Fresno City College celebrates $1 million state funding for CTE program

Fresno City College got a $1 million boost in state funding for its Career and Technical Education program.

The college celebrated the funding Tuesday morning in an event with Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno, who helped secure the funds in the state budget.

In a news release, Fresno City College says it will use the $1 million to expand the college’s Electrical Systems Technology and Welding programs. The college will buy robots, welding simulators, software and other equipment that will train up to 100 more students per year and prepare them for the job market.

Selma High School Doctors Academy program graduates 15 students

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.

Drought-resistant garden showcased in Northwest Fresno

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.

Assembly member Joaquin Arambula helped a crew install big rocks, mulch and plants like purple sage that look pretty, but don't need a lot of water to survive.

Dr. Joaquín Arámbula sworn in to the state Assembly

SACRAMENTO - It's been six years since former Assemblymember Juan Arámbula, a Democrat-turned-independent who represented the 31st Assembly District from 2004-10, returned to the state Capitol to witness an event he never thought he would live to see.

His 38-year-old son, Dr. Joaquín Arámbula, was standing in the Assembly chambers, accompanied by his wife and three young daughters, waiting to be sworn in as the newest member of the Assembly.

Kingsburg Democrat Joaquin Arambula sworn in to state Assembly

Kingsburg Democrat Joaquin Arambula hadn't officially won his 31st Assembly District race, but that didn't stop him from becoming an official member of the California Legislature.

Newly minted Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon swore in Arambula on Thursday morning. A few hours later, Fresno County Clerk Brandi Orth certified the election, making Arambula's win official.

More mature Arambula gets major campaign help in 31st Assembly win - Fresno Bee

A little more than a year ago, Joaquin Arambula stumbled out of the political starting gate in his quest for the 31st Assembly District seat, saying he was a Democrat living in Kingsburg. At the time, he was neither. He was registered as an independent and living in Clovis.

On Tuesday, Arambula showed what a difference 13 months makes.