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Bakersfield forum to explain third bullet train contract

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will host an industry forum in Bakersfield Dec. 5 as it seeks a design-build contractor for the third phase of the bullet train in the Central Valley.

Marjaree Mason Center calls on holiday givers

Community members can play Santa this holiday season for hundreds of women and children affected by domestic violence through the Marjaree Mason Center's Trees of Hope.

Fresno dealer partners to offer Harley leases

Clawson Motorsports in Fresno has teamed up with Florida-based Chrome Capital to offer leasing options on their pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycles.Valley residents interested in riding Harley-Davidsons will soon have more financing options available to them thanks to a partnership with Clawson Motorsports in Fresno and Chrome Capital. Founded in 2011, the national leasing company works with dealerships across the country to help make Harley-Davidsons more affordable for consumers.

Valley veterans sought for support services

San Joaquin Valley Veterans is currently looking to provide housing services to veterans and their families through its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant program. 

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.