April 7, 1993 |
From an old turkey shed where Dust Bowl migrants once talked in tongues, the Peoples Church has evolved into a powerful institution in the Central Valley. Its 5,000-member congregation, the biggest in this farming heartland, boasts among its members the sheriff, the undersheriff, city councilmen and, if Pastor G. L. Johnson has his way, the next mayor of Fresno. "Let's congratulate Jim Patterson, one of our fine members," an exultant Johnson said from his pulpit one recent Sunday.
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.
March 27, 2013 |
A California Assembly bill that would require anyone who videotapes, photographs or records incidents of animal cruelty to turn over the evidence to authorities within 48 hours - or be charged with an infraction of the law - sounds like a tough new measure to crack down on abuse. It's not. In reality, it's one of a crop of disturbing "ag-gag" bills being introduced across the country. Although AB 343 is not as bad as some others that ban outright recording and videotaping at animal facilities, it would effectively hamper animal welfare undercover investigators and employee whistle-blowers who are collecting information on systemic animal cruelty at meatpacking plants, slaughterhouses, livestock ranches and farms.