New, Former Office Holders Sworn In on First Week of January

During the January 6 Tulare County Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, Supervisors Steve Worthley and Mike Ennis were sworn-in for another four-year term. Worthley ran unopposed for District 4 while Ennis beat out challenger Porterville City Council Member Virgina Gurrola in District 5. The BOS also elected a new chairman, selecting Worthley for the top […]

Hanford Commission Appointments Named

Many city appointments were named at the January 6 meeting of the Hanford City Council. Mayor Russ Curry proposed the following, which were all approved with little discussion necessary. Those included were: Bill Gundacker – Kings Mosquito Abatement District, Dorothey Callihan-Weiss – Kings County Commission on Aging, Demeatrus Robinson and Jack Schwartz – Tree Commission, […]

Assemblyman Devon J. Mathis Named Vice Chair of Committee on Veterans Affairs

Assemblyman Devon J. Mathis (R-Visalia), veteran and Purple Heart recipient, announced his appointment as vice chair of the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs for the 2015-2016 legislative session by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins. “I am glad that Assembly Speaker Atkins recognized the need for an actual veteran to serve as vice chair of the committee […]

Stillwell Mine Public Hearing Attracts Big Crowd

The Tulare County Planning Commission held a public hearing December 10 to determine the future of CEMEX’ mining permit. The possible recommendations ranged from revocation to taking no action. Mike Spata, director of Resource Management Agency (RMA) started the proceedings by informing the commissioners that the amount of information concerning Stillwell Mine is voluminous. He […]