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Restaurant deal site launches in Fresno

Fresno residents will soon be privy to new dining deals as mobile marketing company LiveDeal launches in 30 cities throughout the U.S.

FPU launching health admin degree

Classes begin this fall for a new health care administration bachelor's degree at Fresno Pacific University's North Regional Center.

Downtown Fresno restaurateur buys Selland lot

The Cosmopolitan Tavern & Italian Grill was built in 1923 by the Lanfranco family.The Fresno City Council voted today to sell 36,000 square feet of parking lot space at Selland Arena to the owner of the Cosmopolitan restaurant before the nearly century-old downtown building is leveled by high-speed rail.

Fresno COG to present sustainable growth plan

The Fresno Council of Governments will present a draft version of its Sustainable Communities Strategy at a workshop on May 5 showing the public what it has in mind for smarter growth while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Pacific Ethanol restarts Madera plant

Pacific Ethanol's plant on Avenue 12 in Madera reopened after being shuttered for five years.Pacific Ethanol announced it has restarted its Madera ethanol plant, idle for more than five years.

Valley golf courses make way for ‘foot golf’

Foot golf debuted about five years ago in Europe as a hybrid of golf and soccer. It is gaining popularity in the United States.Visalia’s Valley Oak Golf Course plans to cut up to 30 percent of its water use this year, and an innovative new sport may help them do just that while bolstering rounds played.

Fresno County is bright spot in biz sales

Business sales in California fell by 46 percent in April compared to the month before.Business sales shot up in Fresno County during April, an anomaly compared to most of the state.

Valley Commerce Bancorp announces Q1 dividend

Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent company of Valley Business Bank of Visalia, announced it will issue an eight-cent cash dividend to its shareholders.

Report shows energy potential of Valley streams

Several Valley waterways have the power to produce hundreds of megawatts of potential hydropower, a new report by the U.S. Energy Department showed.

Dynamax opens Fresno office

Houston-based Dynamax Inc., a provider of sap flow equipment and soil moisture measurement technology for more than 25 years, has expanded to a new office in the Water, Energy and Technology Center on the campus of Fresno State.