About one out of every four civilians against whom law enforcement used force in California last year were killed. But in Valley counties, civilian deaths in such encounters were almost double the statewide rate.
In Fresno County, California, more than 1 in 5 households receive food stamps or other food help, according to the US Census Bureau. Also, more than half of senior citizens in the city cope with a disability.
Where you live in Fresno may have affect how long you live, according to research by federal scientists. It’s the first time that such data at the neighborhood level has been made available to the public.
Apartment rents were higher in Fresno and Clovis than a year ago, with the average cost in August up more than 5 percent. Still, market-rate rents were lower than all but one big or medium-sized California city.
Health inspections in Fresno County, California, restaurants found violations like rodent and roach infestation, water problems, and bacteria that makes you sick. About 80 of 11,300 inspections led to a shutdown.
California cities and counties spent $3.7 billion total on overtime in 2017, a large increase from 2012. Governments say they’re struggling to recruit police. Some say rising pension costs means slower hiring.
The prospects for a war of tariffs between U.S. and China continue to put American agriculture, including farmers and ranchers in California’s central San Joaquin Valley, on the front line. Here are the stakes.
More than 200 hate crimes were reported by police in California’s central San Joaquin Valley from 2007-2017. Some advocates say numbers are underreported. An expert says bias has become more accepted in society.
The population in the central San Joaquin Valley is not only growing, it's getting older as baby boomers reach their retirement years, census data show. And they're reaching that milestone with longer life expectancies than earlier generations.
The overall median wage for all occupations in Fresno County was estimated at $15.80 per hour or just under $33,000 a year in May 2017. That's close to the bottom among California's metropolitan labor markets.