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Mayor of Fresno won't seek US Senate seat

(AP) — The Republican mayor of the California city of Fresno has decided not to run for the United States Senate, an adviser said.

Valley Business Bank set to pay cash dividend

Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent of Valley Business Bank, announced a cash dividend of $233,000 for the first quarter of 2015. 

Premier Valley Bank preps cash dividend

Premier Valley Bank's board of directors has announced a cash dividend of eight cents per share.

Firm plans to build Kings County ‘Hyperloop’ starting next year

A five-mile "Hyperloop" test project is planned for Quay Valley, a new town proposed along Interstate 5 south of Kettleman City in Kings County.Construction is slated to begin next year on a five-mile test track for a “Hyperloop” transportation system in Kings County that promises to ferry passengers at speeds near 200 mph.

California farmers to go another year without federal water 


(AP) — A federal agency said Friday it will not release any water for Central Valley farms this year, forcing farmers to continue to scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.

Brazile, Wright to wrap up Black History Month at Fresno State

As part of the university’s wrap up to Black History Month, author and political analyst Donna Brazile will speak tonight at Fresno State.

Fresno WIB to host free job-search training

The Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Business Services Center has partnered with the California Employers Association (CEA) to offer a special job search training program beginning March 4. 

Kaweah Delta promotes new chief nursing officer

Regina SawyerKaweah Delta Health Care District has named Regina Sawyer as vice president and chief nursing officer. 

Central Valley health efforts receive $327K

Central Valley efforts to improve the health and reduce health disparities for residents have received a boost of $327,300 in grants from the Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management.

Report: Fresno has 4,314 homes at 'high' wildfire risk

According to a report released today by CoreLogic, nearly 900,000 single-family homes across 13 states in the western U.S. are currently designed at “high” or “very high” risk for wildfire damage, representing a combined total reconstruction value estimated at more than $237 billion.