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Jury awards $128.6M to failed solar town developer

(AP) — A Kings County jury has awarded $128.6 million to developers of a proposed solar-powered city who claimed the land sellers broke a contract when they sold the parcels and water rights to someone else.

Energy projects carry Q1 construction

Valley construction permits climbed by 38.9 percent in the first three months of 2014 over the year before.Alternative energy projects perked up the Central Valley's construction industry in the first quarter of the year, even as residential building showed signs of slowing.

Aqua Cents selected for conservation funding

Aqua Cents machinery
Fresno-based Aqua Cents Water Management LLC has been selected for a $50,000 Metropolitan Water District Innovative Conservation Program grant to expand research of the technology.

Business sales surge misses Fresno County

Business sales in California rose 28 percent in March compared to the month before.Business sales plummeted in Fresno County during March as Tulare County contributed to an upswing in new deals made throughout the state.

CoreLogic: Home prices continue to rise

Home prices continue to rise.
CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released its February Home Price Index report showing that home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 12.2 percent in February compared to February 2013.

SBA workshop to focus on seniors

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) will host a free “Financing Your Small Business” workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 25 at U. S. Small Business Administration office, 801 R Street, Suite 201, 2nd floor in Fresno.

Spring Fest for Prosperity set for Saturday

The talent of Roosevelt and Sunnyside High School students will be showcased at Southeast Fresno Community Economic Development Association’s Spring Fest For Prosperity event at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Mosqueda Center, 4670 E Butler Ave. in Fresno.

Lyft looking for drivers in Fresno

Ridesharing service Lyft is seeking drivers for its launch in Fresno, following in the footsteps of Uber that started up in the city just a few months ago.

Saroyan joins Children's Hospital

Rob Saroyan.Rob Saroyan has joined Children's Hospital Central California as vice president of philanthropy and chief development officer.

CoreLogic: Valley foreclosure rates remain low

Foreclosure rates in Fresno decreased for the month of January over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and services provider in the United States and Australia.