Fresno native Edgar Reyna says that immigrants are often ignored by Fresno area leaders. Fresno’s failure to fully capitalize on immigrant skills causes the local economy to falter and brings all the problems associated with concentrated poverty.
Contrary to what critics claim, funds from California’s cap-and-trade system are being used as “climate investments” and supporting projects to improve air quality in the San Joaquin Valley and throughout the state.
Michael Angilo writes that he had had so many calls in response to a Fresno Bee article that “it has been over whelming and such a blessing. I want to assure all of you that have called me that I will get a cross to you.”
Support for high-speed rail within the California Assembly remains strong because spending and job promises buy votes from their constituents. Outside of downtown Sacramento, support is waning amongst voters who are concerned about how tax dollars are being spent.
I had the best laugh I’d had all week over Tim Smith’s letter of April 24 tongue-in-cheek describing the totally impossible promises that Donald Trump would make should he arrive in Fresno: “You’ll have so much air and water you won’t know what to do with them!”
The story of how Bernice Dyck of Fresno, age 96, became quite possibly the world’s oldest adoptive mother traces to her son’s charity work in Cambodia. Rick Dyck recognized Chenda Kaub Chumb’s scholastic potential when he set up a school there in 2003 and he helped get her to Fresno as an exchange student. Bernice recently adopted Chenda, who is on track to graduate this spring from Fresno State.
Fresno woman becomes an adoptive mother at 96
Keeping Fresno park trees alive in drought
Vietnam veteran talks about his experiences, take aways