The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice. This is done by supporting:
- Immigrant rights
- Workers being paid a living wage
- Environmental justice
- Police accountability
- Universal healthcare for all
- LGBTQ rights
- Fully funded public schools
We oppose the right-wing agenda of deregulation, privatization, voter suppression and defunding social service programs.
How to Get the Paper
You may pick up print copies of the newspaper the first week of the month at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93728, Monday, Wednesday andFriday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. A limited number of back issue copies are available on request.
The Community Alliance newspaper reserves the right to edit all articles for space and clarity. The Community Alliance newspaper is printed on recycled paper. Any inserts found inside the newspaper without our official Community Alliance logo were placed there without our knowledge and do not come from the Community Alliance and we are not responsible for that content.
The Community Alliance is a 501(c)(4) governed by a nonprofit board. The Nonprofit Board oversees the Community Alliance newspaper. It is responsible for all major decisions affecting the paper, personnel and significant financial issues. The board is legally obligated to meet once a year but meets more often as needed. The executive director and editor sometimes attend (but can’t vote at) these meetings.
The Editorial Board meets monthly to oversee the day-to-day operation of the Community Alliance newspaper. The board reviews the current issue of the paper, discusses articles that will be in the next issue, entertains reports on finances and distribution, and addresses other issues as needed. The monthly meeting includes members of the Nonprofit Board, staff, volunteers and invited guests.
Editor and Editorial Board Member
Eduardo Stanley graduated from film school at the University of La Plata in Argentina before postgraduate studies in semiotics at the University of Bucharest in Romania and teaching at the University of Sinaloa in Mexico. After moving to California, he has worked as a journalist and a photographer and currently produces a radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM.
Editorial Board Member and Chairperson of the Nonprofit Board
Beverly Fitzpatrick is a widow, mother of five, grandmother of 15 and retired elementary school teacher. After retiring, she put her progressive ideals into action by working with various nonprofits in the Fresno area.
Distribution manager, Photo Editor and Editorial Board Member
Peter Maiden studied media at the graduate level at UC Berkeley and has professional experience as a photographer. He goes on assignments to take photos for the newspaper and prepares all photos for printing and Web use.
Writer and Editorial Board Member
Bob McCloskey worked for many years as staff in the Service Employee International Union (SEIU). He is now retired. His “Follow the Money” articles in the Community Alliance, about how money intended for the homeless is being misused in Fresno, has once again put the spotlight on this issue.
Michael D. Evans
Copyeditor and Grant Writer
Michael D. Evans is the Business Manager and copyeditor for the newspaper. He is an editor by profession and an active participant in numerous regional progressive organizations and activities.
Nonprofit and Editorial Board Member
Pam Whalen is a longtime community and labor organizer in the Fresno area and the San Joaquin Valley. She has organized for the United Farmworkers Union, the Service Employees International Union and the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Mike Rhodes is the past editor and current Executive Director of the Community Alliance newspaper. He is the author of Dispatches from the War Zone, which is a compilation of articles from the newspaper about homelessness in Fresno.
Editorial and Nonprofit Board Member
Daren A. Miller, Ed.D., is a local educator and community advocate with more than 30 years of educational and civic service to the Fresno metropolitan area.
Editorial and Nonprofit Board Member
Jim Mendez is a retired hospital physician. He is a local community activist. Over the past few years he has written articles for the Community Alliance on a variety of topics.