Political Fix (2 April, 2020)

Take a break from the news and fill out the Census. Our household has received letters and postcards concerning the census with a stern message, “Your response is required by law.” The first envelop that landed in our mail box was the actual survey with reminder and information notices following. Needing no outside motivation, I […]

COVID-19 outbreak causes severe blood shortages throughout the nation

Now more than ever blood donations are needed to ensure an adequate supply for Central Valley residents. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, blood donation appointments have been cancelled, creating a severe shortage of donated blood which could jeopardize the lives of thousands of hospital patients. But Visalians are answering the call. According to […]

Can Fido give humans Corona Virus?

One great outing for those who want to get out of the house but still need deep social distancing is a bark park. But can your dog or others pass the new corona virus to humans? While corona viruses are common in several types of domestic and wild animals–cattle, horses, dogs, cats, ferrets, camels, and […]

Shelter in Place – Day Two

Saturday was the second full day of Governor Newsom’s Shelter-in-Place order and relative calm has been maintained in Tulare County. Already a sense of normalcy has settled in as residents are accepting the fact that this will be our new normal for possibly several months. To create a stranger atmosphere than already existed, My 97.5 […]

Need some weed? Get in line

Long lines at all three Tulare County pot dispensaries snaked outside their buildings as wait times of up to 60 minutes were reported. Token Farms in Farmersville offered a curbside service and customers waited 30 cars deep, and for up to 90 minutes, to pick up their orders. Security guards and orange cones were lined […]

Free Water at Water2go2 in Tulare

To do their part in helping alleviate the shortage of bottled water during the COVID 19 crisis, Tulare business Water2go2 is offering five gallons of free water for anyone who brings in their own container. According to Jan Lazarus, property manager, the business owner Socorro Mercado, has committed to offering free water until the crisis […]

Political Fix (19 March, 2020)

Post-mortem: 2020 Primary The only person surprised by March 3rd’s Primary was candidate for State Assembly District 32 Todd Cotta. By election night he had only been campaigning for 60 days and said that anything he got would be gravy. Well, he got more than gravy. He ended up with almost 60% of the vote […]

Political Fix (5 March, 2020)

Election Hangover It’s Super Tuesday and everyone is anxiously awaiting election watch parties and all the election returns. Then I land back to earth finding that both Fresno and Tulare Counties are experiencing problems at their polling places. It’s going to be a long night. The Tulare County Registrar of Voters reported that some voting […]