Recall reaction: Bredefeld tees off on Dyer over Newsom support

Sparks are flying once again between two high-ranking Fresno Republicans. Fresno City Councilman Garry Bredefeld took to Facebook on Tuesday to voice his discontent with Mayor Jerry Dyer welcoming California Gov. Gavin Newsom to town. Newsom stopped by Clinica Sierra Vista Elm Community Health Center to sign AB133, which expands...
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What to know about new masking guidelines in California

The delta variant is really throwing a wrench into our vaccinated summer. The super contagious strain of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, leading, once again, to a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, prompting leaders to reverse course on guidance that if you’re inoculated, you can go almost anywhere without a face covering.
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Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Into Law First-in-the-Nation Expansion of Medi-Cal to Undocumented Californians Age 50 and Over, Bold Initiatives to Advance More Equitable and Prevention-Focused Health Care

Health care trailer bill expands full-scope Medi-Cal to approximately 235,000 low-income undocumented Californians age 50 and older. AB 133 transforms behavioral health system for California youth and expands the behavioral health housing continuum of care. Includes investments to extend Medi-Cal eligibility for postpartum individuals and support continued telehealth flexibilities. At...

Upcoming events to offer free backpacks to students

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — Two upcoming events in both Fresno and Reedley will offer free backpacks to students. According to Presidential Barber Lounge 559 and The Beauty Loft, 500 backpacks and other school supplies will be offered to students for the upcoming school year on Sunday, August 1. This event will take place between 12-3 p.m. at 1416 W. Shaw suite B in Fresno.

Food to Share project will help feed Fresno’s families in need

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – “It is an honor and a privilege to finally say that the food desert of southwest Fresno will be no longer,” said Pastor D.J. Criner on Wednesday. Pastor Criner was among a group of Fresno’s city leaders at the St. Rest Baptist Church to kick off the Food to Share Hub Project. The drive, in partnership with Fresno Metro Ministry, will repair and improve a 6,000 square foot building on the church campus to be used as a food storage and distribution center.

Gov. Newsom signs $6B broadband bill in Traver

TRAVER – Gov. Gavin Newsom was in Tulare County last Tuesday to sign legislation at Traver Elementary School to connect low-income residents to high-speed internet in rural areas like the small, unincorporated community. Newsom’s signing of Senate Bill 156 creates a $6 billion multi-year investment to provide more Californians with...
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Fresno launches eviction protection program. Here’s what you need to know

Fresno renters who are facing an eviction may be eligible for free legal help through the city’s Eviction Protection Program which was launched Tuesday. Council Vice President Nelson Esparza and Councilmember Tyler Maxwell announced eligibility for the program is not affected by a renter’s income level or citizenship status. Designed...