Staff Blogs


BLOG: Remember state's bad tax system at the polls

As people complete their mail-in ballots or prepare to hit the polls Tuesday for the November general election, here is one fact they should keep in mind: California is one of the worst state's when it comes to taxes.

BLOG: Print-on-demand firm taps Fresno for West Coast home

Commercial printing may be the last place you would expect a newcomer in Fresno, but a Nashville-based company is making a go here with a concept that could appeal to the hot independent publishing market.

BLOG: More than 13K 'Best of' votes cast so far

The Best of Central Valley Business Reader’s Choice Awards have garnered more than 13,000 votes in the first few weeks of voting.

BLOG: Franchise bill stokes local opinion

It's fair to say that Fresno is a franchise town.

BLOG: Best of Central Valley Business voting begins Friday

We're excited to announce that voting starts Monday for our Best of Central Valley Business Reader's Choice Awards.

BLOG: Coffeehouse ribbon cutting at bold Fultonia project

The Cafe Aroma Coffeehouse, which opened at the end of last year at Fresno's Fultonia apartment complex, is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow starting at 8 a.m.

BLOG: We have a water bond

With bipartisan support last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $7.5 billion water bond that includes $2.7 billion for water storage.

BLOG: Does homeless Kashkari capture the real Fresno?

If you haven't seen Neel Kashkari's video of his experience living homeless for a week in Fresno, do it now, if only to see some familiar spots in the downtown area.

BLOG: Perea reports on Central America border talks

 Senator Darrell Steinberg meets Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren. Perea (blue tie) is among a delegation of California lawmakers in Central America this week.Assemblymber Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) is among a delegation of state lawmakers traveling in Central America this week as the debate over how to handle a onslaught of unaccompanied minors at the US border rages on.

BLOG: Split roll parcel tax dies

A legislative proposal that would have allowed school districts to create a split roll at the local level with regard to parcel taxes has died.