High-Speed Rail Authority Announces Bid Results for Local Construction

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has identified Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick as the apparent best value team for the design-build contract for Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3), the 65-mile segment from Fresno to north of Bakersfield. The Authority estimated the cost of CP 2-3 to be between $1.5 billion to $2 billion, and determined that Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick, which […]

Richard Arenas to Show Two Art Series at Brandon-Mitchell Gallery

Richard Arenas, one of the Valley’s most well-known and prolific sculptors, will show his series of “Maneras de Cosechar Uva” (Steps to Picking Grapes) along with his “Day and Month Symbols” and other works in the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery during January and February. There will be an artist’s reception Friday, January 2, from 5:30-8pm. Arenas will […]

Symphony Presents Annual Holiday Concert

The Tulare County Symphony’s annual Holiday concert on Saturday, December 20 is designed to be family-friendly. It’s really a pops concert filled with traditional Holiday tunes such as “Sleigh Ride,” “Little Drummer Boy” and the “Nutcracker Suite” (played Les Brown style). The concert will be performed twice—at 3pm and 7:30pm. The matinee will feature a […]

Sequoia Riverlands Trust Prepares to Open Blue Oak Ranch Preserve

A new preserve for public enjoyment is in the works for Central California’s southern Sierra foothills. Blue Oak Ranch is a 1,147-acre working ranch adjacent to Scicon near Springville that uses – among other conservation approaches – sustainable cattle ranching practices. It is one of six Central California preserves owned and managed by Sequoia Riverlands […]

University Prep Students Initiate ‘Hunger Games’ Food Drive

Jazmine Morfin, a University Preparatory High School (UPHS) junior and Leadership Club president, saw something online that inspired her to make a difference in Tulare County. “Jazmine is always looking for a project,” said UPHS Lead Teacher Helen Milliorn-Feller. “She has the ambition and the compassion to initiate projects that can make a difference in […]

Public Meeting for Greenway Trail Project Set for December 9 at Golden West High School

A public outreach meeting to discuss the Southern California Edison Greenway Trail project is set for 5:30pm Tuesday, December 9, at Golden West High School, Portable #24, 1717 N. McAuliff St. in Visalia. The meeting will inform residents, particularly those who have property adjacent to or in close proximity of the proposed trail, from just […]

Veterans Outreach

In an effort to assist veterans and their dependents in receiving state and federal veterans benefits that they may be eligible for, our office will make home visits. These home visits are designed for those that cannot travel to our office. We can assist with the appropriate paperwork and file a claim for benefits. We […]