Republican gubernatorial candidate Allen visits Tulare

Assemblyman Travis Allen, Republican candidate for governor, paid a visit to the Tulare International Agri-Center to a crowd of 300 plus fired up Republicans on Sunday, March 18. Discussing everything from lowering taxes to getting tougher on crime and prosecuting corrupt politicians, Assemblyman Allen joked about California Democrats and even discribed his Republican opponent John […]

Hensley firing remains controversial, attorneys fight in written correspondence

The old-fashion communication of letter writing has returned with a continued exchange between Tulare’s City Attorney Heather Phillips and Michael Lampe, the attorney for former Police Chief Wes Hensley. The former chief was fired on March 20, one week shy of one-half year following his placement on paid administrative leave, and following some two-plus months […]

Tulare cemetery moving forward

There was an unfamiliar sound coming from the Tulare Public Cemetery District Meeting, the sound of laughter. Between the public taking one last opportunity to get old complaints off its chest, and the occasional joke coming from the normally stoic Trustee Alberto Aguilar, Tulare Public Cemetery District got its groove back. Xavier Avila, the newest […]

Tulare hospital board votes to settle HCCA lawsuits

 Some legal woes of the Tulare Local Healthcare District could soon be resolved, after the district’s board of directors voted to settle lawsuits with Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA). HCCA, the management company which formerly oversaw operations of the district’s Tulare Regional Medical Center, was involved in two cases with the district: one legal action […]

Tulare makes another city manager change; former police chief files appeal to his termination

Tulare’s leadership has changed yet again. Its temporary leadership, more precisely. The change happened Monday, March 26, during a special closed session city council meeting. On March 20, the city’s police chief, Wes Hensley, was fired by the then city manager, Joe Carlini. A few hours later, Carlini was himself fired by city council during […]

Both Tulare police chief & city manager fired in one day

Big shakeups hit Tulare on Tuesday, March 20, when its police chief, Wes Hensley, was fired in the late afternoon by the city manager, Joe Carlini, who was subsequently fired during a closed session of city council that evening. Hensley had been on paid administrative leave since September 27 of last year, and had been […]