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Valley business sales drop in May

Business sales in California increased 20.4 percent in May compared to the month before.Business sales increased in California during May. The same couldn't be said for the Central Valley.

Comment period extended for BDCP report

Lead state and federal agencies have extended the public comment period for the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and associated draft EIR/EIS by an additional 46 days for a total 228-day review period.

PRSA honors Gornick, Doyle as execs of the year

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central California chapter recognized the best in public relations work performed in 2013 at its 15th Annual Image Awards presentation May 8 in Fresno.

Castro, Patel appointed to Tulare County Fair Board

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two area business owners, Gary Castro; president of KRC Safety Co. Inc. in Visalia, and Henry Patel; owner of four Subway franchises in Tulare, to fill vacancies on the 24th District Agricultural Association, Tulare County Fair Board of Directors.

Fresno estimates $56M from HERO program

Officials with the City of Fresno expect to see more than $56 million in local economic activity through a new program that helps property owners save energy through their tax bills.

Quad Knopf completing new Visalia headquarters

Visalia architecture and engineering firm Quad Knopf is finishing up its move to a building on Main Street this month, vacating an area growing into city's main medical hub.

Visalia children's museum to break ground

Construction is expected to begin this summer on the new ImagineU Interactive Children's Museum that will be the highlight of downtown Visalia's eastward expansion when completed next year.

Fresno’s Sutton Hatmaker law firm partners go separate ways

From left, Fresno attorney Brett Sutton formed the Sutton Hague Law Corp. this month along with partners Jared Hague and Joseph Macias.Long known for its seminars and legal education for businesses, the Fresno law firm of Sutton Hatmaker split this month, forming two new practices to take on the demanding field of employment law.

PG&E projects improve Valley service

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. reported the progress on several infrastructure projects throughout its California service territory last year, including more than $198 million to improve service in Fresno County.

Pardini's Cafe to close for new concept

Pardini's Cafe.
After 42 years, Pardini’s Café at 2257 W. Shaw Ave. in Fresno will close its doors June 18 for a major remodeling project that will modernize the interior and prepare it for serving a lunch and dinner menu that will include Italian food, pizza, steaks and seafood.