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Farm and Nutrition Day needs supporters

Farm and Nutrition Day at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds brings out thousands of third-grade students to learn about agriculture and healthy eating.The Fresno County Farm Bureau is seeking donations to help students make it to its Farm and Nutrition Day on March 21.

Survey: Central Calif. firms down about economy

Small businesses in Central California seemed to be less optimistic than the rest of the state about the direction of the economy, according to a recent survey by Union Bank.

Olive Committee sponsors kids' cooking show

Kids are cooking.
Mom and dad aren't the only ones cooking in the kitchen. Kids are cooking, too.

Settlement gives 2,270-home Friant Ranch green light

The Friant Ranch development area is bounded in yellow in this map.A legal settlement has helped clear the way for Friant Ranch, an "active senior" master-planned community that would include up to 2,270 homes near Millerton Lake.

Tulare County withdraws support for EDC

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 this week to pull out of the Tulare County Economic Development Corp. The independent agency whose goal is to increase economic activity in the county has now lost the support of the county itself after 31 years of affiliation.

Swearengin launches Fresno industry council

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin introduced a new council of industry leaders to address the city's social and economic challenges.Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced her resolve to tackle the city's most serious problems with the help of new council made up of local industry leaders.

Distressed home sales drop in Tulare Co.

Distressed home sales accounted for 15.6 percent of all home sales in California during January.Tulare County was spared as distressed home sales continued to rise throughout the San Joaquin Valley in January.

Runner to host telephone town hall on taxes

Board of Equalization Member George Runner will host a telephone town hall for members of California’s agricultural industry at 10 a.m. March 4.

Quebe named family business chair

Jane Olvera QuebeJane Olvera Quebe, president of JP Marketing in Fresno, was named the new chair of the Institute for Family Business at Fresno State.

PINC to hold tennis tournament

Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community (PINC), a Fresno nonprofit founded in 2008 to benefit other local nonprofits in the community, has announced that it will hold its first ever PINC Open Tennis Tournament at Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club starting at noon on March 22.