Opinion

Valley Voices

Climate change is real to farmers in California

For farmers to remain resilient in the face of uncertain new weather patterns, we need to invest in new systems that will alleviate drought, heat and severe storms. Already, California makes a suite of programs available to the state’s farmers through existing climate policies. However, these programs designed to help us adapt and stay financially solvent may be at risk if Senate Bill 32, the climate initiative being considered by the Legislature, does not move forward this year.

Valley Voices

Our Streisand summer: Celebrating ‘The Way We Were’ in Las Vegas

This was to have been our summer of love. Sandwiched between the Republican and Democratic national conventions, something rather “unconventional” had occurred in our household. Dan and I marked our 40th wedding anniversary — a feat of magical proportions by today’s disposable marriage standards. We were eager to run away, escape, and be newlyweds all over again. But life interrupted.

Letters to the Editor

Cigarette tax burns me up

I am baffled by this cigarette tax. It seems the main reason for the tax is to make teens stop smoking. Let’s double the cost of cigarettes to teens. Wait a minute, it is illegal for teens to buy tobacco. How do we collect a tax from them? Rather a conundrum and redundant to have both.

Letters to the Editor

Bully president for our Bully Empire

The American empire throws the weight of its CIA and military around, knocking over governments which refuse to surrender the resources of their people to our corporations. “We” are the most colossal bully in history – it’s not lunch money any more. What louder bully than Donald Trump is fit to mount the rostrum of the bully-pulpit presidency of the Bully Empire?

Letters to the Editor

Protect foster kids from harm

Approximately 72 percent of 1,277 runaway children living in foster homes are victims of sex trafficking. House Resolution 469 is a bill that addresses children in our child-welfare system. Our responsibility as citizens is to support this bill, which will improve the identification of sex trafficking within the child-welfare system and provide much-needed services to the victims of sex trafficking.

Letters to the Editor

Baiting Trump’s easy; use women, babies

Those of the Democratic party persuasion should be sure that at each Donald Trump speech meeting, there is at least one woman present, close to the speaker platform, with a tired, perhaps slightly cranky, crying baby. You can count on Trump saying, “Get her out of here, what makes her think I want a crying baby present when I’m making a speech, get them out of here.”

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s a thug, Hillary’s sleazy

In letters to the editor this summer, I have called Donald Trump a Caligulan thug, a potty-mouthed, uncouth, unhinged, arrogant blowhard and a grifter with a narcissistic personality disorder. I haven’t changed my mind. But I must admit there is someone worse than Trump – Hillary! I don’t know yet who I will vote for, but I do know who I won’t vote for – Hillary.

Videos

'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight

A typical day somewhere deep within an aging and neglected Fresno apartment complex long ignored by city leaders ...
SW Parra swparra@fresnobee.com
'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight 1:19

'Slum-thing special': SW Parra's animated editorial cartoon on housing blight

Fresno woman becomes an adoptive mother at 96 1:44

Fresno woman becomes an adoptive mother at 96

Keeping Fresno park trees alive in drought 1:06

Keeping Fresno park trees alive in drought

Vietnam veteran talks about his experiences, take aways 5:21

Vietnam veteran talks about his experiences, take aways