Sports & Entertainment

Valley Yellow Pages books to help Storyland

The latest issue of Valley Yellow Pages asks residents and businesses for donations to Storyland Playland.Valley Yellow Pages has announced a new fundraising campaign to help save Storyland Playland in Fresno. 

Fresno Grizzlies nix Astros 'championship' ring giveaway

Less than five hours after announcing what it billed as "the boldest promotion in the history of professional sports" yesterday, the Fresno Grizzlies canceled their 2017 Houston Astros World Championship Ring promotion.

Grizzlies go 'Back to the Future' with ring giveaway

The Fresno Grizzlies offered a look at what their 'Back to the Future' theme jerseys will look like as well as the 2017 Houston Astros championship rings inspired by the Sports Illustrated cover.

 

 

Editor's note: The Fresno Grizzlies announced that the ring giveaway portion of this promotion has been canceled.

Loss of Giants affiliation leads Grizzlies closer to home

The Fresno Grizzlies management team said one small but significant change this season will be having the city's name on the front of the team's jerseys. The change of major league affiliation may have disappointed some local baseball fans when it was announced last fall, but Fresno Grizzlies management say the team’s new contract with the Houston Astros is allowing them to reach out to the community like never before.  

Voting begins for Grizzlies' Fresno Famous Bobblehead Tournament

Voting is now open to the public for the Fresno Grizzlies' Fresno Famous Bobblehead Tournament. The contest will decide which local personality will be featured in the Fresno Famous Bobblehead giveaway scheduled for Aug. 22. 

Shania Twain picks Fresno to wrap final tour

(AP) — Shania Twain will launch her final tour this summer.

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.