September 29, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Before Fresno visit, Arpaio continues shooting from the hip The Fresno Bee Coming up on his Fresno visit, controversial former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has doubled down on his law enforcement policies and right-wing mission. Taking it to the streets: ACLU gives Sheriff Joe Arpaio a ‘civics lesson’ Fresno Bee The ACLU […]


September 28, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics: Fresno council candidate Esparza accused of improper fundraising The Fresno Bee A Fresno County Board of Education member has come under fire for allegedly using thousands of dollars raised through his school board campaign treasury to further his 2018 bid for Fresno City Council – more than six months […]


September 27, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics: Fresno County GOP moves fundraiser with Joe Arpaio, criticizes ‘bullying from the left’ Fresno Bee (blog) The Fresno Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner, which this year features controversial former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been moved to Sunnyside Events in southeast Fresno. See also: Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio coming to […]


September 26, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​  Local/Regional Politics: Yellow Fever Mosquito infests Tulare Visalia Times-Delta A new species of mosquitoes found in Tulare is not only a nuisance but could potentially bring harmful diseases with their blood-sucking bite. Council members explain city manager firing votes Tracy Press News Early Wednesday morning, the City Council fired former City Manager […]


September 25, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional: Top 5 and bottom 5 US metro areas for broadband subscription Brookings Institution Fresno is in the bottom 5. Tulare County Supervisors approved $2.1 billion spending budget visaliatimesdelta.com Supervisors fully approved the raises for the elected officials. Tracy city manager fired Tracy Press News Early Wednesday morning, the City Council fired […]


September 22, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Fresno council reverses course on pot cultivation Fresno Bee The Fresno City Council voted down an attempt Thursday that would have cemented a restriction on the number of marijuana plants allowed per Fresno home – a reversal of its decision after a contentious June meeting. However, the council maintained course in its […]


September 21, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local Politics City urges citizens to be prepared for natural disasters Clovis Roundup As hurricanes devastate areas of Texas and Florida, the City of Clovis is placing emphasis on the importance of being prepared for any natural disaster, especially those more common in California such as earthquakes and wildfires.   Fresno […]


September 20, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional: Westlands Water District says it won’t help pay for Delta tunnels Fresno Bee An influential group of San Joaquin Valley farmers Tuesday voted against helping to pay for the Delta tunnels, denying Gov. Jerry Brown crucial financial support for the $17.1 billion project. Villaraigosa to address Fresno PAC that typically supports […]


September 19, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional: Mathews: Small and Speedy, Gonzales Is a City on the Move Connecting California | Zócalo Public Square Here’s a nasty bit of conventional wisdom: California’s small, rural places are supposedly desperate and doomed, with few economic prospects in an era when state policy favors the urban coastal mega-regions with high-paying jobs […]


September 18, 2017

  TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional:   Poythress makes a bid for senate The Madera Tribune Madera County Supervisor Rob Poythress, R-Madera, has announced his candidacy for the 12th Senate District.   California Central Valley Assemblyman Adam Gray Secures Rare Victory for Water Rights Holders Sierra Sun Times Assemblyman Adam C. Gray’s (D-Merced) announced the […]