Gov. Jerry Brown began the second day of a two-day swing through inland California on Tuesday. It is a conservative region that has proved deeply skeptical of the Democratic governor, despite his high approval ratings statewide.
Brown has visited the Valley only a handful of times since taking office in 2011, but he said at a news conference in Bakersfield "you'll see me more often in the months ahead."
Brown is preparing for a likely re-election bid this year.