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Looking For America: Because Hope Deserves An Anthem

Jon Foreman | Posted 01.23.2017 | Impact
Jon Foreman

Day one: Fresno, CA It's a crisp morning after the storm, with the sunlight illuminating the rainwater in the alleyways. The fellas are unloading the...

Police Release Body Camera Footage Of Dylan Noble's Final Moments

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.14.2016 | Crime

The Fresno Police Department on Wednesday released body camera footage of police officers fatally shooting Dylan Noble in that California city on June...

On Homelessness: Unfinished Business

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

Just last week the California Legislature, in close consultation with Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., fashioned a historic sixth on-time and structural...

Donald Trump: "There is No Drought" and Other California Water Inanities

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.28.2016 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Today in a rally in Fresno, California, Donald Trump made a few comments about water. They were all inanities, parroting old Republican mis-statements and misrepresentations about the causes of California's water challenges.

Virgin Mary Statue 'Weeps' In California

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.10.2016 | Religion

A decade ago, Maria Cardenas was given a Virgin Mary statue as a Mother’s Day gift. That statue, Cardenas claims, has begun to weep. “It’s beaut...

ACLU Lawyers Say They Were Kicked Out Of Bar Because They’re Black

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 03.24.2016 | Black Voices

The two say their crime was "standing in an establishment while black." The bar says that the two women were loitering. The ACLU is exploring the poss...

Finally Fairness for Home Care Workers

Laphonza Butler | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Laphonza Butler

Caregivers like Stella give so much to our state's elderly and disabled people to make sure they receive the best possible care. Stella wants to take care of her daughter at home and she deserves to make a fair wage doing this strenuous work.

Pyrocumulus Cloud from the California 'Rough' Wildfire

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

On September 11th, as I was flying from Los Angeles to Oakland, I took this picture of the pyrocumulus cloud created from the uncontrolled "Rough Fire" burning east of Fresno, California. The flight was at around 30,000 feet.

'Meathead Movers' Helps Domestic Violence Victims Move For Free

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

Safety and support are handled with care by this moving company. Meathead Movers, a California-based moving company, has partnered with nonprofit Good...

Going for What I Need

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I. Rimanoczy When I was a pre-teenager I attended an "adults only" class in - German. The threshold was set at 16 and I was about 12, but they...

Notes from a Magical Mystery Book Tour

Jeff Polman | Posted 08.13.2016 | Books
Jeff Polman

Numbers be damned, though. In one evening I was able to make a dozen new friends and entertain them, and was absolutely glowing inside. Write on, people.

Sustainable Business in LA: One Cup at a Time

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Is farmers' market produce trucked in from Fresno and Madera sustainable? Given the water and other input-intensive nature of raising beef, is it better to buy meat raised in Nebraska and shipped west or do I need to give up meat altogether?

Natasha Lyonne on How Women Are Taking Over Comedy

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Natasha Lyonne, director Jamie Babbit, and writer Karey Dornetto sat down with the What's Trending team at this year's South by Southwest festival to talk about their new film, "Fresno."

Judy Greer Gets Frank About Women In Comedy

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women
Shira Lazar

"I think it's crappy that we have to have the conversation," Greer said, in regards to the role of women in comedy. "'Wow, there are so many comedies for women these days!' That shouldn't be the conversation, that should be the norm."

4 Ways to Prioritize Your Health in College

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Things like exercising and eating healthier can help boost that energy. Even though it sounds like it is common sense, not everyone has an easy time staying consistent. Do not let working out be at the end of your to-do list. Here are four tips to get and keep you in shape!

Hells Angels Wait In Line For 5 Days To Buy Bikes For Homeless Kids

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact

The Hells Angels may enjoy racing down highways in Harleys, but they'll also wait in a stagnant line for days if it means putting a smile on a kid's f...

Alena Hall

The Unlikely Story Of How Rugby Changed The Future For These Inner City Students | Alena Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact

When Lana Shields, 68, came across a local newspaper article highlighting her once-rival high school in 2011, she paid particularly close attention. A...

Reflections of a University President, One Year into the Job

Joseph I. Castro | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Joseph I. Castro

Just over a year ago, I began serving as the eighth President of California State University, Fresno. I had big shoes to fill following my predecessor, who served for 23 years. I wanted to share with other new presidents a few lessons I have learned.

4 Ways to Tell If Your Internship Is Worth Your Time

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

When it comes to applying and choosing an internship, it's okay to be picky. Even though you're still a student your time does matter, so make the most of it. Here are four ways to tell you're getting a worthwhile experience.

Politician Who Helped Bail Out Wall Street Spends Week In Homeless Shelter, Donates $500

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari appears to be determined to prove to every Californian he's the man for the job, regardless of where ...

Ryan Grim

Man Begins Prison Sentence For Working In Legal Medical Pot Shop | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Monday afternoon, Robert Duncan will report to Mendota Federal Correctional Institution near Fresno, Calif., to begin a two-year prison sentence. His ...

The Worst-Run Cities In America

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St. A federal judge granted Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing earlier this month, making it the largest municipal bankruptcy ...

The Inspiring Way One 7-Eleven Is Keeping Kids Out Of Trouble

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

In hopes keeping kids out of trouble in a crime-ridden area, a Fresno, Calif. 7-Eleven store is giving out free Slurpees to children for each book the...

City Diverts 73 Percent Of Trash From Landfill

Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

From National Geographic's Dan Stone: (Click here for original story.) Pop quiz. If I asked you to name some of the country’s most innovative ...

The Book "Valley of Dreams and Shadows" Reveals a Reality About Farmworkers Many Don't Accept

Eduardo Stanley | Posted 08.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Stanley

The book, "Valley of Dreams and Shadows" has 154 pages and over 110 beautifully printed photos. It is not a collection of pictures accompanied by texts, but a careful and critical photographic essay that took five years to complete.