Neighbors Vow to Fight 24-Hour Gas Station

A group of south Visalia citizens is ready to fight to the bitter end to keep a 17,000-square-foot, 24-hour gas station and car wash out of their neighborhood. When she attended a Planning Commission meeting last month, Visalia resident Robin Hernandez was surprised to find out the city was just one vote away from recommending […]

Tulare Hospital Board Chair Responds to Chaos at TRMC

Members of the Tulare Local Healthcare District’s Board of Directors were caught completely unaware by news of HCCA’s inability to pay its employees Thursday. Kevin Northcraft, chair of the District’s Board, said Benzeevi and other high-level employees gave no indication they would be unable to cover the cost of their staff’s salaries during the most […]

Tulare City Council Clashes Continue

Even when Mayor Carlton Jones doesn’t show up, controversy doesn’t stop for the Tulare City Council. Only this time, it seems it was much ado about nothing. At the meeting held September 5, Councilman Jose Sigala prompted a discussion on last year’s travel budget for members of the Council. The item, which was to be […]

Silence Breaks at Tulare Regional as DA Takes Interest

Heath Care Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) is starting to crack. The once lockstep silence from employees at the company overseeing day-to-day operations at Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is breaking as it becomes apparent HCCA’s days in charge are numbered. Rumors are flying, the District Attorney seems to be taking an interest, and if that weren’t […]

Tulare Hospital Infighting Infects Tulare City Hall

For two long hours, the Tulare City Council argued, debated, talked over each other, and eventually directed staff to formulate an update streamlining the city’s rental policy for the Council Chambers at the Tulare Public Library. At the end of discussions lasting nearly two hours at the August 15 meeting, the main sticking point ironically […]

National Parks Celebrate Dark Skies July 21-23

When astronaut Don Thomas misses the crystal-clear, starry sky he saw in space, he comes to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks to remember how it looks. A mission specialist, Thomas spent 44 days circling the Earth as part of the crew for four different Space Shuttle missions. Thomas orbited the planet nearly 700 times, traveling more […]

Tulare Politics Get Fishy as Hospital Recall Nears

Warning: Source documents in this article contain graphic language With his future on the Tulare Local Health Care District’s (TLHCD) Board of Directors in jeopardy, supporters of Dr. Parmod Kumar appear to be playing loose with the truth as a recall election to remove him approaches. Recall Election July 11 On July 11, voters in […]