Ward: Tulare taxpayers paid too much on hospital bonds

Some federal funds meant to lighten the burden of taxpayers in the Tulare Local Healthcare District weren’t used for that purpose, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward told the public Wednesday night. Ward also updated the district’s board, and public, on his office’s investigation into Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA). The district was qualified to issue […]

Former Exeter officer identified as Golden State Killer, Visalia Ransacker suspect

Exeter is known locally for its small town charm, but it’s now nationally known as the launching point for the man suspected to be the Golden State Killer. Joseph James DeAngelo, a former Exeter police officer, was arrested Wednesday after law enforcement matched his DNA to samples left behind at crime scenes. Retired Exeter Police […]

Tulare PD investigator’s contract released, no report yet

Three months following the hiring of a special investigator to look into undisclosed issues regarding former Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley, as well as Capt. Fred Ynclan and Lt. Jerod Boatman, the city’s attorneys have released a copy of the contract confirming the investigator to be former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness. McGinness, currently a […]

Devon Mathis’ former chief of staff files suit against him, assembly

Sean Doherty filed suit April 14 in the Sacramento County Superior Court against the California State Assembly, the Assembly Rules Committee, several Assembly Human Resource Officers and his old boss, Assemblyman Devon Mathis. He is suing Mathis and the Assembly for wrongful termination, breach of contract and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Sources […]

Why are these men free?

The names in this article have been changed to protect the victims. The first week of November 2017 Frasier decided to come out to his family. He had been sexually abused as a child from the age of eight to 10 years old, and the #MeToo movement gave him the strength to name his abuser. […]

Tulare hospital’s creditors lining up in court

Jilted creditors and vendors are lining up in bankruptcy court for some of the Tulare Local Healthcare District’s cash — including Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA), the district’s former management partner. Those entities also include the City of Tulare, Tulare County, Bank of the Sierra, the district’s interim management consulting company, and the district’s former legal […]