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...

A Look at Fresno’s Judiciary as Mangano Takes His Robe

Even though he was sworn in last January, Robert Mangano took his black robe at a ceremony Friday, joining his brethren as a Fresno County judge. Dozens of his colleagues descended upon the event at the Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium officially welcome...
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Brand Still Can Be a Political Kingmaker

What does Mayor Lee Brand plan to do with his $450,000 political war chest? Brand amassed most of that amount in 2018, taking contributions from the who’s who of Fresno business and politics — public safety ...