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Premier Valley Bank enjoys earnings jump

Fresno-based Premier Valley Bank reported third-quarter earnings of $1.9 million today, up about 19 percent from $1.6 million in the same quarter of 2013.

High court clears bullet train but problems remain 

Problems remain for the state's high-speed rail project as construction continues.(AP) — California will forge ahead with plans to build the nation's first bullet train by buying land in the Central Valley and demolishing buildings in the path of the $68 billion rail line after the state Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal from opponents of the project.

Judge: Factions behind closed casino need to talk

(AP) — Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, shut down after an armed confrontation last week between tribal factions, will remain indefinitely closed pending court-mandated talks, a judge ordered Wednesday.

Hinds Hospice updating its Fresno home

The Hinds Hospice Home in Fresno is undergoing a remodel.Work has begun on a $250,000 remodel at the Hinds Hospice Home in Fresno. The project will bring the home up-to-date on several safety and technology issues and should be completed by January 2015.

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.

National real estate brokerage expands to Fresno

Based in Seattle, real estate brokerage firm Redfin has expanded to the Fresno market.National real estate brokerage firm Redfin launched its full-service expansion into the Fresno market today. 

Interim dean named to Fresno State ag school

Dr. Sandra WitteDr. Sandra Witte, associate dean of Fresno State's Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, was appointed as interim of the college until a replacement is found.

State high court declines appeal of Kings Co. rail case

The California Supreme Court will not consider an appeal of a Kings County high-speed rail case.(AP) — The California Supreme Court decided Wednesday not to consider an appeal of a case brought by opponents of the state's $68 billion bullet train project, clearing the way for construction to proceed.

Central Valley Community Bank earnings slide

Central Valley Community Bank saw its earnings decrease by nearly 21 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year.

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.