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Who owned Bitwise Industries before its collapse? Here’s a look at the ownership roster, numbers.
Big banks, Valley farmers, hedge funders, and tech savants held shares in Bitwise Industries before its collapse.
June 7, 2023
Bitwise Industries hooked lenders with word of a pending Goldman Sachs deal. It wasn’t real.
The outsized name of one of America's largest investment banks was utilized to lure more cash in recent months for the floundering tech venture.
June 5, 2023
Bitwise board fires Soberal, Olguin amid meltdown
Ollen Douglass, a member of the Bitwise Board of Directors, will take the helm of the company amid its collapse and questions of fraud.
Fresno landlord posts abandonment notices on three Bitwise buildings
Not even the tech firm’s flagship building was spared a pre-eviction notice.
A tax snafu led to Bitwise Industries’ unraveling. It could lead to Federal criminal charges.
Bitwise Industries' chase for high-interest, short-term loans began by breaching a contract over tax credits, new emails show.
Louder voices, bigger investments needed for Calif. water security, local experts say.
The California Water Alliance's water forum tackled how best to fight for a stable, plentiful water supply for America's breadbasket.
May 5, 2023
McCarthy delivers D.C. to Valley’s farmers during Farm Show
Flanked by nine colleagues, Speaker Kevin McCarthy focused his trip to the 2023 World Ag Expo on delivering wins in this year's Farm Bill.
February 14, 2023
Feds clear Ex-Interior Sec. Bernhardt in probe of Westlands ties
Investigators found claims Sec. David Bernhardt evaded ethics rules and improperly influenced 2019 rules governing water flow to the Valley were "unsubstantiated."
January 20, 2023
Fresno prosecutors charge Firebaugh City Clerk Fleming over election, voter fraud
Amanda Fleming was elected to serve as City Clerk of Firebaugh in Fresno County. Her home is outside the City limits in Madera County, prosecutors said.
January 12, 2023
McCarthy captures House Speaker’s gavel after four days, 15 votes
The Bakersfield Republican endured a rocky road to secure his place as the 55th Speaker of the House. His new challenge? Leading the narrow, 10-vote GOP majority forward.
January 7, 2023