Composite image including Steve Brandau and Garry Bredefeld.

Brandau and Bredefeld Deserve to be Read the Riot Act

Can I just call in Jack Nicholson to give Steve Brandau and Garry Bredefeld the full "You Can't Handle the Truth" treatment? If anyone deserves a big-league butt-chewing from the fictional Col. Nathan Jessup, it's the north Fresno councilmen who find themse...
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Mayor Brand Comes Out Against Anti-Panhandling Proposal

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand is opposed to lame-duck City Councilman Steve Brandau's anti-panhandling proposal. The proposal called STOP for "Safe Transfer of Objects to Pedestrians", which will be taken up at Thursday's council meeting, would forbid drivers from...

Did City Hall Get Top Price for Spiral Garage? Some Say No.

The Fresno City Council parted with a troubled asset when it found a buyer for a parking structure and accompanying commercial space on the south end of Fulton Street in downtown Fresno. For years, the structure known as the "spiral garage" for its prominen...

Money Back Guarantee Gets 7-0 Vote, But Fine-Tuning Ahead

A proposal to guarantee that Fresno delivers planning department services on time received a 7-0 vote from the city council Thursday. But council members also made it clear that important issues must be ironed out before the "money back guarantee" plan is a...