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No Cops, No Budget, Says City Council Candidate Karbassi

Fresno City Council hopeful Mike Karbassi wants District 2 to know he is the law and order candidate. At a fundraiser Tuesday night at the Sierra Sport and Racquet Club, having police chief Jerry Dyer and district attorney Lisa Smittcamp in attendance was a good start. Dyer himself is running...

As Temperatures Rise, Splash Parks Are Dry. City Works on Fix.

Kids hoping to cool off Sunday at several Fresno splash parks got the hot shoulder. The water wasn’t working at Inspiration Park in west Fresno. Youngsters and their parents fared no better at Figarden Loop Park or Todd Beamer Park. Meanwhile, temperatures peaked in the low 90s. The city said an...

Is Privatizing Bookstores the Smart Move for Community Colleges?

State Center Community College District officials say turning to a private company to run its bookstores will save students money, while adding to the district’s bottom line. District management wants to turn over operations to Follett Higher Education Group, a national firm based in Illinois. The board wasn't ready to...