Personalities

10 Questions With Fresno State’s First Lady, Mary Castro

Mary Castro became the First Lady at Fresno State in 2013 when her husband, Joseph I. Castro, was selected as the university’s eighth president. It is a role that she embraces with great zeal. Indeed, she is one of the busiest and most high-profile women in th...

Talk Show Host Lands on 940 ESPN

A Fresno radio host is returning to the air. Christopher Gabriel, last heard on Power Talk 96.7, will debut a new afternoon show on 940 ESPN, starting Aug. 28. The show will air 3-6 p.m. with an extra Friday...

Spelling Champ Ananya’s Whirlwind

It’s been a whirlwind tour since Fresno’s Ananya Vinay won the National Spelling Bee. GV Wire caught up with the soon-to-be middle school student at the Fresno State of the City event. We talked about her various media appearances and what the future hol...

Bill Walton on Farming, the Dead and Life

  Bill Walton's name is synonymous with basketball. Greatness. Grateful Dead. But farming? He recently appeared as the keynote speaker at the Fresno County Farm Bureau's centennial celebration held at t...

Going One-on-One with Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon is the head of the Small Business Administration, part of President Donald Trump’s cabinet. She is best known for her year as an executive and on-camera figure in pro wrestling with the WWE. ...

Smittcamp honored for business, philanthrophy

Bill Smittcamp knew that Valley Children's Hospital was an important part of the community. But he never felt that he would make use of one of his philanthropic pursuits. During a speech accepting the Leon S. Peters Award, Smittcamp recalls having to take h...
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