Tulare hospital board to weigh $1.8m settlement with HCCA

Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) could receive up to $1.8m from the Tulare Local Healthcare District in an agreement the district’s board will vote on tonight. If approved, the district’s former hospital management partner would release the Deed of Trust placed on Evolutions Fitness & Wellness Center, deem all promissory notes detailing debts to HCCA as […]

Missing absentee ballots cause confusion

Absentee ballots some voters in Tulare County expected to receive ahead of the general election never arrived, and one voter says his name disappeared entirely from the county’s voting rolls. No Record Found Frank Hill, who has lived at and voted from the same address in Tulare for the last five years, says he grew […]

HCCA CEO again denied return of property, hearing set for January 22

Dr. Benny Benzeevi, the CEO of Tulare’s former hospital management company, won’t get his seized property or bank account back – but his legal team will have another chance to fight the seizures at an evidentiary hearing set in January. Attorneys for Benzeevi and his company, Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA), appeared before Superior Court Judge […]

Voters Pass Measure A, Elect New Trustees

As staff at the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) begin their plans for the city’s fifth high school, three new trustees on the city’s school board will guide their progress in the wake of the November 6 election. Winners and Losers Returning to the seven-member VUSD Governing Board is Board Clerk John Crabtree, who defeated […]

Measure H Wins by Landslide

Tulare is once again a united community. With the future of the city’s only hospital hanging in the balance, voters overwhelmingly approved a 30-year lease of Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) to Adventist Health, as proposed in Measure H. The final tally was an 88.1% approval. That landslide victory, says Tulare Local Health Care District […]