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Grand Opening of New Paul Mitchell School

Grand Opening of New Paul Mitchell School

Fresno, CA — Paul Mitchell Schools proudly announce the grand reopening of Paul Mitchell the School Fresno located in Fresno, CA. The school owners, D’Ann Evans and Erik Pedersen along with John Paul Mitchell Systems CEO John Paul DeJoria and Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools Winn Claybaugh, will be on hand along with others to cut the red ribbon at the grand opening festivities on August 13, 2012 at 12 noon.

 

The 15,000-square-foot building was designed to train as many as 250 students at a time. Like all Paul Mitchell Schools, the Fresno location will work and educate exclusively with Paul Mitchell products, and instructors and students will follow an aggressive, ongoing educational and cultural development program.

 

Entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria is very well known as founder and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, which sells hair products in more than 150,000 beauty salons in 87 countries.

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Business leader donates home to Fresno Pacific University

Business leader donates home to Fresno Pacific University

 

WHO: Fresno Pacific University

 

WHAT: A prominent local business leader and his wife are donating their home to FPU, which will use the Sunnyside property as a presidential residence

 

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2012

 

WHERE: The lounge in Steinert Campus Center (SCC) on the Fresno Pacific University main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave. Free parking will available in the parking lot adjacent to SCC off Hamilton Avenue on the south side of campus.

 

President Pete C. Menjares will accept the gift and announce the donors, who will be at the press conference.

Cooling Centers Opening Today

Cooling Centers Opening Today

With the National Weather Service forecasting a high of 106 degrees today, cooling centers across Fresno will be open from noon to 8 p.m., city parks spokeswoman Heather Heinks said.

The cooling centers are at Frank H. Ball Community Center, 760 Mayor Ave.; Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo Ave.; Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler Ave.; and Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo Ave.

 

Fig Fest will celebrate the Fruit at Fresno State on Aug. 11

Fig Fest will celebrate the Fruit at Fresno State on Aug. 11

(August 2, 2012) The ninth annual Fig Fest, offering opportunities for the community to sample locally produced fig dishes and products and to taste wines, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at Fresno State.

 

The event, which is sponsored by the California Fig Advisory Board and California Fresh Fig Growers Association, is held on the lawn between the Agricultural Sciences Building and University Student Union, just south of the intersection of Maple and San Ramon avenues.

 

Restaurants will offer dishes that incorporate figs, businesses will display and offer samples of fig products and wineries will present tastings of their vintages, all accenting the central San Joaquin Valley.

 

Fig Fest is open to the public. General admission tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, and children 12 and younger get in at no charge.

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Refresher Campaign Spotlights 10-20-Life Law

A who's who of Valley law enforcement believes there's a new generation of criminals who were too young when 10–20–Life became law 15 years ago. Mike Reynolds co-authored the law. "Most offenders do not find out about 10–20–Life until they're standing in front of a judge. That's too little too late."

So now there's a refresher campaign that spells out the consequences of using a gun. The message will be on billboards, bumper stickers and television.

Mike Reynolds says there was a forty percent decline in gun violence after a similar media campaign in 1998. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer supports the refresher campaign. "Criminals watch television. They read the paper. They know that law enforcement has lost a significant amount of resources." Chief Dyer wants criminals to know there are severe consequences from crimes using a gun.

Raising Money for Afterschool Programs

Raising Money for Afterschool Programs

 

A new Got Milk? community effort benefits Central Valley Afterschool Foundation.

The Central Valley Afternoon Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides after school and summer programs for 144 schools in the Central Valley.

One of the key programs is to educate students K-12 and their parents about nutrition and the importance of eating healthy at home and school.

It all started July 9th and ends this Sunday, August 5th.  Head to GotMilk. A set of limited edition milk glasses will be sold. The money raised will help fund these programs. They’re hoping to raise $10,000 for our area. 

Backpacks For A Penny!

Backpacks For A Penny!

 

OfficeMax is making back-to-school shopping ultra affordable this week. Today through Saturday, shoppers can get a backpack for ONE PENNY at OfficeMax stores nationwide or online .

Here’s how it works – Shoppers simply purchase one of over 140 qualifying student backpacks, laptop backpacks, messenger bags and more using their MaxPerks Rewards card (free to join) at OfficeMax and receive the entire cost of the backpack, minus one penny, back in their rewards account for future purchases.

For example, if you purchase the Overton Backpack for $39.99, you’ll receive $39.98 back immediately in your MaxPerks account for your next purchase. It’s like getting a backpack for ONE PENNY!