their new homes. “Animal transportation takes a lot of time and planning,” said Dan Subaitis, general curator at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. “Our goal was to get the animals moved in before it [...]

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City of Fresno, BitWise Announce Funding Update for “Fab 5” Water Conservation App

May 20, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – The City of Fresno and BitWise Industries today announced that development of the water conservation application proposed by the 6th grade robotics team from Riverview Elementary School known as the “Fab 5” is now fully funded, thanks to a major donation by AT&T and support from Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and the [...]

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FRESNO GRIZZLIES FRANKENSLICE GETS THE ATTENTION OF THE ENTIRE COUNTRY

May 20, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno Grizzlies took over the internet and national media outlets once again, this time with the announcement of the Frankenslice, which is a hot dog stuffed crust pepperoni slice that will be exclusively available during their Thursday, May 21st home game against the Nashville Sounds, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. [...]

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Mayor Swearengin Announces “Restore Fresno”

May 13, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin, along with top City officials, local property owners, and neighborhood representatives, today announced her “Restore Fresno” budget initiative during a press conference at Yokomi Elementary School. “Restore Fresno” is a compilation of the City of Fresno’s FY2016 initiatives to improve property values, living conditions, public safety and the overall [...]

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Fresno Unveils Armenia Street Downtown

Apr 24, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and the Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Armenia unveil Armenia Street, the new name for Santa Clara Street between O Street to Van Ness Avenue. The ceremony outside Holy Trinity Church. The street runs through an area where an Armenian neighborhood once stood. The renaming is just one [...]

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UC MERCED NEWS: UC Merced Students Encourage Madera Youngsters to Say YES to Engineering

Apr 17, 2015 No Comments

MERCED – Students from the University of California, Merced, will visit Madera’s Howard Elementary School to help promote interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The visit, which is part of UC Merced’s Young Engineer and Scientist (YES) Academy, will take place Friday, April 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 13878 Road [...]

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GRIZZLIES BEGIN GROWLIFORNIA ERA WITH 2-1 VICTORY OVER LAS VEGAS

Apr 10, 2015 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – Three Fresno Grizzlies (1-0) pitchers combined to limit the Las Vegas 51s (0-1) to two hits in a 2-1 win on Opening Day at Chukchansi Park in front of 12,090 fans Thursday night. Third baseman Matt Dominguez (1-3, 2B, RBI) lined a frozen rope RBI double down the left field line in [...]

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De Young Properties breaks ground at the site of 12th annual St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway house

Mar 27, 2015 No Comments

Clovis, Calif. (March 27, 2015) – De Young Properties broke ground on the 12th annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house on Thursday, March 26. The house is to be raffled for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be located in the De Young Park View community in Clovis. Representatives De [...]

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Fresno Grizzlies’ “Back to the Future”

Mar 25, 2015 No Comments

The Fresno Grizzlies have announced they wearing cool uniforms for “Back to the Future” night. Would this be a bold promotion for any team to run? Absolutely, but it’s a little bolder considering it’s the Astros we’re talking about. They’re one of eight MLB teams who have never won a championship, with 2005 being the franchise’s [...]

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HISTORIC FRESNO COURTHOUSE CUPOLA MOVES TO FRESNO FAIRGROUNDS FOR RESTORATION ON FRIDAY, MARCH 20

Mar 18, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. —  As a result of an agreement struck between The Big Fresno Fair and Fresno Historical Society in September 2014, the Fresno Courthouse Cupola will move to the Fresno Fairgrounds to be prepared for restoration. A fundraising campaign is currently underway to pay for the restoration of this iconic piece of Fresno history [...]

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FRESNO WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLING MONEY FROM VOCATIONAL COLLEGE

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. —Sandi Marie Hollifield, 49, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to theft from a program receiving federal funds, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, Hollifield worked under contract at Galen College, a now-defunct vocational college in Fresno, as a bookkeeper. Beginning in September 2008, Hollifield embezzled money from Galen [...]

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DEREK FRANKS NAMED FRESNO GRIZZLIES GENERAL MANAGER

Mar 05, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno Grizzlies today announced that Derek Franks has been named General Manager. General Managing Partner and Team President Chris Cummings made the announcement at an afternoon press conference at Chukchansi Park. “Derek has proven himself as a connector whose relationships in baseball and the Central Valley appear to have no end,” [...]

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EXPERIENCE GROWLIFORNIA. THERE ARE 72 OPPORTUNITIES STARTING APRIL 9th FRESNO GRIZZLIES SINGLE GAME TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Mar 03, 2015 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. — Thoughts of spring and summer are filling the air today as the Fresno Grizzlies placed single game tickets on sale to the general public for all 72 home games this season. Tickets can be purchased online at FresnoGrizzlies.com, over the phone by calling 559.320.TIXS, or at the Chukchansi Park Box Office (1800 [...]

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