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About George Hostetter

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George Hostetter, a Fresno Bee reporter since 1987, knows Fresno and the trappings of its government from the top of his hat to the tip of his shoes, which he wore out with round trips between the office and City Hall. George retired from The Bee in October 2015. Twitter: @georgehostetter.