Toxic Tsunami Headed for Fresno

By Kevin Hall Increased diesel exhaust in people’s lungs has a secure future in Fresno. Despite being the focal point of groundbreaking studies by Stanford and UC Berkeley concluded...

Police Tolerance of Proud Boy Intimidation Threatens Free Speech Rights

(Editor’s note: The following is a statement sent to the media by the Save the Tower Theatre demonstration organizers. They demonstrate the sale of the iconic theater to a conservative church each...

Tower District Community Increases Pressure on Theater Owner

By Vic Bedoian and Peter Maiden At a media briefing on April 21, the owners of independent businesses reemphasized their demand to terminate the sale of the Tower Theatre...

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...

Cuba’s Role in International Health

By Leni Villagomez Reeves When we are immersed in a dysfunctional system that is pretty good at marketing consumer goods (made elsewhere by cheaper labor) giving us the illusion...

Got Your Vaccine?

By Community Alliance Staff According to most experts, to control the pandemic, about 80% of the population has to be vaccinated against the deadly Covid-19. After a slow, chaotic...

Tale of Two Cities: The Continuing Saga

By Mike Rhodes These two maps tell the story of last year’s presidential election in Fresno. Map #1, from the Fresno County Registrar of Voters’ office, shows the November...

Rebuilt Motel Opens as Housing for the Homeless

By Peter Maiden Crossroads Village on Blackstone Avenue, housing for the homeless that was once a motel called the Smuggler’s Inn, had a grand opening with a ribbon-cutting on...

Following the Money for the Unhoused

By Bob McCloskey In a recent report from the Economic Roundtable, it is predicted that the “Covid-driven loss of jobs and employment income will cause the number of homeless...

Prayer Vigil at the Tower Theatre

By Community Alliance Staff Community and religious leaders came together on March 11 to pray for the preservation of the Tower District amid the fight over the sale of...

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