Be An Asset

During times such as these you realize which people you’d want in the proverbial foxhole with you. They make themselves plain by their behavior, by how they confront crisis, and it’s easy to recognize one as an asset and another as a liability. But, during times such as these, we–each of us–have to be an […]

We at the Valley Voice hope everyone has remained safe, healthy, and emotionally strong during this trying time. Unfortunately, there will be no print editions until shelter-in-place is lifted and this ghastly virus is defeated. Here’s a thumbnail summary of fresh content be posted on our website, with an expected ETA of 7pm on 16 […]

No Flaneuring

About this time two years ago we were in Azerbaijan with our old college friend Alison. While this is remarkable in its own right–hell, the very idea of a vacation is remarkable right now–what sticks out in my mind is an epic walk Alison and I took one day. She wanted to revisit some of […]

Kaweah Delta announces website feature to notify public of COVID-19 patients

From KDHCD: Kaweah Delta has launched a new feature on its website to provide Tulare County residents with information on the number of positive COVID-19 patients inside the Medical Center. This new feature will be updated daily, Monday through Friday, at “This update underscores that COVID-19 is here in our community and it’s important […]

VUSD Closures Extended to May 1

by Dave Adalian Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) campuses will remain closed through at least May 1 due to COVID-19, after district trustees voted to extend the current cessation of in-person classes. Should conditions improve so that infection rates are steady and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shelter-at-home order is lifted, the trustees empowered Superintendent Dr. Tamara […]

Kaweah Delta set to temporarily close The Lifestyle Center; prepares for no visitors

FROM KAWEAH DELTA: On Wednesday, March 18, in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Kaweah Delta will temporarily close its Lifestyle Center and begin a no-visitor policy at its Medical Center.   “This is an unprecedented time as we work to care for our community from COVID-19,” said Gary Herbst, Kaweah Delta’s Chief Executive Officer. […]

Apocalypse No

Our youngest son called me last week to let us know, he said, that he is alright. “Of course,” I said. “I know you are.” He was not grasping the epidemiological aspects of the new coronavirus pandemic. “Listen,” I said. “You and I can probably drink a glass of this stuff and, according to the […]