Big rivers kept in check as residents grappled with havoc from streams, and snowmelt in Madera, Fresno counties
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Clovis approves housing element report; residents voice concerns about ‘halfway house’
Clovis officials approved the city’s housing element progress report showing deficiencies in housing for low-income earners and heard from residents concerned about a “halfway house” in their neighborhood.
Tulare County approves rezone for Goshen housing, salary increases for sheriff management positions
The Tulare County Supervisors approved a rezone for a duplex development in Goshen and a 5% salary increase for sheriff management positions.
Fear grips residents of ‘Trails End’: No one knows if and when their own eviction notice will come
It’s uncertain how many of the residents were served the eviction summons, but no matter who you talk to in the mobile park, there’s a palpable level of anxiety among the residents, including those who have not yet received their package. No one knows if and when their own eviction notice will come.
Resources for Renters
How to report substandard housing conditions in Fresno
If you are a renter who thinks your housing might be in need of repairs that your landlord is refusing to fix, the City of Fresno’s Anti Slum Enforcement Team may be able to help.
Zero-emission trucks coming to South-Central Fresno this summer
The Valley Air Board approved a $13.1 million pilot program that will deploy 50 zero-emission Tesla semi trucks and fast-charging infrastructure at the Pepsi Beverages Company located in South-Central Fresno.
Fresno hospitals brace for nursing staff ‘crisis’ as COVID emergency order expires
Fresno hospitals say staffing “crisis,” other challenges will grow as state of California ends COVID-19 emergency declaration.
If you make a low income, here’s how you may qualify for cash back when filing your taxes
California workers who earned less than $30,000 last year may be eligible for as much as $6,000 in tax credits from the California Earned Income Tax Credit, as long as they file their taxes. Aonya McCruiston, press secretary of anti-poverty nonprofit Golden State Opportunity, explained, during a news conference kicking off CalEITC Awareness Week, in…
Overtime law was supposed to help these California workers. Many make less money now
A 2016 California law requiring ag employers to pay overtime to farmworkers led to reduced income for farmworkers, challenges for growers.
Documenters program expands participatory civic media opportunities for all residents
We’re teaming up with City Bureau to expand our Documenters program with a third cohort this fall.
Madera County Supervisors approve $1.2M contract for broadband; support for $1.5B state hospital relief
At their Tuesday meeting, the Madera County Supervisors approved a $1.2M contract for broadband in Western Madera County and a letter of support for a $1.5B state hospital relief package.
Madera County Board of Supervisors (3/21/23)
Full notes from the March 21 Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Visalia City Council ratifies local emergency due to winter storms
The Visalia City Council ratified a local emergency Monday, due to the threat of flooding caused by continued winter storms.
Visalia City Council (3/20/23)
Full notes from the March 20 Visalia City Council meeting.