Government & Politics

Porterville business makes Top 500 tax delinquent list

The California Board of Equalization released its list of the Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies, adding a Porterville auto dealership to the latest group of debtors.

Valadao: House's efforts end up in Senate graveyard

Rep. David Valadao (R-Hanford) spoke to Fresno business leaders Friday morning about his agenda as he prepares to return to Washington Monday to cap his summer break.

City of Fresno names new city controller

michael-limaThe City of Fresno selected airports finance manager Michael Lima as its new city controller and finance director.

New Fresno library branch opens Aug. 20

The Fresno County Public Libary's new branch opens Aug. 20 at Teague Elementary School in northwest Fresno.

Money allocated for fighting fires to run out 

(AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to scale back some projects designed to help prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer's round of fires.

Perea warns biz owners of volatility at the pumps

Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) was in town Friday morning warning business leaders about impending sticker shock at gas pumps next year.

Kashkari lives homeless for a week in Fresno

A screengrab from Neel Kashkari's video of him living homeless for a week in Fresno.(AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.

Foundation promotes Fresno's general plan

From left, Dora Westerlund, Arthur Moye and Tim Rios promote Fresno's 2035 General Plan as part of the Foundation for Fresno's Future.Fresno's 2035 General Plan was the first order of business for the new Foundation for Fresno's Future during a press conference this morning promoting the city's blueprint for the next 20 years.

De León talks bullet train, Prop. 39 in Fresno

Roosevelt High Principal Bryan Wells talks to State Sen. Kevin de León about energy efficiency plans on campus.Weeks after upsetting Central Valley residents by referring to the region as the middle of nowhere, state Senate President Pro Tem-elect Kevin de León got an education about Fresno during a visit to Roosevelt High to promote Prop. 39.

Tulare County board approves labor agreements

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved labor agreements with the Tulare County District Attorney Investigators Association and the Tulare County Professional Firefighters Association.