Drama continues at Tulare Cemetery: infighting, litigation, and Aguilar’s second censure

Tulare Public Cemetery District Trustee Alberto Aguilar has received his second censure from his fellow trustees in a little more than 12 months. The July 28 meeting where Aguilar was censured was punctuated by accusations from Trustee Steve Presant that Aguilar “staged” a vandalized grave site — and the meeting was interrupted six times by […]

Lessons learned: Visalia amends municipal code to save historic district

Demolition last year of Visalia’s first apartment building, the Odell-Mor, kicked off efforts to change the city’s municipal code so Visalia won’t lose even more parts of its history. The Visalia City Council directed the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee to revise the Historic Preservation District Ordinance to protect historic structures and sites from future destruction […]

Let the Races Begin!

The nomination period to run for local office in Tulare County started today and Vicki Riddle and Brian Poochigian were some of the first in line! Riddle is running for Exeter City Council District D and Poochigian is the incumbent for Visalia City council District 3 running to defend his seat. There are 271 offices […]

Vicki Riddle announces candidacy for Exeter City Council

Longtime Exeter resident and community organizer Vicki Riddle has announced her candidacy for Exeter City Council District D. She has received the endorsements of State Senator Shannon Grove, Assemblyman Devon Mathis, Assemblyman Vince Fong, District Attorney Tim Ward, and Supervisor Larry Micari. “I have seen Vicki’s lifelong dedication to Tulare County and developing leadership skills […]