Outsider Devon Mathis hires lobbyist as new chief of staffMay 2, 2015
Well, that didn’t take long. Just 140 days after Devon Mathis, R-Visalia, was sworn into the lower chamber the freshman has a new man quarterbacking his staff. Mathis’ first chief of staff, Cole Azare, has “mutually parted ways”...
Brolieve It: Renteria to announce for Sanger MayorAugust 25, 2014
First it was rumors, then it turned into a Bernie Sanders-esque movement. After CVObserver reported that former Valadao staffer Andrew Renteria, a Sanger native and Sanger High student body president, was considering jumping into the...
FTA delivering bombshell on schoolhouse stepsJanuary 27, 2014
The war against dirty tricks at Fresno Unified’s headquarters rolls on. With contract negotiations hitting a brick wall, and limited options left, the Fresno Teachers Association is joining in on the act. SEE ALSO: FTA teeing...
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...
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.