Bumper Sticker Solutions Sound Good But Rarely Work

Opinion By Bill McEwen I feel Steve Brandau's pain. The Fresno city councilman has sticker shock over the cost of a proposed Blackstone Avenue affordable housing project. Upon doing the math, Brandau announced to the world that the per-unit cost ...

Politics 101: Bredefeld, Baines and the Clerk

There have been interesting developments, first noted by CV Observer’s George Hostetter, about Fresno City Clerk Yvonne Spence taking offense to Councilman Garry Bredefeld’s NFL rant Sept. 28. Both Bredefeld’s ...

Baines Answers Bredefeld With Comments on Race, #TakeAKnee

Fresno-native and Pittsburgh Steelers player Robert Golden delivered these comments via video: When Fresno City Councilman Garry Bredefeld shared his thoughts on the NFL player’s protest of the National Anthem, his colleague Oliver Baines was on officia...

Bredefeld Goes Off On NFL Anthem Protests

Fresno Councilman Garry Bredefeld used his council report at Thursday's meeting (Sept. 28) to give his thoughts and opinions on the NFL protests during the National Anthem. Note: The following is the unedite...

Fresno Bans Commercial Pot Sales

While the state of California and Fresno voters have legalized recreational marijuana, it will not be commercially grown or sold in the city. The city council voted 4-3 in favor to ban commercial growing, selli...

Council Preview: Fireworks Expected

Fireworks will explode at Thursday’s Fresno City Council meeting. Not literally, though. The council will hold a discussion on future enforcement efforts of illegal fireworks at the request of sixth-district member Dr. Garry Bredefeld. One idea Bredefeld...