Photo Illustration of the proposed Temperance Flat dam north of Fresno, California

Temperance Flat Blocked. No Help to Salmon, State Rules.

To say that figuring out the state funding formula for the proposed Temperance Flat dam is complicated is an understatement. But the reason for the state's decision to award just $171 million for the $2.6 billion project is crystal clear. The California ...
Picture of Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer

Is Dyer Opening the Door to a Political Future?

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer is not ruling out a future in politics. Politics 101 David Taub “I’ve never shut a door on anything. But I do know at the present time, I’m very happy serving as the police chief," Dyer told GV Wire. "Ther...

Take 5: Veva Islas on Her District 7 Council Run

Veva Islas draws her motivation from her upbringing as the daughter of immigrant laborers. After growing up in Fresno and Kern County, she now works as a public health care advocate. She now wants to serve as a...

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 asking voters to send him to the Fresno City Counc...