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A city of central California south-southeast of Sacramento. Founded with the coming of the railroad in 1872, it grew as a processing and distribution center in the fertile San Joaquin Valley.


(Placename) a city in central California, in the San Joaquin Valley. Pop: 451 455 (2003 est)


(ˈfrɛz noʊ)

a city in central California. 396,011.
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Noun1.Fresno - a city in south central California in the San Joaquin ValleyFresno - a city in south central California in the San Joaquin Valley; center of an important agricultural area and gateway to the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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Now, if you are well up in your London, you will know that the office of the company is in Fresno Street, which branches out of Upper Swandam Lane, where you found me to-night.
Filled with the most maddening doubts and fears, she rushed down the lane and, by rare good-fortune, met in Fresno Street a number of constables with an inspector, all on their way to their beat.
The Shegerian Home is part of One by One Leadership's CityBuilders Campus -- the revitalization effort of a city block of historic homes in downtown Fresno to serve as a campus for faith- and community-based organizations that are working to transform our community.
Hart players are making a second home in Fresno, with Norton, Ciccone, Chris Piligian and incoming freshman Joe Bernardi - all former high school teammates - playing for the Bulldogs.
Gary Pruitt, publisher of The Fresno Bee, was recently appointed McClatchy's vice president operations and technology.
Individuals who want to dispose of their used computers, laptops or televisions for free may take them to any Goodwill store or donation site in Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, Modesto, Turlock, Merced, Fresno, Clovis and Visalia.
Braswell's representative, whom he declined to name, has contacted Fresno State on the coach's behalf.
The three-market Fresno area contains well over 50,000 homes which are unserved by a franchised cable operator and has demographics which ideally fit ATEL's targeted customer profile," continued Gast.
Shegerian also announced before the Mayor and City Hall that Fresno area residents had recycled over 147,000 pounds of unwanted items, including 78,000 pounds of SB20 (state recognized and covered) electronic waste.
I races were among the day's most competitive and likely featured runners who will claim titles in Fresno.
We feel that no other bank in our market matches the services Bank of Fresno offers under the spirit and objectives of the Community Reinvestment Act.
Based on a unique pilot wireless network implementation in Fresno, the 6th largest city in California, the IBM and Alvarion information communication technology (ICT) system is comprised of IBM's suite of productivity-enhancing mobile applications built on Alvarion's broadband and mobile wireless systems.

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