Fresno State receives $4M in state funding for new mobile health units

The year was 2015 and the Fresno State mobile health unit was rolling into its very first location in Parlier, California – a small town southeast of Fresno with a population of just over 14,000. Parlier would be the first of hundreds of stops the mobile health unit would make in its first seven years, benefiting thousands of residents in rural and underserved communities along the way. 

Looking for a new job? This California program will pay women to work in construction

State and local officials are doubling down on efforts to support women in California’s central San Joaquin Valley that want to pursue careers in the construction trades.

On Wednesday, California Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, a Democrat who represents the Fresno area in California’s 31st district, presented a $3 million check to the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board to support its ValleyBuild construction training programs.

Neighborhood Industries gets $1.5M to renovate Tower District building

FRESNO, Calif (KSEE/KGPE)- Neighborhood Industries announced its campaign to purchase and renovate its building, which is currently under lease in the tower district.

Neighborhood Industries have been a part of Fresno’s Tower District since 2008 employing those who have little to no work experience.

Fresno State Gets $4M from State for New Mobile Health Units

Healthcare in Fresno County’s rural and disadvantaged areas is getting a $4 million boost thanks to a state appropriation secured by Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno.

The money will purchase two new mobile health units and also support and provide stipends for nursing students who sometimes travel long distances to provide health care services, including COVID vaccines and boosters, flu shots, and blood pressure and blood sugar screenings

Arambula’s Bill to Help the Blind Is Signed by Newsom

A bill by Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) signed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom will help Californians with vision loss.

AB  2480 updates the training that blind people receive. And, it requires the state Department of Rehabilitation to award grants to private organizations with demonstrated expertise in serving adults who are blind or have low vision.

Latino arts and culture center in Fresno gets $7 million. How Arte Américas will spend funds

Arte Américas, the only Latino cultural arts center in the central San Joaquin Valley, had to temporarily shut down during the pandemic and was significantly vandalized. While it was closed, the center had its windows broken, its air-conditioning system wrecked, its exterior electrical wiring cut and experienced two trespass situations through their roof.