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Will the Real Progressive Please Stand Up

Will the Real Progressive Please Stand UpBy Mike Rhodes The battle is on for the Fresno City Council District 1 seat, and both candidates want the vote of Community Alliance newspaper readers. Both claim to be the true progressive in the race and whoever wins will make history. Cary Catalano would be the first openly gay candidate [Read the details]

From the Editor - October 2014

From the Editor - October 2014 By Ernesto Saavedra  In Jack D. Forbes’ book Columbus and Other Cannibals, he talks of a horrible, contagious disease widely undetected. “For several thousands of years human beings have suffered from a plague, a disease worse than leprosy, a sickness worse than malaria, a malady much more terrible than smallpox…this wétiko [Read the details]

Measure Z Goes Rogue: Cost Overruns, Closed Door Meetings, Soaring Payroll

Measure Z Goes Rogue: Cost Overruns, Closed Door Meetings, Soaring PayrollBy Kevin Hall Ten years ago, Community Alliance readers read the first and only warnings about Measure Z: $100 million in taxes slated to be controlled by a private corporation not subject to California’s open government laws, elimination of union jobs and the loss of Roeding Park. The one-10th-cent sales tax is [Read the details]

Palestine Solidarity Mural

Palestine Solidarity MuralBy Teresa Castillo Nestled in an uptown Oakland business district on 26th Street, a new public art project was unveiled on Aug. 10. The entire 157 feet long by 22 feet high side of a building came to life with the Palestine Solidarity Mural. A collaborative effort of 12 artists working [Read the details]

Will the Real Progressive Please Stand Up

Cary Catalano and Esmeralda Soria spoke at the Kennedy Club of the San Joaquin Valley. Ray Ensher (center) is the group’s past president. Photo by Howard Watkins

By Mike Rhodes

From Catalano’s campaign literature, a quote from Mike Reynolds, author of the Three Strikes legislation: “Public safety should always be our first and most important priority when we vote. Catalano knows the key to good people making their homes here is based on how safe it is for their family.”

Esmeralda Soria, speaking about Measure G, said, “I was the candidate that stood with the people of District 1.”

The battle is on for the Fresno City Council District 1 seat, and both candidates want the vote of Community Alliance newspaper readers. Both claim …[Read the details]

From the Editor – October 2014

Ernesto Saavedra

Ernesto Saavedra

By Ernesto Saavedra

In Jack D. Forbes’ book Columbus and Other Cannibals, he talks of a horrible, contagious disease widely undetected. “For several thousands of years human beings have suffered from a plague, a disease worse than leprosy, a sickness worse than malaria, a malady much more terrible than smallpox…this wétiko (cannibal) psychosis, is the greatest epidemic sickness known to man.”

A Cree term, wétiko refers to a person or spirit that terrorizes and exploits other creatures. Thus, the wétiko psychosis is the mental illness of exploitation for one’s own profit and gain at the …[Read the details]

Endorsements Table – October 2014

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Measure Z Goes Rogue: Cost Overruns, Closed Door Meetings, Soaring Payroll

The original budget for the $18.5 million African Adventure has more than tripled and will end up costing taxpayers $55.9 million—a $37.4 million cost overrun.

By Kevin Hall

This family from the Sunset neighborhood across from Roeding Park used to enjoy the ponds, tall trees and lawns of the once historic park, now lost to the private zoo corporation.

Ten years ago, Community Alliance readers read the first and only warnings about Measure Z: $100 million in taxes slated to be controlled by a private corporation not subject to California’s open government laws, elimination of union jobs and the loss of Roeding Park.

The one-10th-cent sales tax is back on the ballot this November, and Fresno County voters are being asked to commit …[Read the details]

Palestine Solidarity Mural

Photo by Teresa Castillo

By Teresa Castillo

Photo by Teresa Castillo

Nestled in an uptown Oakland business district on 26th Street, a new public art project was unveiled on Aug. 10. The entire 157 feet long by 22 feet high side of a building came to life with the Palestine Solidarity Mural. A collaborative effort of 12 artists working as individuals and teams resulted in nine vividly painted panels, all containing a unifying tree motif with roots grappling to the earth for water, set against a blue sky background.

This project came to fruition through the partnership of Art Forces, the Estria …[Read the details]