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 […]
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.
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 […]
Talks about being born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moving to Avenal in 1940 before going to college at Purdue for civil engineering. He discusses moving his business from Avenal to Fresno, getting involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Channel 18, Measure C, and the Fresno Regional Foundation.