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Granite Park Opens Soccer Fields

Nov 16, 2018 No Comments by

Granite Park Sports Complex will celebrate the completion of its second phase—10 acres of new soccer fields for public use. The weekend of festivities will start with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by City of Fresno leaders and soccer enthusiasts which will then lead into a weekend of family fun including free admission for the [...]

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TRANSFORMATIVE TWO-YEAR GRANT TO PROMOTE PORTUGUESE LEGACY IN VALLEY

Nov 16, 2018 No Comments by

The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), based in Lisbon, Portugal, gave $130,000 to launch two initiatives in the newly created Portuguese Beyond Borders Center at Fresno State. The grant will be split two ways with $100,000 funding the Portuguese-American Oral History Project and $30,000 to fund a speaker series. “FLAD is extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity [...]

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How Did CASIO Get So Big?

Nov 15, 2018 No Comments by

Today Casio is a very large company, mostly known for their calculators, watches, and musical instruments. In the 1950′s, four brothers in Japan spent 7 years creating a product that put this company on the map. This video takes look at how Casio got their start and how they’ve grown over the years.     [...]

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7-Eleven – Switching Industries

Nov 14, 2018 No Comments

Most of us have had the 7-Eleven experience, there’s nothing quite like it. But when they started over 90 years ago, everything was much different. This video takes a look at how they started and how they’ve transformed into the business we all know today.          

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Fresno State professor develops tremor-suppression technology to help people with Parkinson’s and essential tremor

Nov 13, 2018 No Comments

Fresno State mechanical engineering professor Dr. The “Leo” Nguyen and a graduate student are in the final stages of developing tremor-suppression technology to assist Parkinson’s patients with day-to-day tasks and improve their quality of life while limiting the need for heavy doses of medication or medical procedures. As featured in the fall/winter issue of Fresno [...]

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Information Services Department Honored for 2018 MISAC Awards

Nov 12, 2018 No Comments

The City of Fresno’s Information Services Department (ISD) was honored at today’s City Council meeting for their recent success at the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) annual conference.  The department picked up several awards at the conference held in Rancho Mirage, CA in early October. Chief Information Officer Bryon Horn received the 2018 [...]

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Phase 6 Starts Construction on the Goshen/Demaree intersection

Nov 12, 2018 No Comments

Construction on the Goshen/Demaree intersection will result in changed lane restrictions and road closures starting Tuesday, November 6th, and continuing through Thursday, December 13th. This phase will focus on major street reconstruction along the westerly half of Demaree and Goshen avenues and will impact traffic as follows:  Goshen Avenue will be completely closed between Demaree [...]

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FRESNO STATE HONORS VETERANS WITH SEVERAL EVENTS, CAMPUS CLOSURE MONDAY

Nov 09, 2018 No Comments

Fresno State Veterans Services presents several events in honor of the Veterans Day national holiday. A ceremony will be held on campus at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Veterans Memorial at the flag poles near the Thomas Building. The “Remember the Fallen” exhibition is on display in the Henry Madden Library throughNov. 13. The Bulldog [...]

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Health and Human Services Hero Awards honors locals

Nov 09, 2018 No Comments

At age 16, Lupe Mirelez was forced to drop out of high school to take care of her eight younger siblings. With a home marred by poverty and violence, her opportunity at success was slim, but an opportunity to join the Job Corps would fuel her nearly 50-year career in nursing. When David Luchini began [...]

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Veterans Day Holiday Schedule for City of Fresno Offices

Nov 09, 2018 No Comments

City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 12.  The delivery of some City services may be affected by the holiday as well.  Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, November 13.  Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports:  Administrative offices closed;  Terminal, concessions, [...]

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VALLEYPBS ANNOUNCES NEW CEO

Nov 08, 2018 No Comments

(November 8, 2018) — The ValleyPBS Board of Directors announced that well-known media and public relations professional Jenny Toste will serve as the station’s fourth CEO in its 41-year history. Toste brings a wide range of experience to lead the ValleyPBS team, most recently as an award-winning social media specialist for Fresno State, leading online [...]

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AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE GIVES INSIGHT INTO FEDERAL FARM BILL

Nov 07, 2018 No Comments

Agricultural Council of California president Emily Rooney is among eight experts who will speak about issues surrounding the 2018 federal farm bill at the 37th annual Agribusiness Management Conference in downtown Fresno. A new agricultural and food policy omnibus bill is drafted and signed into law every five years and is under the purview of [...]

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PETER EVERWINE, POET AND FRESNO STATE PROFESSOR EMERITUS, DIES AT 88

Nov 07, 2018 No Comments

Dr. Peter Everwine, a professor emeritus of English at Fresno State and nationally acclaimed poet and translator, died in Fresno on Oct. 28 at the age of 88. Dr. Everwine’s accomplishments included a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship for creative arts, both in 1975, and the American Academy of Arts [...]

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Party City – The Rise and Fall…And Rise Again

Nov 07, 2018 No Comments

Today Party City is the largest store of its kind but back in the late 90′s, they had some major troubles. They came close to filing for bankruptcy and possibly failing altogether. This video talks about their rapid rise, sudden fall, and recovery from it. It also briefly touches on their size today as well [...]

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Election Results

Nov 06, 2018 No Comments

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TICKETS TO SEE ‘COPA COMBATE’ MMA TOURNAMENT ON SALE NOV. 7

Nov 05, 2018 No Comments

Tickets to see Combate Americas’ “Copa Combate” Mixed Martial Arts tournament at the Save Mart Centerwill be on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. This event will be Combate Americas first one-night only, eight-man tournament in California history, 25 years after the creators legendary “UFC 1 Tournament.” The event will feature eight fighters, representing eight different countries, [...]

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Texas Instruments – Bigger Than You Know

Oct 28, 2018 No Comments

Texas Instruments is the standard for calculators across the United States but many may be surprised to learn the company runs much deeper. This video focuses on some of their historic contributions and takes a look at what they do today.      

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The Decline of Sears…What Happened?

Oct 26, 2018 No Comments

As of this week, Sears has filed for bankruptcy. They’ll continue existing but that existence is getting smaller and smaller and it’s questionable how long they’ll last. This video takes a look the company over the years and how they found themselves in this situation.      

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This is your LAST CHANCE

Oct 25, 2018 No Comments

This is your LAST CHANCE to visit the beautiful 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway before it is given away on October 28. We have extended the open houses this week from Tuesday through Friday from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register FREE at the house to [...]

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Former football pros discuss life after the game

Oct 24, 2018 No Comments

Dr. Robert W. Turner broke his neck playing college football, yet still played professionally for four years. Turner and Fresno State Football coach Jeff Tedford were teammates for two years while playing for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. Realizing that injuries were piling up and he was mainly on the fringes of [...]

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