Group gets OK for Fresno welcome sign

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Fresno class announced the culmination of its months-long effort to get approval from Caltrans to install a welcome sign at the entrance of the city.

Valley housing groups gets counseling grants

Three organizations in Fresno and Visalia were among 19 California agencies awarded grants by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help families and individuals in California with their housing needs.

Organizations get $24K from Fresno State program

Three community organizations will receive $8,000 each as part of the Humanics Students4Giving Philanthropy Project at Fresno State.

First 5 announces child-friendly businesses

First 5 Fresno County announced the recipients of its Child-Friendly Business Awards to honor companies that support their parent employees.

Comcast plans school cleanup

Saturday is cleanup day for Fremont Elementary School, thanks to local Comcast employees and their families.

Fresno Regional Foundation to award $162,546 in grants

The Fresno Regional Foundation will award $162,546 in grants to support 12 arts and culture organizations serving the San Joaquin Valley.

Bowl for Kids' Sake raises $85K

Big Brothers and Sisters reports that the 27th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake held March 8-22 at area bowling allies was a big success, raising $85,000 for its Central Valley mentoring program.

Valadao receives health visionary award

The California Healthcare Institute has honored Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, for his leadership in promoting thoughtful polices to advance biomedical research, investment and innovation over the past year.

Fresno's Rotary Playland opens heart for sick kids

Elijah Keller, an 8-year-old Fresno boy with a rare genetic disorder, rides the carousel surrounded by father Aaron and sister Grace.Editor’s note: Reporter Ben Keller is Elijah Keller’s uncle and Aaron Keller’s brother.

Fresno’s Rotary Storyland & Playland has always held a certain charm for children, with its fairy tale ambiance and a collection of rides centered around its historic carousel.

Common Threads recipients to be honored Thursday

Five San Joaquin Valley women will be honored with the Common Threads Award at the 18th Annual Common Threads Luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday at the University Courtyard Dining Hall at Fresno State.