The State of Cannabis in Fresno

By Lisa Talley | lisa@fresnoflyer.com The retail cannabis industry is open for business in Fresno. However, the appeals process and delayed inspections have complicated timelines for many dispensaries to become fully operational. While the City…

California Cuts Cannabis Taxes to Heal Ailing Industry

Alexei Koseff I alexei@calmatters.org California is significantly overhauling its cannabis tax structure, including entirely eliminating a tax on growers, in an effort to boost a struggling legal industry begging for relief. The changes, which were…

Fresno Skateboard Salvage: The Art of Giving Back

By Dave Fountinelle | dave@fresnoflyer.com “Skating saved my life,” Rodney Rodriguez states matter-of-factly. “Growing up in Calwa, I saw the other kids in my neighborhood getting caught up in drugs, gangs, and criminal behavior, and…

Skye’s the Limit

By Dave Fountinelle | dave@fresnoflyer.com DeJa Skye began her drag career in 2011 at the age of 20. Inspired by the first seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” DeJa took an interest in Fresno’s local drag…

Pride Marches On

By Dave Fountinelle | dave@fresnoflyer.com Two years ago, Fresno Rainbow Pride turned 30. Unfortunately, the parade and festival were put on hold due to COVID lockdowns and restrictions on social gatherings. Instead, it was replaced…