Shame!

In its September 3 edition, the Valley Voice ran a front page article about a Tulare man who claimed to have been roughed-up by some officers of that city’s police department. Ideally, the truth of this incident will begin to emerge with the defendant’s first hearing, which is scheduled for the 24th of this month. […]

City of Tulare Announces Local Efforts to Recognize September as School Attendance Awareness Month

The City of Tulare’s Mayor David Macedo, Tulare City School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Clare Gist, Tulare Joint Union High School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Sarah Koligian and the Tulare Interim Chief of Police, Wes Hensley, have joined a nationwide effort to celebrate School Attendance Awareness Month in September and have pledged to raise awareness about the […]

My Firmest Faith

I read on line last month, with some alarm, of the rapidly depleting Ogallala Aquifer–a vast reservoir deposited beneath the Midwest prairie five to 10 million years ago as runoff from the Rocky Mountains. It had slept all that time untapped until 150 or so years ago. And now, apparently, it’s on the verge of […]

I Was Not Always a Muslim

This is the second in the series of articles I commissioned my old friend to write on her special perspective of Islam. — Ed. I was not always a Muslim. I never in my wildest imagination thought that I would end up converting to Islam. I was perfectly happy in my Christian beliefs and traditions, […]