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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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LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER BRINGS WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM TO THE VALLEY

Nov 19, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Alexander Ott announced today that next May, the Valley will be home to a Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Team called the Fresno Freeze. The WPSL is a 70-plus team national league and has featured players such as current US National Team stars Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Abby Wambach. “We are [...]

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Volunteers Help YEA! Students in Business Planning Process

Nov 18, 2014 No Comments

Visalia, CA –The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own real business, is excited to announce this year’s business mentors and sponsors for this year’s YEA! Class at Hosted by the Visalia & Tulare Chambers of Commerce. Once the students get the ball rolling [...]

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Local High School Students Celebrated For Their Academic Excellence At The 4th Annual 4.0 & Above Program At The Big Fresno Fair

Nov 11, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA, November 10, 2014… The Big Fresno Fair and the Fresno County Office of Education, along with valued sponsors Friends of the Big Fresno Fair, EECU and Toyota celebrated high-achieving Fresno County high school students at The Big Fresno Fair’s 4.0 & Above Program held on October 1, 2014. A total of 24 students [...]

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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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LAST CHANCE TO TOUR THE ST. JUDE DREAM HOME® GIVEAWAY HOUSE

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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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO RESERVE ST. JUDE DREAM HOME® TICKETS!

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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