Government & Politics

Fresno County raising fees for vital records

Fresno County Assessor-Recorder Paul Dictos announced that fees for certain vital records will be going up in the New Year.

Fresno's Wiemiller resigns for Lompoc job

PatrickPatrick Wiemiller, director of the City of Fresno's utilities and public works departments, announced he has accepted a position as administrator for the City of Lompoc in Santa Barbara County.

Swearengin announces downtown parking changes

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announces changes to downtown parking outside the newly-opened 80/20 Nutrition Bar.Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced a few changes in the downtown parking situation, but none bigger than the announcement the city is accepting bids for new management of downtown parking.

Navy's decision on Lemoore Joint Strike Fighter base delayed

Due to the recent government shutdown, the Navy has delayed until the spring the decision on where to located its West Coast Joint Strike Fighter base. It will take a few more months to see the final environmental impact study on base options for the U.S. Navy's Joint Strike Fighter planes on the West Coast.

Olivier proposes human trafficking ordinance

Fresno City Councilmember Clint Olivier announced plans to propose an act directed at illegally operated massage parlors to the council on Nov. 21.

Sen. Berryhill named small biz legislator of year

Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte)Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte), California Senator for District 14 that includes sizeable chunks of Fresno and Madera counties, has been recognized for his record on small business.

Bike tour to pass historic Fresno sites

Fresno residents will get a tour of some of the city's historic neighborhoods during the annual "Bike Through History" trip on Nov. 2.

Fresno County Supervisors to explore taking over First 5

A majority of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors came closer to bringing First 5 Fresno County directly under county control in a testy exchange this morning.

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.