Tag: Fresno

Shifting Gears: Viable Cycling for the Underserved of Fresno

According to the last census, most of Fresno’s population – eighty-five percent according to the most recent United States census – consists of minorities, women, youth, the elderly, and low-income people.  But the 1% of the population that cycles regularly comes from the remaining fifteen percent of Fresnans! That one percent is largely male, white, […]

A Fierce Green Fire–Film Screening

—September 9, 2013 CineCulture at California State University, Fresno received dozens of organizers, community leaders, professors, students and director Mark Kitchell last Friday at the Peters Education Auditorium.  At this event, Mark Kitchell presented his film on the environmental justice movement titled A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet (2012).  The screening […]

Fresno Inn Update — Under Pressure From Tenants & City, Landlord Withdraws Illegal Eviction Notices

As recently covered in a front page Fresno Bee article,….. SEE HERE: http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/08/29/3469210/second-vacate-notice-at-fresno.html …the Fresno Inn ownership served illegal 3-day evictions notices on all tenants. In response, Tenants Together organized a community press conference condemning the evictions and demanding that the owner, Casa de Campo LLC, withdraw the eviction notices. Initially, rather than comply, the landlord […]

Tenants Rights Violations

–August 21, 2013 Dozens gathered today outside the Fresno Inn to demand justice for the tenants that live there. Accompanied by CCEJN, Communities for a New California, the Brown Berets, and others, Tenants Together sought organizing action against the Fresno Inn management. This action in response to a questionable eviction notice that the residents received […]

Comprehensive Discussions on Fracking

–July 15, 2013 As part of the kickoff event for Fresnans Against Fracking, last Saturday, July 15,2013 speakers, activists, and community members gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno to foster a comprehensive discussion around the issue of fracking.  Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the process of injecting high pressure water and chemicals into […]