You can watch TV, listen to the radio or kill some trees reading a newspaper if you want to hear the consensus media tell you about the Central Valley’s issues and problems. This blog is a place for the contrarian view, for Central Valley residents that talk plainly among themselves, who speak without resorting to political correctness or protecting the ears of those who want to live in safe places.
Here in the Valley, we call a spade a shovel, and we use words as tools to exchange ideas and provoke discussion among folks tired of business as usual.
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Raul Riesgo: A former journalist who has written extensively in both Spanish and English language on culture, politics and sports. Over the past five years Raul has served as a community and communications advisor to numerous elected officials and organizations. Raul has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of La Verne and has completed extensive graduate work in both political science and law.