Government & Politics

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.

Perea athlete workers' comp bill signed

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1309 Tuesday.Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill proposed by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) to prevent out-of-state professional athletes from collecting workers’ compensation in California.

Brown signs immigrant license bill in Fresno

Gov. Jerry Brown stopped in Fresno Thursday to sign a bill that provides immigrants an opportunity to obtain a driver’s license even if they have not been granted legal status.

Gov. Brown to sign immigrant license bill in Fresno

Gov. Jerry Brown will visit Fresno tomorrow to sign legislation approving driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.