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“We Are Sikhs”

Dear Interfaith Faiths,
On Thursday, June 8 the Sikh Community will be holding a press conference at the Fresno City Hall at 12:00 noon.
I’m planning to attend, and hope some of you may be free to join our Sikh brothers and sisters as well.

Jim Grant, Director
Social Justice Ministry
Diocese of Fresno]
(559) 708-3530

Dear Friends,

The National Sikh Campaign will be launching the “We Are Sikhs” media campaign to improve awareness of the Sikh Religion in the Fresno area starting on June 14. To mark the launch we will be holding a press conference on Thursday, June 8 (please see the attached media advisory for details).  It would be great to see members of the interfaith community attend the press conference so please come if you can.  Please forward to the rest of the interfaith community.

Thanks.  Sharnjit S. Purewal

Board of Supervisors Hearing on June 20 to Consider County Priorities (Funding/Vision/Mission)

Dear Friends of the Fresno Center for Nonviolence:  Please see the email below from Radley Reep about the Board of Supervisors Hearing on June 20th.

June 3, 2017

Hi All,

Please add to your calendars the date for an IMPORTANT hearing before the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.  ON JUNE 20, 2017, at a time yet to be determined, the Board will hold a hearing on FUNDING PRIORITIES FOR 2017/2018.

At that same time, the Board will make PLANS FOR A FUTURE ½-DAY WORKSHOP on revising/updating the County’s Vision and Mission Statements, as well as the components of a County document titled “Community Values of the Fresno Region – Guiding Principles for Civic Transformation,” which were last updated by the Board at a retreat held April 10, 2007.

(Supervisor Magsig seems to leading the charge on these items.  Note: In support of job creation, he recently convinced the Board to add “business parks that include manufacturing, processing and distribution” to a theme of the Fresno County General Plan that up to that point had only included the “enhancement and expansion of the [county’s] agricultural economic base.  He also got the Board agree that the pending EIR for the revision of the General Plan should include support for agriculture along the I-5 corridor only where there is sufficient water to support that industry – and I think most people will agree that nowhere on the Westside is there a guarantee of sufficient water for agriculture.)

I’m telling you this so that you will be prepared on June 20 to let the Board know what you think the Board’s funding priorities should be and exactly what you expect in the way of public participation at the future workshop.


Fresno Juneteenth Celebration – Saturday, June 17, 2017

Event Name – Fresno Juneteenth Celebration

Event Description –

The Fresno Juneteenth Collaborative Committee is excited to announce its Annual 2017 Juneteenth Celebration! This year’s theme is “FREEDOM DAY”. This event will serve to recognize the importance of the African American Family with celebration of culture and heritage in the family unit. Dare to dream bigger than you can imagine, and then work to achieve it. As you may know, Juneteenth is the African American’s addendum to Independence Day. It is a nationally recognized and celebrated holiday which commemorates the notification of the Emancipation Proclamation to Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 in which the Fresno community has been celebrating this historical moment for over 30 years. On Saturday, June 17, 2017, the Fresno Juneteenth Collaborative Committee will host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School located at 1100 East Church Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Juneteenth will be a celebration of African-American culture, heritage and pride. This year’s one day observance is expected to attract over 10,000 community members, adults, and children who will enjoy the weekend festivities which include a parade, local performances, inspirational speakers, workshops. In addition, there will be a variety of food that represents the African American culture, games and entertainment to satisfy all age groups. On Saturday, June 24, 2017, we have teamed up with the Fresno Grizzlies to host the 5th Annual Juneteenth Negro League Commemorative Game in honor of the Fresno Tigers. The Fresno Tigers were founded in Fresno and played during the 1942 season before moving to San Diego, CA. The Grizzlies will take the field against the Sacramento River Cats. The game will commence at 7:05 p.m. and gates open at 6:05 p.m. Thank you in advance for your support and partnership.

Date – June 17, 2017
Time – 12:00-pm-6:00pm

Act now: Extend California’s polluters pay law

Make corporate polluters pay to clean up their pollution: Call your state assemblymember and urge them to vote YES on AB 378.


Call 916-661-4213

California’s climate leadership is at a crossroads — and we need your help to move it forward.

The State Assembly could vote on the future of climate action in California as early as tomorrow — and the vote is close. AB 378 would extend California’s landmark cap-and-trade law, which sets a cap on greenhouse gas emissions and requires companies to pay for their pollution.

California is a global leader in fighting climate change — and with Donald Trump in the White House, our state’s climate leadership is more important than ever.

Tell your assemblymember: Vote YES on AB 378. Call 916-661-4213.

Alert: Special counsel appointed to investigate Trump

Suggested talking points:

  • Hello, my name is [Name] and my ZIP code is [#####].
  • I urge you to uphold California’s climate leadership and vote YES on AB 378.

We can’t let Big Oil and other polluters get a free ride at the expense of everyday Californians. That’s why we make polluters pay — and we invest that money in energy efficiency, public transit, and clean energy. We’re protecting our air and creating thousands of good jobs for Californians. We’re showing the world that California’s clean energy economy is paving the way toward a more prosperous future.

Tell your assemblymember: Uphold California’s climate leadership and vote YES on AB 378. Call 916-661-4213.

Thanks for speaking up.

Tom Steyer
NextGen Climate

District 1 News!

Please join us at the next District 1
Parks Masterplan meeting on Monday,  May 15th!

Eventos del Plan Maestro de Parques 


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Clinton & Hwy 99 Closure


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 Fresno City Council Meetings


May 2017


May 4        NO MEETING
May 11      8:30 AM
May 18      1:30 PM
May 25      8:30 AM

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Regional Water Main Construction Project


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“I am proud to represent District 1 on the Fresno City Council. Working together we will make our neighborhoods safer and stronger.”
Councilmember Esmeralda Soria