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Family business award nominees announced

The California Family Business Award will be given in Fresno April 24 at a dinner event.Fifteen Valley companies are in the running for the 2014 California Family Business Award with the winner to be honored at an April 24 dinner in Fresno.

Air Wick bottles Yosemite's fragrance

The smell of Yosemite National Park will now be in homes across America as part of a line of fragrances by Reckett Benckiser's Air Wick brand.

Bowl for Kids' Sake raises $85K

Big Brothers and Sisters reports that the 27th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake held March 8-22 at area bowling allies was a big success, raising $85,000 for its Central Valley mentoring program.

Poll: Swearengin leads controller race

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin has taken an early lead in her race for California controller, a Field Poll showed.

Fresno State plans for water reductions

Fresno State is doing its part to alleviate California's drought with a water conservation plan that aims to reduce campus water usage by 20 percent next year.

Electric vehicle charging station coming to Fresno State

Fresno State will be the site of the Valley's newest electric vehicle charging station next year thanks to a $397,000 grant from the California Energy Commission.

Valadao receives health visionary award

The California Healthcare Institute has honored Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, for his leadership in promoting thoughtful polices to advance biomedical research, investment and innovation over the past year.

Chinese may locate plant, 300 jobs in Lindsay

A Chinese dairy group has the former 35-acre Lindsay Olive plant in escrow. The vacant plant has been for sale for $3.5 million. The group is represented by Visalia realtor Mike Schuil.

59 Days of Code contest begins April 19

The 59 Days of Code competition for Valley techies begins another year with a launch party April 18 at the Hashtag.

Fresno Radisson to become Double Tree by Hilton

The former Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Fresno should join the Double Tree brand as soon as next year thanks to a new $18 million loan to complete renovation work.