Thumbs up, thumbs down: New effort to help the homeless, silence by key lawmaker on border separations

Thumbs up to Fresno Mayor Lee Brand and county Supervisor Sal Quintero for leading a new effort to help homeless people move from the streets of Fresno to better homes and lives. The mayor announced formation of the Street 2 Home Fresno County program this past week during the chamber of commerce’s 2018 State of the City luncheon. The initiative will work with community organizations to provide services to people without a home. Saint Agnes Medical Center and its CEO, Nancy Hollingsworth, and the Edward & Jeanne Kashian Family Foundation together donated $100,000 to launch the initiative. Quintero said the program will include the Poverello House and Fresno Rescue Mission. It will focus on finding people transitional and permanent housing while connecting them to services. “The important part is the commitment is there from both sides (city and county) to do something about it,” Quintero said.

Goat yoga class mixes fun, exercise and a good cause

Thirteen goats were dropped off at RhoFit Personal Training in Fresno to make doing yoga fun while also raising money for the Central California Animal Disaster Team on Saturday.