Frederick Soddy: Radioactivity, Isotopes, Social Responsibility of Scientists and the Environment

By George B. Kauffman Amid the kerfuffle caused by John Hutson’s misguided attempts to introduce nuclear power plants into Fresno County despite the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster, I thought Community Alliance readers would appreciate information...

Fresno Landlord Nominated for Hall of Shame

  For years, tenants have tolerated landlord harassment, illegal evictions, hazardous living conditions and other forms of abuse with little recourse. Irresponsible landlords get away with these wrongful actions because of a lack of oversight,...

2014 FRESNO HUNGER REPORT: 26 Million Pounds of Food Needed

By Phil Erro For many years, the need for food among Fresno’s hungry residents has far exceeded supply, but it was not known how much food was actually needed. That has changed. Thanks to...

Corruption in the Fresno Police Department Runs Deep

By Mike Rhodes In January, this newspaper announced that there would be an article about the deep corruption within the Fresno Police Department that goes back for generations. “The...

Environmental Racism in West Fresno

For decades, West Fresno residents have endured health and safety hazards created by corporate giant Darling International Inc.’s meat rendering plant. Though sited within yards of West Fresno residences, Darling’s plant has long operated under...

Eco Village Project and Dakota EcoGardenJoin Forces to House Fresno’s Homeless

By Dixie Salazar, Gerry Bill and Nancy Waidtlow The Eco Village project began as the brainchild of celebrated local architect Arthur Dyson. Dyson’s original idea was to create green, sustainable eco housing that would provide...

BOYCOTT DRISCOLL’S | Farmworker Appreciation Day at Fresno State

By Hannah Brandt “Do you have brothers or sisters or someone close to you who is eight-years-old? I’m sure none of us would like a child this age to be lifting fruit for ten...

Unreasonable Use of California’s Most Precious Resource

Nearly a century ago, Fresno County widow Amelia Herminghaus set off a revolution in California’s water world that fundamentally altered how water could be used. Herminghaus and her late husband had built an 18,000-acre farming...

The Long Road to Justice: The Everardo Torres Police Killing in Madera

By Sal Sandoval Not a single person’s eyes were dry when Melchor Torres of Madera recounted the story of his son’s murder while in police custody on the night of Oct. 22, 2002. Melchor was...

The Irish Soldiers of Mexico

By Michael Hogan One of the least-known stories of the Irish who came to America in the 1840s is that of the Irish battalion that fought on the Mexican side in the U.S.-Mexico War of...

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