“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 […]

Three O’clock in the Morning

Scott Fitzgerald once famously opined in The Crack-up that “In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.” I think he was addressing his alcoholism, his despair, and the resulting tailspin of his literary output. Three in the morning must be a fairly desperate time–if […]

A Little Holiday Cheer

St. Aloysius School’s Virtual Christmas Program Spreads Joy to Military Family The Ramos family has four children, three of which attend St. Aloysius School in Tulare, Calif. Their father, Sergeant Alejandro Ramos, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year-long tour of duty right around the time COVID-19 started rearing its ugly head in March. While […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses initiate global campaign

Throughout November 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide will distribute the issue of the Watchtower magazine entitled “What Is God’s Kingdom?” The answer to that question has captivated the attention of people from many different faiths for centuries. In Fresno, Visalia, Tulare, and surrounding valley cities, over 10,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will be making phone calls and writing […]

The Great American Smokeout, a Day to Quit Smoking and get Involved in Central Valley Tobacco Prevention Effort

November 19th is the American Cancer Society’s 45th Annual Great American Smokeout, a day for people who use tobacco to create a plan to quit. No matter what age or how long they have smoked, quitting can help them live longer and be healthier. It’s hard to stop smoking but tobacco users are not alone […]