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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: Explosive case of 'distinction without a difference'

    It's hard to overstate how stupid California can be sometimes. In this instance, I'm talking about how state hazardous waste laws have led to an increase in illegal fireworks. I'll explain that in...

  2. LOIS HENRY: Back when water barons hired undercover agents

    Indulge me while I share a fascinating fragment of Kern County history. And, wouldn't ya know, it has to do with water, sort of. As anyone who's read my columns knows, I love any and all info...

  3. LOIS HENRY: GET may have trouble justifying proposed facilities

    Looks like high speed rail may have saved taxpayers a boatload of money. (Note: For those who don't know the definition of "ironic," this would be it.) You're probably wondering how the $68 billion...

  4. LOIS HENRY: Got a political agenda? At least be honest about it

    Sometimes I don't know what to make of my media brethren. They approach the oil industry with a great deal of skepticism and scrutiny. That's exactly as it should be. Meanwhile, however,...

  5. LOIS HENRY: Another study points to Judicial Council wrongs

    The Legislature needs to get off its duff and take back spending authority from the Judicial Council. Those guys might be really smart about legal stuff but, frankly, they don’t know the pointy end...

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