Mayor Lee Brand’s 2018 State of the City Address

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand gave his 2018 State of the City address on June 20 at the Fresno Convention Center. The luncheon event is organized annually by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. Brand talked about a variety of issues including water, homelessness, publ...

Ride Along With Fresno PD As They Take Down a Pimp

The Fresno Police Department, under Police Chief Jerry Dyer, is teaming with District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp to crack down on human trafficking and educate the public that prostitution is not a victimless crim...

Who Is No. 1 Among Fresno’s Top 2017 Newsmakers?

  Opinion by Bill McEwen Let's start with this: You won't totally agree with this list of the people who defined Fresno in 2017. Some folks might not agree with a single selection. That's OK. In fact, you might be able to com...
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DA Lisa Smittcamp Targets Sex Trafficking

"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery." Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp says that is the unvarnished reality of prostitution and for those who become ensnared by it. "They live in fear tha...
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Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an affront to all of us and a threat to the youth of our community. Breaking the Chains is one of the Fresno-based organization working to end human trafficking. In cooperation with local l...