Sports & Entertainment

Foothills golf course to stay open

After nearly closing due to recessionary pressures, Sierra Meadows Golf and Country Club in Awhahnee announced it would stay open after an agreement by members to increase fees.

Arthur to retire from Fresno Film Commission

Ray ArthurRay Arthur, head of the Fresno Film Commission for the last eight years, announced he'll be retiring on Dec. 31.

Fresno Fuego season tickets on sale Jan. 9

Season tickets go on sale beginning Jan. 9 for the Fresno Fuego's seven home games at Chukchansi Park in 2015.

Local Internet TV producers bank on cord cutters

Chuck Leonard is a host on Central Valley Talk, which features local content produced at a Tower District studio and streamed over the Internet.Across the country, television viewers are increasingly cutting the cord with cable and satellite companies in favor of Internet television.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo begins holiday light nights

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is hosting several Zoo Lights events this holiday season. The family event will be held every weekend this month and feature holiday lights, music, live entertainment and snacks. 

California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil

(AP) — When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state.

Fresno to welcome women's soccer team

Fresno business owner Alexander Ott is bringing women's soccer to the area next May when the Fresno Freeze begins its inaugural season.

Fresno Grand Opera joining forces with Modesto company

Matthew BuckmanRon Eichman is resigning his position as general director of the Fresno Grand Opera after 16 years, making way for a deeper partnership with Modesto's Townsend Opera.

Alton Brown bringing live show to Fresno March 17

Food Network star Alton Brown is extending his North American tour, bringing his live show to Fresno March 17, 2015.

Foundation plans $10M ice skating arena in Fresno

The Lace ‘Em Up Foundation in Fresno is working to build a new 44,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility at the Gateway Ice Center in Fresno.The Fresno Monsters hockey team may soon have a new venue to play games when a planned 1,800-seat arena is built at the Gateway Ice Center.