Sex in a Small Town: First Date in NYC

The men in NYC are like rats. They are everywhere. I’m here to go to museums, offbeat movies, the theater, get lost on subways, eat pizza, and write. But in a city of one million single men vs. the four single men where I live, I should explore my options. My online dating profile sums […]

The California Promise needs new leadership

Dear Valley Voice Editor and Readers, California WAS a state that signified opportunity and prosperity. Thousands of individuals used the Golden State as an opportunity to raise a family, start a business, and live a life of prosperity. It was called “The California Promise.” Over the last decade, the hope of the California Promise has […]

Visalia Environmental Alliance honors Renier family

During the public comment period of the Visalia City Council meeting on Monday, August 15, 2022, the Visalia Environmental Alliance honored the Reniers: Wilson, Kristin and daughters, with the Environmental Hero Award. This award is given to community stewards of all ages who daily demonstrate lifestyle actions that protect our natural resources for a sustainable Visalia. The […]

Sex in a Small Town: Dating after 50

I suppose at this point in my dating career, I should consider retiring. If this really was a career, I would have already quit–or more likely been fired. My destined-to-fail dating career started at age 12 when I kissed a boy named Darren Gotter.  I feel ok using his real name because I’m sure he’s […]

Witnesses return to knocking on doors

Jehovah’s Witnesses will resume their trademark door-to-door ministry beginning September 1; the two-and-a-half-year suspension of the work will end just in time for the launch of a global campaign featuring an interactive program for Bible study. The decision to resume their door-to-door ministry marks the complete restoration of all pre-pandemic in-person activities for the nearly […]

More Complaints about Tulare Cemetery in letter to District Manager about burial

Editor’s note: The Opinion Writer requested that all identifying information be taken out of the following letter. The Valley Voice has left an outline of the Opinion Writer’s complaints about a family member’s burial. This editorial was updated July 13 at 11:00am Dear Clara, “I want to give the Tulare Public Cemetery District Management and […]

Clara Bernardo: “The heart and determination of the crew to make this the best cemetery it can be […] is definitely there.”

Editor’s note: This email was written in response to a request for comment by the Valley Voice’s Catherine Doe for the article “Heartburn for Tulare Cemetery District constituents over pay raises, grounds upkeep.“ This email is quoted in the article and provided here in full. Catherine Doe, you asked if I would like to comment about […]