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Fresno is the seat of Fresno County in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. It lies along Highway 99 on the banks of the San Joaquin River, near Millerton Lake and the Pine Flat Reservoir.

Fresno is the Spanish word for "ash tree", a local feature. The first white settlers were Forty-niners who arrived during the 1848 California gold rush. The county was founded in 1856; the city was established with the Central Pacific Railroad's arrival in 1872.

Today, Fresno is the hub of a county that is called the world's raisin capital and the nation's most diversified agricultural producer. Fresno's economy also has expanded to include manufacturing and service industries. The William Saroyan Gallery, housed in the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science, exhibits the works of the 20th-century author and Fresno native. Fresno is the jumping-off point to Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite national parks.

Fresno is part of the Fresno, California metro area.

Fresno Greek Fest | Hair Interns School of Cosmetology | MTMA Schools |
Education Advanced Computer Training School | California Christian College | Central California College School of Law | Microcomputer Education Center |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Echo Restaurant | Eddie's Bakery Cafe | Grand Ballroom | Toledo's Mexican Restaurant |
Golf Sherwood Forest Golf Course | Community Behavioral Health Center | Community Medical Center Fresno | Courtyard By Marriott - Fresno (Airport) |
Spas and Health Resorts Che Bella Day Spa and Salon | Zena's Island Day Spa |

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03/22 Coming to The area
Festival Mosaic San Lui Obispo CA July16-28 Five centuries of music on the central California coast.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.
Antique And Garden Show Bakersfield CA August12-13 =The show features 200 dealer spaces, located on five tree covered acres, 30 historic buildings, a variety of great food, and live blues and jazz music.
The Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival Rio Vista CA October11-13 Rio Vista is proud to host the oldest fishing derby on the West Coast. The festival is a three-day derby for bass, catfish and sturgeon. The festival also boasts music, food and fun for fishermen and non-fishing children and adults as well. The events include a carnival, live music and dancing, classic car show, a pancake breakfast, parade and BBQ. A large fireworks display is also featured on Saturday night.