Obama official touts Fulton Mall grant

Anthony Foxx, Obama's transportation secretary, speaks Friday at the announcement of a $16-million grant to restore traffic on the Fulton Mall.An Obama administration official joined Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Friday to announce a $15.9 million grant to open downtown Fresno’s Fulton Mall to traffic.

Fresno to get $16M grant for Fulton Mall

Several city leaders and business owners want to restore vehicle traffic to the Fulton Mall.The City of Fresno is looking ahead to reconstructing the Fulton Mall as it welcomes a $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Fresno, Clovis mayors to host smart-growth events

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Clovis Mayor Lynne Ashbeck will host events tomorrow focusing on smart growth stategies for both towns.

Fresno Regional Foundation seeks new CEO

The Fresno Regional Foundation has assembled a search committee to find a new CEO to replace Dan DeSantis, who requested a smaller role in the foundation to spend more time with family.

Residential, retail in works for old J.C. Penney building

Shay Maghame plans to renovate the former J.C. Penney building in Downtown Fresno with 66 living units and retail space.The 90-year-old former J.C. Penney building on the Fulton Mall is getting new life with the announcement that new owner Shay Maghame will fill the space with retail and residential units.

Fresno council moves forward with Creating Prosperity paper

Fresno sign
The Fresno City Council faced community objections on Thursday as it moved forward with efforts to consider suggestions in a “Creating Prosperity” whitepaper designed to create a business-friendly environment in Fresno.

Officials tout Clovis-bound new jobs

Hundreds of new jobs, black ink and bolstered tax revenues are just some of the bragging points for the City of Clovis these days.

Fresno preservation commissioner sought

Bekins-McClatchy historic home built in 1926
The Fresno mayor's office and city preservation staff are seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the city's Historic Preservation Commission.

Friant corridor study OKd if businesses foot bill

Quad Knopf may study potential development uses along the Friant Road corridor.The Fresno County Board of Supervisors today approved a study to evaluate development opportunities along the Friant Road corridor.

IBM team lists Fresno faults, opportunities

Brian Snitzer, senior technical staff member of IBM global technology services, discusses the findings of the Smarter Cities Challenge study.IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge team discussed both the positives and shortcomings it found after its three-week study of Fresno at a press conference on Friday in the Fresno City Council Chamber.