Omar Shaikh Rashad, Fresnoland
Since at least 2019, the Fresno City Council's budget subcommittee has not met publicly. Legal experts say that appears to violate California's Brown Act, but city officials insist the committee is exempt from that law.
President Joe Biden accepted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s request for a major disaster declaration on Monday, opening the doors for direct federal aid to flood victims in seven California counties, including Tulare.