Making Fresno Business Friendly Becomes a Hostile Battle

It’s safe to say Mayor Lee Brand won’t invite Councilman Garry Bredefeld to his Super Bowl party. And vice versa. Last week, the two Fresno political leaders engaged in verbal battles in print and on the radio. The main source of friction was their dueling ...

Watch Bruce Rudd Drop the Hammer on River Board

On Wednesday (Dec. 13), the state agency in charge of San Joaquin River issues approved a contentious plan to build an access point that runs through Spano Park in northwest Fresno. The location pitted neighbor...

Politics 101: City Hall Official Uses Ethnic Slur on Twitter

Mark Standriff, the city of Fresno’s director of communications and public affairs, used a racial slur on Twitter on Sunday, when tweeting about the final College Football Playoff poll. “Here's what I'm most confused about on Selection Sunday - how does the...

Council Awards More Consultant Contracts

It has been a recurring debate at Fresno city council meetings this year. A consultant contract is up for vote, and Councilman Garry Bredefeld calls for debate on the issue. Thursday (April 27), Bredefeld to...