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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SELMA - For Gabriella Viveros taking part of the Doctors Academy internship program last summer solidified her desire to become a pathologist doctor.

“I always wanted to be a doctor,” said the 18-year-old senior student at Selma High School.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Kicking your yard's addiction to water is getting a lot easier.

In northwest Fresno Saturday, the lawn disappeared at a home and got replaced by drought resistant landscaping.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016

With newly minted Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula by her side and Republican Jim Patterson sitting on the committee, Mayor Ashley Swearengin on Wednesday made her case to state legislators that economically disadvantaged Fresno does not get enough cap-and-trade money from the state.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and Fresno’s Republican Mayor Ashley Swearengin made a bipartisan call for help to the California State Assembly Budget Committee to encourage increased investment of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds in Fresno, which has the highest concentration of disadvantaged communities in the state. “I’ve seen first-hand the dire effects of poor air and water quality. If we are what we eat, drink and breathe, then we have a lot of catching up to do,” said Dr. Arambula. “The Valley deserves our fair share of these funds.” According to the California Environmental Protection Agency, Fresno ranks atop the list of California’s most disadvantaged communities, when it comes to challenges ranging from polluted water to joblessness. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Assemblymember Arambula with Fresno mayor Swearingen

Bipartisan call to help transform California’s most disadvantaged communities

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D – Fresno) and Mayor Ashley Swearengin (R – Fresno) testified before the California State Assembly Budget Committee today to encourage increased investment of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds in Fresno, which has the highest concentration of disadvantaged communities in the state.

“More than two thirds of the neighborhoods in Fresno are at poverty or extreme poverty levels, and changing those conditions will take deliberate action and a strong public-private partnership,” said Mayor Swearengin. “We need a catalyst for further investment that will help struggling cities overcome obstacles and bring new life to our most vulnerable communities.”