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Workshop to take systems approach to bullet train

High-speed rail will get technical on April 7 during a workshop sponsored by the Lyles College of Engineering at Fresno State for engineers, construction managers and policy makers interested in the California project.

Chubb out as Community Regional Medical Center CEO

Jack Chubb has left his position as CEO of Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.After nine years, Jack Chubb has left his position as CEO of Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, effective today.

First in-mall library kiosk debuts in Clovis

Fresno County library director Laurel Prysiazny and associate county director Kelley Worman-Landano post next to the Envisionware 24-hour library. Photo via Envisionware Facebook page.Taking a cue from the proliferation of Red Box and other rental kiosks, the Fresno County Public Library has unveiled a new touchscreen 400-book library kiosk at Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis.

Fresno State building stock trading room

The Craig School of Business at Fresno State will open a stock trading room in the fall to teach business students the ins and out of Wall Street.

Dominion acquires local solar farms; 139MW capacity

The 27-megawatt Kansas solar farm near Lemoore was part of a large local solar farm purchase. Photo by Recurrent Energy.Richmond, Va-based energy firm Dominion announced it has purchased six local solar development projects from Recurrent Energy, one of North America's largest developers of utility scale solar projects.

New transit center opening in Dinuba

A new center to house transit vehicles in Tulare County will be unveiled during a ceremony on April 17 in Dinuba.

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.