Sports & Entertainment

Viola Davis to speak at women's conference

Viola Davis, star of ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" will deliver the keynote speech at the 28th Annual Central California Women's Conference.The Central California Women's Conference (CCWC) has named television and movie actress Viola Davis as the keynote speaker for the organization's 28th annual event in September. 

Downtown Fresno Radisson now a DoubleTree by Hilton

Downtown Fresno's former Radisson Hotel has officially transitioned to DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center. The former Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Fresno has officially transitioned to become the DoubleTree by Hilton. 

Big Fresno Fair wins award for museum

The Big Fresno Fair recently received its third Merrill Award for the development of The Big Fresno Fair Museum.

Heidi Watney added to Grizzlies' Hot Stove Gala

MLB Network's Heidi Watney, a 1999 graduate of Clovis West High School, has been added to the Fresno Grizzlies' Hot Stove Gala guest list.

Fresno State lands $500K gift under new athletic director

Fresno State Director of Athletics Jim Bartko Photo by Fresno StateFresno State Athletics announced today that an anonymous donor has given $500,000 to benefit a number of Bulldog sports programs this year.

Fresno Grizzlies' job fair scheduled for Jan. 31

grizzliesThe Fresno Grizzlies will hold a job fair Jan. 31 at Chukchansi Park as the team looks for workers to staff the 2015 baseball season.

Harold Reynolds to host Grizzlies Hot Stove Gala Feb. 7

MLB Network host and former professional second baseman Harold Reynolds will be the featured guest of the Fresno Grizzlies annual Hot Stove Gala Feb. 7.

Clovis to be site of planned events center

The Falls Event Center is building two side-by-side event centers in northwest Fresno at 4105 Figarden Avenue.Three new banquet halls are planned for the Fresno and Clovis area this year as a Utah-based event planning company seeks to expand its operation. 

Year in Review: Sports & Entertainment

Central Valley sports and entertainment isn’t a news category where much changes from year to year. But 2014 proved to be an outlier, and perhaps the year’s biggest stories involved the Valley’s entertainment landscape.

American Pickers TV show to visit Visalia

Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe of American Pickers.Antique collectors in Visalia will get their chance in the spotlight when American Pickers visits the city in February looking for people with stories and items to fit the TV show.