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Be a Docent for Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Be a Docent for Fresno Chaffee Zoo

 

Fresno Chaffee Zoo is recruiting volunteers who have a love for animals and a passion for serving our community.  Docent volunteers are enthusiastic, energetic, and dedicated individuals who enjoy working with people of all ages, like to learn about the natural world, and are committed to the cause of wildlife conservation.  Docents provide meaningful and engaging information through a variety of activities including leading tours, presenting animal programs to the public, and staffing hands-on learning displays.

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Jobs Available In Fresno

Jobs Available In Fresno

Here is this week's list of job openings in the Fresno area:

General Warehouse

Job Number: CA13139451
Experience Required: None
Education Required: Not stated
Rate of Pay: $8.50 an hour

Security Supervisor

Job Number: CA13139356
Experience Required: 4 years
Education Required: High School/GED
Rate of Pay: $50,825.00 to $76,250.00 a year

Gasoline Prices in Fresno On The Rise

Gasoline Prices in Fresno On The Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Fresno have risen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.07/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.73/g, according to gasoline price website FresnoGasPrices.com.

 

Including the change in gas prices in Fresno during the past week, prices yesterday were 39.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 37.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 23.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 11.8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

 

"Well, for those that have noticed, the national average has perked up slightly in the last week as oil prices have advanced," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While that may be notable, soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac will be the story this week.

COMMUNITY FORUM FOCUSES ON OBESITY EPIDEMIC

COMMUNITY FORUM FOCUSES ON OBESITY EPIDEMIC

 

COMMUNITY FORUM FOCUSES ON OBESITY EPIDEMIC
 Kaiser Permanente Fresno brings together a panel of experts to discuss how
 central San Joaquin Valley residents can lead healthier lives


Story:        Kaiser Permanente Fresno and the Fresno Business Council are presenting a community discussion about obesity and what Valley residents, businesses and community organizations can do to combat the problem.

More than 100 people are expected to attend the event, which will kick off with a short preview of the powerful HBO documentary “Weight of the Nation,” which provides a comprehensive overview of the obesity epidemic in the United States. “Weight of the Nation” is a four-part documentary series featuring case studies and interviews with leading experts and families who have struggled with obesity.

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FAMILIES INVITED TO APPLY FOR FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH PROGRAM

FAMILIES INVITED TO APPLY FOR FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH PROGRAM

 

 

FRESNO – As students return to school following the launch of the 2012-13 school year on Aug. 20, the Fresno Unified School District reminds families that the district offers a free and reduced price meal program. FUSD believes that healthy bodies make healthy minds, and that eating nutritious meals is critical to optimal learning. The district wants to ensure that as many students as possible to take advantage of the nutritious meals served on campus. National School Lunch Program applications for free or reduced-price lunch are available to all households and can be obtained at school sites or by contacting Food Services at 457-6250.

Free Car Emmissions Testing Saturday August 25th

Free Car Emmissions Testing Saturday August 25th

This weekend you have an opportunity to get your car ready for a smog test.

The Valley Air District and Valley Air Now will host the "Tune In & Tune Up" event this Saturday, August 25th.

If you have owned your car for at least six months, you can get a free vehicle emissions test.

If your car, doesn't pass - but can be repaired - you'll receive a voucher for up to $500 in emission related repairs.

The event goes from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fresno County Fairgrounds.

A maximum of 525 vehicles will be tested.

The tests will be on a first come, first served basis.

Non profit organizations will also be holding a car-care clinic and health and safety fair on site along with free food and music.

Fresno Greek Fest: August 24-26

Fresno Greek Fest: August 24-26

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the 52nd annual Fresno Greek Fest this weekend.

There will be lots of food, music and attractions for the entire family.

HOURS:

Friday, Aug. 24 (4 p.m. – midnight)

Saturday, Aug. 25 (11 a.m. – midnight)

Sunday, Aug. 26 (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

LOCATION:

St. George Greek Orthodox Church -- 2219 N. Orchard Street, Fresno

ADMISSION:

$5 - Adults*

FREE – seniors (65+) and children (under 12)

*Saturday and Sunday's admission is free with a canned food donation (one per person) between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

CONTACT:

For more information, call (559) 233-0397 or visit www.fresnogreekfest.com.