Five Candidates Meet to Discuss Unseating Nunes

On  June 16,  Tulare County-based Progressives United for Social Justice and Human Rights (PUSH) hosted a Candidate Forum featuring several local Democratic candidates who are vying for Congressman Devin Nunes’ seat in the House of Representatives. The event was held from 7-9pm at the Grange Meetinghouse in Visalia. Candidates speaking at the forum included Tulare City Councilman […]

Inspectors Reveal Deaths at TRMC, Hospital Calls Complaints Frivolous

After-hours staffing shortages at Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) contributed to the death of two patients in the hospital’s care, a January report from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) found. The report, originally received by the Visalia Times-Delta and dated January 26, stemmed from a November 2016 survey. It stated that “one […]

K-9s: A Large Part of Local Law Enforcement

There may be nothing more ideal than going to work every day and loving your job. For Keavy, she has just that–her job being in narcotics enforcement with the Farmersville Police Department. For her partner, Officer Ashley Hettick, it is almost as enjoyable. Keavy is a Springer Spaniel–together with Officer Hettick, they make up one […]

Woodlake Mulls Pot Options

The Woodlake city council held a public hearing June 12 to discuss the possibility of a cannabis growth site and dispensary. During the hearing, approximately 50 Woodlake residents were present, along with all members of the city council, including Woodlake Mayor Rudy Mendoza and Woodlake Police Chief Mike Marquez. Approximately six members of the public […]