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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. is his website. Contact him at

March for Our Lives

Over 100 people came out on a hot Fresno day to protest recent gun violence incidents and call for legislation to reduce access to the weapons used in these mass shootings.  Chanting “not one [...] Continue Reading

Madera Candidate Denounces Witches

Mark Reed, who is a candidate for Eastern Madera’s 5th District supervisor, mailed thousands of mailers with inflammatory language, explicitly naming 5 local women, including their first and last [...] Continue Reading

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