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Red Cross Looking To Break World CPR Record In Fresno

Red Cross Looking To Break World CPR Record In Fresno

The American Red Cross, Central Valley Region is looking to raise CPR awareness and break a world record at the same time.

The Red Cross reports each year 785,000 Americans suffer a heart attack and almost half of also undergo cardiac arrest at the same time.

They report only about five percent of cardiac arrest victims survive.

But calling 911, doing early CPR and early defibrillation improve the chances of survival.

So now, the local Red Cross is looking to teach residents in the central valley how to perform hands-Only CPR

so more people have a chance of survival.

For this reason they are teaming up with PG&E during the Fresno State Bulldogs home opener halftime show to host a massive event that will teach up to 20,000 people how to perform hands-only CPR and break the record held by Singapore.

The event will be held Septemb

Need A Job? Hundreds Available At Big Fresno Fair

Need A Job? Hundreds Available At Big Fresno Fair

The Big Fresno Fair will hold its 2nd annual Job Fair on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

It will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Commerce Building at the Fresno Fairgrounds -- 1121 S. Chance Avenue.

The fair is looking to fill about 800 positions, which include ticket sellers, parking attendants, customer service representatives, carnival and office staff and security guards.

Applicants are asked to take along their photo ID and Social Security card to the job fair. Applications will be available on-site.

The 2012 Big Fresno Fair runs October 3-14.

For more information on the job fair, visit: www.fresnofair.com/fairgrounds-employment.

Donation Event Planned For Maldonado Family

Donation Event Planned For Maldonado Family

KinderCare Learning Center in Northeast Fresno will be accepting monetary donations for the Maldonado family at its upcoming open house.

Last month, 7-year-old Donovan Maldonado was struck and killed by an accused drunk driver as he and his family were on an evening bike ride. Donovan's father, Jesse, and sister, Bella, remain hospitalized. Their conditions have been upgraded in recent days.

Donovan was a part of the center's school age program. Bella is in the toddler program.

Anyone who would like to drop off a donation for the family can stop by the KinderCare Learning Center at 993 E. Champlain Drive on Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Families will be able to enjoy activities, games and more at the open house.

Yard Sale To Benefit Maldonado Family

Yard Sale To Benefit Maldonado Family

Here's another way people can help the Maldonado family.

Family and friends of the Maldonados have set up a bank account to help with funeral costs and other expenses.

Donations can be made to the "Maldonado Memorial Fund" at any Bank of America branch.


 

Big Fresno Fair: Concert Series, Local Performer Contest

Big Fresno Fair: Concert Series, Local Performer Contest

The Big Fresno Fair has announced its concert lineup for this year:

CHEECH & CHONG and WAR
Wednesday, October 3
7:00 p.m.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Thursday, October 4
7:00 p.m.

KENDRICK LAMAR
Saturday, October 6
7:00 p.m.

KENNY LOGGINS
Monday, October 8
7:00 p.m.

TOBY MAC
with opener Jamie Grace

Tuesday, October 9
7:00 p.m.

WEEZER
Wednesday, October 10
7:00 p.m.

FOREIGNER
Thursday, October 11
7:00 p.m.

CHEVELLE
Friday, October 12
7:00 p.m.

ARIANA GRANDE
with opener Ryan Beatty

Saturday, October 13
1:00 p.m.

Deals at Mimi's Cafe To Help Children's Hospitals

Deals at Mimi's Cafe To Help Children's Hospitals

 

Go to Mimi's for a FREE Muffins and a FREE Kids Meal and support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and local kids!

As you know, throughout the month of July, Mimi's is supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals with its Mimi's for Miracles campaign. The company says it’s important for them to support local children that are sick or injured. They are amping up the end of Mimi's for Miracles campaign by celebrating with another Mimi's Muffins for Miracles day on Thursday, July 26. Guests can enjoy a FREE Strawberry Shortcake muffin, Mimi’s newest creation, with a donation and any purchase at Mimi’s Cafe restaurants.

Fig Garden Village Pancake Breakfast & Sidewalk Sale

Fig Garden Village Pancake Breakfast & Sidewalk Sale

The annual Fig Garden Village Pancake Breakfast & Sidewalk Sale will be held on Saturday, July 14.

The event benefits the North Fresno Rotary.

There will be food, live music, children's activities and many sales.

For more information, visit www.northfresnorotary.org.