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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Save-A-Lot Food Stores Open New Coalinga Store

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

COALINGA, Calif. – Save-A-Lot, one of the nation’s leading hard-discount, limited assortment grocery chains known for bringing fresh produce, dairy and meats to neighborhoods, yesterday opened a new store at 203 W. Polk in Coalinga.  The new Coalinga Save-A-Lot, owned by independent retailer Jaber Nassri, will be open for business seven days a week from [...]

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Survey: U.S. CFOs Express Declines in U.S. Economic Optimism

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J. and NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Amid looming threats to the Eurozone, sequestration cuts and a fiscal cliff, Chief Financial Officers, especially in the U.S., continue to remain uncertain about the future of the economy and their business, as well as the expectation of a recovery, finds the latest “CFO Outlook [...]

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Billy Crystal Movie Screening is Dec. 20 in Fresno

Dec 03, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Aug. 27, 2011 was a busy day at Chukchansi Park as the Fresno Grizzlies hosted not only the Sacramento River Cats but also renowned actor Billy Crystal.  The actor/comedian and crew took over the stadium to shoot scenes for his Christmas Day release feature film “Parental Guidance.” Thanks to 20th Century Fox [...]

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Logging Operations Return at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Dec 03, 2012 No Comments

FISH CAMP, Calif. – The sounds of train whistles have fallen silent at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad now that the season has ended, and instead have been replaced with other sounds that haven’t been heard there in nearly a century. Logging operations have commenced in the Sierra National Forest at the Yosemite Mountain [...]

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Poll Reveals 43% of Americans Demand Compromise to Impending Fiscal Cliff

Dec 03, 2012 No Comments

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A new national survey released today shows that 43% of Americans believe that a combination of spending cuts and tax increases are needed to solve the looming fiscal cliff. Thirty-seven percent (37%) believe cutting spending alone is the best way to handle the deficit; only 8% think tax increases [...]

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Local Businesses Getting Certified for High-Speed Rail

Nov 30, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Roughly 75 small and disadvantaged businesses interested in participating in the nation’s first high-speed rail project are getting certified today and tomorrow through workshops being held at the UC Merced Small Business Development Center. Construction on the first segment, which is scheduled to run from Ave. 17 in Madera to American Ave. [...]

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Mortgage Rates Tie Record Low

Nov 30, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — It was a mixed week for mortgage rates, with fixed mortgage rates trickling lower, while adjustable rate loans bounced higher. The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate tied the record low of 3.52 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of [...]

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Fresno State Removed from ‘Dangerous College’ List

Nov 30, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno State has been removed from the Business Insider “America’s Most Dangerous Colleges” top 25 list after the website issued a revised list based on a different database. “This revision provides a more accurate assessment of the safety of our campus and reinforces our students’ perceptions that they feel safe,” Dr. Paul [...]

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New National Survey Finds Over 1/3 of Middle School Students Use Mobile Devices for Homework

Nov 29, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — More than one in three middle school students are using mobile devices to complete homework, and more of those who use these devices for learning in the classroom express a strong interest in science, technology and math than those who do not, according to a new national survey. [...]

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Clovis Community Opens New 5-Story Bed Tower

Nov 29, 2012 No Comments

CLOVIS, Calif. – As part of its multi-year, $300 million expansion and renovation project, Clovis Community Medical Center opened its new 5-story, private patient room bed tower on its campus Wednesday morning. Over 1,000 hospital staff had been trained for the transition of over 100 patients from the old 3-story, 60-bed tower that was built [...]

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ShopAtHome.com Releases Cyber Monday Special Report

Nov 28, 2012 No Comments

DENVER, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ShopAtHome.com, the largest coupon search engine that connects upwards of 12 million consumers each month to the best deals and cash back savings, today released its Cyber Monday 2012 Special Report, which offers data on traffic, consumer coupon usage and trends on the site. With holiday sales beginning as [...]

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