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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.
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(Placename) a city in central California, in the San Joaquin Valley. Pop: 451 455 (2003 est)
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(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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Communities First Financial Corporation, a bank holding company and the parent company of Fresno First Bank, based in Fresno, California. Fresno First Bank is an SBA lender in California's Central Valley with expansions into Southern California.
Wells Fargo (WFC) Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance announced it has completed the final $85M in tax-equity funding for Sempra Renewables' 200-megawatt solar generation facility near Fresno, California. The funding represents the last phase of more than $190M in financing for four solar farms collectively known as the Sempra Great Valley Solar Project.
According to various reports Monday, surveillance footage showed of a group of young men storm into an Apple store in Fresno, California, and steal $27,000 worth of the company's products.
Valvoline Inc, a worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, is opening a new Valvoline Express Care location in Fresno, California.
Ancajas is coming off a unanimous decision win over mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan last May 26 in Fresno, California, in the first all-Filipino world title fight in 93 years.
Jerwin Ancajas beat Jonas Sultan in a historic all-Filipino world title fight to keep the IBF super flyweight crown in the main event Sunday (Manila time) at Save Smart Center in Fresno, California, USA.
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA: The Central Valley Community Bancorp Board of Directors declared an increase in its regular quarterly cash dividend to $0.07 per share on the Company's common stock.
Uber chief's Bonnie and Donald Kalanick were on Pine Flat Lake in Fresno, California, when their boat hit a rock and sank on Friday.
Fresno, California, US-based Central Valley Community Bancorp and its Central Valley Community Bank (NASDAQ: CVCY) has signed a definitive merger agreement with Folsom, California, US-based Folsom Lake Bank (OTCQB: FOLB) in a stock merger, the company said.
For Ian Williams, hardware department manager and head of customer relations at the store in Fresno, California, it's all about adding a personal touch and using a little creativity to catch customers' attention.
Therefore he writes in "Fresno Growing Up: A City Comes of Age: 1945-1985" with a very special expertise and insight into the people and places of Fresno, California, including Al Radka; Christmas Tree Lane; Fulton Street (before it became the Fulton Mall); Harpain's Dairy; The Sunnyside Drive-In; Dean and Don and The Breakfast Club; Gottschalks; The Tower District--and so many more parts of Old Fresno, some that are still with us and some that are now long forgotten.
Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan is employed by the Central Unified School District of Fresno, California. Linda Hauser is a faculty member of California State University, Fresno.