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Can City Ordinance “STOP” Panhandling?

UPDATE, 3/20/2019: Councilmembers Miguel Arias, Esmeralda Soria and Nelson Esparza formally announced their opposition to the ordinance written about below. They are holding news conference Wednesday (March 20) afternoon. With councilmen Steve Brandau, Paul...

Is Clovis Economic Boom Headed for Slow Down?

At tonight’s Clovis council meeting (March 4), the board will hear a five-year economic forecast. The report indicates trouble looming: “The General Fund forecast continues to be much more constrained during the forecast period than it has been during recen...
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Johnson’s ‘Small’ Donors? They Include Big Labor.

At Monday’s (Feb. 11) Board of Supervisors forum, candidate Nasreen Johnson criticized Steve Brandau for taking developer contributions. “My campaign comes from folks like you, writing small contributions. That’s how I’m running my campaign. I’m not tied to...

What Randa Jarrar Thinks of Ben Bergquam Arrest

Ben Bergquam, a Fresno based right-wing activist known for heckling at political events, was arrested earlier this week for trespassing at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mansion. He calls it his latest political stunt. “The whole idea is to expose the hypocrite Democr...