Westlands Water District opens 2021 scholarship application period

Westlands Water District Westside Scholarship application period has begun. This year, Westlands Water District Board expanded its scholarship program to include additional westside high schools and will award 10 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Through this program, the District has been proud to recognize and reward exceptional academic achievement and leadership for 15 years. […]

Arts Visalia to feature paintings from out-of-state artists in May

In May, Arts Visalia showcases the works of two out–of–state artists: Andrew Leventis from North Carolina and Kirk Maynard from New Jersey. The alluring hyper–realistic paintings of Andrew Leventis examine the correlation between our food supply and our sense of well–being. Kirk Maynard’s oil pastel self–portraits are compelling introspections on how black bodies are perceived […]

Arballo campaign raises $272,000 in eight weeks

Phil Arballo’s campaign to unseat Devin Nunes reported raising $272,000 over the past eight weeks. Arballo’s fundraising efforts were powered by over 13,000 individual donations at an average contribution of $20.00. Arballo, a product of the Central Valley finished within single digits of defeating Nunes in 2020. As the California Independent Redistricting Commission finalizes new district lines in […]

Remembering Skip Athey

More than 65 family and friends remembered “easy going and stubborn” James ‘Skip’ Athey at a memorial service at the Hanford Fraternal Hall. The long-time local activist died at age 74 on March 2. His memorial was April 7. “He was a great friend, hardheaded,” said Bob Ramos, another Hanford activist. Athey would often host […]