Tulare County Library holding annual summer reading challenge

Tulare County Library’s free annual Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 15 through July 24, 2021.  It is easy to sign up virtually on our Beanstack app and track your reading online at tularecountylibrary.beanstack.org . Paper logs and phone registrations also available just contact your local branch library. Summer Reading is for all ages, reading levels, languages, and reading, including eBooks, books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, graphic novels, and […]

Tulare students win $15k as Community Choice Winners in Samsung contest

Tulare Union High School (TUHS) in Tulare, Calif. has been named one of two Community Choice Winners in the 11th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. The contest encourages teachers and students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As a Community Choice Winner, TUHS […]

Valley Voice honored with eight CNPA awards

The Valley Voice earned eight awards in the California News Publishers Association’s (CNPA) 2020 California Journalism Awards competition, which judged the Voice against similarly-sized online publications. Because the Voice’s last print edition was in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all entries were in the digital category for publications with a monthly unique visitor […]

Marisa Wood – 20-year Veteran of Bakersfield Public Schools – Launches Campaign Against Career Politician Kevin McCarthy

A press release from the Marisa Wood for Congress Campaign Public school teacher, mother, and grandmother, Marisa Wood announced she will run for Congress against Representative Kevin McCarthy. Marisa has spent the last 20 years serving the Bakersfield community and working with children, and now she’s taking on McCarthy to fight for the women and […]

CA budget $65 billion more than last summer – What will Newsom do with windfall?

An article by CalChamber Relying on a “once in a lifetime” surge in state revenues, Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing a revised state budget for 2021–22 roughly $40 billion larger than what he proposed in January, and a whopping $65 billion, or one-third, larger than the budget adopted last summer. The contrast between the devastation […]