Tis The Season

It’s that accursed time of year again–Christmas. Other holidays come and go but are not really accorded their own season. Traditions, yes, but not an entire campaign, a full-court press of decorating and cooking, movies, shows and music. And it all begins before the Thanksgiving dinner is fully digested. This year, somehow, everything but making […]

Back Full Circle to the Pre-Trumpian World

Through no bravery of their own, because his constituents overwhelmingly voted to retain him, Devin Nunes will now harmlessly recede into the mist of his office. Gone are the committee chairmanships. Gone is any influence. All that remains is his own sense of importance. And, of course, the water he claims he’s secured farmers. Shall […]

HCCA CEO again denied return of property, hearing set for January 22

Dr. Benny Benzeevi, the CEO of Tulare’s former hospital management company, won’t get his seized property or bank account back – but his legal team will have another chance to fight the seizures at an evidentiary hearing set in January. Attorneys for Benzeevi and his company, Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA), appeared before Superior Court Judge […]

Bandwagoning Pirates Discourse

However politically unpopular they might prove to be–or however inconvenient–we print the facts as we uncover them. Rational people appreciate this. This is, after all, our mission. Then there are those who lose their composure over press releases, assuming the Valley Voice endorses whatever statement has been issued. And there are those, too, who take […]

Try This On For Size

Here’s a nightmare scenario for you, Tulareans: The return of Carlton Jones as mayor. Think that’s outlandish? I’ll admit to its not even occurring to me until the following was messaged to the Valley Voice: …so here’s what’s being talked about in the area about what happens when David Macedo’s time is up on the […]

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

There’s California, it seems to me, and then there’s the rest of the world. Speaking of the rest of the world, California’s economy is currently the fifth largest, globally. Imagine everything going on in California–everything from farming to high tech–and it’s a diverse range of endeavors and people to meet them. If I could live […]

Who Needs Comedy?

After years of lurching from one emergency to the next I have learned that my family is awash in serendipity. But maybe we all are. Maybe it’s called the election season. Irrespective of your political stripe, it’s an opportunity to weigh in. It’s a duty. So is writing this column. I have to call it […]

Who Needs Comedy?

After years of lurching from one emergency to the next I have learned that my family is awash in serendipity. But maybe we all are. Maybe it’s called the election season. Irrespective of your political stripe, it’s an opportunity to weigh in. It’s a duty. So is writing this column. I have to call it […]