Fresno’s lost opportunity

A special look at how Mayor Ashley Swearengin's plan to curb growth in Fresno is a bonanza for surrounding cities. ...

Peeve’s Public House shuts its doors

by David Taub Craig Scharton has been one of downtown Fresno's biggest boosters. He left his job as City Hall's downtown "czar" to put his money where his mouth is: opening a restaurant on the Fulton Mall. B...

Fresno poll shows close race hinges on turnout

by GV Wire staff Polling taken in late September shows that Henry Perea is slightly ahead of Lee Brand in Fresno's mayoral race. However, this also shows how Perea's three-point lead will likely turn into a ...

Clovis city manager to retire

by David Taub After thirty years working for Clovis, city manager Rob Woolley officially announced his retirement today. Serving in that position for the past six years, Woolley will step down at the end of ...

LA Times: Vote no on Prop 55

by David Taub This year's ballot is loaded with 17 propositions. Most of them are populist- they sound nice and easy in order to achieve approval. One of these ideas is Prop 55, which extend the tax on Calif...

Another story gushes about Fresno downtown

There is more love for downtown Fresno. The latest issue New America writes about Fresno and its resurrection of downtown. New America describes itself as "think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewi...

How local congress members voted on veto override

by David Taub Congress voted to override a President Obama veto for the first time in his presidency by a 348-77 vote. It revolved around Obama's veto of a bill giving victims of 9/11 the right to sue the Sa...

Perea, Brand square off in downtown debate

by David Taub Meeting each other in their third debate in as many days, Lee Brand and Henry Perea met at Warnors Theater Wednesday night focusing on downtown issues. In a departure from the presidential deba...