Connie Conway Enjoys Where Life Has Taken Her

“It’s funny where life takes you,” responded Assembly Member Connie Conway when asked how she got involved in politics. “I didn’t study political science and I did not have any political background. But local government, that’s what is so great about it. It’s community service.” Conway’s political career really started with her father. Many people […]

Will the BDCP be the Death of the Delta?

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), discussed at some length during Rep. Devin Nunes’ interview, is not your garden-variety disagreement between Republicans and Democrats. In fact, the issue does not cut through party lines, nor is it completely regional. For very different reasons, Rep. Nunes’ opposition to the BDCP has found him in league with […]

Vendors Avoid Fee Increase

Tulare County Supervisors got an earful during their meeting on May 21. More than a dozen food vendors and community event planners expressed their frustration with the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), complaining about a new fee schedule put into effect January 1st. HHSA enacted a new schedule of fees for food vendors and […]

An Outfit to Die For

Remember Kathie Lee Gifford breaking down when she saw footage of young girls working in a decrepit garment factory for slave wages? They were assembling her personal line of clothing to be sold at Walmart. Kathie Lee subsequently vowed to help put sweatshops out of business. But, 17 years later, have the dismal working conditions […]

Visalians Debate Sales Tax

A blue ribbon task force appointed by the Visalia City Council is investigating the possibility of raising the city’s sales tax. If the task force finds Visalia has a definite need for additional revenue, the council might put it on the ballot for the November election. The task force will recommend whether Visalia should raise […]