Two Tulare County Supervisors have some advice for the State Water Control Board

An Editorial from Tulare County Supervisor Dennis Townsend, District 5 and Tulare County Supervisor Larry Micari, District 1 It seems that everyone but the people at California’s State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) understands the gravity of the Central San Joaquin Valley drought emergency. Amid our constant advocacy to secure clean and reliable drinking […]

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 […]