Tulare Sues Former City Attorney

Tulare is suing former City Attorney Heather Phillips and her law firm, Goyette and Associates. A complaint filed December 11 in Tulare County Superior Court on the city’s behalf alleges Phillips was negligent in her representation of Tulare’s interests. The filling also alleges Phillips and her firm failed to provide adequate accounting for the $30,000 […]

Visalia PD officers facing felony charges

Two former Visalia narcotics detectives were briefly behind bars last month after the pair were accused of falsifying police reports and obtaining fraudulent search warrants in at least 16 incidents. At a “short notice” press conference held by Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward and Visalia Police Chief Jason Salazar November 16, Ward announced officers […]

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 […]