2005 Press Releases



09/09/05  Patriots Day Event: Fresno Area Volunteers Recognized
FRESNO , CA ( September 9, 2005) – The media is invited to join Fresno’s Citizen Corps, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Emergency Service Professionals for a special event in commemoration of Patriot’s Day and National Preparedness Month, Saturday September 10, 2005 at 10am in Selland Arena. The event will include announcements from City and County leaders, a 9-11 Remembrance, updates on the role of CERT volunteers in local disaster response and the swearing-in—as ‘Disaster Service Workers’ (DSW)—of as many as 65 of the 175 community members that have completed 20 hours of FEMA sponsored disaster training and are registered as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers. Fresno CERT Instructor Kevin McCartney has been serving in Houston in response to Hurricane Katrina and he will be on hand to share his experience as a manager of the Red Cross shelter at the Reliant Center that housed up to 18,000 people. >more 
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09/06/05  Swim Safety Still A Priority: AvoidTragedy This Holiday Weekend
FRESNO , CA ( September 6, 2005) – The Water Safety Council of Fresno County (WSC), Children’s Hospital of Central California and the City of Fresno Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services (PRCS) would like to urge all citizens to heed great caution when enjoying recreational activities in and near water this holiday weekend. The threat of drowning is just as evident now as it was in the peak of the summer months and inevitably someone will be the victim of drowning this weekend. The proactive efforts of these agencies led to free swim lessons for 200 Fresno youth this summer. >more 
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09/06/05  Hurricane Hotline
FRESNO , CA ( September 6, 2005) – The City of Fresno has organized a local Hurricane Hotline and is urging citizens wanting to volunteer or donate, to call 228-2306. This number will operate in coordination with the local Red Cross hotline that has been inundated with calls. Andrew T. >more 
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09/02/05  Waste Tire Amnesty Day Program Event at Calwa Park
FRESNO , CA ( September 2, 2005) – The City of Fresno Code Enforcement Waste Tire team will be conducting the fourth “Waste Tire Amnesty Day Program” event, which is paid for with a grant from California Integrated Waste Management Board. Date: Saturday September 10, 2005 Time: 8:00am-1:00pm Location: Calwa Park4545 East Church Ave. Target Area: (N/S) California to North &(W/E) Clovis to Temperance Ave. >more 
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09/02/05  CITY OF FRESNO RESPONDS: PARKS, PD & FIRESITES PREPARED FOR RED CROSS DONATIONS
FRESNO , CA ( September 2, 2005) – With the support of Mayor Alan Autry, the City of Fresno has gathered its resources and is coordinating 30 different City facility locations throughout Fresno to help collect donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Effective immediately and lasting through Monday September 12, 2005, an American Red Cross donation box will be at each of the following locations: Fresno City Hall 2600 Fresno Street, 1 st Floor Fresno Police Department Locations (during regular business hours):   Headquarters: 2323 Mariposa Mall (between Tulare and Fresno Streets) Northeast: 1450 E. Teague (at the corner of Cedar) Northwest: 3789 N. >more 
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08/29/05  Prospective Owner Group Seeks PurchaseApproval for Grizzlies
FRESNO , CA ( August 29, 2005) – On Tuesday August 30, 2005 City leaders will consider approval of a transaction involving a new owner group of the Fresno Grizzlies Baseball Franchise and the assumption of the Fresno Stadium lease. This transaction has undergone considerable due diligence to determine the suitability and financial accountability of the prospective new owner group, the Fresno Baseball Club LLC (F.B.C >more 
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08/08/05  Median Island Blitz Campaign Makes Major Strides
FRESNO , CA ( August 8, 2005) – The City of Fresno Median Island Blitz kicked-off on Monday, July 18 th with crews formed from the Public Works Streets Division, Public Utilities Community Sanitation Division, Parks Department and the Local Conservation Corps, with traffic enforcement protection for workers provided by the Police Department Traffic Unit. The initial program contains a little over 6,000,000 square feet of median island and buffer areas on major streets with high traffic volumes and in high populated areas. The initial program calls for cleaning these areas in the first 60 days. >more 
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08/05/05  Fresno Police Department Receives National Accreditation
FRESNO , CA ( August 5, 2005) – On Saturday, July 30 th, City Manager Andrew T. Souza, Police Chief Jerry Dyer, Deputy Chief Roger Enmark and Lt. Mike Reid, appeared before a panel of Commissioners representing the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in Boston. >more 
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08/04/05  City Median Island Action Plan
FRESNO , CA ( August 4, 2005) – Mayor Autry is pleased to announce that in keeping with Team Fresno’s New Normal, the Departments of Public Works, Public Utilities, and Parks Recreation Community Services have collaboratively prepared an action plan addressing the current status of the City’s median islands. These departments will work with a sense of urgency and a commitment to catching up quickly, while also implementing a longer-term maintenance solution. The principal goals of the attached Action Plan are to bring all “tall weed” areas and major corridor medians up to standard within 30 to 60 days and, to provide long-term sustainability to all media islands, using a 60-day cycle for major corridors, and a 90-day cycle for all other median islands and CFD/LLMD Landscape Areas. >more 
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07/15/05  Foster v. City of Fresno
FRESNO , CA ( July 15, 2005) – On Tuesday, July 12, the Federal Court issued an Order granting the City’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the Foster v. City of Fresno case. This case involved the officer-involved shooting of Eric Daniel Foster, Jr. >more 
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