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Bakersfield legislators ask state for $3 million in fight against valley fever

February 9, 2018
(The Californian) Bakersfield lawmakers this week requested $3 million in the state budget to research treatments and conduct outreach for valley fever, an insidious respiratory disease endemic to Kern County that infected more people last year in California than in the state’s history. The budget...

Audit pending of bankrupt Tulare hospital’s operations

January 31, 2018
(The Business Journal) An audit will be conducted amidst the legal issues surrounding Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA), Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and the Tulare Local Health Care District. State Sen. Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) sent a letter requesting the audit to the Join...

Firefighters of the Year honored

January 31, 2018
<p><strong>(Kern Valley Sun)</strong> The Kern River Valley reveres the fire departments and individual firefighters who year after year keep lives and property safe from the frequent fires that threaten our community. The Exchange Club of Kern Valley was proud to honor these...

Legislators approve audit of Tulare hospital finances

January 30, 2018
(Visalia Times-Delta) California Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) requested the audit, on behalf of the Tulare hospital’s board of directors. The Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved the request unanimously. “This audit is necessary to ensure local bonds intended to support a community...

JLAC approves audit of Tulare Regional Medical Center

January 30, 2018
(Valley Voice) Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) unanimously approved a request by Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) to audit the Healthcare Conglomerate Associates, Tulare Regional Medical Center, and the Tulare Local Health Care District. “This audit is necessary to ensure...

A Christmas lunch with veterans at the Historic USO Building

December 21, 2017
Taft Midway Driller: The lunch was sponsored by First District Supervisor Mick Gleason, along with the offices of Assemblyman Vince Fong, state Sen. Jean Fuller and Congressman Kevin McCarthy to thank veterans for their service and honor them during the holidays.

Much-anticipated new library opens in downtown Tehachapi

December 5, 2017
Tehachapi News: The much-anticipated Tehachapi Branch of the Kern County Library opened Dec. 4 — and right away children colored at the new workstations, parents read to their children in the lounge areas and adults browsed new books.

Daily Press - Our View: State needs more leaders like Obernolte, Fuller

October 31, 2017
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association recently released its 2017 Legislative Report Card. The group has been publishing this report card since 2007 as a way to tell voters which state legislators are standing up for the interests of taxpayers and which seem to be working overtime to grab more of...

Community Voices: State should join Kern County’s leadership in fighting Valley Fever

September 12, 2017
(The Bakersfield Californian) There is nothing more painful than seeing loved ones suffer from the effects of disease and not understanding the root cause. Adding to this difficulty is a misdiagnosis and, after being diagnosed, discovering that no cure exists. Kern County and across the Central...

Tuesday Morning by Jessica Weston: Parade of 1,000 Flags (with photo gallery)

September 12, 2017
(The Daily Independent) But in a community this small, we are all spectators as well as participants. Those on the sidelines cheering the flag bearers on mirror the citizens of the city cheering on the researchers, scientists and military personnel on the base. Most of us came here for a patriotic...