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Giants end baseball affiliation with the Fresno Grizzlies

Published reports indicate that the Houston Astros will be the new Major League Baseball affiliate of the Fresno Grizzlies.The Fresno Grizzlies will no longer be affiliated with the San Francisco Giants when they open their season next year.

Fresno courthouse cupola to be displayed

Fresno Courthouse Cupola with (from left to right) Brian I. Tatarian, Friends of the Big Fresno Fair Board President; Judge Robert Oliver, Fresno Historical Society Board of Trustees Member and former President; Leta Ciavaglia, Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors President; John C. Alkire, Big Fresno Fair CEO; and Dan Adams, Fresno Historical Society Board of Trustees President.The Big Fresno Fair and the Fresno Historical Society have announced an agreement that will allow the iconic Fresno Courthouse Cupola to be part of The Big Fresno Fair Museum in 2016.

Chaffee Zoo wins national award for Sea Lion Cove

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo's Sea Lion Cove exhibit earned the 2014 Top Honor Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Tulare County Fair attendance up 68%

More than 103,000 attended the Tulare County Fair earlier this month, surpassing last year's attendance by nearly 68 percent.

Big Fresno Fair announces 2014 honorees

The Big Fresno Fair announced its 2014 Hall of Fame inductees and Community Champions Awards recipients.

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.