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  • Mike Rhodes

    Mike Rhodes is the executive director of the Community Alliance, was the editor of this newspaper from 1998 to 2014 and the author of several books. Contact him at

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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

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 confirmed it was her [...] 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

Rings Like Silver, Shines Like Gold

Rings Like Silver Shines Like Gold: The Lives of Gene and Ellie Bluestein by Evo Bluestein and edited by Julilana Harris, Independently published (, Fresno, 2021, $24.95 [...] Continue Reading