Political Fix (7 November, 2019)

Local elections heat up – Amy Shuklian has a challenger What was looking like a pretty dull election year just got interesting for Tulare County Board of Supervisors (TCBOS) District 3. In a well fought 2016 District 3 campaign, then Visalia City Council member Amy Shuklian beat incumbent Phil Cox. Her victory was an upset […]

Cannabis Company Implicated in Scandal Recommended for Dispensary Permit

The Hanford City Council is holding a public hearing today to award the second of two permits for a storefront cannabis dispensary. According to tonight’s agenda, the city staff is strongly recommending Harvest of Hanford. Six applicants completed the rigorous permit process and there remain three finalists. The three finalists will present their case tonight […]

VUSD hosts forum on vaping

In response to the dramatic increase in teen vaping, and the recent deaths of two people in the South Valley, the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) hosted a forum to educate the community about what it considers an epidemic. Frank Escobar, director of student services for VUSD, moderated the forum last night at the El […]

Caltrans cuts Highway 99 repair funds for Tulare

At the October 8 California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting in Modesto, Caltrans said that the agency wants to delay funding for widening Highway 99 in Madera and Tulare Counties and an upgrade for highway 46 in San Luis Obispo County. Caltrans proposed to cut $61.3 million to be held in reserve for priority rail projects. […]

Political Fix (17 October, 2019)

Should Visalia Allow Pot Dispensaries? I have been covering the grand reveal of Visalia’s Annual Opinion Poll for the last six years and it’s usually a love fest over how wonderful Visalia is. This year’s results presented by the Citizens Action Committee (CAC) during the October 7 city council work session were no different. The […]