Nancy Waidtlow Wins Mr. Rogers “Good Neighbor” Award

By Gerry Bill Nancy Waidtlow is finally getting some of the recognition she deserves for her founding of the amazing project we call the Dakota EcoGarden (DEG). Waidtlow recently...

Vigil for Slain Street Vendor

By Peter Maiden A vigil was held for Lorenzo Perez in Pilibos Soccer Park in southeast Fresno on March 28, drawing 250 people. Perez, a pushcart vendor, was shot...

The Virus of Anti-Asian Racism

By Vanna Nauk and Gaonoucci Belle Vang The South Korean film Parasite made Oscar history when it became the first non-English film to win the Academy Award for Best...

Climate Change – Special Section

The Community Alliance newspaper will print a special section on climate change in April 2021.  Climate activist Kevin Hall is putting together articles, photos and other illustrations because, he says “status quo...

Activist Scholarship: Against the Devil

By Daniel O’Connell The Devil’s Fruit: Farmworkers, Health and Environmental Justice by Dvera I. Saxton. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, Paperback, $34.95. Although many of...

Death, Corruption and Ideology

By Bob McCloskey The community was recently outraged by streaming video of unhoused people being put out in the cold rain on the streets of Fresno as part of...

Housing, not Handcuffs

By Mike Rhodes The City of Fresno has a long history of treating homeless people with contempt. Forcing them to move on (with nowhere to go), taking their property...

Push for Legalization of Essential Workers in Covid Relief Bill

By Sunita Sohrabji Rep. Raul Ruiz (D–Palm Desert) joined several immigration advocates on Feb. 16 to push for an immediate path to legalization for more than 5 million undocumented...

Welcome Baskets for Crossroads Village Residents

By Beverly Fitzpatrick On Dec. 29, volunteers from Wings Advocacy Fresno (Wings) participated in a special project, providing 165 welcome baskets to those moving, at the beginning of the...

The Dream Is Alive

By I. smiley G. Calderón After such a horrible, tragic and unthinkable year, it’s a breath of fresh air to finally put 2020 behind us...

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