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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.

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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

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Partner’s profligate brother raises red flags

Dear Amy: My partner and I have a baby boy and live together. We are nearly 40. We sold our homes during the housing crash of ’08 and got burned. After our son was born, we bought a home together. We’ve become extremely frugal in order to save more for our retirements and the baby’s college tuition.