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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

Importance of Public Art in Small Towns

If you go to the corner of Sheridan and Valley View streets in Selma, right off Highway 99, you’ll find the local Boys and Girls Club decorated by a large orange butterfly and a pair of hands holding [...] Continue Reading

Rogue Festival Returns March 3–11

The Rogue Festival, Fresno’s most uncontrolled performing arts event, returns to the Tower District March 3–11 with more than 170 separate performances from 40 performing groups in eight venues, [...] Continue Reading

Por Amor a Los Libros

(Nota del editor: el 3 de marzo es el Día Mundial del Libro, un evento anual organizado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO) para promover la [...] Continue Reading

Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Mr. Malcolm’s List is a love story in the genre of the Bridgerton series. I really liked the portrayal of a multiracial 19th century England without the stench of White supremacy, White racism and [...] Continue Reading

From a TV Show to Reality

Back in the late 1960s, The Prisoner was my favorite TV show by far. It was a quirky spy-type series, and in it a British agent was whisked away to a clandestine site known only as The Village. In [...] Continue Reading

Poetry Corner

Richard’s Soliloquy (Blank Verse Poem) Sometimes I feel I just cannot go on. I want to stop and let my spirit be. The forces in this world want more and more. They make demands upon my [...] Continue Reading