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Pacific Ethanol lands $3M grant for sorghum project

Sacramento-based Pacific Ethanol Inc. has been awarded a $3 million matching grant from the California Energy Commission to develop a sorghum feedstock for ethanol production.

APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

(AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

Lyles, Bedwell named to Fresno State advisory board

Fresno State President Joseph Castro has appointed Fresno business leaders Will Lyles and Barry Bedwell to the University Advisory Board.

Fresno Sportsman's Warehouse to open in 2015

Sportsman's Warehouse is expanding its operations to include a new retail location in Fresno planned to open in the spring of 2015.

Officials: 2014 could be worse yet for West Nile

Fresno County public health officials are warning the community that this year's West Nile Virus season could be one of the worst in a decade.

Property management firms enjoy brighter days

Ginder Development Corp. is developing a business park where Manco Abbott will be situated. Manco’s offices will occupy 11,000 square feet of the 20,500 square foot building.Property management took a blow during the real estate crash, but has since been a steady income business for specialists like Manco Abbott and Robert L. Jensen & Associates as the rental housing, office and retail market bounces back.

Fresno Horizon Awards announced

The Fresno Arts Council has announced the 2014 winners of the Horizon Awards.

Valley Business Bank income down slightly

Visalia's Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent company of Valley Business Bank, reported second quarter net income of $1.5 million, down about 6 percent from the same quarter last year.

Nominations being accepted for ag awards

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Agriculturalist of the Year Award.

Netafim, Grizzlies to hold water forum

Netafim USA, a Fresno-based irrigation company, will present a Farm Grown Central Valley Water Forum Aug. 29 at Chukchansi Park prior to the Tacoma Rainiers vs. Fresno Grizzlies 7:05 p.m. game.