Assemblymember Devon Mathis Announces Bipartisan Bill to Combat Homelessness in Disadvantaged Areas

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) reintroduced a bill to address the severe shortage of emergency shelters and feeding programs for homeless Californians in disadvantaged communities.  The bill (AB 246) would authorize the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to lease certain properties to cities and counties at a cost of $1 per month to build […]

Benzeevi hearing delayed until Monday

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify that the first day of proceedings in the case was Tuesday, not Monday. One subpoena — served once Tuesday, revised and re-served Wednesday — derailed hearings that would have revealed the Tulare County District Attorney’s rationale for seizing funds from Healthcare Conglomerate Associates CEO Dr. Benny […]

Chief Hensley Returns to Work

Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley is back on the job after a 16-month absence. The return to the position he was fired from comes following mediation on Friday, January 10, before retired Tulare County Superior Court Judge Howard Broadman. The terms of the settlement between Hensley and the City of Tulare are confidential; however, Hensley […]