Political Fix (15 May, 2014)

Nate Silver is notorious for his uncanny accuracy in predicting presidential elections. Between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Mr. Silver correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. But local elections can be a bit trickier. Mr. Silver had the advantage of many national polls from which to choose and […]

Political Fix (1 May, 2014)

Decoding City Council Elections Why is Porterville having its city council election in June instead of November like everyone else? Well, according to Juan Duran, they don’t really know. Mr. Duran, one of the candidates himself and president of Centro Mexicano American Latino, said, “The city council election used to be in November, but a […]

Visalia’s New Animal Control Facility to Break Ground in May

To the relief of the Visalia City Council, and Visalia’s animal lovers, a contract has finally been approved to build the new Animal Control Facility. During their April 7th meeting, the Visalia City Council voted 5-0 to accept Forcum/Mackey Construction, Inc.’s unexpectedly low bid of $4,550,000. According to the Visalia Times-Delta, Mayor Steve Nelsen said, […]

Political Fix (4/17/2014)

Ruben Macareno Racks up More Endorsements for the 26th Assembly District Race Ruben Macareno is the leading Democrat in terms of endorsements for the 26th Assembly District Race. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has just endorsed Mr. Macareno for the 26th State Assembly seat, which is being vacated by Assembly Member Connie Conway. “I am […]

Visalia Group Conducts Second Successful TNR

Two weeks ago, the Visalia Feral Cat Coalition (VFCC) conducted its second successful sweep, trapping and neutering ten cats. The property owner, Mindy (whose surname we will not disclose to prevent others from abandoning cats at her property) was especially happy because she had been attempting to trap and neuter on her own. “When you […]

City Finally Takes Action on Drought

On Monday night, the Visalia City Council voted three-to-two in order to enforce Stage Four of the Water Conservation Ordinance. Mayor Steve Nelsen voted no out of frustration that the city council was now into its eighth week of talking about the drought without taking any action. “The citizens of Visalia understand the severity of […]

Political Fix (3/20/2014)

Macareno Officially Announces His Candidacy for State Assembly District 26 Ruben Macareno, Tulare County Democratic Party Chairman, made it official March 16th by announcing his candidacy for the 26th State Assembly District. Speaking in front of a hometown crowd that had gathered at Farmersville’s historic Methodist Church, Mr. Macareno outlined his priorities for the county. “I am […]

Political Fix (3/6/2014)

Tulare County Democrats Introduce Their Slate of Candidates The Tulare County Democratic Party (TCDP) held a meet and greet February 23 for Judge Michael Sheltzer, where several Democratic candidates running for office attended. Ruben Macareno, Chairman of the TCDP, hosted the evening. Mr. Sheltzer, (pronounced seltzer) was appointed as a Tulare County Superior Court Judge […]