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Distressed home sales dip in October

Distressed home sales accounted for 8.9 percent of all home sales in California during October.Distressed home sales in the San Joaquin Valley were on their way down in October, but remained almost double the statewide figures.

Local leaders decry drought inaction

Javier Guzman, member of the Water for Land Committee, speaks out against the recent decision to delay drought-relief legislation until 2015.The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation held a press conference today denouncing the delay in drought legislation until 2015. 

CoreLogic: Valley foreclosure rates fell in September

Foreclosure rates for four Central Valley counties fell in September, according to real estate research firm CoreLogic.Central Valley foreclosure and delinquency rates continued to fall in September, according to new data from real estate research firm CoreLogic.

California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil

(AP) — When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state.

UCSF Fresno's Voris announces retirement

Associate Dean Joan L. Voris, MD, announced recently that she will retire from the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program on Jan. 5, 2015. Voris has served as associate dean for 12 years, and has been a faculty member for 24. 

Report highlights Valley's clean economy

Helped by its knowledge of water and agriculture, the San Joaquin Valley has become a driving leader in the clean economy, according to a new report by Next 10.

Fresno County educators lauded

The Fresno County Office of Education hosted the annual Educator of the Year awards Friday, recognizing a school employee, administrator and teacher for 2014.

Family HealthCare Network donates toward drought relief

Visalia-based Family HealthCare Network has donated $5,000 to Self-Help Enterprises to aid in local drought relief efforts.

President of Nagorno Karabakh Republic visiting Fresno

President H.E. Bako SahakyanFresno will play host today to H.E. Bako Sahakyan, president of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, in his first visit to the San Joaquin Valley.

Visalia bank announces Q4 dividend

Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent company of Valley Business Bank of Visalia, announced an eight-cent cash dividend to its shareholders for the fourth quarter.