Ramirez Recall Clears Second Hurdle

Hanford City Clerk, Jennifer Gomez, approved the Petition for Recall aimed at Councilmember Francisco Ramirez. City approval came on June 21, giving the recall supporters 60 days to get 853 signatures. All signatures must be turned in to Gomez’ office by August 21 before 5pm. According to Hanford resident Skip Athey, the goal is to […]

Woodlake Officer Trial Won’t Go to Supreme Court

The City of Woodlake won’t be making it to the Supreme Court anytime soon. On June 19, the United States Supreme Court denied the City of Woodlake’s petition to consider the suit brought against Chief of Police Mike Marquez and Lieutenant Joe Agauyo. According to Garibay’s attorneys, Maggie Melo and John Sarsfield, the case now […]

Tulare County Officials Advise Residents Near Kings River to be on Alert

The County of Tulare is experiencing increased flows in the Kings River.  As the Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to melt, additional water is being released from Pine Flat dam causing minor flooding at lower elevations along the Kings River in Tulare County. Additional water releases have been announced for overnight on Thursday, June 22, 2017 […]

Tulare Hospital Board Approves $22m Loan

Tulare Regional Medical Center could have up to $22m more in its bank account, after the hospital’s Board of Directors voted to allow its management company to pursue a loan that the company says will be used on a combination of refinancing existing debt and funding for operations. The resolution was approved on 3-2 lines, […]

Five Candidates Meet to Discuss Unseating Nunes

On  June 16,  Tulare County-based Progressives United for Social Justice and Human Rights (PUSH) hosted a Candidate Forum featuring several local Democratic candidates who are vying for Congressman Devin Nunes’ seat in the House of Representatives. The event was held from 7-9pm at the Grange Meetinghouse in Visalia. Candidates speaking at the forum included Tulare City Councilman […]

K-9s: A Large Part of Local Law Enforcement

There may be nothing more ideal than going to work every day and loving your job. For Keavy, she has just that–her job being in narcotics enforcement with the Farmersville Police Department. For her partner, Officer Ashley Hettick, it is almost as enjoyable. Keavy is a Springer Spaniel–together with Officer Hettick, they make up one […]