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Lois Henry

Assistant Managing Editor/Columnist

Employed at The Californian from 1990 until today — so far.

Frankly, the less you know about this person the better. Bitter is the best word to describe Lois Henry. And, really, who can blame her. Reared and educated (a relative term at best) in the dusty ag town of Fresno, she obviously didn't make much headway before landing in yet another dusty ag town - Bakersfield.

Sure, she covered plenty of beats, city, county, state government, social services and finally oil. But then in 1997 she chained herself to a desk becoming Metro Editor, then assistant managing editor in 1999. For many years, she could be found slogging through copy muttering about too many dashes, harassing hapless reporters about the need for a "who cares?" graph in their stories and barking orders at no one in particular.

In 2007, she took up the pen again, writing a twice weekly column (how she gets paid for this claptrap is an ongoing mystery). The good part is she's no longer annoying reporters and editors in the newsroom. The bad part, for you anyway, is she's back out in the world.

Our best advice is to just leave her alone and hope for the best.

Hobbies: Writing joke bios

Morbid fears: Clowns

Wisest words she ever spoke: Never, ever, ever turn your back on a chimpanzee!

Recent Articles from Lois Henry
  1. LOIS HENRY: Gracie says hi, and thanks, from Washington

    There's enough bad news going on these days so I thought I'd take a break and reflect on some good news. Before we get to that though, I've been asked to straighten out this whole odd/even watering...

  2. LOIS HENRY: Are residents better off with water meters?

    What the drought has created, almost even more than almond haters, is confusion. Questions are coming fast and furious from residents about water rates, what exactly constitutes “waste” and how to...

  3. LOIS HENRY: Unique beer bottle unearths Bakersfield's brewing history

    Bakersfieldians love their beer. When a city our size outranks Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and even the "Big Easy" as one of the nation's top beer markets, you know we have some serious brew love...

  4. LOIS HENRY: Would an open water market improve things?

    Almonds take too much water. Wait, alfalfa is the bad guy.  What about those water hogging geeks in Silicon Valley? No, no, no — that “evil” fracking is to blame.   If it's a day that ends in "y,"...

  5. LOIS HENRY: Can we justify pouring water on fireworks fires?

    California’s drought has become quite handy for pointing the finger at things people don’t like — ­almonds, fracking, the Central Valley in general, etc. Since I hate being left out of any trend, I...