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Fresno Fair to Host Belmont Stakes Party and Food Collection Drive

Jun 02, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO - The Big Fresno Fair has announced that it will be hosting the premier satellite wagering party to celebrate and watch the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 7 as local, Valley-native California Chrome races with sights set to become the first Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing winner in 36 years. This year’s Belmont Stakes excitement begins [...]

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4th Annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon is Saturday

May 24, 2014 No Comments by

BASS LAKE – Athletes are gearing up for the 4th Annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon taking place this Saturday, May 31 at the popular resort area. Bass Lake is located in the Sierra National Forest of eastern Madera County, about half an hour from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. It’s known for its blue [...]

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Fresno Fair to Hold Preakness Stakes Party This Saturday

May 14, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO - The Big Fresno Fair will be hosting a Preakness Stakes party this Saturday, May 17, to celebrate and watch as the excitement mounts over Kentucky Derby winner and Valley native California Chrome. This year’s Preakness Stakes excitement begins at 8 a.m. when doors open at the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Starting Gate and Club One Casino’s Polo [...]

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The 33rd Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby is on the Horizon

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments

BASS LAKE – Anglers have a chance at snagging a portion of $55,000 at the 33rd Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. The annual event is sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, and kicks off the summer season at the popular lake. “This is a really fun event that [...]

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Survey: Nearly One-Third of Executives Say March Madness Activities Boost Employee Morale

Mar 06, 2014 No Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – During the NCAA basketball tournament, companies that allow employees to celebrate March Madness at work may emerge as the real winners, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. Nearly one-third (32 percent) of senior managers interviewed said activities tied to the college basketball playoffs boost employee morale, and more than one-quarter (27 [...]

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West Hills’ Jaurena Named Athletic Trainer of the Year

Feb 18, 2014 No Comments

COALINGA – West Hills Community College Coalinga Athletic Trainer Tracey Jaurena was named Athletic Trainer of the Year by the California Community College Athletic Trainers’ Association and will be honored during a luncheon April 3. Jaurena was nominated after responding to a medical incident during a WHCC basketball practice earlier this season. According to the [...]

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WHCC Hires New Head Football Coach from University Level

Jan 17, 2014 No Comments

COALINGA – As students head back to West Hills College Coalinga for the beginning of the spring semester, they are joined by a new face – Robert Tucker, the new head football coach for the Falcons. Tucker joins WHCC from the University of Sioux Falls where he worked as assistant head coach for four seasons, [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Andrew Milios – Fresno Grizzlies

Oct 18, 2013 No Comments

Andrew Milios is the director of sales for the Fresno Grizzlies. He and his wife Tara currently live in Clovis, and in January they welcomed their first child, daughter Kalista Shay. Not surprisingly, she’s already attended many Grizzlies games, along with her first Giants game this year. She’s become a real “Gamer Baby.” Milios grew [...]

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Fresno Monsters Invite Kids to Try Hockey for Free

Oct 14, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno Monsters Hockey invites boys and girls ages four to nine years old to Gateway Ice Center on Saturday, November 2 at 4:15 p.m. for a Try Hockey for Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment. Try Hockey for Free Day [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Robert ‘Beto’ Mejia – Mendota High School

Oct 07, 2013 No Comments

Robert “Beto” Mejia is currently an employee of the Mendota Unified School District in Mendota, California where he plays an integral role in the high school athletic football program. He received his bachelor’s of science degree in pre-physical therapy from California State University, Fresno in May 2005 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree and [...]

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BMX Event Takes Place at Woodward Park this Weekend

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO-  The Redline Cup Finals comes to Woodward Park BMX on October 4-6th with non-stop BMX action.  The Redline Cup Series consists of riders counting a racer’s two best scores from the Redline Cup Series, plus scores from Saturday and Sunday at any Redline Cup Finals event (East, Central or West). Riders can also earn [...]

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Taco Truck Throwdown 3 is Tonight at Chukchansi Park

Aug 01, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Taco trucks from throughout the Central Valley will descend upon Chukchansi Park tonight for Taco Truck Throwdown 3, taking place along with this evening’s Fresno Grizzlies baseball game. During the second Taco Truck Throwdown last year, more than 11,000 excited Grizzlies fans packed the ballpark, and over 13 trucks sold over 14,500 tacos. [...]

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Financial Group Marks 10 Years with Minor League Baseball

Jul 23, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Principal Financial Group will make a stop at Fresno’s Chukchansi Park during its 2013 Principal Financial Dreams Tour, celebrating the company’s decade of support for minor league baseball. Over the past 10 years, The Principal has brought more than 400 events to minor league ballparks, attracting nearly two million fans. Past tours [...]

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Grizzlies Catcher Monell to Participate in 2013 All-Star Home Run Derby

Jul 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno Grizzlies catcher Johnny Monell has been selected to participate in the 2013 IGT Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby, Triple-A Baseball announced. Monell will be among six participants, three from the Pacific Coast League and three from the International League, in the Home Run Derby, which will take place on Monday, July 15th [...]

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Foster Youth to Benefit from Big B.A.N.G. Weekend

Jul 08, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Celebrity football players will team up this weekend for the inaugural Big B.A.N.G. (Building A New Generation) Weekend, which will benefit roughly 30 foster kids under the care of the Keeping Youth Journeying Onward (KYJO) Foster Family Agency. The weekend kicks off with the Celebrity Bowling Challenge this Friday evening at AMF Sierra [...]

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Grizzlies Independence Day Game Draws Large Crowd

Jul 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO -More than 10,000 fans crowded Chukchansi Park last night for the Fresno Grizzlies Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, which was also the start of a seven-game homestand. Despite the large crowd, the Grizzlies lost to the Sacramento River Cats with a score of 1-0.  The Grizzlies will face the River Cats three more times before [...]

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Team Captains for Bacon vs. Tofu Night Named

Jun 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – With days left until Bacon vs. Tofu Night this Thursday, the captains and chefs have been announced for #TeamBacon and #TeamTofu. In the bacon corner is Benaddiction, a mobile food truck well known for its use of pork in its sandwiches. In the tofu corner, Eat Street Bistro and Catering, another popular food truck [...]

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Madera to Host Massive Softball Tournament

Jun 13, 2013 No Comments

MADERA – The city of Madera will play host to hundreds of girls from ages 6 to 18 for a massive softball tournament taking place Friday, July 26 through the following Tuesday. The Bobby Sox Softball National Tournament of Champions currently has 54 teams from throughout California and as far away as Hawaii to compete [...]

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Hole-in-One Shot Earns ‘Recreational’ Golfer $50,000

Jun 06, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Damon Kurtz, first vice president of the Fresno Police Officers Association, is $50,000 richer after sinking a hole-in-one shot during last month’s Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Chamber Golf Tournament at the San Joaquin Country Club. Kurtz was presented with his check Wednesday afternoon from Fresno Chamber President and CEO Al Smith at [...]

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Fresno Monsters Relocate to Wenatchee, Washington to Become the Wild

May 31, 2013 No Comments

FRISCO, TEXAS – After three seasons in Fresno, the North American Hockey League has announced the Fresno Monsters hockey team are reactivating and relocating their membership to Wenatchee, Washington and will play as the Wenatchee Wild beginning in the 2013-2014 season. “Our family still had a desire to give back to the players and remain [...]

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