Retired VUSD teacher pens children’s book based on family dog’s adoption story

For nearly 30 years, Barry Shein, taught Visalia’s children. Now retired, Shein is focusing his efforts on teaching the next generation of children about love, compassion, and belonging through his new children’s book, My Name is Brandan.  My Name Is Brandan is Shein’s debut book that was inspired by the real-life adoption story of his family’s beloved dog, Brandan. […]

Westlands’ Westside Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan receives approval

Westlands Water District (District) received official notice from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that the Westside Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (Westside GSP) was approved. Submitted in conformity with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the Westside GSP’s approval is a significant step in ensuring a long-term water future in the heart of the […]

Cityserve Hosts Benefit Concert for Disaster Relief from Winter Storms

CityServe TulareKings (CSTK), and California Dairies, INC. (CDI) present “CityServe Rising: A Concert to benefit disaster relief in Tulare and Kings Counties”. It will be next Saturday, August 12, 7:00 P.M. at The Visalia Fox Theatre. Performers include local country artists, Vanessa Rae, Josh Day, and Nick Slater, with national recording artists including Joe and […]

Central California’s Portuguese festivals to be the focus of a special event at the Carnegie Museum of Kings County Aug. 12

One of the most enduring and beloved traditions among Portuguese Americans will be the focus of a special event at the Carnegie Museum of Kings County on Saturday, Aug. 12. “Festa: A History of Central California’s Azorean Celebrations” will highlight the religious roots and central features of the annual Portuguese festivals, which are held from […]

Father of Infant Boy Executed in Goshen Massacre Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Tulare County Child Welfare Services and Tulare County Sheriff’s Office

 Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP attorneys David Rudorfer and Wyatt Vespermann have filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Shayne Maupin, the father of 10-month-old Nycholas Parraz—the youngest victim of the January 2023 mass shooting that left six people dead in the California farming town of Goshen. Nycholas was murdered in the […]

Westlands farmers awarded $4m through LandFlex program to minimize groundwater footprint

Close to 2,422 acre-feet of groundwater will remain in the aquifer of the Westside Subbasin thanks to a grant from The California Department of Water Resources (DWR). Farmers in the Westlands Water District Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), which manages the groundwater in the Westside Subbasin, and three other GSAs were eligible to receive funding through […]