Catalano considers packing carpet bags for another Council runJune 18, 2015
Are you ready for a battle of the PR executives? If you live in northeast Fresno, you should be. It’s looking all the more likely that there’s a matchup between Holly Carter (of Carter &...
Cult of Victor Lopez: Fresno County’s worst endorsementJune 17, 2015
Joaquin Arambula and Daniel Parra kissed the ring. They kissed the ring of a corrupt politician, who ran his jurisdiction with a combination of ruthlessness and charm, and described as a “Third World despot” by...
This ad dropped the hammer on Delta SmeltJune 17, 2015
It’s hard not to bash the Delta Smelt. At just one-inch long and living in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the Delta Smelt might just be the puniest fish in California. It’s also on track to become...
Useful Idiots double down on Hanson’s mistakeJune 14, 2015
Fresno Unified voted Friday to double down on a huge legal bet with far-reaching implications. Voting 4-1-1, the Board approved a request that California’s Supreme Court review its questionable lease-leaseback deal with Harris Construction (which we...
Henry T. Perea in for Insurance Commish race in ’18June 14, 2015
Assemblyman Henry T. Perea is in for the state insurance commissioner’s race in 2018, documents filed with the Secretary of State show. There’s quite a lot going on in Pereaworld, with Perea’s father, Henry R....
Nelson Esparza’s bid for City Council: an enigma wrapped in a proxy warNovember 17, 2017
Campaign 2018 could turn Nelson Esparza into Fresno’s newest political hero. Or it could end up adding his name to the city’s long list of political nincompoops. Esparza wants to succeed Clint Olivier as the...
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Steady progress on parks yields Roeding plans, new PARCS directorNovember 14, 2017
“Steady progress” is the name of the game these days at Fresno’s Parks Department. Bur for how long? For example, Parks is planning a major upgrade to the southeast corner of Roeding Park. This area...
Ventura Broadcasting cancels Malos show “Connect with Me”November 9, 2017
It looks like John Malos’ public affairs TV show “Connect with Me” is gone for good. “It’s not on a hiatus,” Malos told me by phone on Wednesday. “It’s cancelled.” Malos said the bosses told...
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Sumpter tapped as new Assistant City ManagerNovember 21, 2017
Jane Sumpter is only a week away from becoming Fresno’s next assistant city manager. Sumpter currently is the city’s budget manager. She begins her new job on Nov. 27. “Jane is one of the most...
Bulldogs steamroll New Mexico, 38-0, with dazzling offenseOctober 14, 2017
Behind Marcus McMariyon's arm (and even legs), Fresno State continued its roll through Mountain West play staying unbeaten in the conference.
Jim Verros on a Fresno Unified strike: “It’s going to change the conversation”September 25, 2017
A teacher's strike will shakeup the summer storyline of Brooke Ashjian's comments and put the focus back on bread-and-butter issues.
Jim Verros on DACA changes: “Absolutely this is a ploy” by both partiesSeptember 10, 2017
Jim Verros talked with CBS47 This Morning to discuss changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.