Republican Leader Conway Responds to Landmark Ruling in Vergara Case

Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, responded to the landmark ruling handed down by the Los Angeles County Superior Court last week in the Vergara case, which challenged teacher tenure laws on the grounds that they discriminate against students in predominantly low-income and minority communities. “Today’s ruling is perhaps the biggest civil rights victory in […]

EDC Reaccredited by International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced on June 2nd that the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has once again been recognized as one of 41 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Originally accredited in 2001, the organization was reaccredited by IEDC following three successful years of […]

$10 Million in Rental Assistance Soon to Be Available for Families Affected by the Drought

Thousands of low-income California families impacted by the drought will soon be receiving rental assistance, thanks to a new $10 million grant program being offered through California’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). La Cooperativa, a nonprofit association, has been selected by HCD to administer the program, and assistance will begin flowing directly to […]

Early Childhood Education Tailors Instruction to Each Child Based on Data Analysis

Zaylie Botello, a preschooler at Early Childhood Education’s (ECE) North Visalia Center, excitedly announced that she wants to read books in kindergarten. Teacher assistant Ninfa Guerrero asked students at her table to illustrate something for their book project that they want to do when they reach kindergarten next year. Zaylie began to draw tiny books […]

New Survey Shows Tulare Tenants Want Protection from Secondhand Smoke

A new survey of Tulare County tenants shows support for more protections from secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing. This survey found that a majority of tenants favor rules prohibiting smoking in outdoor common areas of complexes (70%) and inside apartment units (66%). Despite these findings, only 43% of Tulare County tenants report currently living in […]