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Champions of Justice to be awarded Oct. 9

Central California Legal Services will present its Champions of Justice Awards Oct. 9 to those who have defended the causes of low-income individuals.

Campus Pointe topic of first real estate talk

Fresno State's Gazarian Real Estate Center has announced dates for its fall speaker series. The first event in the series will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27 and focus on the retail side of the school's Campus Pointe project.

Panera, Me-N-Ed's to share building in Porterville

Bakery and cafe chain Panera Bread will open its newest Central Valley location later this year in Porterville, sharing space in a new building along with Me-N-Ed's Pizza.

Madera Pacific Ethanol plant lands sweet neighbor

Pacific Ethanol has decided to locate a New York-based cellulosic sugar producer near the Madera plant as part of a new partnership.It’s better times for California’s ethanol producers, with investment dollars flowing into technology to make production plants more efficient and diverse in the feedstocks they accept.

Developer details plans for Downtown Fresno building

Sevak Kachadurian plans to build 20 additional residential units in the Pacific Southwest Building.The Fulton Mall is poised to become a major artery of the City of Fresno, downtown developers said during a press conference on Aug. 21. 

Valley lodges see big pickup in July

Fresno area lodges earned $17.06 million in July, up from $16.3 million the month before.Valley lodges continued to ride on summer's busy travel season in July, with revenues up nearly $1 million in both the Fresno and Visalia areas.

Investor completes 47-unit housing project in Tulare

WNC, a national real estate investor, announced today the completion of a 47-unit affordable housing community in Tulare.

Salisbury to head Yosemite area visitors bureau

Rhonda SalisburyLongtime travel marketing expert Rhonda Salisbury will take over as the new CEO of the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau in Madera County beginning Sept. 1, the organization announced today.

Foundation offering $275K in environmental grants

The Fresno Regional Foundation announced the opening of its 2014 Environment Grant Cycle, offering $275,000 to community benefit organizations in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Merced, Kings and Mariposa counties.

Fresno State launches tablet program

Fresno State will be providing 1,200 students with tablets and training this semester as part of President Joseph Castro's new DISCOVERe program.