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...

Air Pollution Trifecta Hits Fresno

By Kevin Hall A trio of life-endangering air pollution events hit Fresno early last month. Unlike the smoke from last summer’s wildfires or this winter’s fireplaces, these threats weren’t...

Preservation of Central Coast Landscapes

By Vic Bedoian Environmental and civic groups in California are moving quickly to pass a bill in Congress aimed at preserving public lands in the Central Coast region of...

Tower Theatre Being Sold to a Church Despite Community Objections

By Tyler Mackey What’s going on at the Tower Theatre? For Fresno’s Tower District, 2021 started with more than just a bang; it started with an explosion. The explosion,...

Tower Theatre Being Sold

By Peter Maiden The Tower Theatre might be sold to the conservative Christian Adventure Church, and Tower District neighbors are protesting the sale. Around 50 came to an action...

Parks Tax Prevails in Court

By Kevin Hall Chanukah in Fresno ended in loud celebrations this year, sparked by a surprise court ruling in favor of voters’ wish for more parks. In the city...

Black Lives Matter in Fresno

By I. smiley G. Calderón On Nov. 14, before Fresno County reverted back to “purple tier” status with regard to the coronavirus, a group of local, passionate activist-artists and...

Virus—and Leaders—Wreak Havoc When the Body Is Weak

By Raul Pickett Governor Andrew Cuomo, of New York, recently stated that “leadership matters, and their performance matters. Leaders will be judged on whether they actively promote unity during...

Fresno Commission for Police Reform

Where did it come from? Where is it going? By Gerry Bill Following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and dozens of other men...

Fresno Vows to Take Pandemic and Police Frustrations to the Polls

By Mark Hedin The first Covid-era study of Fresno voters found widespread suffering due to the pandemic, along with frustration over city policing and a strong determination to do...

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