DA amends criminal charges in Tulare hospital cases

Amended criminal charges against former Tulare hospital managers and their one-time legal counsel have been filed by the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office in preparation for initial hearings scheduled for mid-February. Streamlining Filings Thirty-eight updates were filed beginning January 25 in the cases against former Tulare Local Health Care District (TLHCD) and Healthcare Conglomerate Associates […]

Hanford’s Community Development Director Darlene Mata’s Lawyer Reveals Councilmember’s Brieno’s Discriminatory Remarks

A press release from the office of Rachele Berglund, Esq. of HERR PEDERSEN & BERGLUND LLP An investigation conducted at the behest of the City of Hanford City Attorney’s office concluded former Councilmember Art Brieno told others he “did not trust a woman to hold the job of Community Development Director, that a man was […]

Loyalty to Trump splits Republican Party as Rep. Kevin McCarthy Meets with the former President

While many Republicans are ready to turn the page, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made it clear today that this is still Trump’s party. McCarthy’s goals in meeting Trump at Mar-a-Lago were three fold: Avert the Republican Party from splitting in two between Trump loyalist and traditional conservatives, winning back the house in 2022, and […]

The Department of Homeland Security Warns Americans of Possible Attacks by Violent Extremists

The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin due to a heightened threat environment across the United States, which DHS believes will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration.  Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the […]

Hanford Councilmember Art Brieno Abruptly Resigns

In a shocking move Councilman Art Brieno, under fire for comments he allegedly made about Darlene Mata, Hanford Community Development Director, resigned Tuesday night. Hanford was holding a continuation of their special meeting that started Friday night. Brieno’s resignation leaves more questions than answers about what happened and why. “It’s a very difficult time,” he […]

Tulare County Establishes Senior Citizen Hotline for COVID Vaccine Information

Vaccine Supply is LIMITED – Residents Urged to Complete COVID Vaccine Interest Form and Do Not Call Vaccine Clinic Locations – A press release from TCHHSA The COVID Vaccine supply remains LIMITED, and Tulare County does not have enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all who are currently eligible. Tulare County’s 2-1-1 Call Center is overwhelmed with calls, […]

Grove ousted from CA Senate Republican Leader spot

California State Senator Shannon Grove of Bakersfield lost her position last Wednesday as the leader of the Republican Senate. Groves’ ouster was precipitated by the GOP caucus’ loss two of their 11 seats in the November election. She has also has faced criticism for spreading conspiracy theories. Grove represents Tulare County along with portions of […]