Ag In The Classroom’s 2020 “Imagine This” Student Writing Competition Underway

Aspiring young authors, writing aficionados, and students with great stories to share about agriculture have the opportunity to be published! November 1 is the deadline for California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom’s (CFAITC) annual story-writing contest. Last year, more than 1,000 stories were written and six state-winning stories were selected and published in the […]

Visalia Chamber of Commerce Nov 3 Ballot Recommendations

PROPOSITION 15 – OPPOSE Changes Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Split roll taxes commercial and industrial properties based on current market value instead of purchase price. Reasons for Position: Proposition 15 is a $12.5 billion a year property tax increase—the largest in state history. The measure is riddled with flaws […]

City Council authorizes $1.2 Million for residents affected by COVID-19

The Visalia City Council has voted to authorize $1.2 million dollars in federal coronavirus funds for a new program to help those who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. A portion of the City’s allocation of Community Block Development Grant Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CDBG-CV) dollars will fund the new COVID-19 […]

Visalia Convention Center first to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation in Central Valley

The Visalia Convention Center has announced that it has been awarded the the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. This announcement makes the Visalia Convention Center the first convention center in the Central Valley of California to be industry-accredited in outbreak and infectious diseases preparation and response. Under […]

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 […]