Government & Politics

Funds available to plug Tulare County wells

Tulare County currently has funding available to plug and cap private unused wells within the boundaries of the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District.

McArthur named Tulare County employee of the year

Ryan McArthur.Tulare County Information & Communications Technology employee Ryan McArthur spent much of his extra time in 2013 fixing and upgrading the County’s financial hardware system, AFIN.

Tulare County, Porterville reach border deal

After some fives years of border disputes, the City of Porterville and Tulare County signed a settlement agreement making it clear where obligations rest in matters of urban development.

Fresno truckers, farmers urge tax delay

Manuel Cunha discusses hidden tax plan.
Truckers, farmers and business leaders gathered at a press conference in south Fresno Monday to demand a delay in a new gas tax that could boost the cost of diesel fuel used for trucks by an estimated 12 cents to 40 cents per gallon and potentially put small trucking firms and family farms out of business.

Forum to feature city council candidates

The race for Fresno City Council's District 1 seat heats up May 8 with a candidate forum at Fresno City College.

Poll: Swearengin leads controller race

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin has taken an early lead in her race for California controller, a Field Poll showed.

Report: Earned income tax credit high in Valley

The Earned Income Tax Credit for low income families was higher in the Valley than most counties in the U.S., according to a map compiled by Washington D.C. nonprofit the Brookings Institution.

City of Fresno hires new communication director

Mike Standriff has been named the City of Fresno's top spokesperson. Photo via Calbuzz.comThe City of Fresno has hired a new communication director, replacing Michael Lukens who left in December for a Fresno State teaching position.

Tulare County: Register phones for emergency alerts

Tulare County's Office of Emergency Services is encouraging residents to register online for an emergency alert system that will be tested April 8.

Fresno City Hall clears way for outdoor dining

Fresno’s Tower District is expected to benefit from a change to Fresno’s policy on outdoor dining, making it easier for restaurants to offer the service.A recently approved amendment to Fresno’s municipal code allows various food and drink servers to create outdoor dining areas within street easements and rights of ways without having to apply for a site plan or special permit.