Current Articles

December 14, 2017
Growing up in a family that is deeply rooted in the education community, I learned at a young age that there are a variety of things that can influence students at school and affect how they learn. One of those variables is the school itself. Providing a safe learning environment is one step towards providing the quality education that our children deserve.
September 21, 2017
Last week, the 2017 legislative session came to an end. Like usual, the Legislature was sorting through hundreds of bills in the final week, but for many the week revolved around housing.
August 24, 2017
It is no secret that in recent years California and the Central Valley have experienced extreme water shortages and, more recently, severe floods. For too long, Sacramento politicians ignored the need to invest in California’s water infrastructure and as a result, Californians have suffered.
August 1, 2017
Howdy Friends – It has already been a hot summer and more heat waves are on the way, so please stay cool! These heat waves can be very dangerous. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include: Infants and children up to four...
July 25, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced today that members of his staff will be holding Mobile District Office Hours in the following communities during August: McFarland Tues., August 1 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. National Night Out, McFarland 401 W. Kern Ave., McFarland Sanger Tues.,...
July 24, 2017
Promise #1: The Cap and Trade extension will maintain current industry assistance levels that help food processors affordably comply with California’s Greenhouse Reduction (GHC) mandate.
July 10, 2017
In 2006, on virtually a party-line vote, the Democrat controlled Legislature passed Assembly Bill 32, the pompous sounding “California Global Warming Solutions Act.” Then-Governor Schwarzenegger, who often commuted daily in a private jet from Los Angeles to Sacramento, signed AB 32, hypocritically stating it was “a bold new era of environmental protection.”
June 27, 2017
Published in the Kern County Valley Ag Voice – June 2017 Issue Anyone who closely follows the goings-on at the State Capitol will see the evolution of Senate Bill 96 as no surprise. Those of you who do not pay as much attention to state politics, the story of SB 96 will probably confirm that you...
April 21, 2017
Claim: Democrat politicians claim money will only go to fund roads. Fact : There is $750 million dollars per year for transit and $100 million dollars per year for active transportation like biking and walking. Fact : There is $7 million dollars per year for university research. Fact : There is $5...