After AB 1066, ag workers see average hours, wages fall

Proponents of California’s agricultural overtime law, AB 1066, have called it a victory for farmworkers, while critics have asserted that it will harm the very people it was designed to protect. New research by Alexandra Hill, UC Cooperative Extension specialist and assistant professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, shows that, on […]

Shop Local Porterville contest ends with more than 50 local business on board, dozens of prizes distributed

In October 2023, the City of Porterville collaboratively launched the Shop Local Porterville Contest with the Porterville Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and organizations. The contest encouraged people to shop locally and support local businesses. More than 50 Porterville businesses participated, with prizes distributed among lucky winners. The contest concluded on Friday, December 22, 2023. […]

NYT bestselling author Craig Johnson to visit Tulare County Library on January 18

New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson, writer of the popular Longmire book series visits the Visalia Branch Library January 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm. Craig Johnson’s visit to the Visalia Branch Library promises to be an exciting opportunity for fans of the Longmire series and literature enthusiasts. Author Event: An Evening with Craig Johnson, […]

State Senator Hurtado accepting legislative proposals, budget requests from public

Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) has announced the revamp of her website to facilitate residents of Senate District Sixteen directly submitting bill ideas for consideration during the legislative session from January 3, 2024, to August 31, 2024. “I am dedicated to empowering every resident of the Central Valley whom I represent in the Senate with direct […]

Valley legislative leaders endorse Sheriff Mike Boudreaux for Congress

With 62 days before California’s March 5 Primary, Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux has won the support of some of the San Joaquin Valley’s top legislative advocates. Endorsing Sheriff Boudreaux for the 20th Congressional District: Congresswoman Connie Conway (Ret.) – Prior to her service in the House of Representatives, Rep. Conway served in the California State […]

ALDI, One of America’s Fastest-Growing Retailers, Opens First Visalia Store

ALDI, one of the country’s most trusted grocers,** will offer Visalia residents affordable food (and more), all at great prices, as it opens its newest store at 4320 S. Mooney Blvd. The intentionally different ALDI business model has fans across the country raving about the company’s fast and affordable shopping experience, award-winning exclusive brands, and […]