University Prep Teacher Arrested

Margaret Gieszinger, a teacher at University Preparatory High School, was arrested Wednesday on charges of child endangerment. Gieszinger, 52, was arrested after a video surfaced of her cutting a student’s hair without their consent during a chemistry class at the high school. In the video, she appears to lunge at another student to cut their […]

Mathis sworn in for third term, named to Republican leadership post

Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) was recently sworn into office for his third term representing California’s 26th Assembly District. Mathis was also named to his first post in Republican leadership when Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron (Escondido) appointed him to the position of Republican Whip. “It’s an honor that the people of the 26th District chose […]

Visalia PD officers facing felony charges

Two former Visalia narcotics detectives were briefly behind bars last month after the pair were accused of falsifying police reports and obtaining fraudulent search warrants in at least 16 incidents. At a “short notice” press conference held by Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward and Visalia Police Chief Jason Salazar November 16, Ward announced officers […]