Get Ready for Fresno County’s New Voting System in 2020

The Voters Choice Act is an exciting new model for elections administration. California Senate Bill 450 was passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor in 2016, which authorizes counties to send every voter a mail ballot and provide ballot drop-off lo...

Opponents Force New Animal Shelter to a Different Spot

Plans for a new animal shelter in a northwest Fresno neighborhood appear over. "We're going to get an adequate shelter that will allow us to provide for the animals. That is a win." — Brenda Mitchell, board president, Fresno Humane Animal Services Howeve...

Fresno-Clovis Keeps Healthy Streak Alive in June Job Data

The unemployment rate in the Fresno-Clovis area rose slightly in June but continued to show historically healthy job numbers, extending a record streak of rates less than 10%. The latest number marks the 27th straight month that Fresno County has posted an ...
Portrait of Fresno County DA Lisa Smittcamp

DA Smittcamp Talks Gangs, Stolen Guns, Sentencing Reforms

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp is calling for a community-wide effort to prevent children from joining gangs. She also has a message for otherwise law-abiding citizens: Lock up your guns! If you don't, they could end up used in robberies and...