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The Fresno Bee

Fresno, CA, United States

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Past articles by BoNhia:

Historic Tower District home renovated into Airbnb

The Hare Home in the Tower District was renovated into an Airbnb. The owners hope the house attracts visitors who want to learn about Fresno history and experience an urban getaway within walking distance to restaurants and stores. → Read More

Wathen Castanos starts new 800-home community in west Fresno

Wathen Castanos has started construction on the first phase of a nearly 800-home community west of Highway 99 in Fresno, California. Westerra has multi-generational floor plans, trails, parks, and is in Central Unified School District. → Read More

Want to work for Caltrans? The transportation department is having a job fair May 8

The California Department of Transportation is holding a career fair on May 8, 2018 at the Fresno, CA Fairgrounds. Representatives from different departments including engineering and planning will attend to answer questions. → Read More

Fresno needs 41,000 affordable rental homes to meet demand

A new study from the California Housing Partnership and the Fresno Housing Authority show rent increases, combined with the loss of state and federal funding for development, and a rise in homelessness has led to a shortage in affordable housing. → Read More

Fulton Street is a semifinalist in national contest. Help get it to the next round

Fulton Street in downtown Fresno, California is one of 25 quarterfinalists nationwide for the 2018 “America’s Main Streets” contest sponsored by STIHL. The winning city will receive $25,000 in cash and prizes. Semifinalist voting runs through May 27. → Read More

This woman spent $400 on debit gift cards. But scammers had stolen almost all of it

Sandra Weddle of Visalia, CA bought four $100 debit gift cards from Walmart, the first time she'd done so. But when her son tried to use one, there was only $1.08 on it. She later found out that she was the victim of a stolen card number scam. → Read More

This school is holding a Civil War Ball. Students can bring fried chicken for credit

Golden Valley Unified is coming under fire by parents who say the district's annual Civil War Ball is tone deaf. African American mother of middle school student asks if the district would have a Nazi ball after teaching about World War II. → Read More

Fresno Housing's voucher program waitlist for rental assistance opens May 1

The Fresno Housing Authority will open its Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list from May 1 to May 15, 2018. The program, also known as Section 8, provides low-income families with rental assistance. Applications are available online. → Read More

Maria Shriver, former California first lady, to speak at Fresno women’s conference

Maria Shriver, a journalist, activist and former first lady of California, will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Central California Women’s Conference on September 25 at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center. This year's theme is "Be the Difference." → Read More

Gov. Brown reverses parole board's decision to release Tulare County murderer

The parole board found Gerardo Zavala, 46, suitable for parole. The Tulare County District Attorney's Office objected and Gov. Jerry Brown agreed, reversing the decision. Zavala was convicted in 2006 of murder, torture and kidnapping. → Read More

Here's why Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott will add hundreds of hotel rooms to Fresno, Clovis

Nine hotels from companies like Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott are under construction or planned in Fresno and Clovis. Tourism is on the rise, in part because of sports competitions like cross country, diving and track and field. → Read More

Fresno veterans home increases security in wake of Napa County hostage situation

Veterans Home of California, Fresno has closed its front gate to limit access to the long-term care facility after a hostage situation by an armed gunman developed at a Northern California veterans home. → Read More

A Fresno honor student got a popular haircut, but school officials didn't like it

A Tenaya Middle School eighth-grader was pulled out of class because his fade haircut violated the district's dress code. He had made the honor roll the day before and had never been in trouble before now. → Read More

It’s not Yosemite, it’s the surgery: the rise of medical tourism in Fresno

Community Medical Centers is starting to market Fresno and Clovis as a medical destination for bariatric procedures and other medical services. → Read More

Authorities investigating report of a fatality at China Peak ski resort

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office received a report of a fatality at the Highway 168 ski resort. → Read More

Pixley teen arrested for making threats to shoot up school

Pixley Middle School student arrested by Tulare County Sheriff’s Department after criminal threats were allegedly made. → Read More

What’s up with all that construction? Here are 10 projects in the works

Construction has started on long-vacant lots across Fresno, a new hotel, apartments and retail spaces are among the projects underway. → Read More

This home is known for famous visitors and incredible views. And it’s for sale

The Frank and Roxie Moradian house on the Fresno bluffs is for sale. The proceeds will benefit Fresno State and University of California, San Francisco. → Read More

Costco plans to build new store in Clovis

Costco has filed an application to build a new store in Clovis. It’s waiting for a conditional use permit to allow the fuel and tire centers. → Read More

These housing inspectors found 4,200 violations. They are investigating 3,700 more

Fresno’s Anti-Slum Enforcement Team has completed 14 cases since its inception and found 4,200 health and safety violations. → Read More