Press Releases



03/08/07  Amy Arambula Joins Team Fresno As Education Liaison
Consistent with our mission to provide equal access to opportunity, education and quality of life for every man, woman and child, the City is pleased to announce Amy Arambula has been hired as the Education Liaison for the City. Ms. Arambula is a skilled professional with years of policy analysis experience, emphasizing education issues. >more 
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03/08/07  Additional Railroad Improvements Will Affect Local Traffic
Railworks Track Systems, contractor for San Joaquin Valley Railroad will be having two day road closures at the following locations to repair railroad crossings. WHEN/WHERE: San Joaquin Valley Railroad Schedule March 15-16, 2007 Shields Crossing East of Clovis Ave – two work daysMarch 19-20, 2007 Chestnut Crossing at Floradora – two work daysMarch 22-23, 2007 Maple Crossing at Floradora – two work daysMarch 26-27, 2007 Cedar Crossing at Floradora – two work days Additional tie in work will be performed by the City of Fresno, Public Works crews which will have lane closures but not complete road closures on the following dates: April 3, 2007 Shields Crossing East of Clovis AveApril 5, 2007 Chestnut Crossing at FloradoraApril 9, 2007 Maple Crossing at FloradoraApril 11, 2007 Cedar Crossing at Floradora Note: Work is contingent upon the weather.For more information, contact Railworks Track Systems, Richard Carney at (209) 892-5964 or Alan Barton at (559) 621-5610. >more 
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02/23/07  Green Building Demonstration House Open House
ATTENTION: Builders, Contractors, General Public, Homeowners The City of Fresno in partnership with a local contractor recently completed constructing a Green (energy efficient) affordable infill single-family home in southeast Fresno. The City is hosting an open house tour for builders, contractors, general public, homeowners and others to learn about emerging energy-efficient and Green building products and strategies. Speakers will discuss the benefits of Green construction and present key characteristics of this project. >more 
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01/19/07  Fresno Fax Partners With The Fresno Bee To Offer Incentive For Sunday Fax Riders
In an effort to further entice citizens to park their cars and take advantage of City transportation services, the City of Fresno Department of Transportation/Fresno Area Express (FAX) has partnered with The Fresno Bee to offer the Sunday edition paper to FAX passengers at a discounted rate. Beginning Sunday, January 21, 2007, FAX passengers will be able to purchase Sunday newspapers on FAX buses for just 50¢ (66% off the newsstand price of $1.50). >more 
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01/19/07  Community Safety Is Number One Concern For Mobile Vendors
The month of February typically brings an increase in mobile vendors throughout the City. Beginning the week of January 31, 2007, the City Code Enforcement Division will increase their efforts to verify the business legitimacy and safety of the products and placement of mobile vendors. The increase in mobile vendors brings an increase in potential health and safety hazards to the community. >more 
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01/18/07  Pole Removal at Blackstone & Herndon
The mast arm poles that held the Red Light cameras are going to be removed at three major intersections along Herndon beginning this weekend. WHAT: City electricians will be removing the mast arm poles that extend over the roadway at all four corners of the intersection of Blackstone and Herndon Avenues. WHEN: Friday morning, January 19, 2007 – beginning at 4:00AM to 8:00AM WHERE: Intersection of Blackstone and Herndon AvenuesThe intersection will remain open and the signal light operational with only one lane closed at a time. >more 
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01/12/07  New Trees Add More Than Beauty To The City
The City of Fresno Public Works Department, together with the California Conservation Corp and volunteers from Tree Fresno will plant more than 230 trees throughout the City.The partnership will span three consecutive days of planting beginning Tuesday, January 16, 2007. The new trees will be planted in empty sidewalk planters, residential neighborhoods and along streets in the downtown area. >more 
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01/11/07  City and County Advise Residents To Prepare For Predicted Freezing Temperatures
In response to predicted freezing temperatures due to sweep into the Fresno County area early today, that are expected to result in frigid mornings and much below normal afternoon temperatures for the coming weekend, the City and County provide the following information for residents:Indoor Safety Do NOT bring heating devices into the home that are intended for outdoor use, such as barbecues and other cooking equipment or other fuel burning devices. These items can produce deadly carbon monoxide. Do NOT use your stovetop or oven as a primary source of heat. >more 
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01/11/07  City Seeks Blankets to Provide Warmth During The Extreme Cold
As temperatures drop below the thirty degree mark, the City of Fresno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) will continue to open and operate City Community Centers as Warming Centers for our homeless and indigent population.PRCS would like to extend the request for blanket donations to serve those individuals utilizing the City’s Warming Centers. Blanket donations can be delivered to the Frank H. >more 
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01/11/07  Solid Waste Collection Schedule (Martin L. King Jr. Holiday)
The City of Fresno Solid Waste Division will provide regular waste collection service on Monday, January 15, 2007. 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 Monday, January 15, 2007. >more 
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