Public outcry over Top Dog kennel continues

Public discontent over alleged puppy mill Top Dog Kennel has registered on the Tulare County Board of Supervisor’s (TCBOS) radar. Supervisor Amy Shuklian said she has read the complaints concerning Ron Abbott’s Top Dog Kennel and hopes to address the residents’ concerns through the Tulare County Animal Services (TCAS) Advisory Committee. Shuklian is the county […]

Political Fix (19 July, 2018)

Primary Postmortem Who wasn’t shocked at the results of the 26th State Assembly District race? Just as shocking, but not as well known, were the results of Tulare County Supervisor District 4 race that stretches from Dinuba to Woodlake. But then again who wasn’t shocked when President Trump was elected? In the assembly race, incumbent […]

Political Fix (5 July, 2018)

The Blue Wave Just Got a Few Feet Higher. A group of Democrats are hoping to flip Republican districts and take over the House and Senate this November. Things weren’t looking so great after the primary. But that was before Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy stepped down. Justice Kennedy is a Republican and was appointed […]

Political Fix (21 June, 2018)

How’s that Blue Wave Workin’ for Ya? Remember the Blue Wave that was going to take over Washington D.C. but was dependent on California flipping seven Republican congressional districts? Well it’s hard to have a Blue Wave if no one shows up. For all the hype and excitement this Primary stirred up, voter turnout was […]

Warren Gubler out of Assembly race

Warren Gubler, a Republican candidate for the 26th Assembly District seat, has been “knocked out of the race,” according to his campaign manager Karen Tellalian. Of the four candidates running in the June 5 primary for the Assembly District, incumbent Devon Mathis and Tulare City Council member Jose Sigala appear almost certain to move forward […]

Political Fix (7 June, 2018)

Is it time for a Third Political Party? When Emmanuel Macron became France’s youngest president at 39 years old he did so in typical youthful style, with a brand new political party. Mr. Macron was not voted in as a part of the Socialist Party or the National Front. He was voted in using his […]

Former District Director files suit against Assemblyman Devon Mathis

Janie Sustaita, a former Visalia staffer for Assemblyman Devon Mathis, filed suit May 21 in the Sacramento County Superior Court against the State Assembly, the Assembly Rules Committee, Chief of Staff Justin Turner, Assemblyman Mathis, and Tosha Cherry, who works for the Rules Committee. She is suing for wrongful termination, and intentional and negligent infliction […]

Political Fix (17 May, 2018)

Primary Predictions We are on the cusp of the hotly anticipated midterm elections as voters mail in their ballots for the June 5 Primary. Primaries used to portend lower voter participation. But those on the front lines of the current political landscape say they have never seen this level of engagement. This is the first […]