Political Fix (20 June, 2019)

The Shakedown of Hanford Vice-Mayor John Draxler In February an 85-year old Hanford resident of Windgate Village Apartments, Diana Martin, was allegedly evicted from her home of 14 years by Windgate owner Vice-Mayor of Hanford John Draxler. According to Ms. Martin’s lawyer, Mathew McReynolds of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), Ms. Martin was evicted by […]

Political Fix (6 June, 2019)

Turning Back the Blue Wave Republicans have set their sights on winning back the seven California congressional seats they lost in 2018 and sending President Donald Trump back to Washington in 2020. Congressional District 21, formerly held by David Valadao, is a primary target. Congress Member TJ Cox won the district by only 1000 votes […]

Political Fix (2 May, 2019)

Facing Unpleasant Facts – A Cow’s Crisis The barn took on an orange hue as the last sliver of sun dipped below the horizon. It was the end of another perfect spring day in Iowa. But not for Daisy. Life is never easy when you are #DevinNunesCow. Her politically connected owner had always given her […]

Political Fix (4 April, 2019)

SLAPP Happy I do not know how many people drive the length of Highway 198 that unfurls onto the peaceful winding road through Priest Valley when traveling to Monterey, but it is my preferred route. Along the way you will skirt Westlands, the largest agriculture water district in the United States, Harris Cattle Ranch, that […]

Political Fix (21 March, 2019)

What would happen if everyone voted? California voter turnout for the November 2018 election was the highest in 36 years for a non-presidential election. A few statistics were thrown around, but no specific reason was given for the increase. The California Secretary of State website noted that an additional 5 million people voted in November […]

Political Fix (7 March, 2019)

You Go Girl! In Chicago two African American women were the top two vote getters out of 14 candidates for mayor. On February 26, 2019 Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle advanced to an April 2 runoff election. The election is already being heralded as historic because it will elect Chicago’s first African American woman. Ms. Lightfoot […]

Political Fix (7 February, 2019)

Silence of the Damned In late spring of 2018 Lemoore’s City Manager, Andi Welsh, was fired. That made Lemoore Police Chief Darryl Smith the interim city manager. Being the interim city manager meant he would be on the committee to hire a new city manager. Lemoore ended up hiring Nathan Olson, and just by coincidence, […]