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Valley businesses increasingly adopt tablet computers

Lorence Liscano, technical specialist at Fresno Lexus, said the dealership uses tablet computers to help teach customers how to use the technology in their new cars.Sales of tablet devices are on track to outpace laptops and personal computers for the first time this year, signaling a major shift in the way consumers and businesses use technology. 

Rabobank gives $150K to Terry's House

Terry's House at Community Regional Medical Center received a $150,000 gift from Rabobank today.  

UCSF Fresno fills 100% of residency positions

UCSF Fresno has filled 100 percent of available residency positions for its medical education program for the fifth year in a row.

PG&E ‘conductoring’ one mile of power lines today

As part of construction of the new Shepherd Substation in north Clovis near the intersection of Shepherd and Sunnyside avenues, PG&E will be installing approximately one mile of conductor (power lines) in the area today.

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.  

Simon Property raises bid for Macerich to $16.8B

(AP) — Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich by 5 percent to $16.8 billion and says that will be its best and final offer.

USDA official to visit Fresno City College Friday

U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon will visit Fresno City College’s Career and Technology Center Friday.

Bullet train no bonanza for Valley eminent domain attorneys

The state’s High-Speed Rail Authority said it has not taken any property for the rail system via eminent domain, though it has caught some heat for its real estate procurement practices.California’s $68 billion bullet train project has yet to provide the bonanza of eminent domain lawsuits some Valley lawyers had been anticipating.

Planning Commission postpones Smart & Final vote

At a Wednesday night meeting, the Fresno Planning Commission postponed a vote on a controversial proposal by a Southern California-based developer to build a Smart & Final at the southwest corner of Blackstone and Clinton avenues.

Treasurer awards tax credits for affordable housing projects

State Treasurer John Chiang on Wednesday announced the award of tax credits and tax-exempt bonds to 16 affordable housing projects in 12 counties, a move that Chiang said will add approximately 1,815 rental units to the housing market.