Press Releases



08/06/07  Woodward Park Will Close One Week For Roadwork
Woodard Regional Park in the City of Fresno will undergo road construction and be closed to all vehicle traffic beginning Monday, August 20, 2007. The park roadway will re-open Saturday, August 25, 2007. Patrons on foot will still have access to the Lewis Eaton Trail that travels through the Southern end of the park. >more 
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08/03/07  City of Fresno Educates The Visually Impaired On Intersection Safety And Design
The City of Fresno together with Visiontech Solutions are hosting a workshop for Fresno area visually impaired students to educate and inform them about street intersection design in the City of Fresno. The workshop will be held on August 7, 2007 at Visiontech Solutions located at 6465 N. Blackstone Avenue between Herndon and Sierra Avenues at 2:30 p.m >more 
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08/03/07  Councilman Blong Xiong goes to Brazil
Councilmember Blong Xiong has been selected by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) as a delegate to Brazil for a two week political study program beginning August 9, 2007. He will join nine other young political leaders from across the United States to study the Brazilian political system, engage in dialogue on international issues and forge professional relationships. Council member Xiong stated, “This is a great opportunity to study and understand the current political and social dynamics in Brazil. >more 
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08/02/07  TUNNELS IN CHINATOWN? City Sponsors Urban Archaeology Project
A well-loved urban legend in Fresno is that there is a lacework of tunnels throughout Fresno’s Chinatown, the area bounded by Fresno, Ventura, H and E Streets. Starting Friday August 3, 2007 archaeologists will test for subsurface deposits and features ---such as tunnels and backfilled wells---through the use of Ground Penetrating Radar as part of the City’s first-ever archaeological investigation. Archeologists will be at China Alley between Kern and Tulare Streets at 9 a.m >more 
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07/30/07  Mayor’s Jobs Initiatve Partners With Pacific Gas & Electric Company
The City of Fresno Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) would like to invite the media to visit the Mayor’s Jobs Initiative (MJI) ‘PG&E Recruitment’ taking place Tuesday, July 31, 2007 from 9am to 4:30pm at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center downtown where 300 pre-registered individuals will go through orientation, test and application process for Utility Worker. This partnership with PG&E is the culmination of two successful program years for MJI. Since the fall of 2005, MJI has been successful at connecting 1,487 residents (mostly unemployed) to jobs. >more 
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07/27/07  City's Mobile Fitness Vehicle Goes On Location For 'Family Fitness Saturday'
The City of Fresno Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services would like to invite the media to ‘Family Fitness Saturday’ – the first in a series of free monthly community gatherings where the PRCS Mobile Fitness Vehicle and medical partners will deliver services to various neighborhoods in the community. WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2007 ~ 10am to 2:00pm WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2007 ~ 10am to 2:00pm The Mobile Fitness Vehicle will be in full service, equipped with computers, fitness activities and staff to serve the public - free. Saint Agnes Medical Center will provide blood pressure tests, blood sugar tests, and body fat composition. >more 
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07/26/07  Valley Support Voiced For Governor’s Water Plan
Elected officials and business and civic leaders from around the San Joaquin Valley today voiced broad support for Governor Schwarzenegger’s Comprehensive Water Plan. The show of support coincided with a meeting hosted by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce attended by more than 30 other mayors, county supervisors, California senate and state assembly members, city council members, chamber of commerce leaders, farm bureau representatives, business leaders, water representatives, labor and agriculture/farmers. Those attending the meeting as well as several who were not in attendance but are very supportive of the Governor’s plan made it clear that the water storage and conveyance - which would also benefit the environment, flood management, and water quality and conservation - is vitally needed throughout the San Joaquin Valley and all of California. “With California’s cities and counties looking to continue to grow rapidly, there is no way that the state and this valley are going to have the water they need unless we step up and provide necessary facilities, just as our forefathers did for us decades ago,” said Fresno Mayor Alan Autry >more 
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07/24/07  Elected Officials, Business and Civic Leaders to Hold Press Conference in Fresno to Support Governor’s Water Proposal
A press conference to voice broad support for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Comprehensive Water Plan. Several key figures in the San Joaquin Valley will speak in favor of the Governor’s $5.9 billion proposal, including his goal of placing a bond measure before California voters next year. >more 
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07/24/07  Economic Development Shares Incentives for Business Success In Workshop Series
City of Fresno Economic Development Department supports business with incentives aimed to attract and assist in their successful growth and expansion. As a business owner or future business owner, there are a variety of incentives available from the Federal and State government that overlap with the local Municipal Restoration Zone, all created to assist with your business success. Staff from the City Economic Development Department are hosting the following series of workshops for business owners and other interested parties to share the benefits these ‘zones’ have to offer: “Enterprise Zone Overview & Vouchering”August 15, 2007 - 8:00 a.m >more 
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07/18/07  City-Sponsored Affordable Housing Ready to House Large Families
The City of Fresno together with Squire/ADI Development has completed a newly constructed affordable housing and is seeking qualified families for the development. Geneva Village is a gated affordable housing development just completed in southwest Fresno. Located on the southwest corner of Church and Elm Avenues, amenities of the apartment complex include 139 rental units for very-low to low income, large families. >more 
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