Poverty Pimps? Brandau’s Low Blow from Dais

Opinion by David Taub Is Steve Brandau worried about losing his conservative street cred? How else would you explain his excoriating of legal advocates for the poor from the city council dais? Thursday night (Jan. 25), the Fresno City C...

Politics 101: Bredefeld, Baines and the Clerk

There have been interesting developments, first noted by CV Observer’s George Hostetter, about Fresno City Clerk Yvonne Spence taking offense to Councilman Garry Bredefeld’s NFL rant Sept. 28. Both Bredefeld’s nine-minute speech and colleague Oliver Baines 20-...

Soria says PLA vote from Israel kosher

A lobbying group for electrical contractors is wondering whether the Fresno City Council violated state law with their December 15 vote on how to award public contracts for an impending $70 million state grant. But, the office for the councilwoman in question ...