Arias Explains Switcheroo on Anti-Panhandling Signs

On Wednesday, three city councilmembers — Miguel Arias, Garry Bredefeld, Paul Caprioglio — publicly supported the “Help Us, Help Fresno” proposal. Their idea? Place signs discouraging motorists from giving to panhandlers at busy intersections and instead as...

Fresno Honors Seven as Women of the Year

Fresno honored seven women last week whose contributions range from political activism to delivering the news to thousands each night. The city council held its fourth Women of the Year ceremony. Each council member selected a woman for the honor, presented...

How Chief Dyer Torpedoed Panhandling Ordinance

Police Chief Jerry Dyer sank a city council proposal Thursday that supporters said was focused on public safety, but opponents criticized as a mean-spirited attack on the poor. After three and a half hours o...

Will This West Fresno Church Block Major Homebuilder?

UPDATE, 3/13/2019 During a presentation to city council on Thursday (March 14), city planner Israel Trejo said a meeting between the city, council members Steve Brandau and Esmeralda Soria, and God's Family Church produced an agreement. The church balked at h...