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06/20/16  Cooling Centers Will Open Tomorrow
FRESNO –The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees for June 21, so the The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers tomorrow. The centers will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m.Cooling centers will be open at the following locations: Ted C >more 
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06/15/16  Mayor Swearengin Presents Final State of the City
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Swearengin addressed a sold out crowd of nearly one thousand attendees, including elected officials, business and community leaders during Wednesday’s State of the City held in Downtown Fresno. The annual event, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, was the final State of the City address for Mayor Swearengin, who is termed out at the beginning of next year. Nexstar Broadcasting was honored as this year’s CHAMPION (Companies Helping Achieve Meaningful Progress in our Neighborhoods) Award recipient for their history of broadcast excellence and service to the community. >more 
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06/13/16   Mayor Announces Midtown Trail Project
Seven-mile trail connects City system with Clovis Old Town Trail, adds recreation benefits to Fresno’s urban core FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin joined City Manager Bruce Rudd, Councilmembers Steve Brandau and Paul Caprioglio, and Clovis Mayor Nathan Magsig today to announce the kickoff of the Midtown Trail Project that will connect the Clovis Old Town Trail with a new seven-mile trail extending to Blackstone and Shields Avenues in central Fresno. The $9.5 million Midtown Trail project, which was recently approved by the Fresno County Transportation Authority and Fresno City Council, will result in a continuous 17-mile metro system from Blackstone along Shields to Millbrook Avenue, south to McKinley Avenue, east to Clovis and then north to the Sugar Pine Trail that would greatly benefit Fresno residents who have little park space and other recreational amenities. “As a result of this major project, we will connect Central Fresno, the city of Clovis and North Fresno,” said Mayor Swearengin >more 
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06/10/16  City of Fresno Pools Will Open Monday, June 13
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its pools Monday, June 13 and run daily through August 14, 2016. Standard pool depth ranges from 4 to 12 feet and participants must be 3 years old and at least 4 feet tall. These pools are open daily during the summer for recreation swim from 1:00 p.m >more 
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06/07/16  Fresno Airport Announces Agreement to Allow UberX Ridesharing Pickups
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today announced that Fresno Yosemite International Airport has finalized an agreement that will enable passengers to request rides to and from the airport with the rideshare service uberX effective immediately. The agreement between Fresno Yosemite International Airport and the Uber affiliate that offers uberX ridesharing, Rasier-CA LLC, meets the requirement of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to allow Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to operate at any California airport. “The addition of uberX rideshare services further enhances the existing ride-sharing program and ground transportation options available at Fresno Yosemite International Airport,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle. “Lyft has been well-received by the traveling public since beginning operations at the airport in February and we expect uberX will be equally popular >more 
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06/03/16  Cooling Centers Will be Open Through The Weekend
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers today, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees through the weekend. The centers will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m >more 
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06/02/16  Cooling Centers in Fresno Will be Open Through June 5
FRESNO – The City of Fresno’ cooling centers will remain open through Sunday, June 5, 2016. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees from Friday June 3rd through June 5th. The centers will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m >more 
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06/02/16  Cooling Centers in Fresno Will be Open Today
FRESNO – The City of Fresno will open its cooling centers today, June 2, 2016. The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted that the high temperature in Fresno will be at or above 105 degrees. The centers will be open from noon to 8:00 p.m >more 
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06/01/16  Mayor Swearengin Launches Construction of the New Bus Rapid Transit System in Fresno 
FRESNO, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin, joined by City Manager Bruce Rudd, Congressman Jim Costa, and City Transportation Director Brian Marshall, officially launched the construction of the $54 million, 15.7 mile Bus Rapid Transit System for the City of Fresno. The ceremony took place at the FAX Terminal at Manchester Center. “This project has been a long time in the making dating back to 2006 when the City first pursued grants to fund the project >more 
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05/26/16  Memorial Day Schedule for City of Fresno Offices
FRESNO, CA – City of Fresno offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2016. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 31.Here is the schedule for City of Fresno operations for the holiday: Airports: Administrative offices closed. >more 
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