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07/08/13  Cooling Centers in Fresno Open Monday, Tuesday
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers on Monday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 9, because of temperatures forecast to reach at least 105 degrees. The centers will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m. >more 
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07/05/13  City of Fresno Cooling Centers Closed Starting Saturday
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will close its cooling centers beginning Saturday, July 6. Cooling centers will reopen when the forecasted temperatures are 105 or higher.On Friday, July 5, cooling centers will be open at the following locations from noon to 8 p.m >more 
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07/01/13  Independence Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices, Services
Fresno, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, July 4. Normal operations will resume on Friday, July 5. Please see the list below for details.Airports: Administrative offices closed >more 
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06/27/13  Cooling Centers in Fresno Open Starting Friday
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its Cooling Centers on Friday, June 28, through at least Wednesday, July 3, because of temperatures forecast to reach at least 105 degrees. The centers will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m.The City will activate Cooling Centers at the following locations: Ted C >more 
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06/26/13  Fulton Mall Artwork Removed for Restoration
FRESNO – Assistant City Manager Bruce Rudd today announced that three pieces of artwork on the Fulton Mall have been temporarily removed from the Fulton Mall for restoration work because of damage related to wire and/or metal theft.“Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that we have been forced to move artwork at the Mall as a result of vandalism and/or metal theft,” Rudd said. “In this case, we are experiencing some of the same issues related to metal and wire theft that is impacting the entire community. >more 
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06/25/13  City Manager Mark Scott Issues Statement on Chief Brown
FRESNO – City Manager Mark Scott today issued the following statement related to Fire Chief Rob Brown:“We're working with our lawyers to make sure all appropriate actions are taken. We will provide an update over the next few days. This is a very serious situation, and we are handling it accordingly. >more 
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06/24/13  City of Fresno Honored by DuPont, U.S. Mayors Conference for ‘Get the Lead Out, Fresno’ Program
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that the City of Fresno’s “Get the Lead Out, Fresno” program received an Award of Excellence as the first-place winner in the Lead-Safe … For Kids Sake grant program sponsored by DuPont and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. >more 
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06/19/13  City Manager Mark Scott to Resign; Bruce Rudd Named City Manager
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that City Manager Mark Scott will resign to become City Manager of the City of Burbank. Scott’s last day at the City of Fresno will be Friday, July 19.Mayor Swearengin also appointed Bruce Rudd, a 37-year City employee who currently serves as the City’s Assistant City Manager, as permanent City Manager, effective July 20. >more 
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06/18/13  Mayor Swearengin: Arrival of F-15s at 144th Fighter WingIs ‘Great News’ for Fresno
FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today joined officials from the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing in welcoming the first F-15 Eagle fighter jets to Fresno.“The arrival of the F-15 jets is great news for the City of Fresno,” Mayor Swearengin said. “The 144th Fighter Wing has been an important part of the Fresno community for more than 50 years, and these new jets will solidify its long-term presence in our region. >more 
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06/13/13  Update on Status of Fire Chief
FRESNO – City Manager Mark Scott today announced that Fire Chief Rob Brown has been placed on Administrative Leave pending investigation. Deputy Chief Kerri Donis will serve as Acting Chief in his absence. There will be no further public comment. # # # >more 
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