2008 Press Releases



08/20/08  Historic Building To Be Demolished Former Consumer’s Ice Company Building, 702 P Street
The City of Fresno has approved the demolition permit for a portion of the former Fresno Consumer’s Ice Company Building, located at 702 P Street, citing imminent threat to public health and safety. The structure is part of the Warehouse Row complex and is on the National Register of Historic Places as well as Fresno’s Local Register of Historic Resources. The original core of the “Ice House” was constructed between 1898 and 1906 and is identified on the 1906 Sanborn Fire Insurance Company map. >more 
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08/06/08  Mayor Autry Responds To Governor's Budget Statement
Mayor Alan Autry has added his support to Governor Schwarzenegger's refusal to sign any bills until the Legislature sends him a budget agreement.Said the Mayor: "California's broken budget system continues to devastate the lives of millions of Californians. It must be fixed. >more 
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07/21/08   John Wallace Joins City as Public Affairs Officer
City Manager Andy Souza is pleased to announce that  John Wallace has joined the City of Fresno beginning Monday, July 21st.  John will be working as Public Affairs Officer in the City Manager's office for the final six months of Mayor Autry's term. John spent five decades working in the radio and television news industry, most recently as news anchor on local affiliates ABC 30 and CBS 47. >more 
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07/09/08  ExpressJet Discontinues Air Service
Effective September 2, 2008, ExpressJet will cease its intrastate air service to Long Beach, Ontario, and San Diego through Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The airline announced that it will discontinue its branded (XE) commercial passenger services due primarily to rising fuel prices which have made the operations impossible to sustain.Since its launch in April 2007, ExpressJet provided direct air service to Ontario and San Diego. >more 
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07/09/08  Mayor Autry Supports Governor’s Proposed Standardized Algebra I Testing
Mayor Alan Autry staunchly supports equal access to a quality education regardless of race, religion, age, or socio-economic status. The single standardized Algebra I testing proposed by Governor Schwarzenegger promotes and assures that all students in California have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. Holding schools accountable ensures that each student is held to the highest standard necessary to compete in today’s tough global economy. >more 
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06/27/08  The VIBE at Sports Town on Kern Street Goes “Green”
The VIBE goes “Green” tonight!  Sponsored by the Department of Public Utilities, City of Fresno staff will provide a variety of information on how the community can help save our natural resources, clean our environment and enjoy the rewards for success in the effort. The VIBE patrons will enjoy longer hours, from 5-10 pm, beginning tonight, June 27th. Activities at The VIBE will include the opportunity to name the new, one of a kind, hybrid refuse truck operated by the Department of Public Utilities. >more 
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06/26/08  Mayor Autry’s Statement For Bulldog NCAA Champions
Mayor Alan Autry offers the following statement about the Fresno Bulldog Baseball Team’s win: “This victory in the College World Series National Championship by our Fresno State Baseball Team is truly one for the ages. Their commitment to team, hustle and sportsmanship has inspired not only the City of Fresno and the Valley, but the entire nation. Congratulations to Coach Mike Batesole and the entire Fresno State Baseball Team. >more 
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06/25/08  City of Fresno Proud Of Our Bulldogs!
The City of Fresno is excited to support the Fresno State Bulldogs as they battle the Georgia Bulldogs for the top title in the College World Series. To celebrate in grand style, Mayor Autry will be joining in the celebration to be held at Beiden Field on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 7pm and encourages everyone to show their Valley pride and come out to applaud our Bulldogs.Win or lose, the excellence of the Fresno State teams’ performance is about more than just the University, the students, or the sport of baseball. >more 
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06/23/08  City of Fresno Waste Collector Named National Driver of the Year
Robert Overton, a waste collector for the City of Fresno’s Solid Waste Management Division, will be honored in front of Council on Tuesday, June 24th at 8:30 a.m. The Environmental Industry Association named Overton 2008 Public Sector Driver of the Year. >more 
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06/23/08  Mayor Autry and Mayor Davison Agree To Their Own Bulldog Challenge
In light of the upcoming Bulldog vs Bulldog baseball matchup in Omaha beginning later today, Mayor Alan Autry has good-naturedly issued a challenge to the mayor of the city that represents the University of Georgia, Mayor Heidi Davison in Athens. In a phone conversation today, Mayor Autry offered a good natured challenge in support of the Fresno State Bulldogs bringing the NCAA Tournament trophy home to the Valley. In the spirit of good hearted competition, Mayor Autry offered to send Mayor Davison superb Central California chocolate covered raisins should the Georgia ball players overtake Fresno’s Diamond Dogs in the finals of the World Series. >more 
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