Visalia picks a Logo!

The Visalia City Council voted 5-0 to choose design #59 as the city’s official logo at their July 15 meeting. Mayor Brian Poochigian told The Valley Voice that the city council will have a formal unveiling of the logo and recognize the artist at their August 5 meeting. He added that the city’s website soliciting […]

Visalia Fire Department Responds to 65 Calls on 4th of July, Battles Major Fires Caused by Illegal Fireworks

In a 24-hour period, the Visalia Fire Department handled 65 service calls. One particularly challenging incident involved a large 1-acre grass fire sparked by illegal fireworks, requiring 8 fire units to contain and protect nearby homes and businesses. Additionally, within a 2-hour period starting at 11:47 p.m., the department responded to three working structure fires. […]

Western United Dairies, Almond Alliance help secure passage of legislation to ballot

The California State Legislature recently passed SB 867 (Allen) — the Safe Drinking Water, Wildfire Prevention, Drought Preparedness, and Clean Air Bond Act of 2024 — that will be placed before voters on the November General Election ballot The bond would authorize $10 billion in general obligation bonds to finance projects for drought, flood, and […]

Personal fireworks increase pollution and endanger public health

Valley Air District urges residents to celebrate the 4th of July safely and responsibly  Valley Air District officials are cautioning the public that personal fireworks emit high levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), including soot, ash and metals, which can cause serious health effects. Individuals most at-risk are small children, the elderly and people with existing […]