Kings County Prosecutor Darby Declares Run for Tulare County District Attorney

Matt Darby declared his candidacy for the office of District Attorney of Tulare County Thursday in front of the Tulare County Courthouse. Clayton Diltz, a chaplain at the Fresno Veterans Home, introduced Darby to the crowd summing him up by saying “in a word Matt is authentic.” Darby said that his purpose is “to bring back […]

Tulare City Council Wants Meeting With TLHCD Board

The Tulare City Council remains open to requesting a state audit of the Tulare Local Health Care District (TLHCD) and plans to move forward with a reorganization of the city’s Planning Commission. But it took them nearly two hours of heated discussion. ‘Why Are We Here?’ Confusion, accusations and infighting all have plagued the Council […]

Tulare Heads Back to Court Today, Could Partner with Community Medical, Sante Health

Tulare Regional Medical Center could be managed on an interim basis by Sante Health and Community Medical Centers, both of Fresno, according to legal filings from the Tulare Local Healthcare District. But that’s only possible if a bankruptcy judge allows the district to reject its contract with Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) at a hearing Thursday […]

HCCA Stays In Tulare Pending Further Hearing

Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) will continue to manage the Tulare Regional Medical Center — at least for now — after a hearing in bankruptcy court Thursday. Due to the last-minute nature of the hearing, the judge, Hon. Rene Lastreto II, continued any decision to next week; should the contract be rejected, district officials claim a […]

Hensley Attorney Issues Press Release

A press release, dated October 10, was sent to the Voice by the Law Offices of Michael J. Lampe addressing the issue of Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley’s being placed on administrative leave. Hensley was placed on leave from his job on September 27 by Tulare’s city manager, Joe Carlini. In the press release, Lampe […]

UPDATED: HCCA Counsel: Employees’ Pay Could Rely on Board Paying HCCA

This article has been updated under the heading “Potential New Management.” Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) has confirmed that it may not be able to make payroll for its employees Thursday — and that the responsibility for those payments ultimately rests with the Tulare Local Healthcare District. Additionally, attorneys with the district have moved forward in […]