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Vocal City Hall Rally: ‘We Are Telling You We Are Opening October 1st’

Several hundred business owners, employees and politicians gathered on Monday for a rally outside of Fresno City Hall to declare their intention to reopen on October 1. Pastor Jim Franklin of Cornerstone Church kicked the rally off with a prayer and said he and business owners need to stand up...

Will NIMBYs Stop Former Smuggler’s Inn From Becoming Affordable Housing?

Fresno County, RH Community Builders, and UPholdings want to acquire and rehabilitate the Hotel Fresno (formerly the Smuggler's Inn) on Blackstone and Dakota avenues to provide assistance to homeless people. That's the short-term goal. The long-term goal is to provide affordable housing for decades into the future. The county hosted...

Conservative Social Media Warrior Brandau Quits Twitter

Fresno firebrand conservative and county supervisor Steve Brandau said Monday afternoon that he was quitting Twitter cold turkey. "I am deleting my account tonight and throwing away 2,000 followers," he told me. Indeed, a search today for his handle on the social media platform turned up crickets. However, Brandau says...