Sports & Entertainment

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.

Voters renew Measure Z for another decade

Fresno County voters have signed off once again on Measure Z, the one-tenth-of-one percent sales tax to help support the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

Prop. 48 North Fork casino measure fails

California voters on Tuesday rejected an Indian gaming compact for a casino in Madera County.Voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed a Native American tribe near Fresno to build a Las Vegas-style casino off its reservation, a proposal portrayed by opponents as a precedent-setting referendum expanding gaming beyond tribal lands.

Granville to celebrate anniversary of arts complex

Granville Homes is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its M Street Arts Complex with an event on Nov. 6 featuring the work of some local artists.

Judge: California casino to remain closed

(AP) — A casino at the center of a tribe's internal power struggle will remain closed until rival factions that operate it can settle their differences that recently erupted into an armed confrontation, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

State: Native American casino should remain closed

(AP) — California officials say they haven't seen enough progress toward ending a bitter tribal dispute to reopen the doors at a Central California casino.