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Study finds Clovis, Fresno schools lacking in computer science instruction

Students in the Interactive Game Design class at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) use computer programming skills to develop their own video games. The school is a joint venture between Clovis and Fresno Unified school districts and offers several computer science courses.Less than 1 percent of high school students enrolled in Clovis and Fresno Unified schools have access to computer science courses.

New fruit, vegetable marketing campaign launched in Fresno

Visitors enjoy healthy snacks Friday at Club FNV.A new marketing campaign created to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables was launched in downtown Fresno Friday afternoon.

Kaweah Delta hosting free aneurysm screenings for at risk groups

Kaweah Delta will host free abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screenings at its imaging center in Visalia on June 6. 

First Solar donates $10,000 for West Hills College scholarships

First Solar, Inc. has donated $10,000 for the creation of a new scholarship at West Hills Community College District (WHCCD). 

Tomato processors remain on track for record year

California’s tomato processors reported this week they have or will have contracts for 14.3 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Fresno State radio to host music festival June 27

Fresno State-based nonprofit radio station, KFSR will host its first ever live music festival on June 27. 

Central California Legal Services on hunt for new director

The board of Fresno-based Central California Legal Services is on the search for a new executive director as current director of 21 years Chris A. Schneider prepares to depart.

Workforce board awarded $193K for environmental job training

The Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board announced it has been awarded a  $193,300 grant to train people for solid waste management, wastewater treatment and integrated pest management jobs.

Kings County dairy installing 1.1MW solar power system

Medeiros and Son Dairy in Hanford has begun installation on a new 1.1-megawatt solar power system expected to save the milk operation $320,000 annually on utility bills.

Clovis-based beermaker opens first Old Town tasting room

The grand opening of the 559 Local tasting room in Old Town Clovis is 4 p.m. Friday.Clovis-based brewer 559 Local announced it will host a grand opening of its first tasting room in Old Town Clovis Friday at 4 p.m.