Machiavellian Politicians

By Jonathan Luevanos The political philosophy of liberalism was introduced in the Western world through rational ideas of freedom and equality. Liberals believe that individuals are endowed with natural or inalienable rights which must be...

2012 City of Fresno Salary Information

According to the Fresno Bee, 80 City of Fresno employees make more than $130,000 a year. Five employees make more than $200,000 a year. Are these government bureaucrats willing to make the same sacrifice...

Clearing the Air: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation

By Tom Frantz Recent visitors to the Sierra Mountains above the San Joaquin Valley are shocked to see the dead and dying trees of these once magnificent forests. This devastation is spreading from south...

Court Ruling a Blow to Agribusiness Mogul’s Kern Water Bank

By Vic Bedoian In a ruling on March 5, a Sacramento Superior Court judge struck a blow against the operation of the Kern Water Bank. It is the most significant decision to date concerning the...

Listening to the Ghosts of Fresno

By Paul Gilmore “Every city is full of ghosts, and learning to see some of them is one of the arts of becoming a true local.”—Rebecca Solnit Why in the last couple of months have thousands...
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A Fresno Epiphany: Swearengin Video Offers Insights on Racism, White Privilege

By Kevin Hall Stark examples of institutionalized racism and White privilege in Fresno burst out publicly in October like a Charlottesville rally of Trump supporters. The tiki torches illuminating the forces of civic and moral failure...

Filing a Complaint Against the Police or the Sheriff

By Community Alliance Staff If you have a complaint you want to file against the Fresno Police Department, visit www.fresno.gov/Government/DepartmentDirectory/Police/IAComplaint.htm and fill out the form. Be sure to fill it out completely and state all...

Let’s Take Back Calwa Park: A Story of Corruption and Gross Mismanagement

By Sandra Celedon In May, the Trust for Public Land released its annual ParkScore index, which analyzes how well the 50 largest cities across the nation are meeting the need for parks. To no one’s...

Long Time Fresno Activist Says Chief Dyer Has Got To Go

By Ellie Bluestein A reporter from The Fresno Bee asked what I thought about the conclusions of the recent internal report conducted by Michael Josephson Institute at the request of the Fresno Police Department...

Ñuu Savi: People of the Rain

By Miguel Villegas Ventura Ñuu Savi = People of the rain Tu’un Savi = Language of the rain Ñani = Brother Ku’va = Sister Ve’e Tu’un Savi = The Academy of the Mixtec Language I would like to present the...

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