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Fresno Food Expo Features 28 Innovative New Products as Part of Awards Program Print E-mail
Entertainment - Restaurants
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Friday, 21 July 2017 18:40

FRESNO - The 2017 Fresno Food Expo is excited to debut 28 innovative new products, varietals and packaging concepts that were entered into the New Product Awards from 26 different Central California businesses. Now in its fifth year, the New Product Awards, presented by Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP, have become a strategic opportunity for participating businesses to launch new products in front of buyers, securing product placement in stores, restaurants and foodservice distribution channels, plus get immediate test consumer marketplace feedback.

To date more than 160 new products have been entered into the Fresno Food Expo New Product Awards. This year’s products range from cold brew coffee milk and handcrafted vodka to sour strawberry-flavored golden raisins and almond butter.

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Madera Fair Free Concert Line Up Print E-mail
Entertainment - News
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Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:56

MADERA - Madera Fair is “Your Fair since 1937!”  For 80 years now, Madera Fair remains to be a county hub for agricultural display and education in addition to providing fun, family entertainment to cap the summer.  This year, the fun family entertainment will not be in short supply as Madera Fair announces for the first time, an ALL FREE festival concert venue!  With paid gate admission guests can enjoy the entertainment at Madera Fair’s Table Mountain Concert Series presented by Tecate Light all four nights of the Fair.

Thursday, September 7th, the concert series kicks-off with Gary Allan delivering his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and a raucous live performance at 7:30 pm.  The concert “Celebration” continues Friday, September 8th at 8:00 pm with the bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements of Kool and the Gang, who’ve performed continuously for the past 43 years.  

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EDITORIAL: Enforce Illegal Firework Laws or Outlaw All Fireworks Print E-mail
News - Opinion
Written by Jack W Porter Jr.   
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:32

EDITORIAL – Now that the Fourth of July is behind us, maybe the our homes will stop being bombarded with the rocket’s red glare of five pound mortar shells exploding over our wood roofs and dry grass. But if past years are any indicator, the cease fire will more than likely end as soon as the Sun goes down on the Fifth of July.

With fines and criminal penalties going up each year for the possession and use of illegal fireworks, why does it seem that every year the neighborhood displays are more and more competing against the professional shows put on at Grizzlies Stadium or the Madera Speedway?

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2017 Madera District Fair Exhibitor’s Handbook is Now Available! Print E-mail
Entertainment - News
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Thursday, 06 July 2017 12:17

MADERA - Madera District Fair has been “Your Fair since 1937!” This year the fair celebrates its deep history in the community and the time honored tradition of exhibiting at the Madera District Fair.

Once again, all ages and skills are invited to make their mark on Fair history by entering one or more of the unique competitions! Everything from crafts and cows, to flowers and food; there is something for everyone. 

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Clovis Man Arrest For Indecent Exposure at Wild Water Adventure Print E-mail
News - Local
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 15:04

FRESNO - Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 52-year-old Clovis man for exposing himself near the wave pool at Wild Water Adventure Park. Monday evening the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call regarding a male subject exposing himself near the wave pool at Wild Water Adventure Park.  The male suspect, later identified as Robert Jack King, was sitting in a lounge chair near the water. 

According to several witnesses, King was wearing shorts and was touching his exposed genitalia with his hand.  There were several park attendees including children under the age of 10 who witnessed the crime.  Park employees were notified and took immediate action to intervene and they notified the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office to respond.

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