Special Reports

Housing Blight

Apartment family lives with roaches, mice, mold and neglect. Why will no one help?

Luis Decubas, his wife and children live in a southeast Fresno apartment that is infested with roaches and mice. He says he has called his landlord and city government but the conditions persist. The family is part of Fresno's entrenched problem with blighted housing, a crisis that affects the pocketbooks and standards of living of everyone in the city.

Housing Blight

Living in Misery: About the project

A disaster at a central Fresno apartment complex last fall forced public attention on a problem that has beset California’s fifth-largest city for more than a century: substandard housing. Tenants of low-income apartments are the victims of landlords who collect rent but don’t maintain safe and healthy housing.

Kids Day

Big money for Kids Day: Tally hits $605,000, and more to come

All those pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills donated Tuesday in the Kids Day fundraiser to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital are adding up to big bucks: As of Thursday afternoon, the tally stood at $605,000, and there’s more cash yet to count, hospital spokeswoman Zara Arboleda said.

Kids Day

Student volunteers selling papers for Kids Day

High school students are out early Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Herndon and Fowler avenues in Clovis to sell special-edition Bees for Kids Day. Proceeds go to Valley Children's Hospital. Chris Fisher, a teacher at Gateway High School, talks about his student volunteers.

Videos

Jeff Tedford on Kids Day and the new season of Fresno State football

The Bee talked to Jeff Tedford Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the corner of Blackstone and Shaw avenues as part of the "celebrity corner" event for Kids Day. He talks about the importance of community service for athletes and the upcoming football season.
Gary Funk The Fresno Bee
Jeff Tedford on Kids Day and the new season of Fresno State football 1:45

Jeff Tedford on Kids Day and the new season of Fresno State football

Kids Day in Visalia: Volunteers fan out to sell papers 0:51

Kids Day in Visalia: Volunteers fan out to sell papers

Kids Day on 'Celebrity Corner': Blackstone and Shaw avenues 0:38

Kids Day on 'Celebrity Corner': Blackstone and Shaw avenues

A properly attired Fresno State student sells Kids Day papers 0:50

A properly attired Fresno State student sells Kids Day papers