Letter: President refuses to negotiate

Who will “blink” first in this “government shut-down” (of 17% of what the government normally spends in the name of the people)? Will it be the Speaker of the House John Boehner? Will it be the President giving orders to the Senate Majority Leader of Congress, Harry Reid, who he has controlled from the beginning? […]

Government Shutdown Closes Sequoia and Kings Canyon Parks

Because the shutdown of the federal government caused a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service (NPS) has closed all 401 national parks, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. All visitor facilities including visitor centers, park hotels, campgrounds and roads are closed. The park will remain closed until the government reopens. Woody Smeck, superintendent […]

Letter: Congress must act responsibly

Once again, right-wing lawmakers in Congress have shown how disconnected they are from the needs of people in Tulare County. From forcing our nation into a federal government shutdown, engaging in futile votes to defund the Affordable Care Act, and approaching the debt ceiling deadline that’s just a week away, right-wing lawmakers are lurching from […]

Governor Brown Signs Bill to Create Snoopy License Plate

On Saturday, October 5, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Assembly Bill 482, “California Cultural and Historical Endowment,” by Assembly Member Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego). The bill moves the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE) from the State Library to the Natural Resources Agency and lays the foundation to launch a Snoopy special interest […]

Trauma Conference Set for November 7

The Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is sponsoring the 8th Annual Cynthia Lockhart Mummery Conference on Thursday, November 7, at the Visalia Holiday Inn. The conference, “Shattered – From Tragedy to Triumph, Creating Trauma-Informed Communities” will feature Dr. Lisa Conradi from Rady Childrens’ Hospital, San Diego, and Sharon and Mia Behrens, formally from […]