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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: Science behind air regs more sketchy all the time

    The more I learn about how certain air regulations were concocted, the more ludicrous it all seems. Tomorrow the California Air Resources Board will debate whether to extend the deadline for small...

  2. LOIS HENRY: County hides behind patient privacy to avoid transparency

    This should come as no surprise, but I completely disagree with Kern County’s decision not to release ambulance response times for a particular incident last month in the Kern River Canyon. And,...

  3. LOIS HENRY: Proposed Kern River water shuffle eyed with suspicion

    When we have plenty of water, hardly anyone would sweat a couple hundred acre feet being moved around in the Kern River system. But we don't have plenty of water. Not even close. So the mere...

  4. LOIS HENRY: Was grand jury report supposed to be an apology?

    The Kern County grand jury should just stay out of the Oildale water fight. Really. Every time it comes out with a report on relations between Oildale Mutual Water Co. and North of the River...

  5. A minute (more or less) with Lois Henry: The quest for public records

    When columnist Lois Henry is not exposing corruption, incompetence and greed, she can often be found pondering the great mysteries of life. This week, she shares her quest to obtain public records as...

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