Public outcry over Top Dog kennel continues

Public discontent over alleged puppy mill Top Dog Kennel has registered on the Tulare County Board of Supervisor’s (TCBOS) radar. Supervisor Amy Shuklian said she has read the complaints concerning Ron Abbott’s Top Dog Kennel and hopes to address the residents’ concerns through the Tulare County Animal Services (TCAS) Advisory Committee. Shuklian is the county […]

Tulare hospital board votes to reopen under Adventist, send lease to ballot

   Tulare Regional Medical Center could reopen under the stewardship of Adventist Health as soon as October 15, after the Tulare Local Healthcare District’s board voted unanimously to approve a slate of contracts between Adventist and Tulare. Their votes made it official: Adventist Health will be the district’s chosen partner to reopen the hospital. […]

Merritt Wiseman announces candidacy for Visalia City Council

Visalia mom, community advocate, and local volunteer Merritt Wiseman has formally entered the race for Visalia City Council, District 3. Merritt is running to replace Warren Gubler, who is not seeking reelection in the November election. Merritt graduated from Fresno State University in 1991 and moved to Visalia in 2005. She worked in pharmaceutical sales […]

Tulare fills City Attorney spot

Tulare has a new interim city attorney. Mario Zamora of the Hanford-based law firm Griswold, LaSalle, Cobb, Down and Gin was given the nod by members the Tulare City Council at a special meeting Tuesday, July 24.   Tulare County Native Zamora, who also provides legal advice to the Lindsay City Council, immediately took his […]

“Pray for us,” Tulare mayor says

Finally, there was no infighting at a meeting of the Tulare City Council, but only because most of the members didn’t show up for July’s only scheduled session. “I don’t think we’re going to have a meeting tonight,” said Mayor David Macedo as he stood in the parking lot before the scheduled start time. “I […]