Sam Sciacca – A Lifetime in Visalia

If you know Sam Sciacca, you know he tells a good story. He is, indeed, a good salesman, and he loves downtown Visalia. Sciacca did not have an easy childhood. The Visalia native was the only child to immigrant parents from Sicily, although he does have a half-sister. His dad, who was a farmer, worked […]

Sandy Blankenship: The Face of Exeter

While Sandy Blankenship wasn’t born and raised in Exeter, she may just be the town’s biggest cheerleader. A Hanford native, Blankenship, whose maiden name is Massey, has worked for the Exeter Chamber of Commerce for 25 years, having served as its executive director for the past 12. Blankenship moved to Exeter following her marriage to […]

A Tularean at Heart – Terry Brazil

Terry Brazil did not grow up in Tulare, but she’s lived there since 1959. She never dreamed she would be director of a museum, but she served as executive director of the Tulare Historical Museum for eight years, and remains museum director today. Brazil, who grew up in Glendale, got married young, she said, because […]

The 22nd Congressional Race: Incumbent Devin Nunes

The 22nd Congressional District encompasses much of Tulare County and parts of Fresno County. Devin Nunes, a Republican from Tulare, currently occupies this seat, developed following reapportionment in 2013. He formerly represented the 21st District (in its former boundaries) for 10 years, which in 2013 was filled by David Valadao. Opponent Louie Campos is a […]

The 22nd Congressional Race: Opponent Louie Campos

The 22nd Congressional District encompasses much of Tulare County and parts of Fresno County. Devin Nunes, a Republican from Tulare, currently occupies this seat, developed following reapportionment in 2013. He formerly represented the 21st District (in its former boundaries) for 10 years, which in 2013 was filled by David Valadao. Opponent Louie Campos is a […]

The 26th Assembly District

California’s 26th Assembly District contains the majority of Tulare County, a very small portion of Kern County and all of Inyo County. The district is a little more than 45% Republican and 31% Democratic of those registered to vote. The seat is currently held by Devon Mathis, a Visalia republican, who declined several requests for […]

The Incumbent: David Valadao

The 21st Congressional District encompasses all of Kings County, a small portion of Tulare County and parts of Fresno and Kern counties as well. While candidates David Valadao, the incumbent, who is a Republican from Hanford, and Emilio Huerta, the challenger, who is a Democrat from Bakersfield, are members of opposing parties, they have mutual […]

The Challenger: Emilio Huerta

The 21st Congressional District encompasses all of Kings County, a small portion of Tulare County and parts of Fresno and Kern counties as well. While candidates David Valadao, the incumbent, who is a Republican from Hanford, and Emilio Huerta, the challenger, who is a Democrat from Bakersfield, are members of opposing parties, they have mutual […]