Discusses his upbringing and early loss of his mother, working at a summer camp and being inspired by it and playing baseball in college. He talks about working as a coach and teacher before going into a partnership to open Riverway Ranch Camp, a children’s summer camp. He later bought Wonder Valley Ranch and raised […]
Talks about how he got into journalism while a student at Fresno State, worked his way up from reporter to editor at the Fresno Bee and eventually moved into the business side of the operation as general manager and publisher. He discusses the importance of ethics and values in business. He also talks about the […]
Talks about his businesses, the Electric Motor Shop, Industrial Waste and Salvage and Cedar Avenue Recycling and Transfer Station. He discusses attending local Catholic schools and Fresno State, learning about business from his father and the importance of service to the community. He also talks about his friendship with Leon S. Peters and how he […]
An exhibition titled “Mary Maughelli: Abstract Expressionism and Feminist Artwork” opened Nov. 4, 2016 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery in the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State with a reception. Maughelli, a professor emerita, taught at Fresno State from 1962 to 1998. She died in October 2015. She was a prominent feminist artist, […]
Former manager of the Chowchilla Water District and former board member of the Friant Water Authority. Upton led the Friant Authority when it negotiated the San Joaquin River Settlement, but then decided to oppose the settlement, withdrawing Chowchilla Water District from Friant in the process. He continues to criticize the settlement today.