Porterville College C.H.A.P. Draws Famed Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney

Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) fall schedule continues on Friday, November 7 when famed author, TV personality (Discovery Channel’s “Out of Egypt”), Egyptologist and associate professor of Near Eastern languages and cultures at UCLA, Dr. Kara Cooney, will present a talk on “Hatshepsut: How a Woman Ascended the Throne of Ancient Egypt.” While […]

General Plan Update Adopted

The City of Visalia announced yesterday that its general plan update was adopted: At a special meeting on Oct. 14, the Visalia City Council approved the adoption of the Climate Action Plan, the General Plan Update and the associated Environmental Impact Report. “This truly is the community’s plan – the community was engaged throughout the […]

Study Finds California Businesses Face 19% Higher Operating Costs

California businesses on average have 19% higher operating costs per job than businesses in the rest of the country, according to “The Cost of Doing Business in California,” a study released by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education (CFCE) and prepared by Andrew Chang & Company, LLC. Business operating costs in California are on […]

Springville Apple Festival Set for October 18-19

The 34th Annual Springville Apple Festival, sponsored by the Springville Community Club, is scheduled for Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19 in downtown Springville. The festival, which attracts more than 20,000 guests each year, features over 200 booths, encompassing handcrafted, hand-embellished arts and crafts items, and a wide variety of foods. Entertainment includes music, […]

Agriculture Census Provides New Decision-Making Tools for Leaders

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released The 2012 Census of Agriculture Congressional District Profiles for the 113th Congress. NASS conducts the agriculture census once every five years. “The congressional district profiles paint a picture of agriculture at the local level by providing data on farms and ranches and the people […]