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Bitwise expands: a reason to stay in Fresno

When you think of technology start-ups, one’s mind tends to wander to the Silicon Valley. Well, Fresno is not too far from becoming a central hub for techies, thanks to Bitwise. According to the company’s website, Bitwise is a “mothership ...

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Liga MX teams face off at Chukchansi Park

Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno played host to Liga MX giants Chivas of Guadalajara and Léon F.C. on Friday night. The sellout crowd saw as Léon F.C. were able to overcome a 2-1 deficit at halftime and ultimately win the ...

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Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera launches new exhibit in downtown Fresno

Most people know that Juan Felipe Herrera is the U.S. Poet Laureate, but what they might not know is that he is also an anthropologist and photographer. He demonstrates this in the Elotes con Sangre (Corn Stalks and Blood) exhibition ...

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Downtown Fresno: living, working and playing

My, how things have changed in Fresno — more people are saying, “Let’s go downtown.” In 2010, plans were put in motion to begin the Downtown Fresno Revitalization project. The goal is to bring more financial and cultural prosperity to ...

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A case for loving Fresno

Is it part of Fresno culture to hate Fresno? I am asking this genuinely. I am a Fresno transplant, and I love this city. But everywhere I go, people have this air of self-deprecation about their home. It is like ...

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A pub of science talk

Peeve’s Public House & Local Market in downtown Fresno has become a monthly gathering location, but not for a band or sporting event, rather a science lecture – Café Scientifique. The Central Valley Café Scientifique began in 2007 as part ...

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Preservation of Fulton Mall’s art debated as construction plans move forward

The question of whether or not vehicles will drive through the six-block pedestrian Fulton Mall in Downtown Fresno is becoming more and more a matter of when, not if.

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New Fulton Mall burger shop aims to astound

Take 3 recently opened its doors in Downtown Fresno’s Fulton Mall, seeking to sell great-tasting food and revitalize the surrounding community. The restaurant specializes in burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, fries and shakes for a competitive price. Brian Washington and ...

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Construction students see High-Speed Rail up close

As steel, concrete and windows came tumbling down, Fresno State construction students observed the demolition of the old Del Monte building in Downtown Fresno on Monday, the property being cleared for the California High-Speed Rail project. Part of a demolition ...

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Follow the hipsters: they know where the good beer is

Are you a beer enthusiast but are unclear about how to find cool places to go and enjoy a nice, cold craft beer? All you have to do is slowly creep up behind a hipster who already has his ear ...

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Fresno Grizzlies join Houston Astros farm system

The Fresno Grizzlies have signed a two-year contract to become the Houston Astros’ top minor league affiliate, ending a 17-year partnership with the San Francisco Giants that produced two World Series championships.

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Bitwise to host extension courses in spring 2015

Starting in spring 2015, Fresno State students will be able to enroll in technology education courses held in Downtown Fresno through a new program partnered with Bitwise Industries.

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Fate of Fulton Mall decided

In a landmark five-to-two decision Thursday, the Fresno City Council ruled in favor of remodeling the Fulton Mall to allow through traffic, a key project in Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s Downtown revitalization efforts.

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Fresno State is part of ‘Next Fresno’

A clear message from Friday’s Fresno Future Project was that Fresno State would be an integral part of the city and Valley’s future.

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Law punishes sex offenders who cut GPS devices

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill on Oct. 12 that requires sex offenders to spend 180 days in jail for tampering with the GPS device they are fitted with before they are released on parole.

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Fresno lacks more than professional sports

A friend recently asked me to weigh in the question, “Why can’t Fresno support a professional sports franchise?” It’s a question I’ve asked myself several times. On its face, Fresno seems, theoretically, a contender as the home to an NBA, ...

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Alum discovers Fresno’s gem through blog

Fresno State alumna Veronica Stumpf has found a new hobby: blogging about the businesses and sights of Fresno. Stumpf, a 21-year-old economics graduate, began That Fresno Blog in summer 2011 after she graduated.

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Ashley Swearengin speaks out on downtown Fresno

Ashley Swearengin speaks at the Fresno State Satellite Student Union in a public forum called “Rethinking Downtown Fresno”. The mayor discussed her passion and interest in the cultivation of downtown Fresno.  

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