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State Center board to investigate fellow trustee

Eric PayneThe State Center Community College District Board of Trustees voted last week to authorize an investigation of fellow Trustee Eric Payne following allegations of misconduct.

ACEL students win forestry challenge competition

ACEL students participate in the California Forestry Challenge at Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest in Tulare County.Students from Fresno's Academy for Civic and Entrepreneurial Leadership (ACEL) won first place in the Pacing Competition at the California Forestry Challenge last week.

Fresno water forum scheduled tonight

The City of Fresno will be holding the second community forum tonight to discuss its plan to upgrade the local water system and replenish the aquifer.

San Joaquin Wine Company to host "Boobie Bootcamp"

The San Joaquin Wine Company will host it's first annual Boobie Bootcamp in support of breast cancer awareness on October 26. 

Madera bottle plant earns Energy Star certification

The Ardagh Group's glass bottle making plant in Madera was one of five of the company's facilities throughout the country awarded Energy Star certification for taking measures to reduce energy use.

Community names Aldo De La Torre as CEO of health plan

Aldo De La Torre will begin his duties as senior vice president from Managed Care and CEO of Community Care Health Plan on November 3.Community Medical Centers announced Aldo De La Torre as the new senior vice president for Managed Care and CEO of Community Care Health Plan today. 

Valley career tech night Oct. 15

More than 3,000 students are expected to attend Fresno County Office of Education's Regional Occupational Program's Central Valley Career Tech Night on October 15. Car

Madera, Kings County Dollar Generals in works

Several Dollar General stores are on their way in Kings and Madera counties as the discount retailer continues its expansion in the Central Valley.

California reactivates firefighting airplanes

(AP) — California officials have reactivated the state's 22 firefighting air tankers days after one of the aircraft crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot.

Bitwise’s SHIFT3 matches coders, employers

When people think of Fresno, a high-caliber technology workforce is not usually what comes to mind. Local group Bitwise Industries is working to change that, however, and founders say technology is one of the first things that people should associate with the city.