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Tony Bennett added to Big Fresno Fair concert series

Legendary crooner Tony Bennett has been added to the lineup of this year's Big Fresno Fair. Bennett will close out the fair's run on Oct. 13.

Riverbend Golf Club changes name

The Riverbend Golf Club in Madera County has changed its name to the Dragonfly Golf Club as part of a major expansion and upgrade that also includes new golf carts and membership opportunities.

Canseco bringing home run derby to Fresno Aug. 12

Slugger Jose Canseco will be in Fresno Aug. 12 as part of his home run challnge tour. Photo via Sports Illustrated.Local sluggers can take on one of baseball's most colorful home-run hitters when The Jose Canseco Home Run Challenge swings through Fresno Aug. 12.

Lemoore Golf Course fate uncertain after email

A well crafted plan to let voters have the final say on the fate of the city-owned Lemoore Golf Course was blown up last week at a city council meeting as the Tachi Yokut tribe pulled out of a possible purchase of the facility — a fallback in case voters said no.

Grizzlies manager to lead league's All-Star team

Bob MarianoBob Mariano, third-year manager of the Fresno Grizzlies, was named manager of the Pacific Coast League's All-Star team when they play the International League on July 16 in Durham, N.C.

Homegrown cinema membership gains steam

Keith Walker holds membership cards for Red Bluff’s Prime Cinemas, the fourth theatre in California to adopt the Movie Heroes membership model.What Netflix did for television, Oakhurst residents Matt Sconce and Keith Walker are doing for movie theaters and even converting some couch potatoes back to the cinema in the process.

Chukchansi wine will toast casino's 11th anniversary

Blush Rose private label wine.Pop the cork.

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians will celebrate the 11th anniversary of Coarsegold’s Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in style this summer by partnering with Fäsi Estate Winery to create a private label wine.

Campus Pointe theatre coming in November

The new Campus Pointe development near Fresno State will get its main attraction in November when the 16-screen Heritage Cinemas opens to movie goers.

Snoop Dogg added to Big Fresno Fair concert series

Snoop Dogg, Dierks Bentley and R5 have been added to the lineup for the 2014 Table Mountain Concert Series during The Big Fresno Fair in October.

Kaiser Fresno grant keeps pools open

Airways Swimming Pool in FresnoFor the second year in a row, Kaiser Permanente Fresno has helped a Fresno nonprofit with a grant to keep some city pools open during the summer.