Fresno streetlights restoredLoading
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 1
    City employee Leo Garcia welds shut an electrical access plate on a streetlight standard.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 2
    City Council members Steve Brandau, left, and Paul Caprioglio, donning safety gear in lift buckets, replace the final light bulb on a street light restored in the city-wide project.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
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    Jim Freeman, of the city's Street Maintenance department, works to hook up new wire for a street light, left.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 5
    Bryan Schmader, working with a co-worker down the street, pulls new wire for a street light, left. He's with the City of Fresno Street Maintenance department.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 6
    Bryan Schmader installs new wire for a street light, which had been vandalized, with the copper wire stolen.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 4
    At the base of a street light pole, which had been stripped of its copper wire, Manuel Del Riol smoothes out the top of an electrical access box, after filling it with concrete, blocking access to wire thieves.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 3
    Manuel DelRiol smoothes out the top of an electrical access box.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 9
    Mayor Ashley Swearengin writes an inscription in freshly poured concrete, now encasing an electrical access box.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 11
    City Council members Steve Brandau, center, and Paul Caprioglio, donning safety gear before getting in lift buckets, to repair the last streetlight.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 12
    City Council members Paul Caprioglio , left, and Steve Brandau, lower right background, get ready in lift buckets, to make final repairs on a street light.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 10
    Leo Garcia puts a grinder to another streetlight standard before welding the plate shut.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
  • JRW  STREETLIGHT 8
    One of the restored streetlights is illuminated after being darkened after the wire to it was stolen.
    JOHN WALKER | THE FRESNO BEE
City officials held a press conference, at Champlain & Perrin, to celebrate the completion of a city project to repair streetlights damaged by copper wire theft, and to show the protective measures that are taken to prevent copper wire theft, Tuesday morning.
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