George Hostetter, The Fresno Bee

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Past articles by George:

Fresno goes to one-day-a-week watering a month early

Fresno’s water customers will face the once-a-week landscape irrigation rule a month early. → Read More

George Hostetter: Making sense of things in a democracy is hard work

Fresno State’s Lobby Corps invited me to its Oct. 13 meeting. → Read More

Bids come in high for Fulton Corridor project

Construction bids for the Fulton Corridor project came in over budget by a hefty margin, dealing a blow to Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s plans to return cars to the six-block stretch of downtown Fresno that is now a pedestrian mall. → Read More

Bill seeks cooperation between schools, City Hall

Top Fresno officials are pitching a plan to deliver better teamwork between City Hall and public schools. → Read More

Swearengin to Fresno: Believe in yourself and your city

Fresno is headed in the right direction, despite its many challenges. → Read More

City Hall moves fast on Recharge Fresno water project

Fresno officials on Tuesday will open bids to build a huge water treatment plant, hitting another milestone in what is shaping up as the biggest capital works project in City Hall history. → Read More

Monty Python or Peach/Butler site: Take your pick for farce

Let’s agree on some first principles right up front. → Read More

Fresno City Hall gets ready for surge in code appeals

Fresno is reforming the way code enforcement appeals are handled, another sign of City Hall’s commitment to stable neighborhoods. → Read More

City Beat: Granite Park ‘curse’ might be dying

Ten thoughts on Thursday’s news conference at Granite Park in east-central Fresno. → Read More

Nonprofit sees bright future for troubled Granite Park

Two businessmen want to turn Granite Park into a place with lots of games and no risk to City Hall. → Read More

Romain Playground to get new skate park

A new skate park is coming to Romain Playground in central Fresno. → Read More

Charlie Waters, advocate for Fresno veterans, dies

Charlie Waters, the Korean War combat veteran who battled in peace to secure a solid roof over the heads of his fellow veterans in Fresno, died Thursday. He was 82. → Read More

Trump and private property: What’s yours is really his?

The Trump for Running Horse saga was dead from the get-go. → Read More

Community activist Rosellen Kershaw, 91, dies

The story has closed on the life of Fresno’s Rosellen Kershaw, a community volunteer of uncommon energy who never got over her love affair with the printed word and the public libraries that fulfill the democratic right to read. → Read More

Fresno City Hall to accommodate breast feeding, diaper changes

All those tiny political experts visiting Fresno City Hall will soon find it easier to get a quiet meal and a freshened bottom. → Read More

Team effort brings Almy Street Playground to southwest Fresno neighborhood

Fresno’s newest park found itself full of happy youngsters on Tuesday. → Read More

Booze and Fresno: City circles how to balance prosperity, civility

Ten bars in Fresno were so dangerous that City Hall asked the state for help in controlling them. → Read More

Swearengin wants money for key traffic signals in city’s core

Urban architect Victor Gruen had it all wrong. The key to getting rid of cars in downtown Fresno isn’t Fulton Mall. It’s traffic lights. → Read More

Public policy vs. private property: Housing fight looms in Fresno

A new federal housing rule aims to end Fresno’s long history of concentrated poverty and open wealthy neighborhoods to minorities and the impoverished. → Read More

Fresno police auditor: Leadership candidates should show their finances

More sunlight on personal finances and more on-the-job training for future leaders top the police auditor’s recommendations for Fresno’s embattled Police Department. → Read More