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  • Vic Bedoian

    Vic Bedoian is the Central Valley correspondent for KPFA News and a Community Alliance reporter specializing in natural history and environmental justice issues.

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Searching for Lost Kinjo

It has always been known in Fresno as Chinatown, or the West Side, or the Other Side of the Tracks. But the fading facades of old buildings hide a rich history. If those old walls could talk, they [...] Continue Reading

Day of Remembrance

It was an historically ironic location for the Japanese American Citizens League’s annual Day of Remembrance—the Fresno Fairgrounds, where thousands of American citizens were held for months living in [...] Continue Reading

Día del Recuerdo

Fue un lugar históricamente irónico para el “Día del Recuerdo” anual de la Liga de Ciudadanos Americano-Japoneses: el recinto de la feria de Fresno, donde miles de ciudadanos estadounidenses de origen [...] Continue Reading

Fresno’s Homeless Seek More Warmth

Bitterly cold nights in the San Joaquin Valley this winter have homeless people struggling to stay warm. On a frigid Jan. 9 morning, people from the Homeless Union pleaded with City of Fresno [...] Continue Reading

Barbed Wire Baseball  

                      It is a date that will live in infamy—Feb. 19, 1942. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. It disrupted the lives of more than 120,000 Japanese [...] Continue Reading

Béisbol Tras Alambres de Púas

Es una fecha que vivirá en la infamia: 19 de febrero de 1942. El presidente Franklin D. Roosevelt firmó entonces la Orden Ejecutiva 9066. Trastornó las vidas de más de 120.000 estadounidenses de [...] Continue Reading