The San Joaquin Valley / / is the area of the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California that lies south of the Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta in Stockton. Although most of the valley is rural, it does contain metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs, meaning urban cities such Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton, Modesto, Turlock, Visalia, Porterville, Merced, and Hanford.
Fresno (// FREZ-noh) is a city in Central California, United States, the county seat of Fresno County. As of 2012, the city's population was 509,039 making it the fifth largest city in California, the largest inland city in California and the 34th largest in the nation. Fresno is in the center of the San Joaquin Valley and is the largest city in the Central Valley, which contains the San Joaquin Valley. Approximately 200 miles (320 km) north of Los Angeles, and 170 miles (270 km) south of the state capital, Sacramento. Metropolitan Fresno has a population of 1,107,416.]citation needed[ The name Fresno is the Spanish language word for the ash tree, and an ash leaf is featured on the city's flag.
Covering an area of 163,696 sq mi (423,970 km2), California is geographically diverse. The Sierra Nevada, the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley, and the arid Mojave Desert of the south are some of the major geographic features of this U.S. state. It is home to some of the world's most exceptional trees: the tallest (coast redwood), most massive (Giant Sequoia), and oldest (bristlecone pine). It is also home to both the highest (Mt. Whitney) and lowest (Death Valley) points in the 48 contiguous states.
The state is generally divided into Northern and Southern California, although the boundary between the two is not well defined. San Francisco is decidedly a Northern California city and Los Angeles likewise a Southern California one, but areas in between do not often share their confidence in geographic identity. The US Geological Survey defines the geographic center of the state at a point near North Fork, California.
Fashion Fair Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Fresno, California, anchored by JCPenney, Forever 21, Macy's Men and Children, and Macy's Women and Home. An extensive remodeling program was initiated in 2003, designed by F+A Architects, which included extensive interior renovations and the addition of an open-air walkway with additional shops and restaurants. This program added about 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2) of retail space to the mall upon its completion in November 2005.
Besides housing a mix of mid-tier and upscale tenants, the outdoor portion of the mall houses several eateries.
Hospitality is the relationship between the guest and the host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. This includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
Finance is the allocation of assets and liabilities over time under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. A key point in finance is the time value of money, which states that a unit of currency today is worth more than the same unit of currency tomorrow. Finance aims to price assets based on their risk level, and expected rate of return. Finance can be broken into three different sub categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance.
Fashion Mall was a three-level shopping mall in Plantation, Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. The mall closed in December 2006 following hurricane damage. The new owner is transforming the property into a dynamic mixed-use lifestyle destination known as 321 North.