Crime & Punishment
It just became harder to be a dirty politician in FresnoMay 6, 2015
Politicians, whatcha gonna do when Lisa Smittcamp comes for you? From ABC30’s Corin Hoggard: The DA’s public integrity unit is designed to investigate and prosecute corruption by public officials. @ABC30 — Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) May...
Mr. GSD: How Brooke Ashjian got Fresno talking vocational educationMay 5, 2015
Two words have crept into the vocab of Fresnans across the political spectrum: vocational education. From KMJ’s Ray Appleton to City Councilman Sal Quintero, the issue of vocational education has reached a fever pitch. But why?...
That Was A Freebie
Free cow was apparently too good to be mooMay 4, 2015
Buyer beware, people. When something’s too good to be true, it probably is. Or for this particular Craigslist poster: if something’s too good to be moo, it probably is. That’s right, there’s a new scam...
Rankings on Rankings
The number of Fresno kids waiting to go to charter schools is INSANEMay 4, 2015
Demand for Fresno area charter schools has skyrocketed, according to a report from California’s charter school trade association. The California Charter Schools Association released its annual survey of charter school waiting lists across the Golden...
Introducing the ObserverMay 4, 2015
Welcome to CVObserver! We want to answer two big questions: who are we and what are we going to do? What exactly are we all about? We enjoy staying up-to-date with the good and bad...
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...
Fresno City Hall
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...
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.