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Derek Franks Joins Fresno Grizzlies Ownership Group

Mar 13, 2019 No Comments by

Fresno Grizzlies (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) team president Derek Franks has been added to the franchise’s ownership group, Fresno Sports and Events LLC announced Thursday. Franks is entering his 16th season with the Grizzlies.  The Central Valley native began his tenure with the club in 2004 as an intern and progressed through the sales ranks, eventually becoming Executive Vice President and General Manager [...]

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The Decline of Redbox

Mar 01, 2019 No Comments by

There’s a great story behind Redbox. They’ve become somewhat of a household name and are now the #1 source of DVD and Blu-Ray rentals. Yet, over the last few years, they’ve experienced a noticeable decline. This video takes a look at their rise and possible fall while attempting to provide reasoning behind it.     [...]

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City Announces Interim Director of PARCS

Feb 28, 2019 No Comments by

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan today announced that T.J. Miller has been named interim Director of the City’s Parks, After School, Recreation, and Community Services (PARCS) Department, effective immediately. Miller will continue to serve as Director of Customer Relations and Analytics, where she has been successfully streamlining customer service [...]

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Sony – Bigger Than You Know

Feb 28, 2019 No Comments

Sony is known for making the PlayStation along with televisions and audio devices but there’s other parts to their business that we may overlook. They’re actually one of the biggest and most diverse companies out there. This video attempts to give a picture of how Sony was formed and what they look like today.   [...]

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March Match Up to fuel future leaders by fighting student hunger

Feb 27, 2019 No Comments

Fresno State’s March Match Up campaign benefitting the Student Cupboard will be a full-court press against food insecurity throughout the month of March. The goal is to raise $100,000 from community gifts for the Student Cupboard to help stamp out hunger on campus this year. The Student Cupboard provides Fresno State students who are challenged by food [...]

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is now open in The Shops at River Park

Feb 04, 2019 No Comments

Fresno, CA. – Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Shops at River Park, is hosting a grand opening event on Friday, February 8th, at 130 E Paseo del Centro between Yoshino’s and the Imax Theater. Please join them in-store for free samples, as well as 20% off all day. Cooking demonstrations between 11 am and 2 pm. [...]

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Twinkie – The Most Successful Spongecake of All Time

Jan 21, 2019 No Comments

The Twinkie is one of the most successful products of all time. This video takes an in depth look at it and displays its cultural significance.    

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Cracker Barrel – Why They’re Successful

Jan 21, 2019 No Comments

Cracker Barrel is one of a kind and today is one of the largest restaurant chains in existence. This video takes a look at how they used some unique tactics to grow their business and maintain their success through the years despite experiencing a major controversy.      

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Mayor Brand Statement on the Passing of Former Pelco CEO David McDonald

Jan 02, 2019 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the passing of David McDonald: “I am shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of my friend, David McDonald. I had just spoken with Dave recently and was looking forward to working with him in the New Year to help bring our [...]

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Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s – Why Two Different Names?

Nov 20, 2018 No Comments

When looking at the logos or the menus it’s clear that Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are related in some way. So what’s going on? Do they have the same owners? If so, why the different names? This video answers those questions and tells the unique story of both restaurants.        

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Lowe’s vs. The Home Depot

Nov 19, 2018 No Comments

By almost any measure, Lowe’s and The Home Depot are the 2 largest hardware stores in the United States. In 1989, The Home Depot passed Lowe’s to take that #1 spot and that’s how things remain today. This video focuses more on Lowe’s, specifically how they’ve grown, how they’ve competed with The Home Depot over [...]

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Granite Park Opens Soccer Fields

Nov 16, 2018 No Comments

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

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

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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