Sports & Entertainment

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.

Proposed waterslide event stirs drought concerns

This summer, a Utah-based events company called Slide the City would like to set up a 1,000-foot water slide in Fresno and other California towns, though drought concerns have prompted scrutiny from the state.A Utah-based events company planning to bring a giant inflatable water slide to the City of Fresno has had to put its plan on hold until it can come to an agreement with the state of California.

Son: Former UNLV coach Tarkanian dies in Las Vegas

(AP) — He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

Prep sports website adds Paige, Sobonya

Central Valley Sports Report (CVSR) has announced former Fresno State and professional athlete Stephone Paige and sports performance adviser Steve Sobonya will be joining its team.