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Energy commission approves $5M for Tulare digester

The California Energy Commission will award a $5 million grant to Colony Energy Partners Tulare, LLC to help build a digester that will produce biogas using cow manure and food processing waste.

Local Internet TV producers bank on cord cutters

Chuck Leonard is a host on Central Valley Talk, which features local content produced at a Tower District studio and streamed over the Internet.Across the country, television viewers are increasingly cutting the cord with cable and satellite companies in favor of Internet television.

Team chosen for second phase of high-speed rail

It will cost less than expected to build the second leg of California's $68 billion high-speed rail system, which will run from Fresno to north of Bakersfield.

Fresno Jewelry Mart rebranding for 70th anniversary

Fresno Jewelry Mart is celebrating its 70th year in business by going back to its roots and changing its name to Lewis Diamond Company.

Homebuilder Wathen Castanos transfers ownership

Peter CastanosLocal homebuilder Wathen Castanos Homes announced that it has transferred ownership as longtime owners Richard Wathen Jr. and Kevin Castanos take a backseat in the company.

Population data shows most Valley counties on growth track

California's population grew by 335,000 in the last year.All Central Valley counties, with the exception of one, saw rising population rates in the last year, according to new data from the state Department of Finance.

Kaiser seeking grant applications

Kaiser Permanente Fresno is now accepting applications from non-profits, government entities and public agencies interested in applying for 2015 grants. 

Fresno Chamber accepting Peters Awards nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Leon S. Peters Award sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. 

AT&T gives $50K for Fresno State tablet program

AT&T presented a $50,000 gift to Fresno State yesterday that will help the university expand its DISCOVERe tablet program for students.

Visalia optimistic 700 Cigna jobs can be saved

The Cigna call center in Visalia is in danger of closing without key Congressional action.The City of Visalia was notified Tuesday that prospects now look good for Cigna and other insurers seeking expatriate provisions added to a key Senate bill to be voted on this week.