The original inhabitants of the San Joaquin Valley region were the Yokuts people, who engaged in trading with other Californian tribes of Native Americans including coastal peoples such as the Chumash of the Central California coast, with whom they are thought to have traded plant and animal products.
Parodying popular prime time soap operas of the era such as Dallas, Dynasty, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing, Fresno chronicles the struggle of matriarch Charlotte Kensington (Burnett) to keep control of her dysfunctional family and defend their declining raisin empire against their arch-rival, the villainous Tyler Cane (Dabney Coleman). In the words of a contemporary network press release:
FRESNO, Calif ...CSU’s two previous wins simply don’t compare to shocking FresnoState 41-31 on the road ... A few takeaways from CSU’s thrilling outcome in Fresno ... It’s far too early to label the Fresno State win as a season-saver ... So, in that sense, proving victorious over Fresno State is no different than conquering UNM ... Fresno State Bulldogs live blog.