Federal Report Shows Fresno, Madera Counties with 4th-Largest Decrease in Total Homeless

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin today said a federal report on homelessness shows a significant decline in the number of total homeless in Fresno and Madera counties, indicating that the community’s collaborative approach with partner agencies is producing results. A recently released U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report found that the [...]

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System in Place to Notify Selma Residents of Emergencies, Other Information

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

SELMA, Calif. – The City of Selma is reminding residents of a service that has been in place since 2006 to assist them.  Connect-CTY allows City staff to provide citizens with notification in the event of an emergency, unforeseen incident or other issue. “This program allows the City of Selma to provide notification to our [...]

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Commodity Market Stable Amid Continued Macroeconomic Uncertainty in November

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Commodities were relatively unchanged in November as continued macroeconomic uncertainty weighed on markets. Nelson Louie, Global Head of Commodities in Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business, said, “Market attention remained on US fiscal negotiations at the end of November.  While a deal had yet to be made to avert the [...]

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America’s Middle Market Businesses Share Bleak Outlook Post Election

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments

CLEVELAND, Dec. 14,  2012 /PRNewswire/ – It’s business as usual – and not in a good way – for middle market executives parsing 2012 presidential election results and post-election headlines for signs political gridlock is giving way to a unified plan for economic progress. According to the latest KeyBank Middle Market Business Sentiment survey, more than two-thirds [...]

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Film Commission Giving Away 240 Tickets to Billy Crystal Movie Screening

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Thanks to 20th Century Fox Films and the Fresno Film Commission (FFC), 240 lucky movie goers will laugh through a special screening of Billy Crystal’s new feature film, “Parental Guidance,” on Thursday evening, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at Regal Manchester Stadium 16. According to Film Commissioner Ray Arthur, “FOX Film has [...]

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Elrod Named Fresno State’s College of Science and Mathematics Dean

Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Dr. Susan Elrod, former executive director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities and professor of Biological Sciences at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, is Fresno State’s new dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. Dr. William Covino, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the [...]

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Enterprise Zone Expands to Include Businesses in Clovis, Kingsburg and Fresno County

Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County (EDC) has announced the expansion of the Fresno County Regional Enterprise Zone Program (Enterprise Zone Program) to include areas in Clovis, Kingsburg, and unincorporated parts of Fresno County. As part of the California Housing Community Development program, businesses located within the Fresno County Enterprise Zone [...]

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Projects Continued Momentum in U.S. Hiring Intentions

Dec 12, 2012 No Comments

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Optimism among U.S. hiring decision makers continues to improve as a slightly increased hiring pace is expected for Quarter 1 2013, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup. When seasonal variations are removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook for Quarter 1 2013 [...]

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Leadership Clovis 2013 Signups Now Being Accepted

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments

CLOVIS, Calif. – The Clovis Chamber is proud to announce signups for the 14th year of Leadership Clovis. Started in 2000, the program has created many strong leaders who have taken their skills into the workplace and the community. The program is an instructional and hands-on leadership learning experience that includes networking, field observation and [...]

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Local Entrepreneurs Strive to Save Local Cinema

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments

OAKHURST, Calif. – Three local entrepreneurs have undertaken an ambitious task in resurrecting Oakhurst’s only movie theatre, and drafted a new model for small town theater operations that they hope will catch on. The mountain community contains about 20,000 households and the home of the Met Cinemas, Oakhurst, is located 20 minutes south of the [...]

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Chipotle to Open New Location Near Fresno State

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Chipotle Mexican Grill will soon be serving up its tasty burritos, tacos, salads and other items when it opens its new Fresno restaurant on the corner of Cedar and Shaw in Fresno across from Fresno State early next year. Chipotle representative Danielle Winslow said the restaurants, which serve lunch and dinner dishes, [...]

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Juan Arambula to Lead Fresno State’s Maddy Institute Board

Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Former Assemblymember Juan Arambula, an Independent, was elected chair of the Kenneth L. Maddy Institute at California State University, Fresno.  His term will begin on Jan. 1, 2013. The Maddy Institute was established in 1999 by a unanimous vote of the California Legislature in honor of State Sen. Ken Maddy and his [...]

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Worker Confidence Dips As Economic Uncertainty Continues

Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The Randstad Employee Confidence Index decreased last month to 51.7, breaking a previous two-month climb in confidence. In the November Index, employees showed increased uncertainty around the availability of new jobs and in the strength of the economy. Despite the decrease in optimism, the majority of U.S. workers (59 [...]

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Fuego to be Honored in USL Hall of Fame

Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Fuego will be honored in the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Hall of Fame as a 10+ Club after having completed 10 years in the Premier Development League (PDL), the USL announced. The Fuego joined the league in 2003 and have never endured a losing season, compiling an all-time franchise record [...]

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Downtown Fresno Ice Rink Becoming a Popular Attraction

Dec 07, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Since beginning to welcome its first skaters last month, the Downtown Fresno Ice Rink is already beginning to boost activity in the downtown area. Kate Borders, president and CEO of the Downtown Fresno Partnership, says the initial goal was to have 300 skaters a day spend time on the ice.  Just a [...]

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Poll: 66 Million Americans Have Yet to Begin Their Holiday Shopping

Dec 07, 2012 No Comments

YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday may have seen record-high sales this year, but 36 percent of Americans who say they plan to give gifts have yet do any holiday shopping at all, according to the latest Consumer Reports Holiday Poll. Of those who have begun shopping, 42 [...]

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America’s Hiring Managers Expect Modest Job Creation in 2013

Dec 06, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Hiring professionals anticipate continued job creation in the first half of 2013 at a solid, but not stellar pace, according to a national survey conducted by Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized websites for professional communities. Nearly half (46%) of hiring managers and recruiters expect [...]

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International Agri-Center Hosts Free Brunch with Santa

Dec 06, 2012 No Comments

TULARE, Calif. Everyone is welcome to attend the International Agri-Center’s annual Brunch with Santa in Tulare on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual brunch launches the holiday season with a free event for the whole family to enjoy. Brunch is prepared by International Agri-Center volunteers and is complete with pancakes, [...]

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Fresno Grizzlies Reading Program Launched

Dec 05, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Students across the Central Valley will be reading more books as part of the Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund’s Wild About Reading program, which challenges children of preschool through 6th grades to read 10 books in five weeks. The 10th running of the program was launched Tuesday morning at Rowell Elementary School in [...]

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Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios Announce Multi-Year Premium Pay TV Window Agreement

Dec 05, 2012 No Comments

BEVERLY HILLS and BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run live-action and animated feature films from The Walt Disney Studios. Beginning with its 2016 theatrically released feature [...]

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