Opinion

Opinion

Give Fresno’s parks a vote of approval

To be very clear, our health care professionals play a vital role in the prosperity and success of our city. We certainly all value our health care professionals and the jobs they do to help take care of us, but to truly improve the health of Fresno, we need to start looking at health differently.

Opinion

County boards need a few good volunteers to serve community

Some people are not aware of the easy application system. Others don’t know that the county supervisor in the district where they reside is responsible for making these appointments. Still others may not realize that being on a board or commission doesn’t necessarily require a lot of technical skills. Frequently you can learn while you serve, and thus it becomes not only an opportunity for civic engagement, but for your own education.

Letters to the Editor

Valley needs UC Merced medical school

Over the last decade, there has been a shortage of doctors in the Central Valley region. California has some of the top medical schools in the nation, however, they are unable to supply enough doctors for California’s growing population. With over 12 medical schools in California and plans for opening two osteopathic medical schools opening up in Fresno in 2019-2020, experts fear an almost 5,000-doctor shortage by 2025. The only way to decrease this shortage is to open medical schools in the Central Valley and train students who are likely stay in the region.

Letters to the Editor

Get involved for more green space

As a former representative of District 4 in the City of Fresno, I recall the pleas from constituents for more parks, trails and amenities that would improve the quality of life for the residents of District 4 and Fresno at large. At the time – and to this day – there are no additional funds to meet the huge demand for green space in Fresno.

Letters to the Editor

Dangerous curb a waiting lawsuit

I would like to address a somewhat dangerous curb located around a handicap parking stall inside the parking garage across from the Chukchansi Park. It is located immediately to the left in the first stall. There is an entrance/exit area right next to it also that leads to the outside sidewalk.

Letters to the Editor

League has always welcomed men

While many women’s organizations are not co-ed, as noted in the Kim Kruser (May 13) letter to The Bee, the League of Women Voters has always welcomed and included men. Around 15 percent of our local members are male, and through our 77 years in Fresno we have frequently had men serve on our Board of Directors.

Letters to the Editor

Taxpayers’ money wasted wall, train

As a Republocrat-Democan, I’d like to propose the best solution to the purely political pushing for a Great Wall of America and for a Fast Train Fiasco. Both will costs billions of taxpayer dollars to build. The wall can be penetrated or tunneled under; the train will only serve the executives who can afford a ticket and can already get there as fast and as cheap by plane.

Letters to the Editor

Shirt was OK for Clovis student to wear

The article (May 9) by Aleksandra Appleton, “A Clovis Unified student says she was ordered to cover up her gay pride shirt,” talks about how Andria Zavala (the student) got her dress coded at Clark Intermediate last week. Andria was sufficiently sticking up for what she believed in. She wore a “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning” shirt to show her support in the people who choose to be different in their sexual preference.

Letters to the Editor

Think before you speak

Regarding Helga Weber’s letter (May 9) “No equal free speech for conservatives,” it comes to mind that the POTUS has been allowed to say and do anything disgusting and inappropriate, such as his comments about John McCain, while those of us who express our opinion in a civil way are blocked and criticized.

These students chose to spread joy because "that’s what everyone needs"

Students at Fresno's Sunnyside High School celebrate their school campus, their diversity, their humanity and their unity with what could be the largest photo art installation in the country.
Fresno Unified School District