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09/09/13  City of Fresno Plans Bike Through (Neighborhood) History November 2
FRESNO – The City of Fresno has announced plans for this year’s “Bike Through History” on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon >more 
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09/06/13  Mayor Swearengin: ‘Historic’ Federal Grant Will Help Return Downtown Fresno to Prosperity
FRESNO – Calling it “a historic moment for the City of Fresno,” Mayor Ashley Swearengin today said a $16 million federal grant for a Fulton Mall reconstruction project will help return downtown Fresno to its prosperous past. The grant is one of the largest investments of federal or state funds in a single City of Fresno project in the City’s history. U.S >more 
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08/28/13  City of Fresno Will Provide Regular Residential Waste Collection Service on Labor Day
FRESNO -- The City of Fresno’s Solid Waste Management Division will provide regular residential waste collection service on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.The once-a week collection of residential trash, recyclables and green waste will remain on its original service schedule, uninterrupted by the holiday. >more 
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08/22/13  Mayor Swearengin, City Manager Praise Craig Scharton for ‘Passionate and Unwavering Commitment’ to Downtown Fresno
Fresno, CA – Praising him for his “passionate and unwavering commitment” to downtown Fresno, City Manager Bruce Rudd has accepted the resignation of Craig Scharton as the City’s business development director. Scharton’s last day with the City will be Aug. 31.Scharton, a resident of the Lowell neighborhood, will take over the former Fresno Brewing Company on the Fulton Mall and open Peeve’s Public House and Local Market >more 
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08/16/13  Shepherd Avenue Between Perrin and Millbrook To Reopen To Traffic This Afternoon
Fresno, CA – City of Fresno officials today announced that Shepherd Avenue between Perrin and Millbook avenues will reopen to traffic today at approximately 3 p.m. The section of Shepherd has been closed since early June as part of the Sugar Pine Trail Underpass Project. >more 
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08/15/13  Mayor Swearengin Praises New Owner of JC Penney Building for Investment in Downtown Fresno
Fresno, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today praised Shay Maghame for making a significant investment in downtown Fresno by buying the former JC Penney building on the Fulton Mall.“I want to thank Shay Maghame for showing confidence in downtown Fresno through this investment,” Mayor Swearengin said. “We stand ready to make this a good business experience for you and all of the other downtown investors. >more 
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08/06/13  City Manager Rudd Issues Statement on Resignation of Fire Chief Rob Brown
FRESNO – City Manager Bruce Rudd today issued the following statement about the resignation of Fire Chief Rob Brown:“I have accepted Rob Brown’s resignation as City of Fresno’s Fire Chief. I want to thank him for his service to the City and the contributions that he made to the Fire Department. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. >more 
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07/30/13  City of Fresno To Clear Encampments as Part of Collaborative Effort
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 the encampment at Santa Clara and F, E and G streets near the Poverello House will begin on Monday, Aug. 26 >more 
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07/30/13  City of Fresno To Clear Encampments as Part of Collaborative Effort 
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 the encampment at Santa Clara and F, E and G streets near the Poverello House will begin on Monday, Aug. 26 >more 
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07/26/13  City of Fresno To Double Streetlight Repair Staffing;  Most Repairs Expected to be Completed Within Six Months
 Fresno, CA – City of Fresno officials today said staffing for streetlight repairs will be doubled beginning Monday, July 29, and estimated that most of the City’s streetlights should be repaired by the end of the year.City Manager Bruce Rudd said that part of Mayor Swearengin’s FY14 Budget included funding for 10 temporary electricians, who have already been hired to make the necessary streetlight repairs. Crews will be sent to areas in teams to address all lighting repairs at once, and two electricians will be assigned as a strike team to handle other urgent assignments. >more 
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