CSET recruiting volunteers for tax assistance program

Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is now recruiting volunteers to assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). VITA provides no-cost tax preparation and electronic filing services to Tulare County households with less than $54,000 annual income. Approximately 200 volunteers are needed for the 2019 VITA program year. Tax preparation services will be provided […]

Homeless shelter put on hold

The emergency homeless shelter originally scheduled to open on the December 16 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, has been delayed until the 26th. The staff coordinating the shelter stated they ran into “administrative hurdles” but are confident in the new date. So much so, that the sign-ups for volunteers are live at: https://timecounts.org/ktha/events/10463 and the […]

Former Tulare Mayor allegedly leaks confidential Tulare PD investigation report

A Tulare councilman has allegedly leaked part of the contents of a confidential investigator’s report detailing the conduct of officers of the Tulare Police Department.   Cease and Desist According to a letter to Tulare City Attorney Mario Zamora from Visalia attorney Mike Lampe–who represents former Tulare Chief of Police Wes Hensley in a wrongful […]

Hanford Council swears in three new members; Sorenson elected mayor, Draxler, Vice-Mayor

The Hanford City Council swore-in three new members at its regular meeting on December 18–former council members Francicsco Ramirez and Art Brieno and newcomer John Draxler. After the swearing-in ceremony it was time for the annual reorganization of the council. City Council Member Martin Devine nominated Council Member Sue Sorenson for mayor and she was […]

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 […]