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Mar 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Fran Florez wants to be your next state senator. The veteran Kern County Democrat announced her candidacy Friday for the 16th District Senate seat vacated last month by Michael Rubio, who took a private-sector job with oil giant Chevron.
Nov 3, 2010 at 9:20 AM
California Democrats have increased their legislative clout despite a Republican backlash that prevented their capturing the supermajority they have long sought in the state Senate.
Aug 10, 2010 at 2:38 PM
The start of the school year is almost here, and many students are in need of supplies. Assemblyman Danny Gilmore (R-Hanford) will host “Stuff the Bus” on August 14 from 9:00am-6:00pm at the Walmart located at 2601 Fashion Place.  "Stuff the Bus" an...
Jun 16, 2010 at 4:06 PM
Assemblyman Danny Gilmore will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the National Guard armory, 2900 Gateway Ave. The 30th Assembly District Job Fair will bring together prospective employers, educational institutions and nonprofits to...
Jun 8, 2010 at 11:35 PM
Fran Florez and Shannon Grove came out victorious Tuesday night in two high-profile local primary races.
Jun 8, 2010 at 2:08 PM
The mother of a state senator and the father of a former assemblywoman are in a second-generation family feud in the southern San Joaquin Valley in one of the most colorful state legislative races taking place across California on Tuesday.
Apr 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM
California lawmakers narrowly advanced a bill Tuesday that would repeal a state law designed to find the causes and cures of homosexuality.
Mar 30, 2010 at 3:57 PM
A new report says voters in three Central Valley congressional and legislative districts have slightly more clout in Washington and Sacramento because thousands of inmates were counted in the last census.
Feb 5, 2010 at 4:45 PM
Assemblyman Danny Gilmore, R-Hanford, recognized 8 students as winners today in the 1st Annual 30th Assembly District Young Masters Art Contest: California Spice-Flavors of the Valley. Two of those winners include Carlos Trujillo Arias of Cesar...
Oct 27, 2009 at 11:47 PM
Former Kern County Supervisor Pete Parra will run against Shafter Democrat Fran Florez for the 30th Assembly District seat once held by his daughter. "I'm healthy, I'm trained, I've got the eye of the tiger, and I want that position and I'm gonna go after it," he said.
Apr 17, 2009 at 12:30 PM
Assemblyman Danny Gilmore, R-Hanford, has set up a tent at the corner of California and Union avenues as a way to interact with his constituents. He's reportedly been denied state funding for a Bakersfield office, which prompted him to put up a tent.
Jan 21, 2009 at 12:16 PM
Former Democratic Assemblywoman Nicole Parra has a new job in the Schwarzenegger administration coordinating economic development. Parra will earn $128,124 directing the governor's regional development issues in the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.
Nov 25, 2008 at 1:14 PM
Fran Florez, a Democrat and Shafter city councilwoman, yielded her effort for the California State Assembly's 30th District on Tuesday with the California Secretary of State's Web site showing Republican Danny Gilmore holding 51.1 percent of the vote.
Nov 4, 2008 at 10:56 PM
Democrats won three seats held by Republicans and were leading in a tight race for a fourth Wednesday, but Republican Danny Gilmore edged Democrat Fran Florez for the only Democratic Assembly district in any real danger of changing parties.