A Blossoming Set of Skills

Thirty years apart, Stacy Batrich-Smith and her daughter, Cassidy Smith, both participated in Fresno State’s Peach Blossom Festival. They aren’t unique in that.

A Blossoming Set of Skills2018-05-04T16:16:20+00:00

(Stone) Soup for Thought

(Stone) Soup for Thought

How one organization is inspiring positive change in a local neighborhood

by Esra Hashem

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An 8-year-old boy carrying a loaded gun approached Kathy Garabed, looking for help after receiving instructions from a local gang to carry out its next hit.

It was not the first time Garabed, a refugee resettlement worker, Read "(Stone) Soup for Thought" […]

(Stone) Soup for Thought2016-11-22T17:51:13+00:00

A Lifesaving Effort

Justin Garza started his battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011. Now 40 years old and married with two young children, Garza is fighting as hard as ever, having twice come out of remission. He’s fighting for his young family — wife Regina, 4-year-old son Joaquin and 11-month-old daughter Elena...

A Lifesaving Effort2016-11-12T07:32:55+00:00

A Promise Fulfilled

Navy veteran Ed Bates can’t help but break into a grin when he chats about his late wife Freda, a former Marine. The two met in 1945 in Washington, D.C., as World War II neared its end. During their marriage of 57-plus years...

A Promise Fulfilled2016-11-12T07:32:48+00:00