AP Exclusive: Early PG&E Blackouts Forewarned Later Problems

SAN FRANCISCO — The state senators grilling the CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. were upset — like millions of other Californians, some spent days in the dark when the nation’s largest utility shut off power during windstorms this fall. The lawmakers...

Is Mayor Brand Free to Lead, a Lame Duck, or Both?

Last year produced the election that knocked City Hall off of its right-leaning political axis, propelled it sharply left, and made "patience" a word for a bygone era. Bill McEwen Opinion Deliberative, consensus-building Mayor Lee Brand sa...
Fresno police department K9 teams at swearing in ceremony.

Good Boy! Meet Fresno’s Newest Police K9’s

Three new Fresno police dogs and their officer handlers were sworn in as members of the department's K9 Unit on Wednesday. The highly-trained dogs range in age from 16 months to 22 months and were introduced at...

Brand: The Public Spoke on Parks-Only Tax

Measure P failed. Mayor Lee Brand acknowledges the ball is now in his court. Brand led the effort to defeat the city sales tax initiative that would have specifically benefited parks and cultural arts in Fresno. The city's voters said no, with 51% rejecting...