Billboard Reimagines Brand with Relaunch

Jan 29, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Billboard announced today it has relaunched its iconic magazine and digital properties with bold new designs, exclusive content, dynamic charts and multi-screen synchronization to solidify its spot as the most important destination in music media. With unparalleled authority and access to music’s biggest names, Billboard will continue to lead and [...]

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Business Leaders to Participate in Innovation Town Hall

Jan 28, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development is presenting a special Innovation Town Hall Tuesday afternoon at the UC Merced office, located at 550 E. Shaw Ave. in Fresno. Go-Biz Director Kish Rajan and Deputy Director of Innovation Louis Stewart will both take part in the discussion on innovation, and provide [...]

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40 Under 40: Hank Charles – Fresno State Alumni Association

Jan 28, 2013 No Comments

Hank Charles, wanting to be at a school with football pride, relocated from the Bay Area to Fresno to enroll at California State University, Fresno.  He was a mass communications and journalism major, with a public relations option and a minor in business.  After graduating in 2009 and living back in the Bay Area for [...]

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Hollywood Lends Faces to Local Autism Campaign at Jan. 26 Gala

Jan 25, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The number of children in California diagnosed with Autism jumped 243 percent between 1987 and 1998 (Centers for Disease Control, 2006). As it impacts more families in the Central Valley, a parent group of Fresno State’s Central California Autism Center (CCAC) launched the “Look Past the Mask” campaign to raise awareness of the often-misunderstood [...]

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40 Under 40: Seth DePiano – Sober Guys Inc.

Jan 25, 2013 No Comments

Seth DePiano graduated from Clovis High School in 2000, and later attended Fresno City College and the University of Phoenix, where he earned a degree in communications.  Upon finishing school in 2006 he got started in the real estate business, and now is the owner of The Realtor Group and the property management company DePiano [...]

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40 Under 40: Clayton Clark – KMPH FOX 26

Jan 24, 2013 No Comments

Clayton Clark has been playing tennis since the time he could pick up a racket, and was featured in a local newspaper playing the sport at age 3. He was born in Belleville, Illinois and was raised in Saint Louis, Missouri.  He is a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, but played tennis through his junior [...]

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Vicente Fernandez Concert Rescheduled

Jan 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Vicente Fernandez, beloved singer known throughout the world as “El Rey de la Cancio” or “The King of Ranchera Music” has rescheduled his previously canceled worldwide tour.  Accompanied by his son, Vicente Fernandez Jr., the legendary singer will bid farewell to his loyal fans in the Central Valley on Friday, April 12 at [...]

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40 Under 40: Tracy Barnes – Premier Bride Magazine

Jan 23, 2013 No Comments

More than 10 years ago, Tracy Barnes and her business partner, Kristy Montgomery, started “Premier Bride,” a local bridal magazine.  After publishing the magazine for several years, they began producing the Premier Bride Showplace, a local bridal show.  The success of the magazine and the bridal show helped launch the Premier Bride Wedding Center and [...]

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Fresno Airport Completes Major Airfield Improvements

Jan 23, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Significant long-range airfield enhancements to the secondary runway and reconstruction of several commercial aircraft ramp areas have been completed at Fresno Yosemite International Airport.  The $35 million infrastructure improvements will enhance safety, accommodate increased capacity and minimize the airport’s environmental footprint, all at no cost to the Airport or the City of Fresno. [...]

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Registration Still Open for 2013 Farm and Nutrition Day

Jan 22, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – More than 2,000 third graders from across Fresno County will meet at Farm and Nutrition Day at the Fresno Fairgrounds on Friday, March 22 to get firsthand knowledge of the number one agricultural county in the nation. Applications for the annual agricultural and food-related field trip are still available online at www.FresnoFair.com by [...]

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40 Under 40: Brett Frazier – City of Madera

Jan 22, 2013 No Comments

Brett Frazier is the youngest Madera mayor in history.  He was elected to the Madera City Council in November of 2010 with the most votes of any candidate running in the three-spot race.  He is a Madera native and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Santa Barbara. In addition to his [...]

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40 Under 40: Kurtis Willey – Agri-Valley Irrigation

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

Kurtis Willey spent most of his childhood in Fresno, and later on lived in Clovis and graduated from Buchanan High School.  He then attended Fresno City College and California State University, Fresno, where he earned a degree in accounting in 2009.  After graduation he started as an intern at CPA firm Slater Moffat Associates, and [...]

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Fresno Monsters Holding Jersey Auction to Benefit Children’s Hospital

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – In another effort to give back to the community, the Fresno Monsters hockey team will be auctioning off special jerseys during games held Jan. 25 and 26 at Selland Arena, with the proceeds going to Children’s Hospital Central California. Fans will be able to stop by the Fan Assistance Center to register for [...]

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40 Under 40: Reggie Ellis – The Foothills Sun-Gazette

Jan 18, 2013 No Comments

Reggie Ellis has been a journalist in California for over 17 years, and is the current publisher and managing editor of the Foothills Sun-Gazette.  He also oversaw the launch of the Central Valley’s first full pay-wall newspaper website, fsgnews.com, and is the founder of Central Valley Medical Magazine. Ellis was raised in Hanford, and attended [...]

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Giants’ World Series Trophy to Make Stop at Chukchansi Park

Jan 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The San Francisco Giants announced that they will take their 2012 world champions trophy on public tour, including a stop at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno on Tuesday, February 5. This will be the second public trophy tour held in the past three years and will feature both the 2012 and 2010 trophies. [...]

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Madden Library to Honor Donor of the Year

Jan 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Jack Woolf will be honored at the Fresno State Madden Library’s 13th Annual Donor Recognition Reception, Friday, Jan. 18 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the library’s second floor. The event will start with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6 p.m., followed by the donor recognition ceremony at 8 p.m. “We [...]

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Local Dentists Honored

Jan 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Two dental faculty members teaching in the residency program on the Community Regional campus were inducted as fellows of the American College of Dentists, and are now recognized as being in the top tier of dentists nationwide. Michelle Asselin, DDS, FACD, and Rosaura Pacheco, DDS, FACD received the honor after the American College [...]

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40 Under 40: Elana Landau – Narcotics/Violent Crime Unit – U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District

Jan 17, 2013 No Comments

Elana Landau is a University of Los Angeles, California graduate with a B.A. in political science.  She then earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.  While at UCLA she worked as the quality assurance coordinator – Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, a non-profit organization chaired by Steven Spielberg.  While there, Landau [...]

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40 Under 40: Daniel Hartwig – Nisei Farmers League

Jan 16, 2013 No Comments

Daniel Hartwig grew up in Easton, and obtained his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 2003 and his MBA from California State University, Fresno in 2006.  He spent his childhood working on his family’s vineyard operation. After graduating college, he worked for Paramount Citrus as an analyst from 2006 to 2007.  He joined the Nisei [...]

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International Foreign Trade Experts Share Information with Fresno Food Expo Participants

Jan 16, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno Food Expo and the Center for International Trade Development, State Center Community College District held a special export training workshop at Baker, Peterson & Franklin Tuesday morning to help Expo participants learn more about exporting their products to foreign lands. Foreign trade experts from Mexico, Canada and China were on hand to [...]

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