Local: Orange Cove chief causes a brief stir

Jun 21, 2008 | Posted by: thompson-Western Mavrick | Full story: www.fresnobee.com

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Victor Lopez, the longtime mayor of Orange Cove, seemed to drop a bombshell this week during Fresno County budget hearings.


Lopez stepped up to lobby the Board of Supervisors for more money for the Sheriff's Department. During his speech, he compared himself to departing Supervisor Bob Waterston, who is serving out his final year on the board.

The audience seemed stunned. Had Lopez -- mayor of Orange Cove for more than two decades -- just announced his retirement from public office?

Nope.

Lopez, 65, said he was simply trying to explain that he had no plans to seek higher office. He was glad Waterston asked him to clarify his remarks.

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For More click on The Fresno Bee link above ...

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Jun 21, 2008
 
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Thanks Fresno Bee for making room for a headline about a non-event!!

Thankfully southern Fresno County has a newspaper publisher that devotes the resources, time and space to report ALL the news worth checking out --- Mid-Valley Publishing has five newspapers covering Reedley, Sanger, Fowler, Parlier and yes, even Orange Cove/Squaw Valley.

Where was the Fresno Bee when the "Reedley Exponent" and the "Orange Cove and Mountain Times" published information about the investigation by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, regarding improper, or possibly illegal, bidding for contract work at the Orange Cove BMX Park?

Where is the Fresno Bee when documented incidents of "Conflicts of interest" by Lopez for financial gain by his son David Lopez ($7,887 [4+ years of retroactive pay]), and his own car allowance ($3,600 per year). Lopez was the sole advocated pleading the David Lopez case at the December, 2007 Council meeting. Why should the City of Orange Cove pay Lopez a car allowance -- his salaried "day job" if with the Fresno County EOC ($50,000+/year package)? Lopez used questionable data in a memo from the City Administrator to justify the car allowance.

Neither Lopez or Little seem concerned about violation(s) of various California Government Codes in matters of "conflict of interest" or "nepotism".

As for Lopez running for higher office -- did you buy that line?? There are not a lot of "higher offices" available to high school drop outs with a very narrow agenda.

There is one actuality -- Lopez is an expert at self-promotion.

As far as the mayoral election in 2010 ... there is already an elected official in Orange Cove that can and will defeat his attempts to for re-election.

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Orange Cove a Men Arrested - Pot Bust
Jun 3, 2008 | Source: www.fresnobee.com | See Full Story
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Three suspects arrested in Orange Cove pot bust

Three drug dealers were arrested Monday night in connection with a large marijuana garden found growing in the ORANGE COVE area, Tulare County sheriff's deputies said this morning.

The street value of the plants was estimated at $5.2 million, deputies said.

Taken into custody were John Rankin, The Law , Precioso and Just Saying , Orange Cove.

Three of of the most notorious Drug dealers of the area,

Rankin you are a disgrace to the area

Go ahead and consume some rat poison

It will do you good !!
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he jus couldnt stay away lmao
Ray

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augie wrote:
he jus couldnt stay away lmao
Mr_Cuntshine | 1 min ago
Mr_Cuntshine wrote:
Precioso also known asTHE LAW
RANKIN's lovers

Mr_Cuntshine | 2 min ago
Mr_Cuntshine wrote:
Precioso also known asTHE LAW
RANKIN's lovers

Gary | 2 hrs ago
Not without the drugs thatJohn Rankin promised me.

Gary | 2 hrs ago
Might have to if John Rankin keeps shorting me on our deals but i think everyone needs a second chance so im gonna let Rankin make it up to me next time

Gary | 2 hrs ago
If RANKIN was an honorable man then he wouldnt have shorted me on my drugs idiot JUST SAYIN lmao. even in the dope deal hes scanless
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Gary | 2 hrs ago
an Rankin attracts chicks that look like Precioso and The Law lmao. ugh
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winner of the lil looser of the year award

Ain't that you you sh*t talking f*g lmao
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The F*ck lmao? I dont want cns whatever I want the drugs that Rankin ows me
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The F*ck lmao? I dont want cns whatever I want the drugs that RANKIN ows me
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Mr_Cuntshine | 13 hrs ago
Mr_Cuntshine wrote:
Precioso also known asTHE LAW
RANKIN's lovers

Mr_Cuntshine | 2 min ago
Mr_Cuntshine wrote:
Precioso also known asTHE LAW
RANKIN's lovers

Gary | 2 hrs ago
Not without the drugs thatJohn Rankin promised me.

Gary | 2 hrs ago
Might have to if John Rankin keeps shorting me on our deals but i think everyone needs a second chance so im gonna let Rankin make it up to me next time

Gary | 2 hrs ago
If RANKIN was an honorable man then he wouldnt have shorted me on my drugs idiot JUST SAYIN lmao. even in the dope deal hes scanless
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Gary | 2 hrs ago
an Rankin attracts chicks that look like Precioso and The Law lmao. ugh
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winner of the lil looser of the year award

Ain't that you you sh*t talking f*g lmao
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Gary | 12 hrs ago
UMMM I THOUGHT I WAS GOIN 2 MY FAT BOY LOSER. IVE BEEN ASKIN 4 John Rankin 4 HOURS NOW AN NO 1 WNATS 2 GIVE HIM UP. AN BTW DIP SHIT JUS CUZ THE PRINT SHOP IS THA SAME DONT MEAN ITS THA SAME PEOPLE LMAO AINT U EVER HEARD OF USIN SUMONES UN SECURED WIR LESS NETWORK 4 INTERNET. THOUGHT YA KNEW
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Ray wrote:
Orange Cove a Men Arrested - Pot Bust
Jun 3, 2008 | Source: www.fresnobee.com | See Full Story
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Three suspects arrested in Orange Cove pot bust
Three drug dealers were arrested Monday night in connection with a large marijuana garden found growing in the ORANGE COVE area, Tulare County sheriff's deputies said this morning.
The street value of the plants was estimated at $5.2 million, deputies said.
Taken into custody were John Rankin, The Law , Precioso and Just Saying , Orange Cove.
Three of of the most notorious Drug dealers of the area,
Rankin you are a disgrace to the area
Go ahead and consume some rat poison
It will do you good !!
SUNSHINE

SHOW US HOW TOUGH OF A MAN YOU ARE PICKING IN A WOMAN
OR AGAINST AN INNOCENT PERSON

A TRUE COWARD

THEN YOU CRY, when someone slaps you around

IT IS NOT FAIR TO EXPOSE, your STUPIDITY
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thompson-Western Mavrick wrote:
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Thanks Fresno Bee for making room for a headline about a non-event!!
Thankfully southern Fresno County has a newspaper publisher that devotes the resources, time and space to report ALL the news worth checking out --- Mid-Valley Publishing has five newspapers covering Reedley, Sanger, Fowler, Parlier and yes, even Orange Cove/Squaw Valley.
Where was the Fresno Bee when the "Reedley Exponent" and the "Orange Cove and Mountain Times" published information about the investigation by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, regarding improper, or possibly illegal, bidding for contract work at the Orange Cove BMX Park?
Where is the Fresno Bee when documented incidents of "Conflicts of interest" by Lopez for financial gain by his son David Lopez ($7,887 [4+ years of retroactive pay]), and his own car allowance ($3,600 per year). Lopez was the sole advocated pleading the David Lopez case at the December, 2007 Council meeting. Why should the City of Orange Cove pay Lopez a car allowance -- his salaried "day job" if with the Fresno County EOC ($50,000+/year package)? Lopez used questionable data in a memo from the City Administrator to justify the car allowance.
Neither Lopez or Little seem concerned about violation(s) of various California Government Codes in matters of "conflict of interest" or "nepotism".
As for Lopez running for higher office -- did you buy that line?? There are not a lot of "higher offices" available to high school drop outs with a very narrow agenda.
There is one actuality -- Lopez is an expert at self-promotion.
As far as the mayoral election in 2010 ... there is already an elected official in Orange Cove that can and will defeat his attempts to for re-election.
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just saying | 7 hrs ago
Why does SUNSHINE THUGS write same style, same trash and call yourself teachers lol.
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