Guest Writers

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What Happens When the Next Big Wildfire Hits?

Don’t be fooled by the precipitation, the snowpack, the wildflowers. When winter ends, it’s unlikely that California’s iconic landscape will sustain the moisture to withstand the 100-degree summer and fall. ...

Think You Know the US Presidents? Try This Quiz.

By Jeremy D. Bailey Presidents Day, which became an official holiday in 1971 after an executive order by then-President Richard Nixon, is Monday. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, provides an opportu...
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Opinion: Where, Oh Where, Should the Raiders Play?

The Raiders thought they finally found a place to play next season, only to find out they're not wanted in San Francisco. Not by the mayor, and certainly not by the team that still calls itself the San Francisco 49ers — even while it plays its games in a st...
Image of Fresno from a distance painted by a homeless woman.

If Fresno Does This, Homelessness Ends Tomorrow

(Author’s note: This fictional account illustrates the events, policy changes and political will it would take to end homelessness in our community.) The New Year started off normal enough, but before Februa...