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 the changes to Fresno over the years, gives advice to young people just starting out on their own, especially in regards to getting an education. He discusses how the world of community involvement is changing and growing in scale, the importance of family and of striving to do more to help the community. […]
Talks about his surprise and gratitude at receiving the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award, talks about growing up in Fresno, working as a farm laborer, joining the army and attending Fresno City College and Fresno State. He discusses running for City Council and winning and facing discrimination and overcoming it through hard work and […]
Talks about moving to Fresno in 1945 during the war and living with her sister, Dorothy, getting a job as a legal secretary. She discusses getting married and having a child and her decision to return to work and becoming a realtor and real estate broker. She talks about starting her own firm, initially working […]
Talks about growing up in Toulumne County near the Merced River, moving to Fresno at 12 years old and attending Polytechnic High School. He discusses becoming a soap salesman before purchasing a portion of Producers Dairy and working in the business 50 years.
Talks about his early life helping his father in the cotton industry and traveling the country with him, going to college in North Carolina and meeting his wife. He talks about serving in the army in the Counter Intelligence Corps, moving to Memphis and getting started in the cotton business before relocating to Fresno, seeing […]
He talks about how his father came to America and Americanized his name from Bedrosian to Peters, later came to Fresno and got married. He discusses how his father rented a farm in Lone Star and grew grapes for raisins and how he was the youngest child of five. He talks about his mother passing […]