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Tower Theatre Sale: Pressing the City to Take Action

By Community Alliance Staff The demonstrations against the conversion of Fresno’s historic Tower Theatre to a church continue, marking more than 24 weeks of protests. Organizers with the Save the Tower Theatre Demonstration Committee say they are unfazed by...

A Historic Day in Fresno

By Eduardo Stanley June 11 was a historic day in Fresno: For the first time, the LGBTQ+ flag was raised at City Hall while hundreds of emotional attendees from all over the Valley cheered. “Today, we...

Valley Applauds Biden’s Armenian Genocide Declaration

By Vic Bedoian President Joe Biden’s official declaration and recognition of the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire 106 years ago was greeted with relief and happiness by Fresno’s Armenians and the community at large. Fresno is an...

Protests in Solidarity with Palestine

By Community Alliance Staff Hundreds of people came together on May 15 and May 18 at the corner of Blackstone and Nees avenues in north Fresno, at River Park Shopping Center, to protest the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians...

City Seeks Polluter Protections

By Kevin Hall The Fresno mayor and City Council are working to legally bulletproof future industrial development from citizen lawsuits that challenge their dangerous growth plans. Elected officials seek to wrap a pair of fatally flawed environmental impact reports...

Freedom School Earth Day 2021

The Freedom School celebrated Earth Day on April 22 at Rev. Floyd Harris’s Free AME Church in Fresno. Dr. Jean Kennedy served as moderator. They welcomed folks to the festival, by walking and saying to guests: “We welcome you...

Confusing Message and a Dangerous Recall

Recently, public health officials stated that fully vaccinated people (for Covid-19) can stop using masks in open spaces and in small gatherings in closed spaces. This statement created some confusion because it means that those who didn’t get vaccinated should keep on...

A Dull May 1 Celebration

By Eduardo Stanley About 200 people participated in the May Day event, which took place on May 1 in front of the Fresno City Hall. The majority of the participants were activists or members of the organizations that organized...

The Dolores Huerta Foundation Food Distribution

Photos by Peter Maiden The Dolores Huerta Foundation sponsored a food bank for families at several locations around the San Joaquin Valley on May 15. At Wilson Elementary School in Sanger, around 30 volunteers prepared boxes of food and...

South Fresno Community versus Industrial Pollution

By Kevin Hall There’s fresh rot at the core of Fresno politics. Sprawl developers have long controlled land-use decisions by simply providing cash to City Council members and candidates, but infection rates in the apple that is our city...

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