Government & Politics

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.

Fresno to consider fee waivers for industrial development

Leland Parnagian with Fowler Packing speaks about Fresno's impact fee waiver proposal today at the North Pointe Business Park.The Fresno City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal giving the city manager the ability to reduce or waive development fees for industrial real estate projects in Fresno.

Fresno hires Westerlund for economic post

Larry WesterlundLarry Westerlund, former member of the Fresno City Council, has been selected as the City of Fresno's new Economic Development Director.

Mozier named head of Fresno public works

Scott MozierScott Mozier has been named the City of Fresno's new Public Works Director, City Manager Bruce Rudd announced today.

Fresno City Council candidate forum Jan. 25

The Fresno Partnership will be hosting a forum for District 1 and District 7 candidates for Fresno City Council on Jan. 25.

Brown talks water, rail in Fresno

jerrybrownCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown addressed the Fresno media during a rare visit to the Central Valley yesterday, fielding questions on everything from the budget and drought to high-speed rail and the state’s pending water bond.

Gov. Brown in Fresno talking budget with local leaders

California Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to be in Fresno today for private meetings with local education, water, agriculture, law enforcement and community leaders to discuss his 2014-15 budget proposal.

Tulare Indian gaming committee seeks members

Tulare County's Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee seeks interested residents to fill three vacancies.

Judge clears Visalia to start wastewater project

Tulare County Superior Court Judge Lloyd Hicks rejected arguments by a spurned second-place bidder over construction of an expansion of the Visalia’s wastewater treatment plant in a ruling dated Jan. 2.