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California prisons have sent low-level felons to county jails to complete their sentences. Jails are given some state funds to accommodate the increased population. The experiment will determine whether this benefits the jail and prison systems and whether rehabilitation is successful.
CSU should reveal the finalists for Fresno State's presidency. The secret process is a disservice to the university and community.
Fresno Public Utilities - Water Division is seeking annual rate increases for residential water users, the stepped increases could see the fee doubling by 2016.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee. Residents living in the Clovis neighborhood near 'The Firing Line' shooting range have complained about the noise level from their latest neighbor.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee. City of Fresno is mired in a budget deficit - never fear there is Kai (the hitchhiker) to smash, smash, s-s-s-mash it!
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee. At 85-years-old Benedict XVI announces his retirement as Pope. Here some other people we wish would retire ...
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee. On the San Joaquin River just west of Woodward Park is the 'River West Open Space Area' 1,200 acres of an undeveloped river bottom project that has been delayed due to bureaucratic red-tape.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee.The area around Kettleman City in Kings County is surrounded by a hazardous waste site, a planned power plant, heavy interstate traffic and soon a waste composting site for Southern California.
A selection of editorial cartoons from 2012 by The Bee's SW Parra.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee. Local communities in The Valley stand to lose major funding given the current 'Fiscal Cliff' politics facing the nation.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee. The Fresno City Council takes up it's vote on privatization of residential trash service. The issue is a tough one for a city budget running on deficit. While the city stands to gain millions in franchise fees it could mean job losses for many.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee. Drivers in the Tule Fog should pay extra attention to road conditions, CHP warnings and their own common sense. Slow down.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee. Fresno Mayor Swearengin's controversial push to privatize the city's residential garbage collection services has faced some opposition from concerned residents and the politcally weak garbage workers union. Meanwhile the city council voted 4-3 to explore the matter further.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra. The Fresno Bee. There have been more than a dozen pedestrian vs vehicle fatalities in the Fresno area during the last year. Cyclists have also been injured or killed in traffic collisions. Motorists and pedestrians need to watch out for the safety of each other.
editorial cartoon by SW Parra. Rural Valley Towns such as Seville, Monson and Toolesville have long endured tainted and contaminated tap water.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra regarding Prop 30.
Fresno City Council takes up the issue of Animal Control, hedging it's bet that the SPCA will continue to offer assistance. The SPCA terminates it's contract with the city and county on Oct. 1, 2012.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - The Fresno Bee. Tribute to Neil Armstrong the first man to set foot on the Moon. Armstrong passed away Saturday, Aug 25. He was an American hero and became symbol of America's 'can do' spirit.
Tribute to the Olympics: Team USA - the women. Who have accounted for an unprecedented number of medals at the 2012 London Games.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra. City of Fresno has been poked fun by late night comedian Conan O'Brien with the bobblehead gag. This is the bobblehead needed to solve the city's financial budget woes.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra; City councilmember Andreas Borgeas is amazed at how the community stepped forward with donations with help fill the Pinedale Pool and fund it's operations.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer is an advocate for a bill introduced by Henry T. Perea that could curb Fresno County Jail overcrowding by using facilities in Coalinga and or the Madera County Jail.
Editorial cartoon by SW Parra - tribute obit for Maurice Sendak. June 10, 1928 - May 8, 2012. Sendak was author and illustrator of children's books. Most notably for the title "Where the Wild Things Are"