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  • Community Alliance

    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.


By: Richard Stone Les Kimber says it is simple and straightforward: Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you. "I learned this early, from my mother's lips. I was raised in a God-fearing home, [...] Continue Reading

The ACLU at Work

By: Bill Simon The Greater Fresno Area Chapter of the ACLU-NC, with considerable support from staff at the affiliate in San Francisco, is working hard to preserve the constitutionally guaranteed [...] Continue Reading

Central Valley Water Forum

By: Jean Hays Do you give a dam (or a levee) about the fact that you, as a taxpayer, might be paying for more than $11 billion worth of water-related expenses that may or may not be needed in [...] Continue Reading

The Fresno Bee Four

By: Alex Vavoulis On the passing of James Bort, Jr., on January 20, 2010, many will feel the pain of the family as it grieves for a loved one. Many will also think about the value of a free press [...] Continue Reading

Waiting for Steinbock

  By: Dennis Caeton Fresh from the pews of St. Paul Newman Center (a Catholic parish) in Fresno, a few weeks before my birthday, I felt compelled to enter the rare air of the Diocese, the [...] Continue Reading

Majority Rule Initiative

By: Gary Lasky "All legislative actions on revenue and budget must be determined by majority vote." The California Democracy Act is a simple 14-word initiative that, if it qualifies for the November [...] Continue Reading

A Nuke in Fresno’s Stocking?

By: David Weisman He wasn’t wearing a red suit or sporting a full white beard, but Santa Claus did drop into Fresno last December. Adopting the more recognizable form of John Hutson, he stepped from [...] Continue Reading