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Mayor Brand Reveals City’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Oct 20, 2017 No Comments

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand held a press conference at City Hall this morning to provide the details on the City of Fresno’s proposal to land Amazon’s second headquarters, outlining the key reasons why Fresno is the ideal location for the HQ2 project. The online retail giant announced last month that it had plans for a [...]

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Residents shine in collaborative process to select $70 million in TCC funding

Oct 11, 2017 No Comments

Residents of Southwest Fresno, Chinatown and Downtown Fresno came together over the course of nine public meetings facilitated by the City of Fresno to select a package that will invest $70 million of cap-and-trade funding from the State of California through the Transformative Climate Communities program. Residents and business owners in the area were invited [...]

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City of Fresno Announces New Transportation Director

Sep 26, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Jim Schaad has been named the City of Fresno’s new Director of Transportation, effective September 25, 2017.  Schaad, who had been serving as Assistant Director for the Department of Transportation, replaces interim Transportation Director Bruce Rudd. “We are fortunate to have someone of Jim’s [...]

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The Decline of Toys R Us…What Happened?

Sep 23, 2017 No Comments

Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy. It was shocking news and left everyone wondering what happened. This video takes a look at Toys R Us and explores the causes of the bankruptcy as well as make predictions about the future of the company.          

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Early Bird Deadline, Friday, September 15

Sep 21, 2017 No Comments

Shaw Floors, for sponsoring the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Floor Signing event and for providing all flooring needs for more than 30+ campaigns . We appreciate the floor signing materials, food and resources you provide to make our event successful. We had a wonderful turnout. #ShowYourGold and support the kids of St. Jude during [...]

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Sep 21, 2017 No Comments

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro will be the keynote speaker at the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce monthly Amigo Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at Piccadilly Hotel (2305 W. Shaw Ave.). The event, cosponsored by ReZCom, is part of the chamber’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. Castro will speak about the state of education and [...]

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Former softball coach Wright to be honored by Fresno County Office of Education

Sep 15, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Former Fresno State softball coach Margie Wright will receive the Award for Athletics at the 2017 Fresno County Office of Education (FCOE) Honors Gala to be held Saturday night at Fresno City College. Wright is one of four recipients to be honored for their lifetime achievements on Saturday. The NCAA’s all-time winningest softball [...]

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2017 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Sep 13, 2017 No Comments

Reserve your tickets for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home today at 1-800-543-5887 for the November Giveaway of the St. Jude Dream Home. The earlier you reserve, the more prizes you can win! Reserve your ticket by August 25 and you will also be eligible for a Hawaii getaway for two, courtesy of Noble Credit [...]

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Sep 09, 2017 No Comments

Fresno State will post its campus flags at half-staff Monday, Sept. 11,  Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, to remember and honor the 2,996 people killed and over 6,000 injured in attacks on the United States 16 years ago, including two alumni: Lt. Cmdr. Otis Tolbert (a former Bulldogs football player who died in the Pentagon attack) [...]

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Sep 07, 2017 No Comments

Thomas Montgomery, an award-winning winemaker and Fresno State alumnus, is the Fresno State Winery’s new winemaker. The Sanger native, who honed a reputation for award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties as a winemaker for well-known wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, began his Fresno State assignment July 31. His career began at E&J [...]

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Mayor Brand Statement on Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement

Sep 06, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement on DACA: “I have consistently called for immigration reform, including joining my Council colleagues in December 2015 to unanimously support comprehensive immigration legislation, so I appreciate the fact that the President has given Congress a six-month window to act on this important issue. [...]

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Mayor Announces New Independent Police Reviewer & Citizens’ Public Advisory Board

Sep 05, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand introduced the new Independent Police Reviewer for the Office of Independent Review (OIR), John A. Gliatta, at a press conference this morning at City Hall.  Gliatta comes to the City of Fresno from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, where he worked as a Crime Analyst for their Patrol Division. Mr. Gliatta has [...]

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Sep 01, 2017 No Comments

For the eighth consecutive year, Fresno State students, faculty and staff contributed more than 1 million hours of community service with a record 1,386,449 hours completed by about 14,565 volunteers during the 2016-17 academic year, according to the University’s “Service Impact on the Community” report (attached and available at The report, released by the Jan [...]

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Third Generation California Homebuilder Unveils Largest Grid-Connected, Zero Energy Home Community in the State

Aug 30, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, CALIF. (August 29, 2017) — A collaboration led by De Young Properties, and including the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and BIRAenergy, announced today De Young EnVision, the first grid-connected Zero Energy home community in Central California and the largest to be developed in the State. Located in [...]

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First Day of Ticket Sales: August 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments

Tickets are on sale now for the 14th Annual Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home. Get your ticket today by calling 1-800-543-5887 to win a brand new house built by De Young Properties in the Holland Pointe Community of Clovis. Be smart and reserve your ticket by August 25 to be entered to win a [...]

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Fresno County Farm Bureau issues statement on Support for Proposition 1 Funding of Temperance Flat Dam

Aug 14, 2017 No Comments

“After decades of talk and nearly two years of a regional effort to put together a stellar application packet, Fresno County Farm Bureau celebrates the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority’s official filing of the Temperance Flat Dam bid for state water bond funding. “Temperance Flat is an absolute must for the viability of farms [...]

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Homeless Work Program Launches

Aug 04, 2017 No Comments

The Environmental Cleanup Opportunities (ECO) Project, previously known as the Homeless Work Program, formally began today, Monday, July 31st, as crews started on their first project. “We have worked jointly with the WIB and ABLE Industries to create a transitional jobs program for individuals that are homeless,” says Warren Gubler, City of Visalia Mayor. “Our [...]

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Text-To-Track with Transit

Aug 03, 2017 No Comments

With customer service at the forefront of their efforts, Visalia Transit has launched its new Information Technology System (ITS). A standout feature of the new system is the “Text-To-Track.” “Our new technology allows for Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) which is available at each of our stops within Visalia, we have over 560!” shared Christine [...]

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Aug 03, 2017 No Comments

The family was also presented with a painting of Tina and her late husband Ross Borba Sr. that was created by David Hembree, Fresno State director of development for student affairs and enrollment management. “The Jordan College is so fortunate to have the Borba family’s commitment to supporting the next generation of agriculture industry and [...]

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Global Leadership Summit encourages changes

Aug 02, 2017 No Comments

The Global Leadership Summit is about, empowering individuals to step into that leadership role to make that change happen. Learn about the  Global Leadership Summit 0n

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