February 1, 1998 |
The first mayor of this freewheeling farm town was a pimp who held office for 10 minutes. Mayor No. 2, an undertaker, never found favor, either. He was succeeded by a millionaire who sold lead-lined coffins and was chased out of town in midterm by an angry mob of Presbyterians. All through its colorful 100-year history, Fresno has shown a wonderful weakness for the offbeat.
March 20, 2002 |
John Cyrus has resigned as boys' basketball coach at Anaheim Esperanza High for personal reasons, Athletic Director Jim Patterson said. Cyrus had been the Aztecs' coach for the last six seasons.
May 2, 2002 |
Jason Pietsch has been hired as boys' basketball coach at Esperanza High, Athletic Director Jim Patterson said. Pietsch, 29, coached at his alma mater, La Mirada, for five years, including the last two as head coach.
September 17, 1997 |
Gap Inc., a San Francisco-based clothing manufacturer, said that it will build a distribution center in Fresno. The estimated $40-million project will be built on a 146-acre site near the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport. The Fortune 200 company has been considering Fresno and Reno for its Pacific distribution center site. To help lure the company to the San Joaquin Valley, state legislators Friday approved a $500,000 subsidy.
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August 21, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- The first track has not been laid, but already state lawmakers are calling for an audit of California's bullet train project. That is one of 10 audits that lawmakers will ask to be approved Wednesday morning by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. The $68-billion high-speed rail project is about to begin buying 356 parcels of land in Fresno and Madera counties, and Republican Assemblymen Jim Patterson of Fresno and Frank Bigelow of Madera want auditors to look at the process set up for purchases, including the ability of land owners to appeal offers.
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January 24, 1998 |
Some religious leaders blasted a letter from the Fresno mayor's Prayer Breakfast Committee that suggested Christianity is the only solution to the city's problems. A portion of the Prayer Breakfast letter, which was sent to those who have bought tickets for the March 17 event, read: "We believe that submission to the Lord Jesus Christ is the best way--in fact, the only way--the people of Fresno can be effective in facing the problems confronting our community." Rabbi Robert A.