Tulare hospital could get up to $22m; will not settle with HCCA

Tulare’s hospital could get an infusion of $22m if a proposal by Assemblyman Devon Mathis succeeds. As the hospital’s board explores Mathis’ proposal and other options, it has decided to stop negotiating with its former management company for a settlement. Mathis presented the proposal to the California State Assembly’s Budget Subcommittee for Health and Human […]

DA Ward is pay-to-play, opponent claims

Matt Darby, a candidate for Tulare County District Attorney (TCDA) and his supporters claim Tim Ward, the incumbent, engages in “pay to play politics.” Ward’s supporters claim Darby is playing just that – politics. Voters will have their say June 5. Darby has highlighted three cases where Ward allegedly used his position as District Attorney […]

Tulare County District 5 supervisorial candidates spar in forum

Immigration, agriculture, food, poverty, and the environment were key topics at a candidates’ forum in Porterville on Thursday night. Candidates for the Tulare County Board of Supervisors’ fifth district and State Assembly District 26 participated in the event. The event, held at Comisión Honorífica Mexicana Americana, was moderated by Telemundo’s Vanessa Ramirez. The supervisorial candidates […]

Deposition taken in Tulare PRA lawsuit; also reveals personnel complaints and more

This article was updated following the May 1 City Council meeting. A recent deposition of Tulare’s deputy city clerk, and its supporting documents, reveal city employees’ complaints about the burdens of the Public Records Act, and complaints regarding the city attorney’s office’s efficiency and billing practices. Roxanne Yoder, the deputy city clerk, was deposed as […]

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 […]