By Michael D. Evans
If Patch ran for mayor of the City of Fresno, the issue of homelessness would have been front and center in his campaign. Even though Patch had the money for filing the fee he was disqualified from running.
How does a candidacy come to be? As progressives, we need to be continually trying to identify potential candidates for public office and provide them with the tools necessary to be competitive in elections for those offices. It often seems that the decision to run is made at the last minute …[Read the details]
By Richard Gomez
The California Green Party will be sending a delegate to the Presidential Nominating Convention (PNC) in Baltimore in July. California has been allotted 65 delegates out of about 150 nationwide. Greens from Fresno and the Central Valley are encouraged to participate. The Delegate Selection Committee will choose after the Primary Election from a list of those capable and interested folks. Every state has its own procedure to select delegates, and California’s procedure is as follows:
Interested persons must be California Green Party members at the time of application and …[Read the details]
By Boston Woodard
If someone told me I would someday be in a rock ’n’ roll band playing bass with “Superman” on drums, in prison, I would have suggested that they get their head examined. Just so happens, I did indeed play with Superman—a Superman drummer, that is.
James Beck Gordon is that drummer. Gordon, Grammy Award winner, was one of the most sought-out tour and session drummers in the late 1960s and 1970s, recording records with the top musicians of that era. Gordon’s discography is extensive. He worked with such top names …[Read the details]
By Pam Whalen
David Moss will perform at Fresno State on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in IT Building 290, at UC Merced on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Classroom & Office Building Room 272 and in Fresno on April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Big Red Church, 2132 N. Van Ness Blvd. For more information, call Pam Whalen at 559-994-9390.
David Moss was arrested 14 times but never treated for his drug addiction. He has since rehabilitated himself and created a one-man play that highlights his experiences in the broken …[Read the details]
Tearing Down the Walls of Ignorance
By Gloria M. Sandoval
Community groups in the Merced area, spearheaded by the California Central Valley Journey for Justice, are collectively planning an immigration forum to be held on April 28. The Merced Immigration Forum: “Tearing Down the Walls of Ignorance” will deal with a global perspective of the history of immigration. Learn how people are being treated while in the United States and about the laws and policies that affect all of us.
Lost in Detention, a PBS documentary by Maria Hinojosa, will be screened to better understand how the Secure Communities …[Read the details]