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Busy Wildfire Season on the Horizon

FRESNO— Residents of the Central Valley are facing an above-normal wildfire season as the climate crisis threatens to upend more communities. The best defense during an emergency is to be prepared. The American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter advises everyone to get ready now. The number of billion-dollar disasters in the U.S. has increased by 85% in just the last ...

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Forensic Anthropology Lab Helps Identify Skeletal Remains

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FRESNO STATE — Forensic anthropologist Dr. Chelsey Juarez of the Fresno State Forensic Anthropology Laboratory analyzes the remains to estimate things like age, sex, stature, ancestry and to investigate the type and timing of traumatic injuries  — whatever the medical examiner needs. Her work, with assistance from about six undergraduate students in the lab, helps find resolutions for missing people ...

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Central California Blood Center to Hold Battle of the Badges

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OAKHURST — Battle of the Badges is almost upon us! This Saturday, the Central California Blood Center will have a mobile unit at the southwest corner of SR-41 and SR-49 in the Oakhurst Vons parking lot. Oakhurst CHP is trying to have more donations than any other First Responder agencies. Date & Time: Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. ...

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Pardini’s Event Space in Fresno Gets a Full Makeover

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FRESNO — A longtime staple in community events and celebrations in the Central Valley, Pardini’s is unveiling a vibrant new look to their event venue. Founded over 60 years ago with a dedication to creating incredible food and providing impeccable service, they are now getting a full makeover, redesigning the venue for events, conferences, brand activations, influencer engagements, and more! ...

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Chukchansi Resort Receives AAA’s Four Diamond Designation

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COARSEGOLD — For the fourth consecutive year, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has received AAA’s coveted Four Diamond rating. By AAA’s standards, hotels at this level are committed to providing every guest with a high degree of hospitality and attentive service in upscale surroundings with an extensive array of amenities and guest services. With this designation, Chukchansi Gold Resort & ...

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Chukchansi Gold Welcomes Executive Chef Klaus Feyersinger

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COARSEGOLD – Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino is pleased to announce the appointment of Klaus Feyersinger as executive chef. Chef Feyersinger brings more than 40 years of fine-dining culinary experience to the Central Valley with an impressive resume spanning luxury Lake Tahoe resorts and international ocean liners to multiple AAA Four Diamond-awarded eateries. In his role at Chukchansi Gold, Feyersinger ...

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Fresno State Honors Two With Honorary Doctorates

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Honorary doctorates are awarded on behalf of the California State University system and Fresno State in recognition of excellence and extraordinary achievement in significant areas of human endeavor that embody the objectives and ideals of the CSU system. Holly Blossom Wyatt will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters and will be recognized during the College of Arts ...

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Tesoro Viejo Spring Classic Run–Bike This Weekend

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MADERA — Are you ready for the Central Valley’s newest SPRING Half Marathon events and newly added bike events! Run or bike through picturesque trees and meadows on rolling groomed trails as you view beautiful vistas just minutes north of Fresno’s River Park Shopping Center at Highway 41 just past Avenue 14. The Tesoro Viejo Classic Half Marathon will take you ...

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Valley Air District to Pay Residents to Upgrade Their Homes

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District offers Valley residents the opportunity to save up to $5,000 on a new home heating and cooling system when decommissioning their fireplace and installing an electric heat pump system. The District’s Fireplace & Woodstove Change-Out program provides incentives for residents to reduce emissions from their wood burning stove or ...

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Sammy James Coming to Fäsi Estates Winery

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FRIANT —  Fäsi Estates Winery has done it again! Bringing you the finest local musicians, along with an exquisite food and wine menu, there’s no better place to be this Saturday afternoon. Come to the winery and listen to the mellow rock sounds of Sammy James as he puts on an incredible acoustic live set! It’s going to be a ...

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