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Brand wants loans, rebates to aid Fresno residents with tainted water pipes

Fresno City Councilman Lee Brand, who is campaigning to be the city’s next mayor, is proposing two major policy initiatives after a large number of residents, almost exclusively in his northeast district, have complained about discolored and tainted water. He wants to prohibit use of galvanized piping and offer homeowners loans and rebates to upgrade plumbing. His mayoral opponent, Henry R. Perea, says Brand is only acting after he highlighted the issue and in a panic move is offering a poorly thought-out plan that could hurt Fresno taxpayers.

Fire destroys Sanger baby food plant, company plans to regroup

A fire early Sunday morning destroyed a block-long complex of buildings where Initiative Foods produces its specialty baby food products in central Sanger. Fire crews from nearly a dozen fire agencies responded to battle the fire, which burned and smoldered for hours.

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For Eliza Doolittle, the hat makes the lady

The Good Company Players' costume shop finds the right hat for the right accent and mood for the musical, "My Fair Lady."
Craig Kohlruss ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
For Eliza Doolittle, the hat makes the lady 1:39

For Eliza Doolittle, the hat makes the lady

Sweet Potato Project aims to teach skill development to local youth 1:35

Sweet Potato Project aims to teach skill development to local youth

Democratic delegates from Fresno tell why they're in Philadephia 2:43

Democratic delegates from Fresno tell why they're in Philadephia

Plant owner, employees uncertain after devastating Sanger fire 1:33

Plant owner, employees uncertain after devastating Sanger fire