Political Fix (3 January, 2019)

Valley Voice’s Top Ten Stories Online and Facebook Top ten stories from our website for 2018: Former Exeter officer identified as Golden State Killer, Visalia Ransacker suspect Both Tulare police chief & city manager fired in one day Tulare Mayor takes on the Ag community Tulare Councilman Accused of Fraud, Threatening Employees Tulare citizens erupt […]

Political Fix (20 December, 2018)

Evette Bakke likes Kern County In my December 6 Political Fix I misconstrued a comment made by campaign manager Evette Bakke during an election party. When the subject of updates were discussed she said, “Oh, we don’t like Kern.” She did not mean that she didn’t like the candidates or the voters. She meant that […]

Hanford Council swears in three new members; Sorenson elected mayor, Draxler, Vice-Mayor

The Hanford City Council swore-in three new members at its regular meeting on December 18–former council members Francicsco Ramirez and Art Brieno and newcomer John Draxler. After the swearing-in ceremony it was time for the annual reorganization of the council. City Council Member Martin Devine nominated Council Member Sue Sorenson for mayor and she was […]

Political Fix (6 December, 2018)

Isn’t Cock Fighting Illegal? Democrats won every statewide office, gained super majorities in both state houses, flipped seven of their seven targeted congressional races, and will control the House of Representatives in Washington come January. Time for the Democrats to celebrate, right? Wrong. The fighting started this summer between consummate party insider, Eric Bauman, and […]

Political Fix (15 November, 2018)

A Midterm Post Mortem It was freezing and quiet outside St John’s Hall in Hanford with a few unconcerned security guards lingering by the doors, but hot and crowded inside the Portuguese Hall on Election Night. Even though not in his district, this was still Nunes country, and a Nunes-friendly crowd, where no sharp edged […]