The American Lung Association’s Urban Planning Push

Associations Now

See, the region, which includes the cities of Fresno and Bakersfield, has some of the worst air-quality problems in the country, and according to a new series of reports from the association, efforts to create more walkable community areas could help save hundreds of millions of dollars in health costs over the next two decades by cutting down on air pollution and promoting healthier lifestyles. A decrease of 2,490 lost work days between Kern, Fresno, and San Joaquin counties.

Clown Group Looks to Change Public Perception on Clowning

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Police also arrested a 14-year-old in Fresno, California , who used social media with clown imagery to threaten violence at an area high school. In light of the creepy clown hysteria, the World Clown Association is speaking out and hoping to clear the good name of clowns everywhere. It’s also equipping its members on how to stay safe and acclimate. Clown hysteria started back in August when local police in Greenville, South Carolina, got a handful of calls about clown sightings.

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Attention Data Nerds: The Future is Now: Mobile Strategies for Social Impact

Beth Kanter

My favorite example of how mobile technology is literally putting power in the hands, pockets and purses of people is Fresno BusTracker. Community members are using this data to press for – and win – changes in the transportation system in Fresno. Guest Post: The Future is Now: Mobile Strategies for Social Impact. By Laura Efurd, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, ZeroDivide. – @lefurd, @zerodivideorg.

Amid Food Stamp Cuts, Associations Help Inform Providers and the Public

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To help inform those affected in California—home to two of the top five hungriest cities in the country (Bakersfield, which is number two, and number-five Fresno), according to the San Jose Mercury News —CAFB is working through its member organizations. The way that we have really reached out is through these organizations that are on the ground.

California’s Nut Producers Have a Costly Problem: Organized Crime

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General Manager Andrew Howe told the Fresno Bee. “We 40K The weight, in pounds, of the truck shipment recently stolen from a California nut producer. The nuts were worth nearly half a million dollars. With thefts in recent months affecting nut producers throughout the San Joaquin Valley, associations representing the industry have stepped up. In one instance, an emergency summit was convened to ensure companies don’t hand their crops to the wrong people.