Fresno City Council Race / District 2 Forum


You are invited to join us for the Fresno City Council race / District 2 Forum which is being held at the Pinedale Community Center 7170 N. San Pablo Ave.(Spruce & San Pablo).  Doors will open at 5 p.m.

  • Our meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and conclude approximately at 7:30 p.m.
  • Residents from Pinedale, the Bluffs neighborhood and others in District 2 have been invited.
  • The media may be in attendance.
  • Names will be drawn at 5:15 p.m. to determine the initial order of answering questions.

The event will be divided into the following sections:

  • Each candidate will be given 1 minute to introduce themselves.
  • Each candidate will be given 2 minutes to respond to 4 or 5 prepared questions about issues that are important to our community.
  • As time permits, questions will be asked from the floor. Each question will be limited to 30 seconds and each answer will be limited to 1 minute.
  • At the conclusion of the forum, each candidate will be given 30 seconds to make their closing comments.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at

Please join us!  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Best regards,

Lisa Guzman,

President, Pinedale Community Association



Fresno Metro Ministry

 Fresno Metro Ministry is part of a team to conduct a county-wide health needs assessment for the Fresno County Department of Public Health.  Pinedale is one of the areas we had recommended to the county for some authentic community feedback.  The purpose of the Community Health Needs Assessment is to better understand the health concerns of the diverse population in Fresno County. 

Pinedale Community Associate Meeting 08-28-18

Capt. Burke Farrah – Fresno PD

All good in the Pinedale area property crime is down.  Person of interest Burl Cox…. Reports have been made, need to continue to report issues to police

Maeketah Rivera – Fresno PD

Pinedale Water Jamboree Brings Cops and Children Together

The Northwest Policing District teamed up with the Pinedale Community Center and hosted a “Water Jamboree with Fresno PD”. Sgt. Brian Pierce, and Officers Thao, Beckwith, and Gomez spent some time having a water fight with children who live in the Pinedale area. The PARCS leader also provided a meal for the children and Officers. During this time, Officers were able to provide encouragement and remind them of the importance of staying in school in order to accomplish their dreams. Officer Thao teamed up with the Crime Prevention Officer M. Rivera to ensure the children also received school supplies in order to be prepared for the upcoming school year. This event was a perfect example of Law Enforcement and Community banding together to have a great time before the school year kicks off.


Neighborhood watchmeetings are going well, if interested please contact Maeketah Rivera 559-621-6530 or email us here on the website.


Home Depot– Feland & Shaw, September 5thB-B-Q with law enforcement at 11 come out and say Hi!

Carnaval 2018

The Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department, District 5 Councilmember Luis Chavez, and Fresno County Supervisor Sal Quintero are hosting “Carnaval 2018” at the Sal Mosqueda Community Center on Saturday, September 8, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free* to all participants. Event will include carnival games, petting zoo, water slide, swimming pool games, bounce houses, Science Mobile, entertainment, concession stand, raffle prizes & more!    *Fee for concession items for more information call 559.621.2900


Troy – Paula Guzman Pinedale Community Center

Kids FestOctober 12 or 13th

Jurassic Parkwill be the thyme for the month of September

PG&E “Empower Pinedale”event on September 25th


Nick – Pinedale Boys and Girls Club

September getting back in fall program – Sign up for September 14th 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament ages 13 – 18, ages 6-12 on September 21stKids Day event with possible water balloon fights from  4- 7pm


David Rodriguez – The Pinedale History Project

Newly acquired items!

A small model of one of the engines from the Sugar Pine Railroad, it will be displayed in the glass case at the museum.

A 1929 picture of the Sugar Pine Lumber Mill, a newspaper article goes with it.


New things for the Japanese assembly center will be out soon.

J Butterfield – Supervising Library Assistant

The Pinedale Library’s Fall Programming begins September 4th.

  • Bi-weekly story time will take place on the 1stand 3rd Tuesdays at 11am.
  • Jerry, Pinedale’s Tail Waggin’ Tutor (Read to a Dog), will be available for reading appointments on Thursdays at 3 pm.
  • Take Home Craft will be available each 3rdSaturday

Friends of the Library Big Used Book sale at the Sierra Vista Mall netted $35,000, which is a lot of books sold! $25,000 in matching funds was added to the pot from the Clovis Community Foundation for a total of $60,000.

The Public Library will have a table at the PG&E “Empower Pinedale” event on September 25th, here at the Community Center.

Fall programming will start on the 4thof sept   first and third Tuesdays biweekly story time at 11 am read to the dog 3 pm, take home craft on the third Saturday each month, friends reached $35,000 a $25,000 matching pot for the book sales

Ernestine Martinez, St Agnes Mission Church

Oct 7th St. Agnes Annual Carnival from 10:00am – 6:00pm-  looking for fruits and veggies to have at the farmer’s market – contact Annette Amparano at the church if you have someone in mind that will donate.

Emilio – Faith in Community

The program for Pinedale School and Nelson School that was started a few years ago has taken off. Clovis Unified will be implementing the program for all of the Clovis West Schools. The program worked with students to help them succeed.  For more information, contact Emilo Vargas.


Meeting was adjourned at 6:30 in honor of Ms. Lewis


12 people attended

3 board members

8 reports



P.C.A. Meeting Notes 07/24/18



Tuesday Aug 7th – NATIONAL NIGHT OUT                                                                 Get out and meet your neighbors!

Reports: Crime is down except for robberies. There are 15 New Neighborhood Watch Groups, Neighborhood watch is working keep it up!

Report abandoned carts, its illegal dumping.  City of Fresno Sanitation is helping to clean up.       Best way to report with the FresGO app!                           or call 621-CITY



Official sign unveiled – Paula S. Guzman Pinedale Community Center       Sign is actual wood from the Pinedale Lumber Mill

Camping creeping up again, please do not give money to panhandlers on the street, it is not helping. Instead, donate to the Poverello House, Fresno Rescue Mission or any other shelter of your choice.



Food give away at the Pinedale Community Fellowship Church

Dates:  M – W – F    11:30 am, line up on the south end of the church /   2nd Friday of each month special drop off



Closed August 1 – 3

August 7th is National Night Out 4:30 -7:00  Bar-B- Que

Free Ice Cream, Free School supplies (while supplies last), Carnival Games and a Water Slide!

August 10th Wild Water Adventure Park – prepay tickets only $13.00 –  regular price $25.00



REMINDER THIS COMMUNITY CENTER IS A COOLING CENTER –                 ~FAX Bus system will provide free transportation along normal routes to and from centers.  Centers will remain open until 8 pm.

Pool hours:       M / W / F 1:00 – 8:00 (three weeks left!)                                 >>>July 25th Pool Party!   Sat / Sun 1:00 – 5:00

Camping at Camp Edison – August 6, 7 and 8th


Currently working on St. Agnes Church History for the Fresno Bee.  David would to speak with members of the parish members to include their comments, please email to set up a time to meet with David.

Arte Americas will have their next exhibit El Dia de los Muertos beginning August 2nd to October, Ambassador Sanchez will be featured!

Working with the historical society, soon they will list the Pinedale Water Tower as an Historical Site.


The Summer Challenge is here – I-Pads, Digital Cameras, Storyland Passes and Zoo Passes will be given away!

Seats and tables have been replaced in the library.

July 31st 3pm, Cats and Birds of Prey will be at the library come see the Owls, Falcons!

County wide book sale at the Sierra Vista Mall

August 8th at 8 a.m. Drive the Book drop off –  Ch 24 & 47 will be announcing the book drive.

Please bring any unwanted books to the Book Drop Off.

August 16th – 19th Friends of the Library will be there to sell books in one of two store fronts in the mall.  Last day will be the super deals, $5 per bag!

Pinedale history project 7/24/18

Currently working on ST. Agnes Church History for the Fresno Bee. Wanting to speak with members of the parish members to include their comments.

Arte Americas will have their next exhibit El Dia de los Muertos beginning August 2nd to October, Ambassador Sanchez will be featured!

Working with the historical society, soon they will list the Pinedale Water Tower as an Historical Site.

Police Report for July 24th


Get out and meet your neighbors
Crime is down except for robberies. There are 15 New neighborhood Watch GRoups.
Neigborhood watch is working! Keep it up!

Report abandoned carts, it is illegal dumping. Call City of Fresno Sanitation 559.621-city or use fresngo app.