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  • Mike Rhodes is a writer for the Community Alliance newspaper and author of the book Dispatches from the War Zone, about homelessness in Fresno. is his website. Contact him at

Why I Risked Getting Arrested Today

The City of Fresno passed an ordinance to stop witnesses from observing the demolition of homeless encampments.  The ordinance that threatens to arrest witnesses went into effect on April 1, 2022 [...] Continue Reading

Defending Free Speech in Fresno

By Mike Rhodes The Community Alliance had 4 newsstands stolen from in front of the Fresno County Jail over the last year.  You can read more about that story here: Sheriff Margaret Mims [...] Continue Reading

A Peek Inside the Community Alliance

Dan Yaseen, the only advertising director we have ever had, announced last month he will be leaving the Community Alliance newspaper. Dan’s contribution to the Community Alliance has been huge. There [...] Continue Reading