September 2017

How one program gives federal property to groups helping the homeless

Capital & Main By Charles Davis September 6, 2017 Hundreds of thousands of people sleep every night on the streets of the United States, where just about every major city is experiencing an affordable housing crisis. While no federal program offers completely free housing for the homeless, a little-noticed statute is allowing those who help this population [...]

August 2017

More than 99 percent of sustainable groundwater agencies formed

The Business Journal August 28, 2017 In what the state is billing as “a major step toward sustainable groundwater management in California,” more than 99 percent of the state’s groundwater basins have met a key deadline in reporting groundwater pumping. According to the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014, key stakeholders of the state’s 127 [...]

Benefits of Faraday Future electric car plant to ripple through Valley

The Business Journal By David Castellon August 22, 2017 When Faraday Future announced over the weekend that its first electric car manufacturing plant will be in Hanford, not everyone was surprised. Back in 2015, representatives of the Gardena-based startup came to the Valley looking at possible sites for its plant. “We would love to have to been in the [...]

July 2017

May 2017

Los Banos highway’s ‘innovative’ pedestrian signal poised to benefit safety, traffic

The Merced Sun-Star By Vikaas Shanker May 2, 2017 LOS BANOS A crossing point on a busy road near Los Banos High School is the first intersection in Merced County to be installed with an innovative traffic signal that can be activated by pedestrians, officials said. The new signal, known as the HAWK for High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk, works like [...]

August 2016

Disconnected in Silicon Valley’s shadow

The Daily Dot By Rebecca Huval August 14, 2016 Just two hours outside of futuristic Silicon Valley, the county of Fresno, California, looks like a time capsule from the 1970s. Beyond the prom dress shops with their cartoonish window paintings, the vacant lots, and the brutalist AT&T building that seems to lack windows, you’ll find the Parc [...]

July 2016

Summit lays foundation to push Fresno as leader in Ag technology

The Fresno Bee By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado, July 27, 2016 Agriculture leaders and entrepreneurs gathered Wednesday in downtown Fresno to lay the groundwork for a mission to make Fresno an agriculture-technology leader. On the eve of Thursday’s Fresno Food Expo, about 60 people convened at the Fresno Convention Center for the Riding the Crest of the Third Wave [...]

June 2016

Parent University honors students

Parent University hosted a Student Recognition event on June 25. Over 150 individuals from around the San Joaquin Valley attended the event that recognizes graduates from the Fresno State Parent University program. During the Spring 2016 semester, the cohort consisted of 171 students form the following schools and community centers: Hoover High School, Fresno [...]