Droves of job-seekers, the earliest showing up at 5:40 a.m. waiting for the doors to open at 9 a.m., came to the seventh annual Big Fresno Fair Job Fair on Thursday, Aug. 10. Applicants are seeking some 500 positions for the fair, which runs Oct. 4-15. Fair deputy manager Lauri King talks about the various positions to be filled.
The actor who played Luke performed in two sold-out shows as part of his acoustic coffee shop tour at Yellow Mug Coffee Shop in northeast Fresno. Scott Patterson scheduled the stop after hundreds of fans visited one October day when the coffee shop transformed into the fictional Luke’s Diner from the TV show.
As part of the Central Valley Agricultural Tour, Senator Kamala Harris visited Fowler Packing and talks about a bill, the Agricultural Worker Program Act, she is co-sponsoring with Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Over the weekend, engineers on the ground remotely operated the International Space Station’s robotic arm to remove the Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) from the trunk of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle. In this video, the experimental solar array unfurls as the station orbits Earth. Solar panels are an efficient way to power satellites, according to NASA, but they are delicate and large, and must be unfolded when a satellite arrives in orbit. The Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) is a new type of solar panel that rolls open in space like a party favor and is more compact than current rigid panel designs.
Jupiter’s “southern lights” (also known as auroras) are shown in this animation of false-color maps from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Auroras result when energetic electrons from the magnetosphere crash into the molecular hydrogen in the Jovian upper atmosphere. The red coloring of some of the features indicates that those emissions came from deeper in Jupiter’s atmosphere; green and white indicate emissions from higher up in the atmosphere.
Fresnans could start seeing more drive-thru businesses as the City Council takes the first step to ease restrictions on where they can be built. Here's a peek at what a typical day looks like at a Dutch Bros. (This one at Bullard and West avenues.)
Uncle Harry's New York Bagelry closed its Fig Garden Village doors for good at noon Friday, April 28, 2017. The Bee's Bethany Clough previously reported on the closure: http://www.fresnobee.com/living/food-drink/bethany-clough/article146483314.html
The Alice and John Williams Home, which is on the Local Register of Historic Resources, was built in 1915 near Fresno City College. An Arts and Crafts-style home, the 2,948-square-foot, four-bedroom, two-bathroom house was used as a residence hall for "selective women students," possibly by Alice Williams after the death of her husband.
A group of developers and home builders led by Fresno Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson said AB199, which would require that workers be paid prevailing wage rates on new housing projects, would cause construction costs to skyrocket and housing to become even more unaffordable for lower-income families.
The Landfall Estate designed by famed architect Beverley David Thorne is surrounded by more than 72 wooded acres. Price: $699,000. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,920-square-foot mid-century modern home was built in 1959.