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 […]

Sigala Becomes Tulare’s First Latino Mayor, Mederos and Sayre Take Their Seat on the Council

Tulare City Council met Tuesday night to appoint newly elected Terry Sayre and Dennis Mederos to the council as David Macedo and Maritsa Castellanoz stepped down.  Following their taking the oath of office, Jose Sigala and Dennis Mederos were voted in as Mayor and Vice Mayor of Tulare by the new council. Former Mayor Macedo […]

University Prep Teacher Arrested

Margaret Gieszinger, a teacher at University Preparatory High School, was arrested Wednesday on charges of child endangerment. Gieszinger, 52, was arrested after a video surfaced of her cutting a student’s hair without their consent during a chemistry class at the high school. In the video, she appears to lunge at another student to cut their […]

Mathis sworn in for third term, named to Republican leadership post

Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) was recently sworn into office for his third term representing California’s 26th Assembly District. Mathis was also named to his first post in Republican leadership when Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron (Escondido) appointed him to the position of Republican Whip. “It’s an honor that the people of the 26th District chose […]