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A program on the California Missions has landed Fresno Pacific University a national award for interactive learning.

FPU is one of 40 cultural organizations to receive a 2011-2012 Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). The Indianapolis-based nonprofit offers videoconferencing presentations from more than 200 museums, state parks, national historic sites and other organizations to educational outlets such as schools and senior citizens centers.

The goal of CILC is to advance learning through videoconferencing and other collaborative technologies. The awards are presented annually to providers who post the highest-rated programs for K-12 students or professional development for educators. Winners are determined by feedback from teachers who have used the presentations.

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Jobs Available With Kohl's This Holiday Season

Jobs Available With Kohl's This Holiday Season

Do you need a job for the holidays? One retailer is looking to fill more than 52,700 temporary positions.

Kohl's announced Tuesday it plans to hire about 40 people per store for the holiday season.

The retailer says these employees will be able to work a few hours to more than 20 hours a week.

Typical store jobs include unloading trucks, freight processing, stocking and cash register duties.

Hiring began this month, and most jobs are expected to be filled by mid-November.

Locally, Kohl's has locations in Fresno, Clovis, Merced, Visalia and Hanford.

For more information, or to apply for one of these positions, visit www.kohlscareers.com.

Free Services For Veterans In Fresno: Sept. 18-21

Local organizations will be giving thanks to our veterans this week.

The Central Valley Veterans Stand Down 2012 runs from Tuesday, September 18 through Friday, September 21.

It's being held at Fresno's VFW Post 8900 -- 3585 N. Blythe Avenue.

The event is open to all active duty military and veterans.

There, they can find information on services ranging from government applications and medical referrals to legal matters and assistance for the homeless.

Around a thousand veterans are expected to show up.

Free meals, haircuts, showers, clothing and hygiene supplies will also be provided.

Employees from EYE-Q Vision Center will also be providing eye care treatment.

For more information, contact John Schuler (vice president of Central Valley Veterans and director of the Stand Down event) at (559) 977-3697.

Fresno Pacific Honored in Presidential Proclamation

Fresno Pacific Honored in Presidential Proclamation

 

 

Fresno Pacific University and other colleges and universities where Hispanics make up a significant sector of the student body are being honored this week.
            A presidential proclamation designates September 16-22 as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Week. FPU is among the institutions of higher education named an HSI by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
            “Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) have helped bring the dream of a college education within reach for many Hispanic students and their families, and this week, we celebrate the critical role these colleges and universities play in American higher education,” President Barack Obama wrote.

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Gas Prices Drop But Still Higher Than Last Year

Gas Prices Drop But Still Higher Than Last Year

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Fresno have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.08/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.86/g, according to gasoline price website FresnoGasPrices.com.

 

Including the change in gas prices in Fresno during the past week, prices yesterday were 23.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 15.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

 

"The national average continues to hover near its higher ever September level," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

Fresno Unified School District Dr. Tony Vang Retiring

Fresno Unified School District Dr. Tony Vang Retiring

DR. TONY VANG

FRESNO – Area 4 Trustee Dr. Tony Vang filed his resignation from the Fresno Unified School District Board of Trustees this morning with the County Superintendent of Schools.  Dr. Vang cited personal and professional responsibilities as necessitating his resignation.  In light of Dr.

Secure a Child's Future-- with a Seat Belt

Secure a Child's Future-- with a Seat Belt

Did you know that 18 of every 25 children under the age of eight who are killed in crashes are not properly restrained?

California's new child passenger safety seat law went into effect in January-- yet clearly, some parents aren't following it.

To help, the California Highway Patrol is observing National Child Passenger Safety Week by conducting child safety seat events throughout the state.

"Children depend on adults to keep them safe.