COVID-19 Vaccine to be Stored and Distributed from Kern Medical

A press release from the office of Assemblymember Salas BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and local healthcare workers celebrated the announcement that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine would be stored and distributed from Kern Medical to the larger Central Valley region. This effort was made possible through $5 million in funding that Assemblymember Salas secured […]

Tulare County Superior Court to Make Additional Operational Adjustments in Response to Regional Stay at Home Orders

A Press Release from Tulare County Superior Court As an additional response to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and Governor’s regional stay at home order that went into effect December 6, 2020, the Superior Court of California, County of Tulare, is taking additional precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of the court […]

New 911 Texting System

A press release from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Beginning at 7 a.m. on December 10, 2020, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office will implement a new 911 Texting System, which will allow Tulare County residents to text 911 instead of calling, if they are unable to do so in the case of an emergency.  The Tulare County […]

Regional Stay Home Order Triggered in San Joaquin Valley, Effective December 6 at 11:59 p.m.

ICU Capacity Dropped Below 15% Triggering Stay Home Order for Tulare County   Tulare County and the San Joaquin Valley will be under the Regional Stay Home Order as Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Capacity in the region dropped below 15% availability triggering the order effective in Tulare County beginning Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. […]

Valley Voice editor passes away

The most fearless editor in Tulare and Kings Counties, Joseph Oldenbourg, passed away suddenly early this morning from an aneurysm. The Valley Voice team is deeply grieving the loss of a true and loyal friend, a passionate warrior, an old soul, and one of the biggest hearts we will ever know. And he could turn […]

Mathis facing legal action again

Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-26) may soon be back in court, once again facing allegations a member of his staff was harassed and then wrongfully terminated.   Dismissed with Prejudice The case–originally filed in May of 2018 by Janie Sustaita, a former field representative in Mathis’ Visalia office who claims she was harassed because of her […]