Has Lee Brand already locked up the Mayor’s race?May 3, 2015
City Councilman Lee Brand just might have intentionally (or unintentionally) shut down one of the most interesting Valley races in 2016: Fresno’s mayoral race. His bid, in earnest, started when The Fresno Bee‘s George Hostetter announced in 2012 that...
Dems in disarray, still looking for half-decent Valadao challengerMay 2, 2015
Apparently, recruiting a guy who lost an open Fresno County Supervisor seat by 25 points isn’t exactly top-tier material to challenge Rep. David Valadao. Or so says a local Democratic leader. Fresno County Young Democrats chair Matt...
Barbara Boxer is just as clueless about the drought as you thoughtMay 2, 2015
Sen. Barbara Boxer’s relationship with the public is generally pretty heated or downright embarassing. That tenuous relationship even extends to visits with fellow California officials. Tony Boren, executive director of the Fresno Council of Governments, wrote in The...
Staggering number of Fresno lawns still being watered like golf coursesMay 2, 2015
After Gov. Jerry Brown let the hammer down with his water use restrictions a few weeks ago, you’d like to believe that Californians – especially in communities hardest hit by the drought. But you’d still...
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After seeing Valley hospital grades, you might want to get a second opinionMay 2, 2015
The latest grades are in for Valley hospitals and that’s bad news for most hospital administrators. Three of seven Valley hospitals had below-average safety grades in the latest Hospital Safety Score release, provided by the...
Fresno State launches regional planning degree with eye on Rio Mesa boomSeptember 15, 2017
The university's degree program will partner with McCaffrey Homes to help plan Tesoro Viejo, the first development in the Rio Mesa area of Madera County, north of Clovis.
Schools get Fresno back to the basics: tackling the “Why work?” dilemmaSeptember 7, 2017
As the entitlement state grows and Universal Basic Income becomes a prevalent talking point, the conversation about jobs starts at our schools.
Fresno City Hall
Inside City Hall: Recharge Fresno construction, Darling plant relocationSeptember 12, 2017
As big-buck Recharge Fresno projects roll on, City officials are keeping their eyes on Temperance Flat along with residential and commercial water rates.