Self-Help Enterprises named top 50 affordable housing developer

Affordable Housing Finance has named Self-Help Enterprises (SHE) among the nation’s top 50 affordable housing developers. Ranked #45 on the list and among only eleven nonprofits, SHE started construction on 275 homes in 2019 and completed and occupied 136 homes. The award is a combination of rental housing units, self-help homeownership units, and new housing created […]

Hanford Legalizes the Chicken

After a public hearing on May 19 lead by Hanford Police Chief Parker Sever, the city council voted 5-0 to allow residents to raise chickens within city limits. The change in ordinance came at the request of several citizens who wanted to follow in the footsteps of Lemoore. This is the second attempt by the […]

Controversy arrives with new leaders at Tulare hospital

Tulare’s hospital has new leadership with a checkered past. In a surprising move, Randy Dodd, Tulare Adventist’s president, resigned his position effective May 15. Despite the apparently amicable parting of the ways, rumors that reached the Tulare Local Health Care District’s (TLHCD) Board of Directors hinted Dodd had been fired. Adventist Health Central Valley Network […]

Atwater Declares Itself a Sanctuary City

Atwater City Council voted on a resolution during a special meeting Friday afternoon declaring itself a sanctuary city, but not for immigration.   The mid-sized town in Merced County is now a sanctuary city in terms of reopening its local businesses, non-profits, and churches in defiance to the state’s shelter-in-place order. Local officials and residents […]

Congress Passes Second Stimulus Package

In Press release from Congress Member TJ Cox he outlines the benefits of the latest stimulus package. Tonight, Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21) and his House colleagues voted on and passed the Heroes Act, the House’s latest bill to address the unprecedented COVID-19 health and economic crisis. This follows the CARES Act signed into law on […]