Who Besides the Obvious Are Running for Fresno Mayor?

The Fresno mayor's race is less than 90 days away. And although things have been somewhat quiet among the two frontrunners, the campaigns of Fresno County prosecutor Andrew Janz and former police chief Jerry Dyer are about to rev up. But at least three othe...

Dear Council, Please Show Up. It’s Your Job.

Are city council members more effective advocating for the city attending out-of-town conventions or actually voting on issues? The absence of Fresno councilwoman Esmeralda Soria last Thursday spotlights the...

Janz Takes Swings at Brand in 2020 Mayoral Opening Round

The gloves are off in the 2020 Fresno mayoral race, and it’s only the opening bell. Surrounded by 60 or so supporters, Andrew Janz officially announced his entry into the race for the city’s top leadership job. He called himself a fresh breath of air, hopin...
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Arias Will Resign Fresno Unified Post on Friday

Miguel Arias and Nelson Esparza are officially Fresno city councilmen, assuming office Tuesday, as prescribed by the city charter. They will be ceremonially sworn in Thursday (Jan. 10). Politics 101 David Taub For Arias, he will focus his ...