Former Hanford Mayor Dan Chin Faces 21 FPPC Violations

Parts of this article are reprinted with the permission of Mark Pratter of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) issued a report last Wednesday saying there was probable cause that ex-Hanford mayor Dan Chin violated state law in the spring and summer of 2016 by accepting campaign donations of more than $100 in cash […]

Odell-Mor building to be demolished

Known as the oldest apartment complex in Visalia, the Odell-Mor building has run out of time and options. A six month moratorium on the demolition of the building expires February 26. Visalia’s Municipal Code does not allow the historical committee or city council to deny a demolition permit for buildings with a “background” designation and […]

Loyalty to Trump splits Republican Party as Rep. Kevin McCarthy Meets with the former President

While many Republicans are ready to turn the page, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made it clear today that this is still Trump’s party. McCarthy’s goals in meeting Trump at Mar-a-Lago were three fold: Avert the Republican Party from splitting in two between Trump loyalist and traditional conservatives, winning back the house in 2022, and […]

Grove ousted from CA Senate Republican Leader spot

California State Senator Shannon Grove of Bakersfield lost her position last Wednesday as the leader of the Republican Senate. Groves’ ouster was precipitated by the GOP caucus’ loss two of their 11 seats in the November election. She has also has faced criticism for spreading conspiracy theories. Grove represents Tulare County along with portions of […]

Two local Republican Statements, two Differing Perspectives

California State Senator Shannon Grove and Congressmember David Valadao’s districts’ overlap and both are part of the San Joaquin Valley Republican establishment. But their attitudes concerning the Biden/ Harris administration differ. Both politicians have been criticized for their actions during President Trump’s last two weeks in office. The Republican caucus in the California State Senate […]

President Biden Delivers Emotional Inaugural Speech invoking Unity

“This is America’s Day” declared President Joseph Biden as he took the oath as the 46th President of the United States today at noon. The following is the President’s address. “Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, this is America’s day. […]

Gilson Loses Seat on Tulare Public Cemetery Board

Tulare Cemetery Trustee Alberto Aguilar addressed yesterday’s Tulare County Board of Supervisor’s meeting concerning Supervisor Pete Vander Poel not reappointing Vicki Gilson to Tulare Public Cemetery Board. Vander Poel thanked Gilson for her service and wished her well in her retirement to another state. Aguilar responded that he had talked to Gilson that morning and […]