Badger, California

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Badger is an unincorporated community located in Tulare County in California. It has a population of 140. The zip code is 93603 and the area code 559.

It is in the Cutler-Orosi Unified School District; High-school-aged students who live in Badger must ride a bus for about 23 miles (37 km) to attend school. They must also travel down for food and supplies to the nearest city, which is Visalia. A grocery store had attempted business in Badger, but failed due to people's lack of interest in changing their routine. A local Hare Krishna group is also known to run their own school in Badger, called New Braja Village School. A Hare Krishna festival is held there every year, in May or June, celebrating the visit of a spiritual guru, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. Badger has recently experienced a lot of growth. There is a Subud spiritual group in Badger; its Seven Circles Retreat Center hosts a variety of youth, family and spiritual programs.

Badger Creek, a mixed-use community is developing housing and business space for those who wish to live and work in a rural environment.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Badger is located in the 18th Senate District, represented by Republican Roy Ashburn, and in the 34th Assembly District, represented by Republican Bill Maze. Federally, Badger is located in California's 21st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +13[1] and is represented by Republican Devin Nunes.

Popular culture[edit]

Badger was featured in an early 1970s McDonald's commercial in which a Visalia McDonald's served the entire population of the town for $13.[2]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Archived from the original on 19 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7Hb4Yy5yxo

Coordinates: 36°37′53″N 119°00′47″W / 36.631389°N 119.013056°W / 36.631389; -119.013056