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Central Valley Emerging leaders’ summit hosts 100 high schoolers

Jul 31, 2017 No Comments

In an effort to engage with community partners to develop the next generation of local leaders, Fresno State will host about 100 juniors and seniors from 24 area high schools on campus for the second annual Central Valley Emerging Leaders Summit Aug. 1-4. “Everyone has the potential to be a leader,” says Fresno State President Joseph [...]

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Oval Park Gets New Tenant

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments

A long time north Visalia landmark will soon be getting new tenants. The Visalia City Council authorized the City Manager to execute a lease agreement between the Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) and the City of Visalia for the Oval Service Center at Lincoln Oval Park. TCOE will use the facility to operate their [...]

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Taco Truck Throwdown 7 presented by La Tapatia: Enhanced event plans announced

Jul 27, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies and their frequent alter-ego, the Fresno Tacos, have announced full plans and the schedule for the organization’s Taco Truck Throwdown event. The 2017 edition, presented by La Tapatia, will be the seventh annual, and for the first time will be spread over two days and include a non game-day [...]

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New Development Manager for Susan G. Komen® Northern and Central California

Jul 27, 2017 No Comments

Sacramento, California – Susan G. Komen® Northern and Central California is proud to announce their newest team member—Erin Chandler. Erin has a passion for working with nonprofit agencies, and she will be assuming the position of Development Manager. Prior to coming to Komen, Chandler worked as a Community & Corporate for Relations Manager for The Boys [...]

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ARREIRA ELECTED AG ONE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT

Jul 27, 2017 No Comments

Don Parreira, co-owner of Ultra Gro Plant Food in Madera, began his one-year term on July 1 as the new president of the Ag One Foundation at Fresno State. Parreira, of Fresno, previously served as vice president for Ag One — a development organization for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno [...]

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Fresno Football Club to join USL in 2018

Jul 26, 2017 No Comments

  FRESNO, Calif. – The United Soccer League (USL) has awarded a franchise to a Fresno investor group headed by local businessman Ray Beshoff. At a press conference earlier today at Chukchansi Park, USL President Jake Edwards officially presented Mr. Beshoff with the franchise for Fresno Football Club. Fresno will join Nashville SC and one more [...]

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Schedule of Events Announced for the 2017 Fresno Food Expo

Jul 26, 2017 No Comments

Fresno, California – July 25, 2017… The 2017 Fresno Food Expo, the nation’s largest exclusively regional food show, will take place on Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27. At this year’s Expo, 142 of Central California’s premier food and beverage companies will have the opportunity to connect with an expected 650 top level local, regional, [...]

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SURVEY SHOWS MOST VALLEY RESIDENTS SUPPORT CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL

Jul 24, 2017 No Comments

According to a new survey of the San Joaquin Valley conducted by the Institute for Leadership and Public Policy at Fresno State, 58 percent of respondents support the construction of the high-speed rail project. There are clear differences across party lines. A significant majority of Democrats (74 percent) support construction of high-speed rail, along with [...]

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JAY Z TO RETURN TO SAVE MART CENTER; TICKETS AVAILABLE

Jul 21, 2017 No Comments

Tickets to see JAY Z perform at the Save Mart Center are on sale. The rapper will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in support of his new album “4:44.” This will be the rapper’s second time in Fresno. He performed a sold-out show at the Save Mart Center during his “Magna Carter Tour” in November 2009. The “4:44 Tour” will [...]

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Taco Truck Throwdown 7 presented by La Tapatia: Joey Chestnut to compete in Taco Eating World Championship July 29

Jul 20, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies and their frequent alter-ego, the Fresno Tacos, have announced schedule updates for the organization’s Taco Truck Throwdown event. The 2017 edition, presented by La Tapatia, will be the seventh annual, and for the first time will be spread over two days and include a non game-day event at Chukchansi [...]

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Fresno Food Expo Award Applications Still Being Accepted

Jul 20, 2017 No Comments

The seventh annual Fresno Food Expo is scheduled for July 26 and 27 at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center.  Applications for the fifth annual New Product Awards and third annual Fred Ruiz Entrepreneurial Award are still being accepted.  Winners will be announced during the official opening reception of the Expo on July 26. There [...]

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Fulton Street to Open in Stages

Jul 18, 2017 No Comments

The City of Fresno announced today that it will open the northern and southern “superblocks” of Fulton Street to traffic in late August with the grand re-opening and celebration of the entire Fulton Street Reconstruction Project set for Saturday, October 21, 2017. The northern super block is the section of Fulton Street that runs between [...]

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Coming to Northeast Fresno a Hyatt Place hotel

Jul 18, 2017 No Comments

Further demonstrating its position as the ‘category killer’ upscale select service brand, Hyatt today announced that it approved a total of 86 new Hyatt Place hotels to date. These new projects, which include the first new-build Hyatt Place hotels in Fresno California, New Mexico, Missouri and Ohio, bring the total number of new build Hyatt Place projects open and under development [...]

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Taco Truck Throwdown 7 (Two-Day Event)

Jul 17, 2017 No Comments

Bigger and better than ever before Taco Truck Throwdown is now a two-day festival with 40 taco trucks, #FresnoTacos baseball, World Taco Eating Championship, Official Chingo Bling comedy show and more. Presented by La Tapatia Tortilleria, Inc.. Did we mention that there will be $2 Tecates!?! July 28: http://bit.ly/TTT7Tix July 29: http://bit.ly/TTT7Day2 Invite your friends [...]

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Venture Lab to Launch NSF I-Corps Site for Business Development

Jul 14, 2017 No Comments

UC Merced recently joined the ranks of six other UCs and 70 other universities around the country when it was selected as the newest site for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Opens a New Window.program (NSF I-Corps). Now, with application deadlines looming, I-Corps is actively seeking its first cohort of campus-affiliated, STEM-focused entrepreneurs to participate in [...]

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ENGINEERING PROFS BUILDING DRONES, ROCKETS FOR NASA MINORITY RESEARCH PROJECT

Jul 12, 2017 No Comments

Engineering faculty from California community colleges are learning how to build drones and rockets as part of a project that runs daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, July 14, at Fresno State’s Engineering East building (Room 223). The completed drones will fly from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Clovis Community [...]

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Cooling Centers to Open This Friday Through Sunday

Jul 11, 2017 No Comments

The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted the temperature to be at, or above, 105°F in Fresno for Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, 2017.  Therefore the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will be opening its cooling centers during this time. Cooling centers will be open [...]

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BUSINESS LEADERS WITH LANCE CARDOZA

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments

Tune in Tuesday morning 7/11 at 9AM PST on AM 1680 The Answer for my new show ‘Business Leaders with Lance Cardoza’ . The guest will be Fresno Grizzlies General Manager Derek Franks #BusinessLeaders #AM1680Fresno #TalkRadio #LanceCardoza #Growlifornia #FresnoTacos www.my1680.com

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Wilma Quan-Schecter Takes Over as City Manager

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments

New Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter begins her post today, July 10, 2017, replacing Bruce Rudd, who is wrapping up 41 years of service to the City of Fresno. Mrs. Quan-Schecter is the first woman to hold the top administrative post at Fresno City Hall. Mrs. Quan-Schecter previously served as both assistant city manager and [...]

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July 4 tickets start at $10: Baseball and the biggest ‘Fireworks Extravaganza’ in the Valley

Jul 04, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The seventh Fresno Grizzlies homestand of the 2017 season, the franchise’s 20th, is scheduled for July 4 to July 8, with six games against the Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles Angels) and Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks). Tickets may be purchased at the Chukchansi Park box office, or anytime at FresnoGrizzlies.com. Here is [...]

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