Political Fix (15 February, 2018)

When Cows Fly Let me get one thing straight. Assemblyman Devon Mathis doesn’t get to take thousands of dollars from Dr. Benny Benzeevi, ride around in his private plane, and now declare his support for Tulare’s now-closed hospital. That ain’t gonna fly. On January 31, Mr. Mathis posted pictures of himself and Trustees Kevin Northcraft […]

Tulare hospital votes to remove Mathis’ name from recommendation

The Tulare Local Healthcare District had a special meeting January 31 to discuss, among other business, a “Recommendation to authorize Assembly Member Devon Mathis and State Senator Jean Fuller to represent the District before government agencies on behalf of the District.” The recommendation came after the JLAC “unanimously approved a request by Senator Jean Fuller […]

Political Fix (1 February, 2018)

The Cost of Life On January 30 the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved a request by State Senator Jean Fuller to audit Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) and Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC.) The JLAC meeting started at 10am and the Voice got a call from Ms. Fuller’s staff at 10:10 letting us know that […]

More turmoil at Tulare Public Cemetery

Rest in Peace is more of a suggestion than reality at the Tulare Public Cemetery District. After a first round of board resignations and longtime employee departures in September of 2017, a second round of resignations has hit the district. Two newly appointed trustees have resigned, employees have been fired, and one more case of […]

Political Fix (19 January, 2018)

Is Tulare County Part of Trump’s Base? On January 11, President Trump met with Democratic and Republican Senators about Immigration Reform. During the meeting he said, “Haiti? Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Then they got Africa. ‘Why do we want these people from all these shithole countries here? “We should have more people from places like Norway.” Most people, including […]