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Calif. coalition: Feds, turn on the pumps

A coalition of economic associations from up and down California representing more than 11,000 employers is asking the federal government to open the Delta pumps to take advantage of spring storms.

Netafim unveils water management device

Netafim Landscape ControllerNetafim USA, a Fresno-based irrigation equipment manufacturer, has brought a new web-based watering controller to the market using a range of data sources to determine a plant's exact moisture needs.

AT&T on Valley hiring spree

AT&T is seeking dozens of employees in the Central Valley as part of an effort to meet a growing demand at its stores nationwide.

Students raise more than $2K for hospital

For the past month, students from Mountain View Elementary School in Visalia have collected spare change to help improve Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit, and the totals are in.

Century-old Springville Inn closes it doors

Owners of the Springville Inn are selling the property after 16 years in business.Financial pressures took a toll on the century-old Springville Inn on the way to Sequoia National Park as the owners filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

EYE-Q expanding to Clovis

EYE-Q Vision Care center in FresnoAfter having served Fresno and Selma with vision correcting services for the last 60 years, EYE-Q Vision Care announced it will open a third Valley location next January.

Valley economic index slips in March

Peters Business Building at Fresno StateThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions index slipped a little in March but remained above growth neutral for the 15th time in the past 16 months.

Report: Fresno near average for sprawl

Fresno's not the greatest example of how to keep sprawl contained, but it's not the worst either, a new report showed.

Biswell named supplier of the year

Dave Biswell, founder of Ethylene Control Inc. of Selma, was named supplier of the year at the California Grape & Tree Fruit League’s 2014 annual meeting held in Ojai March 23-25.

Sierra water down, despite storms

Sierra snowpack was measured April 1.
It was no April fools for Department of Water Resources snow surveyors who on Tuesday found the Sierra snowpack boosted by late-season storms, but still far below normal as the spring melt fast approaches.