New Tulare Hospital Board Member Sworn In

Xavier Avila took the oath of office for his seat on the Tulare Local Healthcare District Board on Thursday evening. He will represent Zone 5, replacing Linda Wilbourn’s vacated position. Avila was appointed on October 4 by now-fellow board members Kevin Northcraft, Mike Jamaica and Senovia Gutierrez. Northcraft and Jamaica were in attendance at the […]

Counties Begin Fiscal Year With Increased Balanced Budgets

In September, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a $1.2 billion fiscally sustainable spending plan. It reflects a 4.3% increase over last year’s adopted budget. In a press release, County Administrative Officer Michael Spata said, “In its broadest sense, this Recommended Budget of $1.2 billion is balanced, fiscally sustainable, and structurally sound. In doing […]

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 To Interview Candidates

The Tulare Local Healthcare District’s Board of Directors will meet this evening to discuss potential candidates to replace Linda Wilbourn’s vacated seat in the district’s Zone 5. The board will also meet to consider approving a flier to advertise a vacancy in Zone 1, the district of Richard Torrez, who recently resigned from the board. […]

UPDATED: Tulare PD Chief on Administrative Leave

Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley was placed on paid administrative leave as of Wednesday, Sept. 27. The reasoning is being kept private as an outside investigation gets underway. “I am not to discuss this,” said Tulare City Manager, Joe Carlini. He added he has been told to refer people with questions to the city’s attorney. […]