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Waiting for What?

The Central Valley saw mixed results in the June 7 Primary election. Despite favorable redistricting at the federal and state level, with four Latino Voting Rights Act districts in the Central Valley, [...] Continue Reading

Are Community Needs a Priority?

An impromptu survey of local community leaders revealed the following priorities for our county. Affordable housingClean drinking waterClean air qualityClimate changeEconomic development/career [...] Continue Reading

Oil, Garlic and $$$

Money rules with the Fresno County Board of Supervisors (BOS). The BOS has made it abundantly clear that private-sector profit, most recently in the form of prospective oil and gas and garlic-related [...] Continue Reading

BOS Goes Bonkers

Buoyed by their success ignoring community input with its decennial redistricting, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors (BOS) has gone on the warpath against the citizenry. On Feb. 22, the BOS [...] Continue Reading

Earth Day Redux

At the risk of revealing my age, I want to reminisce briefly about the first Earth Day: April 22, 1970. I was in my freshman year of high school. My civics teacher, Mike Thompson, was right out of [...] Continue Reading

The Cow Wins: Devin Nunes Departs

Now that the euphoria has died down over Devin Nunes’ resignation from Congress, we move to the task of replacing him. And that gets somewhat confusing. First, a special election will be held to [...] Continue Reading

Midterm Election Outlook

The 2022 election cycle is already upon us. Midterm election cycles typically are defined by the national frame, and the party of the incumbent President rarely fares well. In the current [...] Continue Reading

Equity Now in Redistricting

The redistricting process is well underway for several legislative bodies. At the state level, the independent Citizens Redistricting Commission has held several hearings for input on drawing new [...] Continue Reading

Democratic Training Comes to Fresno

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee (FCDCC) and the California Democratic Council (CDC) are sponsoring a Democratic Leadership Training. This full day of intense training includes a variety [...] Continue Reading

Walmart Expanding at Our Expense

“If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil.” —Douglas [...] Continue Reading

Proposed Ballot Propositions

The following propositions (summarized herein) have been cleared by the Attorney General’s office for signature gathering. Many of these would be disastrous for our state. Read and review the complete [...] Continue Reading

Redistricting Update

  Redistricting efforts are moving forward at various levels of government, and draft maps are currently available. A brief window of opportunity remains for individuals to participate by [...] Continue Reading