The new year has begun, what awaits us in 2016?
Will El Niño arrive in the Valley to save us from this drought or will we continue to dig almond wells like its 1999?
Madera pays residents to lay fake grass (even though it’s toxic and ugly to boot) and is way more expensive than drought-resistant plants.
The Madera County Board of Supervisors implemented the county grand jury report, which lambasted them for paying correctional officers 20 percent less than any other county in the San Joaquin Valley.
Will they now address the shortfalls in the city/county fire trucks ability to fight fires above the second floors in their brand new county and justice buildings?
My wish for 2016 is for Bernie Sanders to win the presidency and that we pass a ballot initiative in November to raise the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by 2020-2021. The last federal minimum wage law in 2009 was set at $7.25 per hour. Twenty-nine states have since increased the minimum wage above that. The chamber of commerce says this will result in job loss; that’s bull.
Santos Garcia, Madera