Tulare County Supervisor Townsend visits COVID-19 vaccination clinic

For Dennis Townsend, a recent visit to the Community Vaccination Clinic operating at the Porterville Veterans Memorial Building was confirmation that the community he was born and raised in comes together in times of need. Townsend is the Tulare County Supervisor for District 5, representing Porterville and surrounding communities including Poplar, Woodville, Terra Bella, Ducor, […]

Secretary Haaland announces $55.9m to support vital services in California

Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced 57 local governments in California will receive $55.9 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2021. Since local governments cannot tax federal lands, annual PILT payments help to defray costs associated with maintaining important community services. PILT payments are made annually for tax-exempt federal […]

Sierra View wound healing center receives award

Recognized with a national award for continued excellence in wound healing, Sierra View Medical Center’s (SVMC) Wound Healing Center achieved the Center of Distinction once again; meeting the highest level of quality standards. Healogics Inc., SVMC’s affiliated partner, recognizes and rewards Wound Care Centers® who present extraordinary performance, both individually and as part of a […]

Thumbs up to Supes for recognizing realtors’ 100th anniversary

Thumbs Up to the Tulare County Board of Supervisors for recognizing members of the Tulare County Association of Realtors with a special Resolution honoring the Realtors 100th Anniversary at the Supervisors weekly meeting Tuesday in Visalia. Chairperson Amy Shuklian and all five members of the Board presented the Realtors Executive committee and Executive Director Bret […]

Tulare County Identifies First Case of Delta (B.1.617.2) COVID-19 Variant

A press release from Tulare County HHSA Tulare County Public Health has identified and confirmed the first known case of the COVID-19 Delta variant found in a Tulare County resident. The case was identified through genomic sequencing conducted by the Tulare County Public Health Laboratory. There is evidence that the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant is associated with […]

Visalia Unified School District Board of Trustees Appoints Doug Cardoza as Interim Superintendent

A press release from VUSD On June 22, 2021 the Visalia Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Doug Cardoza to the position of interim superintendent effective September 1, 2021. Dr. Tamara Ravalín , superintendent of Visalia Unified School District, announced on May 21, 2021 plans to retire on August 31, 2021 […]

National coalition presses for water supply infrastructure

Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, water providers, businesses and communities urged Senate leaders yesterday to take action to address the shortcomings of aging water infrastructure. In a letter to Chairman Joe Manchin and Ranking Member John Barrasso of the Committee […]