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Valley economic index bounces back in April

Peters Business Building at Fresno StateThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index had its best month in April since its last large increase in December 2012.

Airoso named Tulare County Farm Bureau president

Joey Airoso.Outgoing Tulare County Farm Bureau President Steve Godlin will pass the gavel to local dairy farmer Joey Airoso at the Farm Bureau annual meeting this week.

New club coming to Fresno's Granite Park

Club Imperio will be opening next week in Fresno's Granite Park.Following a slew of failed nightclubs in Fresno's former Cabo Wabo space over the years, a former general manager is shooting for something bigger and better when he opens Club Imperio in Granite Park on May 16.

Hospital pricing initiative dead with new agreement

The SEIU-UHW have dropped support of a pair of intiatives that would've tareted pricing and executive compensation at California hospitals.A pair of ballot propositions that targeted hospital pricing and CEO pay in California have been dropped as part of an agreement between the California Hospital Association (CHA), some of its member hospitals and the Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW).

Visalia Chamber announces awards finalists

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists of its annual awards, with the winning businesses to be announced during a dinner on June 19.

Year-to-year Fresno home prices up

CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, has released its March CoreLogic Home Price Index report showing a big year-over-year jump in Fresno area home prices.

Grocery Outlet opens May 22 in downtown Fresno

The Fresno area's fourth Grocery Outlet store is scheduled to open on May 22, filling the vacant space formerly occupied by Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market.

Pandol elected grape chair

Outgoing Chairman John V. Zaninovich, left, hands the gavel to newly appointed Chairman Louis Pandol.
Louis Pandol of Pandol Bros., Inc. in Delano has been elected as the new chairman of the California Table Grape Commission in Fresno, succeeding the prior chairman John V. Zaninovich of Vincent B. Zaninovich & Sons.

USI Insurance acquires Fresno Wells Fargo office

The Fresno location of Wells Fargo Insurance Services was one of 40 acquired in a deal by USI Insurance Services of New York.

Fresno State ranks high on college list

Fresno State came in at 21 among the nation's top colleges, according to new rankings by Time Magazine.