The Truth about the Fulton Mall
To call the Fulton Mall a “mall” is misleading. It’s truly an urban oasis. A melting pot. It’s the only place in Fresno where the cultures get to meet and interact. As well as being a breathing space for a bit of relief from the noise of traffic, it’s a park in the middle of the inner city; trees, benches, fountains and mosaics. It’s a microcosm of what America’s dream is of being.
My name is Ian McDonald. I am 61 years old and live at the Californian Hotel. I’ve lived here five …[Read the details]
Rev. Floyd Harris
By Floyd D. Harris, Jr.
Rev. Floyd D. Harris Jr., national president of the National Network in Action, a civil and human rights organization, the Mexican-American Political Association, the Fresno Brown Berets and New Light for New Life Church of God recently held a community rally against police brutality, harassment, racial profiling, excessive force and deadly force.
On a Sunday evening, more than 100 people gathered at the corner of Arthur and Strother avenues, where Jerel Stanfield was shot in the head, leg and back on Easter Sunday. The African-American community came out to …[Read the details]
By Grant Marcus
There is a current war on the American people. Corporations in California are at war with us and each other, vying over which company will get the first $22 billion drone contract in our state.
Assembly Member Jeff Gorell (R–Camarillo) wants to build drones in Oxnard, turning Highway 101 from Lancaster (Edwards Air Force Base) to Lompoc (Vandenberg Air Force Base), or a 75-mile stretch, into a “technology corridor” for drones. Point Mugu, where the drones are designated to be assembled, will complete the “military triangle” for drone technology in central California.
Gorell, a former naval …[Read the details]
By Richard Gomez
As the waves of the ocean continue to batter the beaches of time to tell of the toll it takes to no one there, the Fresno Greens are reborn for another moment. I’ve been a member of the Fresno County Green Party for many years in a county where successes pale relative to those in many other parts of the country. In California, Greens have had gains to show for their setbacks but still strive to step up and move ahead.
Today, we are again in a period of a new but familiar …[Read the details]
Memorial Honoring Crash Victims
January 28 marked an important historical anniversary. Sixty-five years ago, a chartered immigration plane crashed and burned in Los Gatos Canyon near Coalinga. Twenty-eight migrant farmworkers, three crew members and one immigration guard all perished in what was called the worst airline disaster in the history of the Central California Valley.
The 28 migrant passengers were laid to rest in a mass grave at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery on Belmont Avenue in Fresno. A bronze marker identifies the burial site. However, for unknown reason, lacks the names of the deceased as one would normally find …[Read the details]