Immigrant Committee Coming to Fresno. Legal Defense Fund Next?

In the first major social policy proposal of the year, the Fresno council will vote on creating an “Immigrant Affairs Committee” at Thursday’s (Feb. 14) meeting. The idea comes from council members Luis Chavez (District 5) and Esmeralda Soria (District 1). ...

Better Business By Bickering? Brand & Bredefeld Bash Away.

Two Fresno leaders went head-to-head Thursday over the best way for the city to improve its business climate. And their months-long war of words continued on the city council dais, each trading insults and accusations. "The fact that this item is not up for...

Take 5: Nelson Esparza on His City Council Run

Nelson Esparza says he wants to positively affect the lives of more people in Fresno. So, he is running for higher office. Voters elected him to the Fresno County Board of Education in 2016. Now, Esparza is ...

Making Fresno Business Friendly Becomes a Hostile Battle

It’s safe to say Mayor Lee Brand won’t invite Councilman Garry Bredefeld to his Super Bowl party. And vice versa. Last week, the two Fresno political leaders engaged in verbal battles in print and on the radio. The main source of friction was their dueling ...