Ashley Swearengin

Jerry Brown for Senate? Governor Leads New California Poll

A Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) poll released Tuesday indicates that California Gov. Jerry Brown is the leading alternative to incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), in case the senior U.S. Senator decides not to run.

Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

The Bee Looks Back on Fresno Mayor Swearengin’s 8 Years

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is one of the few prominent Republican officials in California. Her mission, when she took office, was to keep her city from bankruptcy. She sought help everywhere, including California Governor Jerry Brown and President Barack Obama.

Swearengin (Chris Carlson : Associated Press)

Presidential Race Could Boost California Primaries

For the first time in decades, the presidential primary in California — on both sides — may profoundly affect the presidential race, boosting turnout and prompting a ripple effect that could change the nature of local races around the state.

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 …

Five Squatters Die in Fire at Abandoned Fresno House

On Sunday, five squatters who pried open a window of an abandoned house in east-central Fresno, allegedly to do drugs, died when a fire broke out; a sixth was injured, the Fresno Bee reports.

Fatal House Fire in Fresno (Paul Schlesinger/The Fresno Bee via AP)

Swearengin Touts Legacy, Fresno’s Return From Brink

Fresno’s Republican Mayor Ashley Swearengin delivered her annual State of the City address on Wednesday, accepting accolades for her role in leading the city out of socio-economic blight.

Swearengin (Chris Carlson : Associated Press)