Photo of Muslims hugging at the end of the Ramadan Fast in Fresno, CA.

Valley Muslims End Ramadan With Feast & Charitable Gifts

Valley Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan with prayers, food and gifts to charity Friday morning at the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno. The Eid al-Fitr feast marks the end of  29 or 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting. "Eid Mubarak" is a greeting and phra...

Water Diplomacy? Israel Offers Water Tech to Iranian People.

Benjamin Netanyahu wants the Iranian people to know that he supports them. Not the Iranian government, of course. In an English-language video posted earlier this week, the Israeli Prime Minister offered Iranians his country’s water technology. Think ...
Portrait of Irma Olguin Jr. at Bitwise in Fresno, CA

Olguin Writes New Code on Tech, Downtown Fresno

On a warm April day on the campus of Fresno State, the woman with short hair, wearing jeans, a T-shirt and Bulldogs jacket appears to be just another student. Or, maybe a hip professor. She's not. Irma Olgui...
Photo Illustration of Toy Soldiers on a map of the Middle East.

Point-Counterpoint: Iran’s Participation in Syrian War

Point: Iran's Real Enemy in Syria “What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women, and children?” President Trump asked Russia and Iran after launching air strikes against the Syrian regime. “The nations of the world ...
Photo of one of the 700 grizzlies in the Yellowstone region

Grizzly Bears in California? The Dream Lives.

In 2014, an environmental group began a "Bring Back the Bears" petition drive in California that has attracted almost 20,000 signatures. Additionally, research shows that a section along the crest of the Sie...
Illustration of a politician with a trick behind his back

State Politicians Still Up to their Sneaky Tricks: Walters

Californians like transparency when its comes to their elected leaders. Voters demanded that legislation be printed three days in advance when Proposition 54 passed in 2016. 'Mushroom Bills' Grow in the Dark But as CALmatters columnist Dan Walters notes i...
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