Salas introduces bill to reform Employment Development Department

On the first day of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 56, which will overhaul the Employment Development Department (EDD) to speed up and simplify unemployment insurance claims, protect Californians from identity theft, stop rampant fraud of the unemployment insurance system, and hold the department accountable if they do […]

Farmersville couple suing Tulare County over drug raid based on false allegations

A Farmersville couple is fighting back after the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department raided their home and arrested them on December 16, 2019, under the allegation that large quantities of heroin were “transferred” at their residence. “I told them repeatedly that I didn’t have any weapons and I thought, I can get shot right now and […]

Visalia Unified finances solid

Despite the turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) will see a budget boost of nearly $20 million over the previous school year. According to numbers presented to the school board by Jim Sullivan, administrator of VUSD Family and Community Services, the district’s coffers should contain around $387 million from […]

Kaweah Delta receives COVID vaccine, finalizes plans to give to healthcare workers

Today, Kaweah Delta Medical Center received its first shipment of the coronavirus vaccine and finalized preparations to begin giving the vaccine to healthcare workers at highest risk of exposure to COVID-19. “The vaccine is our dawn. It’s the warm sun finally rising over the horizon and giving us hope,” said Gary Herbst, Chief Executive Officer […]