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Tipton Recognition Banquet
January 21, 2017
For the past 14 years, the community of Tipton has come together and held their Recognition Banquet to honor those in the community who help make Tipton a better place. Team Vidak District Representative Rogelio Caudillo presented Senate Certificates of Recognition to the 2016 honorees. Top: The...
Strathmore's Aaron Estrada named Football University All-American
January 20, 2017
Aaron Estrada was recognized by Team Vidak for being named a Football University All-American. The Strathmore High School Spartan was only one of two Californians named to the team and to play in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Aaron played on Strathmore High School’s varsity Valley...
Kern County's Annual MLK Community Breakfast
January 16, 2017
Andy attended the annual MLK Community Breakfast to celebrate the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to help recognize award recipients for extraordinary community service. Photo: Andy (left), members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. fraternity (center), Judge...
McFarland Chamber of Commerce
January 10, 2017
The Greater McFarland Chamber of Commerce, composed of volunteers, promotes the quality of life within the community. The Chamber encourages local businesses, city government and residents working together to enhance the economic vitality. In addition to championing local businesses, it supports...
Earlimart Park Groundbreaking
January 9, 2017
Rain or shine there was a ground breaking ceremony for Earlimart Park. The nearly $3 million to build the Earlimart Neighborhood Park Project is made possible from multiple funding sources, including from a Proposition 84 Grant, Earlimart School District, Tulare County Flood Control District and...
Team Vidak Tours Calgren in Pixley
January 9, 2017
The Pixley Calgren plant produces 55 million gallons of ethanol, 400,000 tons of WDGS (Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles) and 1.5 million gallons of corn oil each year. Every 21 gallons of ethanol produced by Calgren could displace a barrel of imported oil. Their plant is one of the most...
Orange Cove Christmas Toy Giveaway
December 20, 2016
Orange Cove’s annual Christmas Toy Give Away brought joy to 1,500 children. Andy was invited to help Santa Claus deliver the gifts. “Thanks to Santa and the people of Orange Cove for your generous spirit of giving,” said Andy. Photo: Pictured from left to right: Orange Cove High School Principal...
Andy Brings Free 'Mobile Eyes' Clinic to Dinuba
December 8, 2016
Andy teamed up with Vision Service Plan (VSP), the Californian Optometric Association, Adventist Health, Kings County Action Organization (KCAO) and the Tulare County Office of Education to bring VSP’s free “Mobile Eyes” to the Valley. Andy hosted two “Mobile Eyes” clinics this year, one in Avenal...
Delano Kidney Center Open House
December 7, 2016
American Renal Associates opened up the new Delano Kidney Center at 1980 Cecil Avenue at Madison Square Plaza. The new 7,500 sq. ft. medical facility will provide quality dialysis services to residents in the Delano area. Andy and toured the new facility and Andy presented representatives of the...
Owens Valley Career Development Center's Culture and Resource Fair
December 2, 2016
The Owens Valley Career Development Center (OVCDC) in Porterville provides services to Native American families living in Porterville, Ducor, Lindsay, Springville, Strathmore and Richgrove. Located near the Tule River Reservation, the center provides services to a large number of Tule River Yokut...
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Why I voted 'No': Deception dodges transparency
Fresno Bee - A guest opinion article written by Andy that was published in the Fresno Bee.
California's Climate Change Revolt: Democrats reject green schemes that raise energy costs for the non-rich
Wall Street Journal - The environmental lobby has tried to turn climate change into a social justice issue even though its anticarbon policies...
'Local Edition' Interviews Andy on Drought/High-Speed Rail
Local Edition - Andy discusses the need for water storage and stopping High-Speed Rail on TimeWarner cable TV’s ‘Local Edition’
Senator Vidak: President & Congress Have Rare Opportunity to Create Sensible Water Policy for All Californians
PublicCEO.com - President Obama should be commended for making it a priority to tour California’s Central Valley this past week to see firsthand the...
Andy Responds to the President's Fresno Visit on Fox Business News
FoxBusiness - Fox Business News host Lou Dobbs interviews Andy on the catastrophic drought and the president’s visit to the Central Valley.
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