Kaweah Delta Begins Emergency Room Upgrade

With a new CEO at the helm, Kaweah Delta Medical Center is starting its largest expansion since the addition of the Acequia Wing in 2009, one that will see 33 new exam rooms in the emergency department, as well as new treatment facilities. “We will literally almost double the size of the ED,” said Gary […]

Lawsuit Claims TCSO Deputies Ambushed Innocent Man

Deputies of the Tulare County Sheriff Department beat a Strathmore man unconscious, denied him medical care, held him overnight, then forced him to walk home, according to a lawsuit filed against those deputies and the Department last month in federal court. The beating, the suit alleges, resulted from an argument with a police dispatcher. Wrong […]

Visalia Unified Looking to Add Fifth High School

Although plans are still in at the earliest stage, Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) Trustees are gearing up to seek voter approval for a $300 million bond to fund construction of a fifth high school. At least one long-time VUSD volunteer expert, however, isn’t sure it’s needed. Zero Population Growth Visalia may need another high […]

Tulare City Council Wants Meeting With TLHCD Board

The Tulare City Council remains open to requesting a state audit of the Tulare Local Health Care District (TLHCD) and plans to move forward with a reorganization of the city’s Planning Commission. But it took them nearly two hours of heated discussion. ‘Why Are We Here?’ Confusion, accusations and infighting all have plagued the Council […]

Neighbors Vow to Fight 24-Hour Gas Station

A group of south Visalia citizens is ready to fight to the bitter end to keep a 17,000-square-foot, 24-hour gas station and car wash out of their neighborhood. When she attended a Planning Commission meeting last month, Visalia resident Robin Hernandez was surprised to find out the city was just one vote away from recommending […]