Modesto Harm Reduction Activists Still Facing Jail

In Modesto, two harm reduction activists, Brian Robinson and Kristy Tribuzio (the “Mono Park 2”), are facing significant sentences from a local court. And this for offering a voluntary service, a syringe exchange program...

Community Leaders Speak Out on Rent Control Initiative

By Peter Maiden A statewide measure on the Nov. 3 ballot, Proposition 21, would amend the Costa-Hawkins Act of 1995 to shift decision making on rent control in California...

The State of Funding for California’s Public Schools

  By Barbara Thomas, District #3 Trustee Fresno County Board of Education  California cannot expect to compete in the global economy when it fails so miserably to provide educational resources for our children and youth.  Since...

PDA’s National Healthcare Not Warfare Tour Comes to Fresno

In late April, leaders of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) brought their California road show, Healthcare Not Warfare, to Fresno en route to the California Democratic Party (CDP) Convention. Co-chaired by Rep. John Conyers...

Immigration Reform and Latinos’ New Friends

By Eduardo Stanley Now that President Obama has unveiled his plans to overhaul the obsolete immigration law, many former opponents of such an idea are joining the tide, hoping to gain some Latino political support....

Latino Millennial Vote

By Ben Monterroso The young Latino vote will be a key factor in deciding the future of our country; data indicate that they have an unprecedented potential to make their political mark. If Latino millennials...

Veteran Legislator Costa Challenged by a Young Latina

By Eduardo Stanley It looks as if Rep. Jim Costa (D–Fresno) is getting seriously challenged from within his own political party. Fresno City Council Member Esmeralda Soria announced recently...

Fire Bombing Police Cars Affects Us All

By Mike Rhodes Fresno progressive activists are known for protesting at Shaw and Blackstone (Peace Corner), petitioning their government for grievances, or even establishing alternative institutions like the Community Alliance newspaper or KFCF 88.1 FM...

12 Points to Address Police Abuse

By Gloria M. Hernandez Three years ago, families met in Oxnard from throughout the state to share their pain and learn from each other. I went to find others like me who had been...

Central Valley Residents Design Their Own Public Transit Line

By Mariah Thompson Editor’s note: This article is republished with permission and was originally published at https://www.aclunc.org/blog/these-central-valley-residents-designed-their-own-public-transit-line-and-they-re-just-getting. The community of West Park sits less than half a mile outside the city limits of Fresno. It’s...

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