University Preparatory High School Holding Information Night

University Preparatory High School (UPHS) is holding an Information night for students interested in attending the school in spring 2018, or fall 2018 on Thursday, November 30, from 6–7pm at the College of Sequoias, Yokut Building, Room 9. UPHS is an early college high school chartered by the Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) in […]

Tulare Police Personnel on Administrative Leave – Costing City Thousands

As of November 7, the City of Tulare is potentially spending more than $37,000 per month on police personnel who are not currently working, having been placed on paid administrative leave pending investigations. The sum includes their salaries and benefits, but does not include any additional pay, which may be paid to Acting Police Chief […]

After TRMC Closure, Area Hospitals Prepare for Influx

With the shutdown of Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) on October 29, other area hospitals are prepared to take on an additional patient load. The remaining TRMC patients were transferred to neighboring hospitals late last week, including to Kaweah Delta Health Care District (KDHCD), Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) and Adventist Health in Reedley. At […]

Sanctuary State Designation Doesn’t Change Much, Yet, With Local Law Enforcement

In early October, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Values Act (SB-54) – the “sanctuary state” bill fighting for immigrant rights, amidst confronting the presidential administration agenda. With the San Joaquin Valley, where an abundance of undocumented residents live, the bill changes little with interaction between local law enforcement and these residents. Recently, […]

Lesser Known Sights and Attractions in San Francisco

San Francisco is a destination city for visitors from around the world. There are many well-known common sites to see including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Warf, Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz and Union Square. But, there are also an abundance of smaller museums, gardens and spots you might want to take in, next time you go. […]

California Festivals Worth the Trip

In the South Valley, residents are blessed to have a variety of annual festivals taking place throughout the year – the recent Exeter Fall Festival and Springville Apple Festival, and Lindsay’s Orange Blossom Festival in the spring are a few examples. Neighboring areas have celebrations, too. Perhaps the best known in the state is the […]

Kings County Prosecutor Darby Declares Run for Tulare County District Attorney

Matt Darby declared his candidacy for the office of District Attorney of Tulare County Thursday in front of the Tulare County Courthouse. Clayton Diltz, a chaplain at the Fresno Veterans Home, introduced Darby to the crowd summing him up by saying “in a word Matt is authentic.” Darby said that his purpose is “to bring back […]