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’40 Under 40′ – Tyler Kinsey – KMPH FOX 26/KFRE 59

Nov 01, 2013 No Comments

Tyler Kinsey first started in his field after returning to Fresno from working at Disneyland.  He learned at Disney that once you find out what you want to do in life, you don’t let anything hold you back. After various jobs in video production, he eventually found himself at KMPH FOX 26 & KFRE CW [...]

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Visalia Christmas Tree Auction Set for Dec. 6

Oct 25, 2013 No Comments

VISALIA – Generosity and grandeur are combined as the Visalia Chamber of Commerce presents “The Giving Tree” – the 33rd Annual Christmas Tree Auction– set to kick off Friday, Dec. 6, at the Visalia Convention Center. Hosted by the Visalia Chamber, the Christmas Tree Auction has become a local holiday tradition. Each year more than [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Christine Park – ABC 30

Oct 24, 2013 No Comments

Action News Anchor Christine Park co-anchors Midday at 11a.m. with Jason Oliveira and Live at 4 p.m. with Graciela Moreno. She is also the consumer reporter for Action News. She has won six regional Emmy awards for her news reporting and anchoring. Park’s reporting career has also taken her flying with the Blue Angels, to [...]

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Pulitzer Prize Author to Speak at Reedley College

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

REEDLEY – Pulitzer Prize award winning author Jane Smiley will speak at the Reedley College Forum Hall this Thursday at 7 p.m. Smiley is a novelist and essayist.  Her novel “A Thousand Acres” won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992, and her novel “The All True Travels and Adventures [...]

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New Video Created Promoting Pomegranate Festival

Oct 18, 2013 No Comments

MADERA – As the city of Madera prepares for the third annual Madera Pomegranate Festival on Nov. 2, current mayor Robert Poythress and former mayor Brett Frazier have teamed up to create a video promoting the upcoming event. The video, a parody of the popular song Thrift Shop, is a follow up to last year’s [...]

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2013 Big Fresno Fair Records Highest Attendance in Over 20 Years

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – For the 130th edition of The Big Fresno Fair everything just fell into place perfectly – 13 days of exceptional and consistent weather, a strong and diverse entertainment line-up boasting four sold out shows as part of the Table Mountain Casino Concert Series in the Paul Paul Theater  (Ramon Ayala, Gabriel Iglesias, Korn [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Blake Taylor – KMJ Radio

Oct 09, 2013 No Comments

Blake Taylor wakes you up each weekday by anchoring Fresno’s Morning News (6 a.m. -9 a.m.) on NewsTalk 580 KMJ.  He also serves as KMJ’s news director and assistant program director. This 38-year-old New Mexico native came to Fresno in 2007 after spending the previous five years programming KERN in Bakersfield.  Prior to that Taylor [...]

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Fresno Fair Introduces Big New Museum

Oct 09, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A treasure trove of well over 1,000 antique items are now on display at The Big Fresno Fair, with each piece having a story from the fair’s 130 years of history. All of the items in the Big Fresno Fair Museum, ranging from photographs to awards, have historical value.  Some were donated, and [...]

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The Big Fresno Fair Opens for the 130th Time

Oct 02, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Big Fresno Fair celebrated its 130th run yesterday with its annual Opening Ceremonies, during which time attendees at the Blue Moon Station celebrated years of success dating back to 1883. One of this year’s guests was Secretary Karen Ross with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, who was visiting the fair [...]

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Oakhurst Prepares for 21st Annual Fall Festival

Sep 23, 2013 No Comments

OAKHURST – Oakhurst Community Park will be filled with scores of booths offering everything from collectibles to local wine samplings and more at the 21st annual Oakhurst Fall Festival, taking place Oct. 12 and 13. The festival, formerly known as the Wine and Chocolate Festival, has grown to encompass so much more than those two, [...]

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Fresno Fair Community Champions Awards Winners Named

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Big Fresno Fair has announced the recipients of the 2013 Big Fresno Fair Community Champions Awards, which were established in 2008 to formally recognize individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary passion for the betterment of Fresno County. The 2012 award-winners represent the following four categories: Volunteer, Humanitarian, Educator and Special Award. The [...]

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Helen Hunt Gets Personal During Women’s Conference

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Emmy and Oscar Award winning actress Helen Hunt, this year’s luncheon keynote speaker for the Central California Women’s Conference, gave many of the conference attendees a chance to find out about her life in front of and behind the cameras. Hunt took questions during a VIP event this morning inside the Diamond Room [...]

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Oakhurst Event to Kick Off Yosemite Anniversaries

Aug 30, 2013 No Comments

OAKHURST – A number of milestones are coming up in Yosemite, the first of which is the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant on June 30, 1864 by President Abraham Lincoln.   The Grant set aside Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove for preservation and enjoyment. These milestones will be celebrated in and around Yosemite, with [...]

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Cars Shine at Inaugural Bass Lake Hot Rod and Classic Car Show

Aug 27, 2013 No Comments

BASS LAKE – Bass Lake was the center of car activity this past Saturday for the inaugural Bass Lake Hot Rod and Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce and Budweiser. About 55  cars were on display throughout The Pines Village, a great turnout for a first year event according to [...]

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Women’s Conference Celebrates Another Sell-Out with Helen Hunt

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The 26th Annual Central California Women’s Conference is officially sold out. More than 3,500 women will celebrate a day of fun, growth, and knowledge at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The theme of this year’s CCWC is “Live Your Passion” and encourages attendees to explore, plan and then [...]

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New Selma Arts Center Ribbon Cutting is Aug. 21

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments

SELMA – Selma City leaders will open the first new cultural arts facility in Fresno County in recent years when the new Selma Arts Center is dedicated.  The official ribbon cutting, and reception will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m.  The new Arts Center is located at 1935 High St. in Selma. [...]

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Big Fresno Fair to Fill Hundreds of Positions Through Job Fair

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Big Fresno Fair will hold its third Annual Job Fair next Thursday, Aug. 15, during which time it will hire hundreds of people for different positions during the 2013 Big Fresno Fair. The event will take place at the Commerce Building on the Fresno Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Department [...]

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Popular Yosemite Area Zipline Offering Moonlight Tours

Aug 02, 2013 No Comments

OAKHURST – Zip Yosemite is adding a new moonlight tour to their already popular mix as they continue to operate during their first full summer in the Sierra National Forest just outside of Yosemite National Park. “The Sierra night sky offers some amazing diversity, especially when zipping high in the trees,” said Wade Beane, of [...]

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Majestic Mountain Loop Unveils Passport Program

Jul 30, 2013 No Comments

OAKHURST – The Majestic Mountain Loop, an itinerary featuring three of California’s most popular National Parks in three days, now has a new way for travelers to document their journey. Showcasing Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks, the Majestic Mountain Loop was created through a partnership between the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Yosemite Sierra [...]

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Big Fresno Fair Concert Ticket Pre-Sale Date is Wednesday

Jul 29, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Big Fresno Fair is excited to announce that tickets for the Table Mountain Concert Series in the Paul Paul Theater will go on sale to the general public Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m. However, for those wanting to purchase their tickets early, the Fair is offering an exclusive pre-sale opportunity for members [...]

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