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Fresno Melts Down

By: Dan Waterhouse As 2009 draws to a close, some 125 City of Fresno employees know that their New Year’s Eve will not be a joyous one: When they wake up on New Year’s Day, they will be unemployed [...] Continue Reading


By: Richard Stone Matthew 25:26 says, “I was in prison and you came to visit me.” My colleague, Maria Telesco, understands the passage as a pronouncement by Jesus that the redemptive work his life [...] Continue Reading

Locked Up, But Not Forgotten

By: Bill Sanford and Maria Telesco On the wall, a sign said: Goal 3,900. That was the number of Ziploc bags to be filled for the inmates of the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in [...] Continue Reading

Speaking up for the Homeless

Human Rights Day is an international event sponsored by the United Nations. In Fresno, a press conference was held on December 10 where speakers at a gathering of advocates for the homeless lambasted [...] Continue Reading

Housing is a Human Right

By: Nigel Medhurst Homeless advocates believe that housing is a human right. On December 10, International Human Rights Day, a press conference was held at the Pam Kincaid Neighborhood Center in [...] Continue Reading