Around Town

5,000 Lives Transformed By Fresno Scottish Rite

One of the great joys of doing the 12 Days of Philanthropy project is discovering some of the wonderful things happening in Fresno. The Fresno Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Center is one of them. Acting on a tip from my editor, I discovered ...

12 Days of Philanthropy: The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a familiar presence during the holidays. Volunteers ring bells and collect donations in signature red kettles across the community. On Day 2 of our 12 Days of Philanthropy, we visit ...

Philanthropy Day Celebrates Local Giving

Leading philanthropists from the Central Valley were recognized during a luncheon in Fresno last week. Seven individuals, companies and organizations received awards at the annual event celebrating National Philanthropy Day. The local honorees for 2017 are:...
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Coats Bring Warmth and Smiles to Local Kids

Students attending Central Unified schools are better prepared for winter thanks to the support of Granville Homes. This week, the annual Coats for Kids program distributed jackets to more than 800 students ...

Books and Bikes Pave Road to Summer Learning

If Victoria Hernandez's teacher asks what she did this summer, the 9-year-old member of the East Fresno Boys & Girls Club should have no trouble answering. Victoria read 48 books from June through mid-August, and led all participants in the ninth annual...

Thousands march at Fresno MLK event

Thousands, mostly students, lined the streets of downtown Fresno to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After hearing a program of speakers including Fresno city councilman Oliver Baines and state assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, the throng marched down P Street to...
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