Council delays inspection vote

For Mayor Ashley Swearengin, an attempt to have an apartment inspection ordinance passed on her watch has expired. The city council voted 6-0 to delay hearing the Mayor's mandatory inspection plan until Febr...

Payne in the wallet

Not turning in paperwork is a costly lesson, as learned by a local elected official. Eric Payne, a trustee with the State Center Community College District Board is out $200 because he failed to pay a state reg...

Community stands with Islamic Center

  Imam Seyed Ali Ghazvini had a defiant message for those trying to intimidate his community. "We will not pack our bags and we will not leave our homes. This is our home, like it is the home for any ot...

Bray appointed to Fresno Planning Commission

The Fresno Planning Commission is back at full force. Mayor Ashley Swearengin's pick of Kathy Bray was approved by the city council last Thursday. Bray has owned Denham Resources, a job placement agency, for...

Welcome, New Americans

An American dream came true for 827 new United States citizens. At the monthly naturalization ceremony, citizens from five different continents and 49 different countries took the oath, pledged to the flag and ...

Ramirez preps for Fresno fight

Boxer Jose Ramirez is a Valley fan favorite. The former Olympian from Avenal puts his undefeated 18-0 record (13 knockouts) on the line in the main event of Fight for Water 6 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno t...

Rudd says he’ll stick around as city manager

Mayor-elect Lee Brand expressed publicly many times that he could inherit the current administration's city manager. He will now get his wish. At the opening ceremony of the Cultural Arts District Park in do...