Hanford Mayor Avoids Ouster

It was a full house at Hanford’s City Council meeting on September 1. The crowd was a mix of angry residents over the actions of their mayor and the council considering selling part of Hidden Valley Park. The meeting started with Mayor Russ Curry apologizing to the council and community for reading four letters into […]

It’s Final — Tulare County Agriculture is Number One

When the agriculture commissioner, Marilyn Kinoshita, announced Tulare County’s production numbers a few weeks ago it was assumed that Tulare County would be the number one agriculture producer in the nation. That assumption was confirmed last week when Fresno County released its 2014 production numbers. Fresno County’s agriculture production for 2014 was $7.03 billion, which […]

Political Fix (20 August, 2015)

No Matter How You Vote, Crazy Wins OK, it’s official. Those opposed to chickens and mini goats inside Visalia’s city limits are as crazy as those collecting signatures to pass an initiative in favor of making them legal. Here in our office, for expediency’s sake, we refer to each side as pro-goaters or anti-goaters, and both […]

Tulare County Tops $8 Billion in Agriculture Production

After the Tulare County Agriculture Commissioner got done presenting the county’s record-breaking production numbers, Supervisor Pete Vander Poel summed it up, “in less than 10 years Tulare County has doubled its ag value.” Marilyn Kinoshita, agriculture commissioner, made a point to say during her presentation that, in the face of the states’ worst drought in […]