A construction worker eats lunch outside the office where Fresno Unified’s new Gaston Middle School was being built in October 2012. An appellate court declared the no-bid contract for the school a violation of state conflict-of-interest laws.
A construction worker eats lunch outside the office where Fresno Unified’s new Gaston Middle School was being built in October 2012. An appellate court declared the no-bid contract for the school a violation of state conflict-of-interest laws. Craig Kohlruss Fresno Bee file
A construction worker eats lunch outside the office where Fresno Unified’s new Gaston Middle School was being built in October 2012. An appellate court declared the no-bid contract for the school a violation of state conflict-of-interest laws. Craig Kohlruss Fresno Bee file
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