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Fresno research and medical groups merge

California Cancer Associates for Research and Excellence (cCARE) and Hematology Oncology Medical Group (HOMG), have merged their medical practices, effective August 1.

Perea warns biz owners of volatility at the pumps

Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) was in town Friday morning warning business leaders about impending sticker shock at gas pumps next year.

Fig Fest set for Aug. 9

Fig Fest AugFig Fest 2014 will take place on Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whole Foods Market in Fig Garden Village, 5082 N. Palm Ave. in Fresno.

Second Planet Fitness to open in Fresno

Health club Planet Fitness today announced that it has signed a lease to open a second location in Fresno.

Cancer fundraiser to benefit wigs for kids

A free event in Fresno's Woodward Park this weekend will benefit young cancer patients by providing them free wigs.

Pitman Family Farms continues poultry expansion

Pitman Family Farms is increasing its poultry raising capacity at two facilities in Madera County, continuing a recent growth spurt.Following two large property purchases last year in Kings County, Pitman Family Farms of Sanger is moving its growth northward with the expansion of its poultry farms in Madera County.

Kashkari lives homeless for a week in Fresno

A screengrab from Neel Kashkari's video of him living homeless for a week in Fresno.(AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.

Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

(AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

Air district program grants $7.2M for technology projects

About $500,000 from the Technology Advancement Program went to TransPower of Poway, Calif. last year to help the company as it overhauled a diesel tractor with an electric propulsion system.Local innovations are showing promise in alleviating the Central Valley’s air problem since being bolstered with funding from the Technology Advancement Program.

Perea to address water bond at chamber event

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce will present “Eggs & Issues,” an informative breakfast with guest speaker Assemblymember Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno, at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Piccadilly Inn, 2305 W. Shaw Ave.