Missing absentee ballots cause confusion

Absentee ballots some voters in Tulare County expected to receive ahead of the general election never arrived, and one voter says his name disappeared entirely from the county’s voting rolls. No Record Found Frank Hill, who has lived at and voted from the same address in Tulare for the last five years, says he grew […]

Voters Pass Measure A, Elect New Trustees

As staff at the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) begin their plans for the city’s fifth high school, three new trustees on the city’s school board will guide their progress in the wake of the November 6 election. Winners and Losers Returning to the seven-member VUSD Governing Board is Board Clerk John Crabtree, who defeated […]

Measure H Wins by Landslide

Tulare is once again a united community. With the future of the city’s only hospital hanging in the balance, voters overwhelmingly approved a 30-year lease of Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) to Adventist Health, as proposed in Measure H. The final tally was an 88.1% approval. That landslide victory, says Tulare Local Health Care District […]

Nunes flees coffee shop confrontation

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), who is seeking reelection to a ninth term in the November midterm election, abandoned a meeting and fled a Visalia coffee shop to avoid speaking with constituents and the press.   Rare Local Sighting Word of his presence spread quickly when Nunes, who has not held a public forum for constituents […]

Report claims Nunes not a farmer

Three Valley residents who sued to keep Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) from calling himself a farmer were more right than they knew. An expose published nationwide this month reveals property in Tulare where the Nunes family dairy stood was sold a dozen years ago, and the Nunes family and the congressman’s campaign apparently continue to […]

Tulare Hospital reopens to public

Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is back in business. On October 26 of last year the Tulare Local Health Care District (TLHCD) Board stunned the community with the announcement the city’s only hospital would voluntarily give up its license and close its doors. At 9:15am on October 15–just two weeks shy of the anniversary of […]

Tulare Red-Tags Nunley Projects

So-called “red-tag” work stoppage orders issued by Tulare City Hall have been posted on several properties owned or controlled by Tulare City Councilman Greg Nunley. Unpaid Fees, No Inspections Red tags were posted on two homes currently under construction at 2013 and 2017 Bella Oaks Drive. Work on those homes was being done before city […]