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Deal may end long dispute over contaminated land

(AP) — A California water district that is the country's largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.

Mouren family establish West Hills scholarship

The Mouren family of western Fresno County announced it has established a scholarship at West Hills Community College in memory of the late Howard Mouren. 

Harold Reynolds to host Grizzlies Hot Stove Gala Feb. 7

MLB Network host and former professional second baseman Harold Reynolds will be the featured guest of the Fresno Grizzlies annual Hot Stove Gala Feb. 7.

Derrel’s newest Visalia location a decade in the making

Derrel’s Mini Storage is building a third location in Visalia to be located near a residential area. It took nearly 11 years to get approval to start building. It should be open by summer 2016.With its 55th facility under construction in Visalia, Derrel’s Mini Storage of Fresno further cements its reputation as the largest self-storage company in the Central Valley.

South Valley organizations partner for walking program

The Kaweah Delta Health Care District is teaming up with several community and health advocacy groups to offer a Just Walk With a Doc program. 

Karen McCaffrey named to state homebuilding board

Karen McCaffreyLocal homebuilder Karen McCaffrey has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF). 

Valley Children's announces plans for new graduate pediatric programs

Valley Children's Hospital has announced its intention to establish its own pediatric residency and fellowship programs. Valley Children's Healthcare has announced that it will soon establish its own graduate education program for pediatric residents and fellows at its hospital in Madera. 

CoreLogic: Fresno homes in negative equity decline

The number of underwater homes in the Fresno area decreased slightly during the third quarter of 2014, according to CoreLogic, a global property information and analytics service. 

Law firms consider office space options

This is the lobby of McCormick Barstow's new Fresno office.Since the latest recession, many law firms have grown more mindful when it comes to office space, realizing that every square foot represents a piece of their bottom line.

Security First Bank announces new president, CFO

Steve JonesSteve C. Jones has been promoted to president and CFO of Fresno-based Security First Bank.