Report claims Nunes not a farmer

Three Valley residents who sued to keep Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) from calling himself a farmer were more right than they knew. An expose published nationwide this month reveals property in Tulare where the Nunes family dairy stood was sold a dozen years ago, and the Nunes family and the congressman’s campaign apparently continue to […]

Tulare Hospital reopens to public

Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is back in business. On October 26 of last year the Tulare Local Health Care District (TLHCD) Board stunned the community with the announcement the city’s only hospital would voluntarily give up its license and close its doors. At 9:15am on October 15–just two weeks shy of the anniversary of […]

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 […]