Government & Politics

Fresno business owner announces city council run

Cary Catalano is running for Fresno City Council on the June 2014 ballot.Local business owner Cary Catalano announced his run for Fresno City Council serving District 1.

Final results expected in San Joaquin Senate race

(AP) — The final tally of outstanding ballots is expected in a special election for a San Joaquin Valley state Senate seat.

City of Fresno seeks art for bus route

The City of Fresno is looking to commission one to six artists/teams to create public art for the 15.7-mile route of the proposed Bus Rapid Transit Project.

B.F. Sisk Courthouse public service hours to be cut

Fresno County Superior Court announced it is reducing all public service hours for clerks in the B.F. Sisk Courthouse in downtown Fresno effective Monday.

APNewsBreak: State to move inmates over illness

(AP) — California corrections officials said Tuesday they will comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.

Chavez selected as Fresno County's chief probation officer

The Fresno Superior Court judges have selected Rick Chavez as the Fresno County chief probation officer.

Costa, supporters urge cooperation on immigration bill

Central Valley OFA Chapter Leader Sandra Davis introduces UFW Community Outreach Coordinator Clarita Cortes at a press conference Monday about the immigration reform bill.Representatives from the Central Valley branch of Organize for Action (OFA) and United Farmer Workers (UFW) urged Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno) to encourage bipartisan support in the House of Representatives for the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act.  

Judge: Calif. must move inmates because of fungus

Avenal State Prison(AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to move several thousand inmates out of two California prisons because they are at a high risk of contracting a potentially deadly airborne fungus.

Fresno switches to semi-annual business tax cycle

Fresno businesses have a little longer to pay their taxes since the city has switched to a semi-annual billing cycle.

Fresno city manager to step down for Burbank gig

Fresno City Manager Mark Scott announced his resignation today, leaving the job after three years for the same position in Burbank.