2004 Press Releases



09/14/04  City Of Fresno To Dedicate New Surface Water Treatment Facility
FRESNO, CA (September 14 , 2004) On Thursday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m., the City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities, Water Division and local dignitaries will dedicate the new Surface Water Treatment Facility to the Fresno community. >more 
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09/14/04  Welcome The Chaffee Zoo’s Newest Residents
FRESNO, CA (September 14 , 2004) One of the most popular exhibits at the Chaffee Zoological Gardens, the sea lion exhibit, has received some major renovations over the past few months, in addition to some lovable new residents. On February 20, 2004, the Chaffee Zoo acquired a young female sea lion pup, named Pismo, from the Fort MacArthur Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro, California. At five-months-old, Pismo was found stranded in Oxnard, California with trauma of unknown origin to her eyes. >more 
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08/05/04  City Honored With National Safe Place Program Award
FRESNO, CA (August 5 , 2004) The National Safe Place Program has selected City of Fresno/Fresno Area Express (FAX) as the recipient of their “Outstanding Site Involvement” award. The City will formally receive this honor in Louisville , Kentucky on September 30, 2004 . The Safe Place program was started in Fresno in 1997 by the Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission Sanctuary Youth Shelter. >more 
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08/05/04  Communications Key For New Public Affairs Officer
FRESNO, CA (August 5 , 2004) City Manager Dan Hobbs is pleased to announce that Ken Shockley has been chosen as Public Affairs Officer. He will begin Monday, August 9 th. “Ken was picked from a number of excellent candidates,” commented Hobbs . “His background in local news production and keen understanding of the value for clear and detailed communications was key in his selection for this critical position >more 
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07/29/04  City Celebrates 25 Years Of Historic Preservation
FRESNO, CA (July 29, 2004) ) The City’s Historic Preservation Program celebrates its 25 th anniversary in October 2004. This celebration includes a series of events intended to thank and acknowledge the “pioneers of preservation” and draw public attention to Fresno ’s history and diverse cultural heritage. It will also highlight Fresno ’s recent designation by First Lady Laura Bush as a Preserve America Community. >more 
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07/28/04  Chaffee Zoo Reopens Remodeled Rainforest Bridge
FRESNO, CA (July 28, 2004) The Chaffee Zoological Gardens is proud to announce the grand reopening of its newly remodeled Rainforest Bridge . Angel Arellano will kick off the grand reopening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00AM on Friday, July 30, 2004. The Rainforest Bridge has been closed since last fall, when Zoo officials determined it unsafe. >more 
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07/27/04  City Expands Clean Air Express Vanpool Program
FRESNO, CA (July 27, 2004) As a result of increasing interest and participation in the City’s Clean Air Express Vanpool, Fresno Area Express will expand the program. Over the next few months, FAX will increase the Vanpool fleet from 7 to 12. Each van can carry 12 passengers per vehicle. >more 
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07/23/04  Removal Of Approximately 2,000 Waste Tires
FRESNO, CA (July 23 , 2004) WHAT: Removal of Approximately 2,000 Waste Tires WHEN: Saturday, July 24 th, 2004 TIME: 8:00 a.m. WHERE: 1104 West North Avenue , Light Line Mission The City of Fresno , Code Enforcement Division, in a cooperative effort with the State, will be removing over 2,000 waste tires located at the Light Line Mission ( 1104 West North Avenue . >more 
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07/12/04  Freeway Beautification Campaign Progress
FRESNO, CA (July 12 , 2004) The following is a rundown of the progress made in the Freeway Beautification Campaign. This collaboration is made up of the City of Fresno , the Fresno Police Department, Caltrans, and the California Highway Patrol. November 22nd to July 10th CITY OF FRESNO and CALTRANS 3,744 total hours have been spent cleaning Freeways 41, 168 and 180. 208 miles of local Freeways have been cleaned >more 
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07/12/04  A Fresno First! Rare Baby Animals To Be Unveiled Soon
FRESNO, CA (July 12 , 2004) Something’s coming… The Chaffee Zoo is excited to announce the unveiling of three brand new animals never before seen in Fresno . EVER! These babies, born on November 25, 2003 , will be available for viewing by the general public beginning July 17, 2004 , in the Sunda Forest exhibit. That is also where Zoo guests can visit the orangutans, siamang, and Indochinese tigers. >more 
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