Four views on Sanctuary Cities

In January, Lee Brand declared that Fresno is not a sanctuary city. A week later, he said “The only difference between Fresno and other cities who label themselves as sanctuary cities are only words with no clear definition.” GV Wire asked four community...

Next steps for Fresno’s $70 million

The next step for Fresno collecting $70 million in state funds happened today (February 9) in Sacramento. The board of the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) handed over the duties to administer the program to ...
Apartment Inspection Act

Rental Inspection Plan Passes, 4-3

Minutes after the Fresno City Council passed a rental inspection ordinance, sounds of joy emanated from the lobby, a circle of activists cheering and hollering. Tenants' rights attorneys, Faith in Fresno le...

GV Wire talks to Armenian ambassador

Grigor Hovhannissian, the Armenian ambassador to the United States, visited Fresno this past weekend. GV Wire talked with him. Among the topics discussed: U.S.-Armenian relations; his thoughts on President Trump's executive order on travel; the proposed wall b...

Hundreds protest Trump at FYI

Hundreds gathered at Fresno Yosemite International Airport Sunday night, protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel from seven countries. The crowd argued that only Muslim countries ...

RFK, Jr. on Monsanto, Immigration, Vaccines

Noted environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. appeared in Fresno on Friday. He was there on behalf of state court case where pesticide manufacturer Monsanto is challenge a state labeling law. GV Wire c...

Hundreds rally for immigrants at Fresno City Hall

Could Fresno become a sanctuary city? Lee Brand told the Fresno Bee no earlier this week. At Thursday’s council meeting, Esmeralda Soria expressed her solidarity with the immigrant community during her council report. Dr. Garry Bredefeld also talked about t...

Fresno council cancels parks PR deal

Last fall, the Fresno City Council granted a media consultant a six-figure contract to engage the public on parks. Today (January 26), they took it away. By a 4-2 vote, the council cancelled the $172,000 con...

The $420k question: city buys contentious lot

The City of Fresno purchased a parking lot from a relatively unknown government agency on Tuesday (January 24). They plan to turn around that property, known as Parking Lot #2, in the name of revitalization. Bu...

Council plans to cancel parks PR contract

Last October, the Fresno city council awarded a controversial six-figure contract to local public relations firms to engage the public in building new parks.  Now, a newly elected councilman wants to cancel that contract, saving the city $150,000. By a 4-3 ...