United Fresno Council Opposes Release of ‘Tower Rapist’

All six Fresno city council members signed a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, expressing concern about the potential early release of Rudolph Acosta. As reported by others in the Fresno media, Acosta was known as the “Tower District Rapist” and sentenced to 78 ...

Water Returns to Fresno Splash Pads, For Now

The sounds of summer finally returned to two broken splash pads in Fresno. Kids giggled and screamed as a giant bucket dumped cool, refreshing water on them. Water cannons quelled the heat as the temperature...

Dear Council, Please Show Up. It’s Your Job.

Are city council members more effective advocating for the city attending out-of-town conventions or actually voting on issues? The absence of Fresno councilwoman Esmeralda Soria last Thursday spotlights the...

How AOC Became Part of Fresno Council Debate on Fire Fees

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has nothing to do with Fresno fire impact fees. The New York congresswoman certainly doesn't know anything about them. That didn’t prevent her name being evoked in a city council debate about it. The Fresno Fire Department says a...

One Fresno Splash Park Fixed. Two to Go.

Update, 6/05/19, 5:10 p.m.: The city reports that the splash pad at Todd Beamer Park is up and running. Says city spokesman Mark Standriff: "Todd Beamer splash pad is now running, thanks to an industrious st...
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Clovis Mayor Answers Housing Commissioner: We Welcome All

Clovis leaders are pushing back against comments made by a Fresno Housing Authority board member who questioned the agency's first-ever project in their city. Terra Brusseau serves on the 14-member Fresno Housing Authority board. Brusseau's remarks, made...