Forget Politics. This is a Humanitarian Issue.

By Jennifer Parson | jlparson@hotmail.com The last few weeks have been a confusing time for people around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic crept across the globe, shutting down communities in its progression.  The unprecedented nature…

This Damn Virus

By I. smiley G. Calderón | smileygcalderon@gmail.com Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this past month (which, actually, doesn’t sound too bad in light of current events), you’re now all too familiar with the…

My Job Depends on TÚ

By I. smiley G. Calderón | smileygcalderon@gmail.com The mere mention of Ag Day here in the Central Valley often invites warm thoughts of friends and family - because agriculture is such a big part of…

The Pandhandler Problem

The Smiley Synopsis Spotlight on City of Fresno’s “Help Us, Help Fresno” Initiative By I. smiley G. Calderón | smileygcalderon@gmail.com The problem in Fresno is so out of control, so crucial that urgent action must…

The Zero Percent Solution

By Will Freeney | memo247365@gmail.com A gentleman much involved in the charitable work arena once said, “The poor you have with you always.” It is not recorded that he added any comments about sending them…