Kellie and Chris, Wednesday Night Swing

  “I needed a place that would not just accept, but celebrate my unique and pleasant awkwardness, and Wednesday Night Swing has been that place.”   Husband and wife Kellie and Chris. Meet Kellie and Chris. They are part of the local organization, Fresno Swing Dance. They also teach beginning and intermediate Lindy Hop lessons every Wednesday night at Studio 65.  There is no need to RSVP nor do you need a dancing partner!   WHAT IS LINDY... Read More

Fresno State Students for Revitalization

“Increasing the positive atmosphere and decreasing crime will result in more students staying, benefiting Fresno’s economy.” Fresno State students have gained the attention of the city council by attending the weekly meetings at City Hall. From left to right, Daniel Harrison, Selena Farnesi, Tommy Daly and Umaymah Asma. Source: Fresno State ASI's Facebook page.   Meet the Fresno State students who are fighting to revitalize the area... Read More

Alex Tavlian, The Daily Dues

“Fresno is very decentralized and is in an ugly state of sprawl.” Alex Tavlian, center, hosting the chili-eating contest at the Fresno Chile Festival.   Meet Alex Tavlian. He writes for The Daily Dues, which comments and reports on the current events, politics and sports of Fresno. This Fresno native attends Fresno City College and writes for The Fresno Bee as a student reporter.   CREATING THE DAILY DUES Alex says he got the idea for The... Read More

Limon, Local Bites

Mayor Swearengin calls Local Bites a “tasty way to revitalize our economy.” My dates for the evening were Ryne, left, and Ben. Ben, Ryne and I dined at Limon last night in support of Local Bites. The Local Bites Initiative was created by Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin and Taste Fresno in an effort to encourage residents to eat at a locally owned restaurant at least once a month. Mayor Swearengin and Taste Fresno, once a month, invite Fresnans to eat... Read More