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With Board Shake Up and $15 Million, Lawmaker Aims to Expand River Access

As a beaver and children played in the San Joaquin River, a Fresno assemblyman talked about changes he wants to see on the state board that governs access to the local waterway.

During a news conference to celebrate a $15 million allocation in the state budget for the San Joaquin River Conservancy board, Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno, hinted at his concern with the current structure.

Q&A: Asm. Joaquin Arambula is continuing to push for Medi-Cal expansion

Asm. Joaquin Arambula, MD, is one of the most proactive health policymakers in the California Legislature. A former emergency room doctor, his experience in the medical field inspired him to become a lawmaker to address the issues he observed in state health care. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2016—the first Latino physician to hold a seat in the chamber—and represents Assembly District 31, which encompasses much of the city of Fresno. 

New Bill Aims To Improve Access To The San Joaquin River Parkway, Includes Tribal Representation

At Spano Park in North Fresno, overlooking the San Joaquin River, Paying Her gazed at the open space below, as she recalled how difficult it’s been to access the river with her family.

“We usually access it through parking at that particular glass building,” she said, pointing to a nearby office complex. “And then walking down, which is very rough, especially for me, as I do have young kids,” she said.

Selma PD hosts ribbon-cutting for new HQ

SELMA — A building project that was several years in the making is now completed. Selma has a new police headquarters.

City and regional leaders met last Thursday (Oct. 29) for a ribbon cutting at the 10,175 square foot facility next to City Hall. 

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.