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  • Bayard Taylor

    Bayard Taylor is a resident of the 93675 zip code, a nature lover, the author of two books, a former English teacher and a master of divinity graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Crisis in the Middle East

The Oct. 7 surprise attack by Hamas. Israel’s retaliation in Gaza. Horrible images. Emotions are sky-high. Fear. Revulsion. White-hot anger. Uncontrollable grief. We can let all this emotion control [...] Continue Reading

Dustup over Naming of Yokuts Valley

It’s the beginning of 2023, and already we’re having a dustup over the new name of Yokuts Valley. But first the good news: On Feb. 2, CalTrans took down two official green highway signs that [...] Continue Reading

Let the Healing Begin!

On Jan. 12, the U.S. Board of Geographical Names (USBGN) gave the 93675 zip code a new name: Yokuts Valley. This marks the culmination of a two-year process that began with local Indigenous activists. [...] Continue Reading

Victory for Yokuts Valley

The old name of Squaw Valley (hereafter S-Valley) is out. The new name for the 93675 zip code is Yokuts Valley. On Nov. 18, the California Advisory Committee on Geographical Names (CACGN) voted 8-0 [...] Continue Reading