Dolores Huerta: Tribute to Greatness

By Sudarshan Kapoor On Oct. 2, Fresno State celebrated the 90th birthday of Dolores Huerta (official birthday April 10 ) by planting a peace tree in her honor in...

Meet Marisol Baca, First Latina Poet Laureate of Fresno

By Tim Simmers When Marisol Baca studied poetry at Fresno State in the early 2000s, she heard few women of color or marginalized voices in Fresno’s fertile poetry scene.

In Honor of Maria Telesco

(Editor’s note: Richard Stone wrote this article about Maria Telesco for his Credo series in the Community Alliance and then included it in his book Hidden in Plain Sight. We are bringing...

Community Alliance Contributor George B. Kauffman Dies at 89

Courtesy of the Kauffman family (Editor’s note: With great sadness, the Community Alliance announces the passing of Dr. George Kauffman, a longtime contributor with dozens of scientific book reviews....

Robert Mezey, a Fresno Figure in the Free Speech Movement, Dies at 85

By Community Alliance staff Robert Mezey, award-winning poet, professor and translator, died April 25 from pneumonia at a nursing home in Bowie, Md. He was at 85.

An Empowering Friendship

By Pat Wolk (Editor’s note: Eleanore “Ellie” Bluestein passed on April 7 in Fresno. She was 91 years old. Ellie was born in New York, where she met her...

Aleha ha-shalom Ellie Bluestein, May You Rest in Peace!

By Jemmy Bluestein The calls, cards and messages have told so many amazing stories of devoted comrades, compadres, friends through the years, and each of their encounters with...

Palast Exposes Voter Suppression

By Michael D. Evans Greg Palast, a reporter with U.K. newspaper The Guardian and author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election, headlined...

Behind the Scenes at the Pharmacy

By Peter Maiden Everyone goes to the pharmacy at one time or another. But how much do we know about what goes on behind the scenes there? Pharmacy manager...

Meet Kim Williams: A Progressive Challenging a Blue Dog Democrat in Rural California

By Eduardo Stanley In 2020, eight-time incumbent Rep. Jim Costa (D–Fresno), who represents Congressional District 16—which includes Merced County and parts of Madera and Fresno counties—will face not just...

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