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Old Town Clovis to host Craft Beer Crawl

The new Craft Beer Crawl in Old Town Clovis is made possible by a change in city ordinance regarding beer and wine tasting rooms.The City of Clovis has amended its ordinances to allow beer and wine tasting rooms within the Old Town district, and a craft beer event is in the works to celebrate that fact.

Fresno Grizzlies to host National Anthem tryouts

The Fresno Grizzlies have announced preliminary auditions for talented individuals and groups to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Chukchansi Park during the 2015 baseball season, the first under new parent team the Houston Astros.

Fresno Art Museum hires new director

Michelle Ellis Pracy / Photo via Rotary Club of Ojai WestThe Fresno Art Museum board of trustees announced that Michele Ellis Pracy has been selected as the museum's new executive director.

Family-owned California ski resorts struggle from drought

(AP) — With California entering its fourth drought year, even some big resorts with millions of dollars in modern snow-making equipment don't have all their lifts running.

Proposed waterslide event stirs drought concerns

This summer, a Utah-based events company called Slide the City would like to set up a 1,000-foot water slide in Fresno and other California towns, though drought concerns have prompted scrutiny from the state.A Utah-based events company planning to bring a giant inflatable water slide to the City of Fresno has had to put its plan on hold until it can come to an agreement with the state of California.

Son: Former UNLV coach Tarkanian dies in Las Vegas

(AP) — He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

Prep sports website adds Paige, Sobonya

Central Valley Sports Report (CVSR) has announced former Fresno State and professional athlete Stephone Paige and sports performance adviser Steve Sobonya will be joining its team. 

LA Galaxy II to play Fresno Fuego Feb. 21

The Fresno Fuego will host an exhibition match against the LA Galaxy II at Chukchansi Park on Feb. 21. 

Fresno filmmakers' project lands TV distribution

From left to right: Benjamin Deutscher, Joe Deutscher, Ezra David Romero, Roe Borunda, Ryan Brisco and Michael Price. Photo by Fresno State Mass Communication and Journalism Department.A short documentary film produced by several former Fresno State students was a finalist during this month's Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, qualifying it for a television distribution deal.

Viola Davis to speak at women's conference

Viola Davis, star of ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" will deliver the keynote speech at the 28th Annual Central California Women's Conference.The Central California Women's Conference (CCWC) has named television and movie actress Viola Davis as the keynote speaker for the organization's 28th annual event in September.