Nearly irrelevant California GOP becomes circular firing squad

Once a reliably Republican city, Rancho Cucamonga now leans slightly Democratic, notes CalMatters columnist Dan Walters. It's a sign of the times in California, where over the last decade "Republican voter registration has declined from 34.2 percent of regi...

Walters: California Continues to Binge on Taxes

When the Trump administration announced their tax reform plan a few weeks ago, one of the most controversial changes proposed was the elimination of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. This deduction, whi...

90 Seconds With Johnny Tacherra

Johnny Tacherra is banking on his name value in his latest quest for public office. The Burrel dairyman is running for the state Senate District 12 seat covering much of western Fresno County, parts of Mader...

What and Where in the World is Metalachi?

Metalachi is the world’s first and only metal mariachi band. And it has two ties to Fresno. One, it is playing tonight at The Big Fresno Fair on the Pavilion Stage at 8:30. Two, El Cucuy, whose title w...

Fresno’s Homeless Speak Up

OPINION BY NANCY FLYNN I am often appalled by the words used to describe homeless people in Fresno.  I read these words on social media. I hear them in conversations. Bums, vagrants, scum and campers, they are called. Dangerous, dirty, criminal...

Officer’s Body-Cam Video of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Here is the latest on the Las Vegas shooter and other stories catching our eye: In the months before his deadly rampage, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock was a man “descending into madness,” a person briefed on new...

In Fresno, Arpaio Repeats Birther Claims About Obama

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the lightning rod former law-enforcement agent from Arizona, is in Fresno tonight. Earlier this week, the Bay Area News Group (San Jose Mercury/Oakland Tribune, etc.) talked with Arpaio. One topic that is expected to come up at tonight’s...