Sports & Entertainment

Sequoia park visitation up 8 percent this year

The National Parks Service reports that August saw 180,619 visits to Sequoia National Park, an 11.25 percent increase over August 2013.Year to date visits are up 8 percent.

ZAPPCON convention kicks off Oct. 18

Fresno's first convention for geeks takes place on Oct. 18-19 when ZAPPCON fills Valdez Hall at the Fresno Convention Center.

The Big Fresno Fair increases attendance

The Big Fresno Fair recorded 666,631 visitors this year, up 3.94 percent from last year.The Big Fresno Fair marked another record-breaking year, drawing 666,621 visitors during its 13-day run.

Chukchansi tribal dispute leads to casino closure

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino is reportedly closed due to tribal infighting.(AP) — Sheriff's officials say a dispute between competing factions of a Central California Native American tribe led to the closure of the tribe's casino.

Fresno to host first martial arts hall of fame event

Local martial arts expert David Johnson (center) wants to put Fresno on the map when he inducts renowned leaders in hand-to-hand combat into the area’s first martial arts hall of fame Oct. 12.Local martial arts expert David Johnson wants to put Fresno on the map when he inducts renowned leaders in hand-to-hand combat into the area’s first martial arts hall of fame Oct. 12.

Senior Day a big draw at Big Fresno Fair

EYE-Q was a sponsor for Monday's Senior Day festivities at The Big Fresno Fair.Thousands of Valley seniors braved the heat for Senior Day festivities at The Big Fresno Fair Monay.

Fresno Grizzlies announce 2015 season schedule

The Fresno Grizzlies unveiled its 2015 season schedule along with a sweepstakes that will award one winner complimentary season tickets for the upcoming baseball season.

Firebaugh gets $70K grant for soccer field

The City of Firebaugh was awarded $70,000 from the U.S. Soccer Foundation to install a synthetic turf field that local youth can play on.

Fresno's Azteca Theater reopening after renovation

The long shuttered Azteca Theater in downtown Fresno is reopening Sept. 26 with music, dancing and performances reminiscent of its Hispanic entertainment roots.

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.