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Yosemite Lodge worker indicted for $87K in theft

A former worker at the Yosemite Lodge in Yosemite National Park was indicted in Fresno Thursday on six charges alleging theft from the hotel.

Foundation to award $356K in teen pregnancy grants

The Fresno Regional Foundation is hosting a reception Sept. 3 for its $356,908 in grant awards for seven organizations working to prevent teen pregnancy.

Tulare County EDC reaccredited

The Economic Development Corporation serving Tulare County was accredited for the third time by the International Economic Development Council for its work attracting businesses and promoting community development.

Valley Commerce Bancorp announces Q2 dividend

Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent company of Valley Business Bank of Visalia, announced an eight-cent cash dividend to its shareholders for the third quarter.

Valley school districts splitting $5.2M in Prop. 39 funds

More than $5.2 million is on its way to Central Valley school districts as part of the first round of funding from the Prop. 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act.

Sequoia Brewing expanding to Visalia, Santa Barbara

The Mar building in downtown Visalia will be the site of a new Sequoia Brewing Co. restuarant. Photo via LoopnetSouth Valley residents who have a continuing thirst for local-brewed craft beer will soon get another option as Fresno’s Sequoia Brewing Co. plans to open a restaurant on Main Street in Visalia as soon as the holidays.

Five Valley Papa John's restaurants coming

Five new Papa John's restaurants are on their way in the Central Valley as the first of 24 locations that franchisee Dixie Foods International has agreed to open under the national pizzeria chain.

California environmentalists decry feds' fire plan 


(AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists have called it a travesty and are threatening to sue.

Infrastructure grant to boost south Fresno industry

South Fresno's industrial sector will get some needed upgrades thanks to a $2.5 million federal grant to the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District.

Porsche, Audi Fresno donate to Children's Hospital

Porsche of Fresno and Audi Fresno presented a $4,780 check to Children's Hospital Central California this morning. The dealerships chose the hospital as the recipient of their fundraising efforts from June and July.