Best Results for English Learners Conference set for November 3

Again this year, Educational Resource Services is leading Region VII’s Best Results for English Learners Conference. Scheduled for November 3, the virtual conference is a collaboration between county offices of education in Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced, and Mariposa counties. This year, the conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ivannia Soto, plus breakout sessions addressing […]

Tulare County health officials urge residents to celebrate Halloween safely during pandemic

The COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout Tulare County, and Public Health officials urge residents to take necessary precautions to protect themselves by participating in low-risk activities and celebrations this Halloween. COVID-19 continues to pose a risk to the health of our communities and to our most vulnerable populations. Residents need to be aware of high-risk […]

LWV: “How voters can help make our election work smoothly”

People may think administering elections is easy. It’s not.  It’s very complicated.  In Tulare County alone, there are 161 different ballot types for the upcoming election, due to variously overlapping congressional districts, state assembly and senatorial districts, city council districts, school board areas, hospital zones, and water districts.  And, yes, the pandemic has added more […]

System reoperations during wet years helped Alta Irrigation District navigate recent dry year

Kings River runoff during the just-concluding water year may have been limited by deepening drought conditions to just over half of average but new operating procedures, implemented in 2017 allowed Alta Irrigation District to deliver more water when compared to operations during previous wet years, which helped lessen impacts during this dry year. Dinuba-based Alta, […]

Cemetery to hold Avenue of Flags/Veteran’s Appreciation Day event on Nov. 11

The Visalia Public Cemetery will hold an Avenue of Flags/Veteran’s Appreciation Day event on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no presentation this year however the Avenue of Flags and The Cemetery District have partnered together to show appreciation for the veterans. Based on military availability a […]

Salas joins Kings County Sheriffs for groundbreaking of new headquarters

Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined Kings County Sheriff David Robinson and community leaders to celebrate the official opening of the new Sheriff’s Headquarters in Hanford. Assemblymember Salas secured $7 million for this project as part of a public safety infrastructure package in the 2018-19 state budget, along with an additional $1.7 million for a […]

South Valley Industrial Collaborative Summit set for November 13

The fourth annual South Valley Industrial Summit will be virtual this year and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. SVIC chairman of the board Bruce Nicotero announced that speakers scheduled to date include keynote speakers Melanie Hellwig-White, president of Hellwig Products, and Lance Hastings, president of the California […]