Superintendent selection causing strife at VUSD

Questions over the selection process for the Visalia Unified School District’s (VUSD) next superintendent seem to have brewed a minor civil war among members of the city’s education community. After dismissing former Superintendent Dr. Todd Oto in May, the VUSD’s Board of Trustees is now poised to select his replacement. However, a group of 30 […]

Farmersville’s first cannabis store, Token Farms, opens

After much anticipation, the first of three recently approved cannabis storefronts is finally open in Farmersville, and business is booming. By the time Token Farms opened its doors, a line of hundreds of eager customers already stretched off the property and past neighboring businesses. “It’s great. It’s a huge line,” said Token’s owner Jennifer Mendonca. […]

City of Lindsay seeking out new City Manager

The City of Lindsay is looking for a new top administrator.   Zigler Retires With the city finally standing on firmer financial ground, City Manager Bill Zigler decided it was time to hang up his spurs. Zigler, a 21-year veteran of the US Navy, started as a self-described “gray-haired intern” in the city’s Planning and […]

Mother Says VUSD Ignoring Bullying

The mother of a 9-year-old boy says the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) isn’t doing enough to protect her son after he was attacked by bullies. Kelly Aguirre, whose son is a third-grader at Cottonwood Creek Elementary, says the boy was attacked by three other students while at recess on September 19, and the response […]

Tulare PD and councilman butt heads again

Tulare City Councilman Carlton Jones is at the center of yet another controversy involving the Tulare Police Department. In a statement issued to local media by Jones on August 25, Jones describes an alleged confrontation between himself and TPD officer Lt. Jarod Boatman. Boatman, according to Jones’ statement, later filed a “criminal police report” in […]