The first female Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, spoke at the latest San Joaquin Valley Town Hall, April 10. Gillard discussed what life as a female politician was like, and the changing Asian economy and what it means for the world. Gillard began her political life after she became involved in her student union at the Australian equivalent of college.
In an age where trust in media, politics and science seems to be dying, journalists and scientists from Fresno and beyond are working together to reverse this trend. Several journalists and a Fresno State science professor convened for a seminar hosted by the Fresno State Institute for Media and Public Trust on the topic of growing distrust in science journalism, April 9.
In the past few years, the popularity of faith-based movies has increased nationwide, according to a LA Times article. The latest film fitting into this category is Unbroken: Path to Redemption, the true story of a WWII P.O.W. and his struggles after the war. The directors and producers of Unbroken: Path to Redemption recognized Fresno as one of the top communities for watching Christian films. They held a red carpet premiere at Maya Cinemas on Sept. 16. Numerous actors and producers attended.
Colorful leaves scatter everywhere as people gather in the gates of the Caruthers Fair. The smell of funnel cakes and the sound of laughter bring families together as autumn settles in. This scene takes place annually in the small town of Caruthers, CA, every year at the largest free gate fair in California.
The Fresno Scottish Highland gathering and games celebrated Scottish life and culture for the 41st annual year, Sept. 15. The festival offered live music, various clan booths, ethnic food, blacksmithing, shows of strength and live medieval fighting. The festival sprawled across Kearney Park offering many events for attendees to participate in throughout one day.
Crowds form in the Peoples Church auditorium for the 37th annual FCS graduation, May 24. A feeling of joy grips the audience and seniors as the Fresno Christian Schools campus community remembers some of their fondest school memories and celebrates the 44 graduates of the class of 2018.
Central Valley students attend publications workshop The Central Valley is home to a variety of high school publications and video production classes. The students of the San Joaquin Valley represent the future of the area, which is why Fresno City College hosted the second High School Journalism Day, an event designed to promote media literacy [...]
As students across the country get ready for the upcoming spring break, many students in Fresno look forward to spend time together and serve their community. Peoples Church student ministry (The Chase) will once again hold their annual Breakaway event, April 9-13.
A group gathered on the corner of Jefferson Street, wielding rakes, shovels and garbage bags, Feb. 25. As more gathered, the group huddled together to open the day in prayer. Flyers were passed out, and the crowd dispersed across the streets. Small teams of volunteers battled the overgrowth and trash that littered the sidewalks and gutters of narrow Jefferson East streets.
Imagine a crowd of thousands gathered around a single stage, listening intently to the speaker. The crowd is made up of people of all ages, races and backgrounds. They are all gathered in one place to listen to a message. The Fresno City Fest will take place at the Save mart Center, April 1-2. The event is free and open to whoever wishes to attend. In addition to main speaker Luis Palau, there will also be other speakers and artists performing at this event.