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  • Mike Rhodes is the executive director of theCommunity Alliance newspaper and author of the book Dispatches from the War Zone, about homelessness in Fresno. www.mikerhodes.us is his website. Contact him at mikerhodes@comcast.net.

  • David E. Roy, a recently retired psychotherapist after 45 years, moved to Fresno in 1987. His Ph.D. combined psychotherapy, philosophy and theology. He’s worked as a journalist in Tucson, was on Fresno’s Human Relations Commission and was the first marriage and family therapist hired by Fresno County. He’s currently working on a coherent theory about the roots of our species’ current trend toward domination and violence. He oversees 12 rescued cats.

  • Ruth Gadebusch, a former naval officer, was recently recognized by the League of Women Voters with its Lipton Award for volunteer work in various community endeavors. She was elected four times to the Fresno Unified School District Board, appointed by Governor George Deukmejian to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and is an emeritus member of the Board of the Center for Civic Education.

  • Boston Woodard is a freelance journalist who spent 38 years in prison. He has been a contributing writer for the Community Alliance since 2005. Boston is the author of Inside the Broken California Prison System.

August 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Thirsty Down in Nobama CountyLethal InjectionZip Gun IIWater: Think Food SecurityGrassroots ProfileOrganizational Profile: Local MotionDr. Paul Dale BushReceives the 2009 [...] Continue Reading

July 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: San Francisco Mime Troupe Comes to Fresno The PR Firm from Hell Letters to the editor Progressive News Briefs Fresno Area ACLU Summer Camp on the San Joaquin [...] Continue Reading

May 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Why Immigrant Workers Will Fill the Streets this May DayRogue Prison Staff: Breaking all the Rules Readers Respond To Boston's Previous Article Guest Editorial about how to end [...] Continue Reading