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Triple-Digit Heat Triggers Cooling Centers Throughout Fresno

Here comes the heat. And with it, the opening of cooling centers throughout Fresno. Tuesday's high is expected to reach 105 degrees in the Fresno area. The city of Fresno opens its designated locations for escaping the heat when the temperature reaches that...
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Spend Friday Evening With Fresno Author Mark Arax

Mark Arax is on a roll. In April, the Fresno author and journalist received a James Beard Media Award for feature reporting for “A Kingdom from Dust.” The story was also a finalist in feature writing for the National Magazine Awards. The Dreamt Land is A...

Dyer: No Joke, You Won the Granville Home of Hope

Can you imagine getting a phone call from Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer saying you just won a new home? That's what happened to Varus Kardashian after Dyer pulled his name in the 14th annual Granville Home ...
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Fresno State Art Exhibit Rings in Persian New Year

The Persian New Year, or Nowruz, celebrates the vernal equinox, which is Wednesday or Thursday, depending upon which part of the world you live in. It is celebrated as a secular holiday in Iran, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and the Black Sea Basin. But, for Z...
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