As market hits par, developer drives Dinuba golf homes

The Ridge Creek Golf Course in Dinuba is the planned site for new upper-end homes.Plans for a residential component of Dinuba’s Ridge Creek Golf Club have been on hold because of recession and slow movement in the new home market.

10,000-home Yokohl Ranch project awaits Tulare Co.

An environmental report on the proposed Yokohl Valley project in Tulare County is expected early this year. Photo by saveyokohlvalley.orgThe Tulare County Board of Supervisors recently elected a new chairman, selecting District Three Supervisor Phil Cox to the top position. Cox replaces District Two Supervisor Pete Vander Poel.

Firm objects to planned Hanford Costco

Public comment over the proposed 58-acre Costco development at Highways 43 and 198 in Hanford has been received with one of the more vocal complaints from nearby ag company Helena Chemical.

Housing floated for Shaw Ave. retail strip in Clovis

A former Sonic location on Shaw Avenue is among a number of retail businesses that have closed in the Clovis corridor.Local officials have developed a clearer picture of what needs to be done to rejuvenate retail businesses on Shaw Avenue between Highway 168 and Clovis Avenue.

Urban Leadership Awards bestowed

Terance Frazier and Linda Washington were among the recipients of the 2013 Urban Leadership Awards presented by the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

Assemi to be honored by Fresno State

Granville Homes President Darius Assemi will be honored with the Fresno State Alumni Association's Top Dog Distinguished Alumnus Award on Oct. 18 for his achievements since graduating from the university.

Fresno workshops to collect Fulton Mall input

The Fulton Mall in downtown Fresno may be reconstructed in coming years to allow for vehicle traffic.The City of Fresno will be hosting a series of workshops in October to get input from residents on how they would like to see the Fulton Mall rebuilt.

Commission recommends ag use for Running Horse site

Mission Ranch property
The Fresno Planning Commission authorized a recommendation to the City Council calling for a zoning amendment to allow for an almond orchard at the former Running Horse property as was requested by Granville Homes President Darius Assemi.

Obama official touts Fulton Mall grant

Anthony Foxx, Obama's transportation secretary, speaks Friday at the announcement of a $16-million grant to restore traffic on the Fulton Mall.An Obama administration official joined Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Friday to announce a $15.9 million grant to open downtown Fresno’s Fulton Mall to traffic.

Fresno to get $16M grant for Fulton Mall

Several city leaders and business owners want to restore vehicle traffic to the Fulton Mall.The City of Fresno is looking ahead to reconstructing the Fulton Mall as it welcomes a $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.