Government & Politics

Consultant: Swearengin has Fresno at heart with controller run

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin intends to run for state controller.Mayor Ashley Swearengin has filed papers in Sacramento as part of a bid for the state controller's office.

Valley businesses make Top 500 tax delinquent list

With combined liability of more than $3.1 million, a Selma and Fresno business have been added to the state's quarterly list of the Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies in California.

Bethel-Fink named to federal health care committee

Elaine Bethel-FinkJudy "Elaine" Bethel-Fink of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has been appointed to a federal advisory committee on the delivery of health care in Indian Country.

Business owners want theft of recyclables stopped

Clint Olivier with chain lock.
Local business owners, meeting with Fresno City Council member Clint Olivier on Friday, told Olivier that it’s time to stop thieves who steal goods for recycling.

Swearengin launches Fresno industry council

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin introduced a new council of industry leaders to address the city's social and economic challenges.Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced her resolve to tackle the city's most serious problems with the help of new council made up of local industry leaders.

Runner to host telephone town hall on taxes

Board of Equalization Member George Runner will host a telephone town hall for members of California’s agricultural industry at 10 a.m. March 4.

Sanger declares sales tax holiday

The City of Sanger has declared a tax holiday on March 1 and 2, making the city's tax rate the lowest in Fresno County over the weekend.

Fresno County supervisor forum announced

The Fresno Partnership, representing more than 30 Fresno-based organizations, will hold a candidate forum for District 1 and District 4 Board of Supervisors candidates at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fresno City College Old Administration Building Auditorium.

Obama turns attention to California drought 


President Obama visits Fresno today.(AP) — Opening a weekend trip to California, President Barack Obama on Friday will offer millions in federal aid for the drought-stricken state, then hold an unusual West Coast meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II, a key U.S. partner in the Middle East.

Robinson heads Fresno legislative awards reception Friday

First Fridays Fresno and Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce will present a Legislative Awards Reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at 2039 Kern St., Suite 2039 in Fresno.