Young filmmakers invited to submit their work to annual Slick Rock Student Film Festival

Video entries for the 2022 Slick Rock Student Film Festival are due March 11. Middle and high school students living in Tulare, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, or Merced counties may enter videos in a total of 16 categories. New this year is a category entitled Opioids, Fentanyl & Marijuana, sponsored by the Tulare County […]

McKenna Friend-Hoffman named Theatre Company’s new choreographer

McKenna Friend-Hoffman, who has assisted on several recent Theatre Company productions, has been selected as the company’s new choreographer. Friend-Hoffman, an award-winning choreographer, succeeds Nicole Zweifel, who retired last week after more than 20 years of service. A classically-trained dancer since the age of seven, she has studied dance composition, production, and pedagogy at the […]

CSET now recruiting volunteers for tax assistance program

Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is recruiting local volunteers to assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). VITA provides tax preparation and electronic filing services at no cost to Tulare County households with less than $54,000 annual income. In 2021, VITA preparers helped file 3,543 tax returns for low- and moderate-income residents – […]

City of Visalia adds more places for travelers with sensory needs to find comfort

The Comfort Suites Hotel and Hampton Inn Visalia have become the first hotels in the city to be designated Certified Autism Centers™ by IBCCES, joining the movement started by Visit Visalia to make Visalia a more inclusive travel destination. The hotels add to the growing list of local tourism-based businesses that have completed the specialized […]

CA Department of Water Resources warns 27 GSAs over risks to well users

On December 9 the Department of Water Resources (DWR) took another important step toward protecting drinking water supplies by issuing correspondence letters to 27 Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs), warning GSAs that these plans will be deemed incomplete when final assessments are issued at the end of January. These GSAs span across the San Joaquin Valley, […]

California issues indoor mask mandate starting Wednesday

An announcement from the California Health and Human Services The COVID-19 vaccines remain effective in preventing serious disease, hospitalization, and death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Unvaccinated persons are more likely to get infected and spread the virus which is transmitted through the air and concentrates indoors. To ensure that we collectively protect the health and […]