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A Musical Homecoming

It was a homecoming for musician Javier Navarrette. He led a master class and played a concert at Fresno State on Oct. 30. He is a graduate of Roosevelt School of the Arts, class of 1990. Steve [...] Continue Reading

A Musical Homecoming

It was a homecoming for musician Javier Navarrette. He led a master class and played a concert at Fresno State on Oct. 30. He is a graduate of Roosevelt School of the Arts, class of 1990. Steve [...] Continue Reading

Resurrecting a Library

The Fresno County Public Library is a special place with 34 branches throughout Fresno County. The library’s motto? “A place to grow.” The library is a place for anyone with something for everyone [...] Continue Reading

Poetry Corner

I Am Indigenous(Whitman-style free verse poem) BY RICHARD DANIEL IYALL I am indigenous to this land. Yes, I am. Indigenous I am. I am a member of the Cowlitz Tribe, whose sacred land is [...] Continue Reading

The War on Culture, the War on Cuba

As almost everyone knows, for more than 60 years the United States has maintained a blockade of Cuba that encompasses financial, economic and trade transactions. It’s not simply an “embargo” because [...] Continue Reading

Celebrating Juneteenth in Madera

BY JOHN TIPTON About 100 people, including many local officials, turned out on June 19 for the third annual Juneteenth celebration at Courthouse Park in Madera. Black Saints United and the City of [...] Continue Reading

Progressive, Local/Independent News

The May 2023 Issue of the Community Alliance is now online You can read the print version of the paper at the link below. This is a .pdf of the May 2023 Community Alliance newspaper. There are [...] Continue Reading

Winter Bonsai Silhouette Exhibition

By Homer Gee Greene Jr. The Golden State Bonsai Federation’s Clark Bonsai Collection in the Shinzen Japanese Garden has rotated to its Winter Bonsai Exhibition. The collection is rotated quarterly [...] Continue Reading

For the Love of Books

(Editor’s note: March 3 is World Book Day, an annual event organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing and copyrights. This date is [...] Continue Reading