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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: Let's be realistic about GET's revenue challenges

    My take on the news over the past week: jaw dropping, eye rolling and "awwww" inspiring. First, could the Golden Empire Transit board have been any more tone deaf to public opinion when it gave CEO...

  2. LOiS HENRY: Expect turf battles over new groundwater legislation

    There will be stutter steps. And lawsuits. No doubt. But the groundwater legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday will ultimately go a long way to help get California's water house in order...

  3. LOIS HENRY: We can't be treating vets the way this one was treated

    As long as Congress is looking at the Veterans Administration's health care problems, they oughta add Mike Cole to their list. His tale will raise the hair on the back of your neck. Not to mention...

  4. LOIS HENRY: Earthquake plan? Check. Drought plan? No

    In a state routinely plagued by drought, you would think we'd have a system to respond to whole communities whose wells go dry. Eh, not really. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, freezes...

  5. LOIS HENRY: Donations helping to buoy waterless community

    As disasters go, drought may not seem as devastating or urgent as houses leveled by an earthquake or hurricane. Droughts come and go, after all, and for most people they just mean watering the lawn...

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