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12/27/06  City Continues To Open Community Center As Warming Shelter
In a continued effort to provide shelter from the extreme cold temperatures to our homeless and indigent population, the City Parks, Recreation and Community Services division will open Frank H. Ball community center tonight through December 29 as temperatures are expected to reach the 36 degree mark. Frank H. >more 
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12/27/06  Christmas Tree Recycling: An Easy Environmental 'Win'
The City of Fresno partners with the American Corps of Engineers in a unique program aimed at preserving our environment using discarded Christmas trees. Working with the American Corps of Engineers, the Solid Waste Division will collect all full size Christmas trees cleared of holiday decorations at multi-family complexes to be used as a protective habitat for baby fish living in the Pine Flat reservoir. In addition to providing a protective barrier for the fish, over time, the trees will gradually decompose, adding beneficial nutrients to the water. >more 
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12/21/06  New Film Commissioner For Fresno Has Deep Roots In the Film Industry
The Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that a new Film Commissioner has been hired for the City.Ray Arthur, currently the Regional Film Commission Director and the first Executive Director of the newly formed Ridgecrest Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, will begin his duties as Film Commissioner for the City of Fresno on January 16, 2007.As Film Commissioner, Arthur will promote filming opportunities specific to the City of Fresno including the unique scenery, diversity of locations and cultures as well as the lower cost of doing business locally. >more 
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12/18/06  City Provides Two Levels Of Activation For Shelter From The Extreme Cold
As temperatures drop below the forty degree mark, the City of Fresno Parks, Recreation and Community Services division will continue to open and operate City Community Centers as Warming Centers for our homeless and indigent population.Since November 30, 2006, the City has opened various Community Centers to provide warm shelter from the extreme cold temperatures for those living on the City streets. Since November 30, approximately 250 individuals have taken refuge in the City Warming Centers.Working with the Fresno Rescue Mission and Poverello House, the City will continue to monitor the need for available warm shelter >more 
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12/18/06  City’s Program Improves Rental Units
Despite the recent downturn in the housing market, rental housing continues to be the only affordable option for most citizens. Unfortunately, low-income families face difficulties in attaining safe and suitable rental options. Recently, Tom Wray, Owner/Manager of the Terrace Tri-Plex apartments in central Fresno openly questioned, “How do rental owners keep up with the rising costs of maintenance and routine repairs?” The City of Fresno Housing and Community Development Division’s Rental Rehabilitation Loan program’s purpose is to rehabilitate rental units for properties with two to ten units. >more 
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12/12/06  City Announces Best Of The Best For The 77th Annual Christmas Parade
The City of Fresno is pleased to announce that Saturday’s 77th Annual Christmas Parade was a success and thousands of citizens of all ages enjoyed the Fresno tradition amidst this year’s warm winter sun. The votes have been tallied and the results are in! Entries were judged by creativity, enthusiasm, relevance to Division theme and over-all appearance by a panel of local community leaders. Of the 85 entries, the following is a list of winners by Division: Division 1: Celebrating Valley Traditions1st Joaquin Murrieta Riders2nd Fresno Police Department3rd Sequoia Community Health Centers: A Healthy Season’s Greetings Division 2: Television, Movies & Disney1st City of Fresno After School Recreation - Candy Land Christmas2nd City of Fresno Southeast Parks - Peter Pan3rd Segura Family – Santa’s Elves Division 3: Christmas Carols & Music1st Fresno PD, Southwest Division: Bringing Broken Neighborhoods Back to Life2nd City of Fresno Senior Hot Meals Program: Seniors Groovin’ with the Holiday Season3rd City of Fresno Youth & Adult Sports: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Division 4: International Cultures1st Escuela Teocailli - Fiesta Mexicana2nd Pai Vang - Hmong Student Association Division 5: Sports, Pets & Wheels1st LA St. >more 
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11/10/06  City Businesses To Receive Mayor Autry Business Recycling Award
Local businesses are scheduled to receive Mayor Autry’s Business Recycling Award during the City Council meeting Tuesday, November 14 at 8:30 a.m. The annual Mayor’s Business Recycling Award program was created to publicly recognize those commercial businesses that actively support recycling in the workplace. >more 
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11/09/06  City Of Fresno Gives A Warm Welcome To Autrade
City of Fresno welcomes representatives for ‘Austrade’ as they expand their international operations and interests and open a new Australian trade district office in Fresno.The Australian Government’s official trade promotion agency “Austrade” has expanded its international operations through the opening of a new Australian trade district office in Fresno. Brian Carnahan, with over 20 years experience in international marketing of agriculture, agribusiness and irrigation products and who has already served with Austrade for a year in Phoenix, has been appointed District Manager, Fresno. >more 
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11/08/06  Solid Waste Collection Schedule (Veteran’s Day Holiday)
The City of Fresno Solid Waste Division will provide regular waste collection service on Saturday November 11, 2006. Our once-a-week collection will remain on its original service schedule. RECYCLING COLLECTION The City of Fresno Solid Waste Division will provide recycling collection service on Saturday November 11, 2006. >more 
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11/02/06  City Of Fresno Seeks Financial Commitment From The United States And Boeing To Protect Its Residents And Environment
The City of Fresno has filed a law suit seeking fair and equitable compensation from the United States and Boeing for their responsible shares of the clean up costs of Old Hammer Field, located at the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport. The City is a non-polluting owner of the property, formerly a military airport, where military contractors including the United States and Boeing used solvents that contaminated the area known as Old Hammer Field. As the City of Fresno continues the commitment to protect the health and safety of its residents and the environment by funding contamination clean up costs and efforts, the United States and Boeing have yet to assume their fair share of the clean up costs. >more 
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