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Funds sought for southwest Fresno credit union

Self-Help Federal Credit Union is planning to open a new branch in southwest Fresno with help from the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission.

Craigslist sting nets 15 illegal contractors

A two-day sting operation by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) in Fresno found 15 individuals to be contracting illegally. 

Fresno State awarded for innovative programs

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities announced two awards to Fresno State recently in honor of its excellence and innovation in some major areas of campus life and leadership.

List: Fresno low risk for home investors

Fresno was named among the safest real estate markets for investors looking into single family homes, according to quarterly data by HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Fresno's credit rating receives a boost

Moody's Investor Service has changed its outlook of Fresno's long-term ratings from stable to positive and affirmed the city's overall bond ratings. 

Community college program preps courses for drought displaced

Several community colleges in the Central Valley are busy developing training courses as part of a new state program imparting skills to workers displaced by California’s ongoing drought.

920 chickens killed with golf club in Caruthers

(AP) — Local authorities are searching for those who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and used a golf club to kill more than 900 birds.

Pinedale Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

Pinedale Elementary School is the only Central Valley school to make a list of 337 schools designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

Wawona raises $43K for Children's Hospital

Employees of Wawona Foods in Clovis gather for a group photo to celebrate the company's $43,000 presentation. Photo via Children's Hospital Central CaliforniaWorkers at Wawona Frozen Foods in Clovis today celebrated a successful fundraising drive that netted more than $43,000 for Children's Hospital Central California.

Cricket stores offering free Latin America calls

Cricket Wireless is helping to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by offering free long distance calls to Mexico and other countries from stores in Fresno, Visalia and Modesto.