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Why California Doesn’t Fund Bert & Ernie

Here’s a quiz: Which politician saved public broadcasting in his state? Governor-now-Vice President Mike Pence from deep red Indiana? Or Governor Jerry Brown from the leftist of the left, California? “Indiana supplies about $3.6 million annually in...

Exclusive Talk with Antonio Villaraigosa

The race for governor runs through Fresno. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa paid another visit Monday afternoon (July 24), meeting with about 40 business people, educators and farmers, listening...

Artist Unveils Mariposa Concepts

“Public art has immense value to a community. It reflects civic pride, a sense of place. It is as important as good architecture and good city planning.” That is the philosophy of the man who will design the...

Lt. Gov. Hopeful Makes Fresno Stop

Visiting with a tableful of supporters, Lieutenant Governor hopeful Eleni Kounalakis visited Fresno on Friday morning. The stop is part of a road tour that is taking her to all parts of the state in advance of the June 2018 primary. Among the 10 or so peopl...

City Says ARCO-AM/PM is a Go

In a compromise deal, an ARCO-AM/PM will be allowed to operate and sell alcohol in a northwest Fresno neighborhood.  The Planning Commission Wednesday night (July 19) approved the project which saw objections f...

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...

Neighbors Saying No to ARCO

This empty dirt lot at the corner of Bullard and Figarden in northwest Fresno is the future home of an ARCO gas station and the accompanying AM/PM. City staff recommends that the Planning Commission give the gr...

Recap & Trade: How Valley Legislators Voted

Governor Jerry Brown pushed hard for a Cap & Trade extension and thanks to approval from both chambers of the legislature, he will get it. Monday night (July 17), the state Senate approved AB 398 (28-12) and companion bill AB 617 (27-13). Then, the Asse...
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