Community-minded Skip Athey Dies

HANFORD –  Longtime community activist Skip Athey died at age 74 on the evening of March 2. Athey had decided to discontinue his dialysis treatment January 30 and go into hospice. Athey was a key player in the successful recall of then Council Member Francisco Ramirez. Ramriez was re-elected 10 months later and is now […]

Tulare’s attention returns to hospital tower completion

Like the first buds of spring, new signs of life are beginning to appear at the partially-complete expansion project at Adventist Health Tulare Hospital.   Tower Advisory Committee Formed The Tulare Local Health Care District (TLHCD) this week announced the appointment of five members to an advisory board intended to aid district leaders in finishing […]

Hanford City Council Censures Brieno

The Hanford City Council Tuesday censured City Councilman Art Brieno for sexual harassment of a city employee in a tension-packed meeting where council members and the general public harshly criticized Brieno for his conduct. Brieno admitted mistakes but defended his right to question the employee’s actions toward his constituents. The most biting criticism came from […]

Former Hanford Mayor Dan Chin Faces 21 FPPC Violations

Parts of this article are reprinted with the permission of Mark Pratter of the The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) issued a report last Wednesday saying there was probable cause that ex-Hanford mayor Dan Chin violated state law in the spring and summer of 2016 by accepting campaign donations of more than $100 in […]