Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson to step down at school year’s end

Dec 13, 2016 No Comments

Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson, the second-longest-serving superintendent of the state’s 30 largest districts, resigned Monday, effective in August. Hanson, 51, has led Fresno, the state’s fourth-largest district – and one of its poorest – for nearly 12 years. Hanson brought financial stability and change to the district in the heart of the economically struggling [...]

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FRESNO STATE GETS ABOUT $500K TO FIGHT TEACHER SHORTAGE

Dec 12, 2016 No Comments

Fresno State received a major tool in the campaign to battle teacher shortages with two grants totaling $498,266 from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the California State University Office of the Chancellor announced today. Fresno State is one of 17 in the 23-campus CSU system that garnered $5.19 million of the $8 million in [...]

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STUDY TO EXAMINE HARD OF HEARING PARTNERS COMMUNICATION

Dec 12, 2016 No Comments

Hard of hearing adults and their communication partners are being sought for an Interdisciplinary Psychosocial Group Audiologic Rehabilitation Program study at Fresno State. Known as IPGAR, the study will explore the role of communication self-efficacy on the quality of life for both hard of hearing adults and their communication partners, including spouse, partner, family member [...]

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HARRIS CONSTRUCTION AND FRESNO CHAFFEE ZOO REACH RESOLUTION ON AFRICAN ADVENTURE PROJECT

Dec 08, 2016 No Comments

Fresno, CA – The new African Adventure exhibit at Fresno Chaffee Zoo has been a wonderfully successful venture, exceeding all of our expectations. As has been recently reported, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and its Construction Manager, Harris Construction, encountered a few obstacles on the project, a situation not uncommon on large and complex projects. The [...]

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The ’40 Under 40’ Class of 2016 is Announced

Nov 29, 2016 No Comments

FRESNO – The “40 Under 40” reception, presented by Business Street Online, recognizes outstanding business professionals in the private and public sectors of central California who have yet to reach the age of 40. They have demonstrated a strong work ethic, and are the leaders of today as well as tomorrow. Each year, Business Street [...]

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LAST CHANCE! Time is running out to enter to win the biggest St. Jude Dream home

Nov 11, 2016 No Comments

LAST CHANCE! Time is running out to enter to win the biggest St. Jude Dream home, yet! This is your last weekend to take a tour of the $475,000 house located on W. Sierra Ave & N. Randy Ave, Clovis. The house and other prizes will be given away on Sunday, November 20 at 5 [...]

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Fresno Chandler Executive Airport Welcomes Flight Line Café to Downtown Fresno

Nov 11, 2016 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – After nearly sixteen years, Henry and Patty Wang have returned to Fresno Chandler Executive Airport to serve downtown businesses and the general aviation community with the opening of Flight Line Café. Mr. and Mrs. Wang formally operated a restaurant at the same location from 1993 to 2000. Flight Line Café is located [...]

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Election 2016 Results

Nov 08, 2016 No Comments

City Council Member Lee Brand will be the new mayor of Fresno. Brand beat his opponent, Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea, by more than 6,000 votes or more than seven-percent. Click on links below to see results. California Semi-Official Election Results Fresno County Election Results Kings County Election Results Tulare County Election Results Madera County Election Results

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13th Annual Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Grand Opening

Nov 03, 2016 No Comments

De Young Properties is proud to again be builder of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 2016 marks the 10th year De Young Properties has served as major sponsor and donor to the campaign—an incredible accomplishment. The home will be open starting on Saturdays from 9am – 5pm and [...]

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Tim DeRuyter out as Fresno State head coach

Oct 23, 2016 No Comments

The Fresno State Bulldogs have relieved Tim DeRuyter of his head coaching duties, according to multiple reports from Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs are 1-7 this season with their only win coming against a FCS opponent in Sacramento State back in Week 2. The program has lost six consecutive games, including blowout losses to Nebraska, Toledo [...]

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History comes to life on Oct. 20-23 at Fresno County’s Kearney Park

Oct 18, 2016 No Comments

Families from throughout the San Joaquin Valley will gather to experience living history from over 150 years ago when the Civil War Revisited comes to Kearney Park October 20-23. Now in its 27th year, Civil War Revisited is a true living history reenactment of Civil War-era military and civilian experiences, hosted by the Fresno Historical [...]

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FUN FACTS FROM THE 2016 BIG FRESNO FAIR

Oct 17, 2016 No Comments

Fresno, CA….October 16, 2016…The gates have closed on another Big Fresno Fair, the largest annual event in the Central Valley! This year’s 12 day event welcomed people throughout the Valley and beyond, featured hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, plus a variety of attractions and entertainment! The following information has been prepared as of Sunday, October [...]

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DE YOUNG PROPERTIES COUNTRY FEST

Oct 06, 2016 No Comments

We invite you to join us, along with Kopi, on Friday, October 21, at 5:00 p.m. for De Young Properties Country Fest benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This family friendly event will be one of the first chances the public has to tour the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home and also be part of [...]

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OPENING DAY OF THE BIG FRESNO FAIR

Oct 05, 2016 No Comments

The Big Fresno Fair kicks off this Wednesday, and it’s only one dollar to get in on opening day. Organizers said this year’s fair is going to be bigger and better than ever. On Sunday, vendors began setting up their booths and rides. The Big Fresno Fair is the largest annual event in the Central [...]

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Clovis Councilmember Harry Armstrong Announces Retirement – California’s Longest Serving Elected Official

Oct 01, 2016 No Comments

After serving on the Clovis City Council for 46 years, Councilmember William “Harry” Armstrong will be announcing his official retirement at the Clovis City Council Meeting on Monday, October 17. An open reception will be held from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Clovis City Hall where dignitaries and friends are invited to come celebrate and honor him. Council [...]

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NURSING MOBILE CONTINUES FREE HEALTH SERVICES

Sep 28, 2016 No Comments

The Fresno State School of Nursing Community Health Mobile Unit will stop at the West Fresno Family Resource Center in Fresno (1802 E. California Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, to provide free health services to the community. Residents can receive diabetes and blood pressure screenings, plus health assessments, education and [...]

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Turns Downtown Fresno Pink

Sep 18, 2016 No Comments

Fresno, Calif., September 17 – Thousands of Central Valley runners and walkers joined together today at Chukchansi Park and the streets of downtown Fresno for the Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure®. The Central Valley Affiliate will award 75% of Race net proceeds to community programs and Affiliate initiatives that promote breast health [...]

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ClovisFest Soars into Town on September 19th

Sep 16, 2016 No Comments

The Clovis Chamber is in top secret negotiations with Mother Nature so she’ll turn down the thermostat on September 19th and 20th. But even if she ignores us, we know the tens of thousands of visitors that descend on Old Town Clovis will have a delightful time at the 41st ClovisFest and Hot Air Balloon [...]

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GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS LEGISLATION TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

Sep 14, 2016 No Comments

FRESNO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation that directs $900 million in cap-and-trade funds to greenhouse gas reducing programs that benefit disadvantaged communities, support clean transportation and protect natural ecosystems. The governor also signed bills that prioritize spending in communities disproportionally impacted by dirty air and carbon pollution.“These cap-and-trade investments will help [...]

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Moody’s Upgrades City of Fresno’s Ratings Again

Sep 12, 2016 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that for the second time in less than a year, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded several bond ratings for the City of Fresno. The bond rating firm has upgraded the City’s Lease Revenue bond rating from Ba1 to Baa2, a two notch increase, the Convention Center bond rating [...]

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