Measure H to Decide TRMC’s Fate

There are only two options for voters in the Tulare Local Heath Care District (TLHCD) who will either approve or deny Measure H on the November 6 ballot. It’s a simple choice, yet the future of the city’s hospital hangs in the balance. No on H, No on Hospital If voters approve the measure, the […]

Tulare Red-Tags Nunley Projects

So-called “red-tag” work stoppage orders issued by Tulare City Hall have been posted on several properties owned or controlled by Tulare City Councilman Greg Nunley. Unpaid Fees, No Inspections Red tags were posted on two homes currently under construction at 2013 and 2017 Bella Oaks Drive. Work on those homes was being done before city […]

Mathis and Sigala give voters two distinct choices for Assembly District 26

EDITORS’ NOTE: This article was updated to correct false domestic abuse allegations leveled against Jose Sigala, and include comment from his ex-wife, who denies that any abuse ever occurred. In a civil but testy debate, Republican State Assembly member Devon Mathis and Democratic Tulare City Council member Jose Sigala exchanged barbs during last week’s candidates’ […]

Auditors examine Tulare hospital’s closure, shed doubt on reopening efforts

Factors that contributed to Tulare Regional Medical Center’s shutdown last year included its former management company’s “high costs,” declines in patient volume, and the former board’s replacement of its Medical Executive Committee (MEC) according to a report by the California State Auditor’s office. Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA), the former management partner, also failed to bill […]

Hidden Valley Park still under siege

Hidden Valley Park and Hanford planning issues Hanford only has 2.2 acres of open space of parkland per 1,000 people.  But that number may be exaggerated as city staff included open spaces that are fenced off to the public. Mickey Stoddard, a parks and Recreation Commissioner, detailed 130 acres of open spaces that were locked up […]

Mathis hosts public safety forum

On September 27th, Assemblyman Devon Mathis held a public safety forum in the Visalia Veterans Memorial Building. Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward, and Visalia Chief of Police Jason Salazar were on the panel addressing concerns surrounding new legislation and current efforts to ensure public safety. The meeting was held […]

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