State Officials Poised For Prison Overcrowding Ruling

Lawyers for Gov. Jerry Brown scored a rare legal victory, albeit a small one, in the state’s long-running battle with federal judges over prison overcrowding when a panel of three federal judges agreed to a brief postponement of a looming Dec. 31 deadline for the state. The panel issued a wide-ranging order calling for state officials and inmate attorneys to meet and seek a long […]

Visalia Deals with Lawsuits Following VWR Move

With the recent Federal Court signing of a settlement agreement dispensing with the last lingering lawsuit still facing the city of Visalia and co-defendant VWR International, city leaders are looking to put a positive spin to the end of a tumultuous period in our city’s history. The pair of lawsuits filed in both state and […]

Fields of Dreams Shared by Many

Interest among baseball-playing Visalia families is already heating up over who will be assigned the playing rights at four baseball diamonds at Visalia’s popular Riverway Sports Park. The only real problem, according to city leaders, is that the baseball fields won’t even exist for at least another 3-5 years. The four as-yet-to-be-developed diamonds are at […]

Battle Heats up over Future of Enterprise Zones

The battle over the future of California’s 42 enterprise zones is heating up both up and down the state, causing Tulare County elected officials and business leaders a bit of concern over the future of the county’s own Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone. Tulare County Supervisor Allen Ishida calls the effort to eliminate the enterprise zones, […]