North Visalia Advisory Committee Gets A Reprieve

The North Visalia Advisory Committee (NVAC) will survive another year. At the March 6 Visalia City Council meeting the council voted to temporarily keep the North Visalia Advisory Committee (NVAC) officially affiliated with the city. The city council will revisit the issue in November, 2018, after the last three district elections are completed. The vote […]

Uncertain Future for North Visalia Advisory Committee

With Councilmember Greg Collins absent, the Visalia City Council stalemated on its decision whether to discontinue the North Visalia Advisory Committee (NVAC) as an official Visalia entity. During the February 21 work session three choices were on the table: continue the NVAC as an official city committee indefinitely, continue the NVAC as an official city […]

Political Fix (2 March, 2017)

Getting into the Weeds on the Pot Issue What’s the only problem with smoking marijuana? It means your stash just got a little smaller. After writing a half dozen articles on the legalization of pot this is the most accurate statement I’ve heard yet. The vagueness of Proposition 64 and rumors have lead to a […]

Visalia City Council Takes a Wait and See Attitude with Retail Sales of Pot

The Visalia City Council isn’t taking any quick steps towards changing the city’s Municipal Code regarding recreational marijuana sales. At the February 21 council meeting, the council members discussed changes to the Visalia Municipal Code (VMC) that were needed in response to Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Currently, the code only regulates […]

Lack of Maintenance of County Culverts Leaves Kaweah Residents Stranded

Patty Miller and Jim Hewett, her grounds keeper, her dogs and livestock found themselves stranded because of Tulare County culverts that had not been maintained. During the mid-January storms, water that was supposed to run down the culverts instead flowed unimpeded down Miller’s driveway and private road causing significant property damage which caused the road […]