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  • Jim Mendez

    Jim Mendez came to Fresno in 1977 for his medical residency training at what was then called the Valley Medical Center. He stayed to practice medicine and raise a family. He is now a retired physician and a community activist.

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Improving California Gun Safety

Gun violence makes all our communities less safe. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, California had the highest firearm death rate in the United States. Over the past 30 years, California showed the [...] Continue Reading

Brady Comes to Fresno

On March 27, the United States experienced its 130th mass shooting of 2023. The shooting occurred at a small private Christian-based school in Nashville, Tenn. The assailant had legally purchased the [...] Continue Reading

We Are on Our Own

On Dec. 20, 2022, the Fresno Bee reported on the status of hospital beds during the current surge of Covid-19, influenza, RSV and other respiratory infections. As of Dec. 20, Fresno County hospital [...] Continue Reading