Jehovah’s Witnesses’ year without knocking on doors

It’s been one year since Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide adjusted their hallmark methods of sharing comfort and hope from the scriptures due to the pandemic. For many, the change from ringing doorbells and knocking on doors to making phone calls and writing letters expanded and invigorated their ministry. “Witnesses have adapted well to these circumstances in […]

The NeverEnding Project: CA HSR and the boondoggle that couldn’t

In another disappointing, yet unsurprising, turn of events, the initial segment of the California High-Speed Rail project has been delayed by an additional two years, now to 2025. This news comes just ONE WEEK after a business plan with a 2023 completion date was adopted. The California High-Speed Rail project is one of the most expensive failures in State history and could cost […]

Join the fight against cancer in the Central Valley

February is Cancer Awareness Month; we recognize and celebrate the progress we’ve made in the fight against cancer. A recent report from the American Cancer Society shows that the cancer death rate across the country has decreased 31% in the past 30 years. It’s clear that scientific discovery, cancer screenings and good public policy are […]

“We will need some political unity and government leadership that will bring us together…”

The Covid-19 virus has affected all of us throughout this past year.  The consequences were felt worldwide.  In America, thousands died and thousands more were infected and recovered from this virus.  Besides the catastrophic health impact, the virus has had devastating effect on the economy of the world.  Worldwide, we have been on various forms […]

“A New Year’s Resolution for Life”

2020 has truthfully tested the very fabrics of our society. We saw the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. We saw the U.S. economy plummet. We saw thousands of Americans take to the streets in peaceful protests over systemic injustice. Lastly, we experienced a U.S. election that has divided this nation. This year, many have lost […]

Citizens for Hospital Accountability “grateful beyond measure […] for the inspiration of Joseph Oldenbourg”

Joseph Oldenbourg was first and foremost, a very fair, kind, deeply principled and honest family man. Those traits were profoundly evident in the way he oversaw the Valley Voice as its editor. Joseph believed it was his responsibility to do his part to see justice served. He believed in our Citizens for Hospital Accountability cause […]

Shannon Grove, CA Senate Republican Leader, welcomes first GOP Latina senator to caucus

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) proudly welcomed Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), the first Republican Latina elected to the California Senate Republican Caucus. Senator Ochoa Bogh represents California 23rd Senate District which covers portions of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties. Senator Ochoa Bogh joined Senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) and Senator Scott Wilk […]