Tulare County Farm Bureau: County Must Act to Hold CEMEX Accountable

September 29, 2014 Tulare County Resource Management Agency Michael Spata, Associate Director 5961 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, CA 93277 Re: Comments on CEMEX Peer Review Report Dear Mr. Spata, The Tulare County Farm Bureau has served as a watchdog in the community for many years monitoring land use conditions, permit requests, development activities and seeking […]


In the 4 September issue of this paper, while honoring the late Judge Paul Vortmann, it was stated that, “If not for a favorable ruling in Judge Vortmann’s courtroom on July 29, the Valley Voice would have been turfed out onto the street.” Only after publication did I realize the implications of this statement, and […]


In a news release in July of this year, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia declared that rising temperatures attributed to global climate change might be a contributing factor in the increase of people who develop kidney stones. In a study of more than 60,000 adults and children who were diagnosed with kidney stones between 2005 […]

Presidential Memorial Certificate Honors Memory of Deceased Veterans

A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased veterans. This program was initiated in March 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and has been continued by all subsequent Presidents. Statutory authority for the program is Section 112, Title 38, of […]