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 caught up with him for a few minutes to talk about ...

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 counc...

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. But, what the exact plans are for this property is t...

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 tha...

Fresno Teachers Union to Hanson: go now

At the end of last year when Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson announced his plan to leave his post in August 2017, that gave him nearly nine months left on the job. The teachers' union wants that to...

Costa talks inauguration, water

Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) spoke at the downtown Fresno Martin Luther King Day rally on Monday. He took time out to talk with the media in an impromptu Q & A. He said he is attending inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, because ...

GV Wire Special: Thafer’s Escape from Syria

In the next installment of GV Wire’s series on the Syiran crisis, we share the story of Thafer Kashak, a refugee from Homs. Once a thriving businessman, he fled his home country when the Civil War invaded his h...

Brand unveils apartment inspection plan

Tweaking the plan his predecessor started, Mayor Lee Brand talked about his version of an apartment inspection plan for the first time. Brand introduced his proposal at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce. He hopes this presents a balance between what is need...