Government & Politics

Sanger city manager Haddix leaving for Chowchilla

Embattled Sanger city manager Brian Haddix is set to leave the city for a job in Chowchilla. 

Fresno to host development code community meetings

The City of Fresno announced it will host two informational community workshops for the public to learn more about the draft Development Code.

Patterson's AB 1389 dies in Assembly Labor Committee

A Fresno Assemblymember's bill aimed at giving farmworkers more rights when it comes to labor contract negotiations failed on a party-line vote yesterday.

Immigration march planned in downtown Fresno

Immigrants, legal permanent residents and community allies will march at Fresno’s Courthouse Park today in support of the president’s executive actions on immigration reform. 

Selma enacts moratorium on smoke shops

Jawad Subeh, owner of Selma’s Finest Hookah and Tobacco, believes the town’s moratorium on new smoke shops is discriminatoryThe popularity of electronic cigarettes has grown rapidly over the last few years, prompting health care organizations to issue warnings about the potential dangers of the product and causing at least one local community to try and reign in the market’s growth.

Sheriff Mims disputes utility account of what caused explosion

(AP) — A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people.

Reports: Renteria to be Clinton’s national political director

A South Valley resident will be a key player in the 2016 race for the White House.

Local officials blast Governor’s drought legislation

Local leaders blasted Governor Brown's drought legislation at a Thursday press conference in Selma.More than two dozen local elected officials held a press conference Thursday morning in Selma to voice their displeasure with Governor Jerry Brown’s $1 billion emergency drought legislation.

Residents can vote for a Fresno park to win $20K

The City of Fresno is asking the public to vote for one of three local parks to receive a $20,000 grant as part of a national revitalization effort. 

First time in 15 years, Madera board meets financial deadline

The Madera County Auditor-Controller announced today that the Board of Supervisors has filed its financial statements with the state before the required March 31 deadline for the first time in at least 15 years.