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Coalinga-Huron Teachers Vote to Strike On April 15, educators from the Coalinga-Huron Unified Teachers Association (CHUTA) voted to authorize a strike if a settlement cannot be reached by early [...] Continue Reading

Stop the Age Bashing

In the interest of full disclosure, I admit nine decades of age plus being well into the 10th influencing the following.  Growing up in the era of experience gained in age being honored and [...] Continue Reading

Smoggies Return in January

Fresno’s premier awards ceremony for worst quotes and votes by local polluters and those who serve them—The Smoggies—is returning for a third straight year. Renowned for its sarcasm, lack of trigger [...] Continue Reading

Merced County Falls Short

(Editor’s note: The following article is printed with the permission of the Central Valley Journalism Collaborative, a nonprofit newsroom based in Merced.) During its last meeting of the year, the [...] Continue Reading

Good News from the Pesticide Front

The fight to protect California residents, especially those who live near agricultural fields, from the negative effects of pesticides is far from over, but it is important to pause and take stock of [...] Continue Reading

Death and Injustice in Fresno

There is an unequal justice system in Fresno. One for the police and the rich. Another for the poor and working class. For the unhoused of Fresno, there is often no justice. Some recent examples of [...] Continue Reading

Patient Care Crisis

On May 25, a sea of purple engulfed the Capitol in Sacramento. More than 600 healthcare workers, medical assistants, home caregivers, clinic workers, resident physicians and patients wearing purple [...] Continue Reading