- Published on 10/18/2013 - 3:13 pm
- Written by Ben Keller
Now with 17 attorneys and some 30 in supporting staff, Lang, Richert and Patch handles the affairs of multi-million-dollar clients even outside of the Valley and state in situations involving bankruptcy, debtor-creditor relationship, estate planning, agriculture, construction, banking and commercial finance, medical malpractice and employment law, to name just a few specialties.
- Published on 10/18/2013 - 2:38 pm
Under new ownership, The Downtown Club in Fresno aims to open for lunch on Oct. 7 and is reaching out to all its former members with a special offer.
The historic private club located in downtown Fresno announced it would close in February. However a new group of owners, headed by Selma restaurateur Nick Sarid, purchased the building and announced it will re-open the club under the same name.
- Published on 10/18/2013 - 2:25 pm
Even though he said it would likely hurt the economy and his industry, veteran Fresno restaurateur Dave Fansler isn’t losing too much sleep over the state’s upcoming minimum wage increase.
For one, he said it will definitely have an inflationary impact on the Fresno restaurants he owns — Yosemite Ranch, Pismo’s Coastal Grill and the soon-to-open Westwoods BBQ & Spice Company.
- Published on 10/18/2013 - 2:23 pm
- Written by Chuck Harvey
Growers experiment with Midwest-style pivot irrigation
Common to the Midwest and Texas — but fairly new to the Central Valley — overhead center pivot irrigation systems are being tried here on a variety of crops including cotton, wheat and alfalfa hay.
They have also shown some success on onions and corn.
- Published on 09/27/2013 - 3:38 pm
- Written by Chuck Harvey
Fresno is working toward becoming a greener, more sustainable city while finding ways to grow without breaking the bank.
It is a difficult challenge in tough economic times with limited funding sources for city improvement projects. Also, redevelopment project money is no longer available from the state.
So the city is more dependent on grants, utility company support and voter-approved measures for funding construction projects and energy-saving retrofits.
- Published on 09/27/2013 - 3:20 pm
Fresno-area restaurateur families the Ferdinandis and Millers will join forces to open a second Press Box Sports Grill in north Clovis on Oct. 1.
The 2,800 square-foot diner is located at 1785 Herndon Ave. in what was previously Pane Pronto, an eatery owned by the Ferdinandis' Milano Restaurants International.
- Published on 09/27/2013 - 3:10 pm
- Written by Joe Verduzco
The Hanford City Council will hold a special meeting Oct. 29 to discuss implementing a sales tax measure to support public safety. Other Valley towns, including Visalia, have approved a similar addition to the sales tax by way of a vote. The city is preparing to welcome Costco to town — a huge sales tax generator expected to draw shoppers from out of town.
- Published on 09/27/2013 - 2:49 pm
- Written by Ben Keller
According to a recently released report by corporate locations consultant The Boyd Company of Princeton, N.J., the area is big on what large companies look for the most when siting a distribution center — cost savings.
The study compares 29 cities across the U.S. in terms of how much it would cost a corporation to operate a 500,000 square-foot distribution warehouse employing 175 workers.
- Published on 08/30/2013 - 10:18 am
- Written by chad webster
The Madera County Planning Commission has approved a tentative parcel map split requested by Pacific Ethanol in July allowing the sale of the granary next to the idle ethanol plant on Avenue 12 near Madera.
The granary has also been idled since the ethanol plant shut down in January 2009 after operating for less than three years. The whole acreage was a lumber mill that closed down in 1995.
In its parcel map application, Pacific Ethanol asked that the 137-acre parcel be split to allow the granary and the huge loop track that covers most of the property to be on one parcel and the 40-million-gallon ethanol plant on the other. Currently, a conveyor belt crosses the parcel. The train track infrastructure allows 100-car trains brimming with corn to be parked to unload at the feed mill. The granary will in turn feed the ethanol plant. But the granary units could do much more, the application says.
- Published on 08/30/2013 - 10:11 am
As both Fresno and Madera counties plan to aggressively expand along their respective sides of the San Joaquin River, the two counties are essentially locked in a duel to lure residents.
Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea said, although both counties are friendly and cooperative, he believes it’s crucial to his county to remain competitive with Madera County in developing its side of the river
“The last thing we want is people jumping across the river because we don’t have those amenities here in Fresno County,” Perea said.
Ronald Wells, a Friant resident and former president of the Brighton Crest Homeowners Association, said he believes this is a chance for many of the residents to see the potential value of the area.