Government & Politics

Fresno budget to strengthen police department

For the first time in four years, the City of Fresno announced it is hiring more police officers thanks to higher than anticipated revenues in the 2013-14 general budget.

Officials concerned with river homeless presence

Fresno County Supervisor Andreas BorgeasA number of brushfires caused by homeless encampments along the San Joaquin River have led Fresno County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas to push for a uniform legislative framework between Fresno and Madera counties to deal with the matter.

Bank of the Sierra to pay cash dividend

Bank of the SierraSierra Bancorp has announced a 7 cents per share dividend for the quarter ending Sept. 30.

Fresno Veterans Home opens its doors

The Fresno Veterans Home opened on Friday.More than a decade after the process began, the Fresno Veterans Home officially held its grand opening on Friday with hundreds in attendance at the facility.

Berryhill: Calif. Senate GOP back at table in '14

State Sen. Tom Berryhill is looking forward to next year's election, especially the prospect that Senate Republicans will once again have a seat at the table in Sacramento.

Fresno SBA reopens after shutdown

The Small Business Administration's Fresno branch opened again on Thursday.With the 16-day government shutdown ended, the employees of the Small Business Administration’s Fresno branch returned to work Thursday.

Fresno Veterans Home to open Oct. 18

Fresno's long-awaited veterans home will open Oct. 18.The state's seventh veterans home will open in Fresno Oct. 18, making living space available to up to 300 veterans in need.

Sanger honored for financial reporting

The City of Sanger has been honored with the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, presented by the Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association.

Baines eyes changes to urban farming plan

Farm amendment hearing postponed
On the recommendation of District 3 City Councilman Oliver Baines III, the Fresno City Council postponed a hearing Thursday on a farm zoning amendment that would allow for an almond orchard at the former Running Horse property.

Swearengin launches Business Friendly Fresno

Fresno Mayor Ashley SwearenginFresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin launched the Business Friendly Fresno initiative on Thursday, which aims to make Fresno one of the cities most conducive to business in the state.