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Seven in Ten Americans Believe Another Government Shutdown is Likely

Nov 27, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – While his overall approval ratings may be inching downward, on the economy President Obama’s job approval ratings are holding steady. But, since that steady is having three in ten Americans (30%) give President Obama positive ratings for his handling of the economy while 70% give him negative marks, which is unchanged [...]

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Mayor Swearengin Announces Downtown Parking Initiatives

Nov 26, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced a series of steps aimed at improving parking options for downtown businesses, residents, and employees as part of her vision to create a vibrant city center. “We’ve heard the message loud and clear from businesses, residents and workers that parking makes coming downtown more of a challenge than it [...]

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Poll Finds Recent Political Storms Have Not Dampened Americans’ Holiday Spirit

Nov 20, 2013 No Comments

YONKERS, N.Y. , Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new Consumer Reports poll revealed that recent political crises like last month’s 16-day-long partial U.S. government shutdown did little to sour most Americans’ mood headed into the holiday shopping season. When asked to take those events into consideration, 8 in 10 said they expect this year’s holiday season to [...]

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City of Clovis Police Chief Appointed

Nov 14, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Clovis City Manager Rob Woolley has announced the appointment of Capt. Matt Basgall as the new police chief, following the retirement of Chief Janet Davis, to become effective Dec. 31, 2013 upon confirmation by the City Council.  Capt. Basgall has served in nearly every division in the Clovis Police Department over the last [...]

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SBA and AARP to host ‘Financing your Small Business Workshop’

Nov 11, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP will host a free “Financing Your Small Business” workshop on Nov. 15.  Building upon the success of a joint SBA and AARP “National Mentor Day” last year, the workshop is targeted to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older, or encore entrepreneurs.  The workshop will include [...]

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Happy Veterans Day from Business Street Online

Nov 11, 2013 No Comments

Business Street Online would like to wish its readers and viewers a happy Veterans Day.  This is a time to remember all of the veterans who have sacrificed so much so that we can enjoy our freedoms in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America.  Please take the time today to [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Alisha Olivier – Office of Assemblymember Jim Patterson

Nov 06, 2013 No Comments

Alisha Olivier is a communications professional who has promoted important causes ranging from opening Fresno’s veterans home to encouraging local government bureaucracies to make our community more business friendly. She began her career working in television news rooms at KGET in Bakersfield and at ABC 30 in Fresno on the assignment desk where she developed story [...]

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Overall Attitudes on the Economy Continue to Move Downwards After Government Shutdown

Oct 30, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — How much damage did the government shutdown do to Americans’ attitudes on the economy? Unfortunately, maybe a lot – and now the question becomes, will these attitudes become a new reality or will they settle down in a month or two? For the President, things haven’t changed that much month over [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Tal Eslick – U.S. Congressman David Valadao’s Office

Oct 28, 2013 No Comments

A product of Clovis Unified schools and graduate of California State University, Fresno, Tal Eslick began his career in politics as a Congressional intern in Washington, D.C. Eslick currently serves as chief of staff for Congressman David G. Valadao (Hanford-21), after serving as chief of staff to Valadao in the California State Assembly and district [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Alex Villa – American Red Cross

Oct 25, 2013 No Comments

Alex Villa was raised in Lemoore, California with his older sister, both raised by their mother.  After graduating from Lemoore High School, he continued his education at Fresno State. While pursuing a degree in business administration, Villa began an internship with the City of Fresno, which shortly developed into a full-time six-year opportunity that allowed [...]

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Fresno Officials Announce Hiring of New Police Officers, Cadets, Dispatchers

Oct 23, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Police Department is undergoing a rebuilding phase, after experiencing the loss of roughly 150 police officers over the past several years. At a press conference earlier today, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Police Chief Jerry Dyer and City Manager Bruce Rudd announced that 15 police recruits, 30 non-sworn cadets will be added [...]

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October Proclaimed Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Tuesday morning, the Fresno County board of supervisors issued a proclamation stating that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fresno County. Executive director of Susan G. Komen Central Valley Sharon Johnson accepted the proclamation with Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims.  Both women are breast cancer survivors, and Mims has been cancer-free for [...]

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Xiong Announces Candidacy for Fresno County Supervisor

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno City Council President Blong Xiong has officially announced the launch of his campaign for Fresno County Supervisor, District 1, and will file papers at noon today as he launches his June 2014 campaign. District 1 includes Fresno’s West Side and the towns of Kerman. Firebaugh, Mendota and San Joaquin.  Xiong was first [...]

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Historic Grant to Bring Back Vehicular Traffic to Fulton Mall

Sep 06, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The official announcement of the $15.9 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation to bring vehicular traffic back to the Fulton Mall occurred at a celebration on the mall today. The project on Fulton Mall is just one of 52 across the country to receive a piece of a total of $474 [...]

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Fulton Mall to Receive Nearly $16 Million for Reconstruction

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The U.S. Department of Transportation is reporting that the City of Fresno will be the recipient of $15,924,620 that could open the downtown area’s Fulton Mall back up to traffic. The project on Fulton Mall is just one of 52 across the country to receive a piece of a total of $474 million [...]

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Congressman Nunes to Present at Fresno Chamber’s Eggs & Issues on Friday

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Congressman Devin Nunes will be speaking at the Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s next Eggs & Issues Breakfast this Friday.  Attendees are encouraged to come to the event prepared with questions about key Valley issues.  The program is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. at the University Square Hotel. At the event, Congressman Nunes [...]

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Fresno County Supervisor Larson Hospitalized

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Associated Press is reporting that Fresno County Supervisor Phil Larson had been taken to a hospital today around noon due to a medical emergency, resulting in the rest of today’s supervisors’ meeting being canceled. Larson represents District 1 and was sworn into his position on Jan. 6, 2003.  He started a second [...]

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ABC Grant Designed to Stop Alcohol-Related Crime/Sales to Minors

Jul 31, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) this month awarded the Clovis Police Department a $35,500 GAP (Grant Assistance Program) grant as part of a yearlong agency partnership to curb alcohol-related crimes in the city and stop the sales of wine, beer and spirits to teenagers in Clovis. This grant will provide [...]

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City of Fresno To Clear Encampments as Part of Collaborative Effort

Jul 30, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – City of Fresno officials today announced plans to clear a number of illegal structures as part of a collaborative, community-wide effort focused on strategies to prevent and end homelessness.  The City’s enforcement efforts will better allow existing service providers to care for Fresno’s most vulnerable individuals. The City today posted notices that clearing of [...]

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U.S. Prison Population Declined For Third Consecutive Year During 2012

Jul 26, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. prison population declined 1.7 percent (or by 27,770 inmates) from 2011 to 2012, falling to an estimated 1,571,013 prisoners, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Nine states had a decrease of over 1,000 prisoners in 2012: California, Texas, North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas, New [...]

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