Rep. TJ Cox to Host Briefing with Small Business Officials regarding the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

This Thursday, Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21), will host a telebriefing conference call with local Small Business Administration (SBA) officials in order to help small businesses in 21st Congressional District of California navigate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, the SBA started offering low interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans to California small businesses suffering substantial […]

California is Leveling Off

The University of Washington’s Institute of Health has updated its numbers concerning the impact of COVID- 19 on the nation and California, and it is very good news. The University of Washington’s COVID-19 projections, assuming full social distancing through May, is predicting the number of cases nationally will peak April 15. The peak was previously […]

Tulare County Fair hires new CEO

The Board of Directors of the 24th District Agricultural Association/Tulare County Fair has announced the appointment of Dena Rizzardo as the fairground’s new Chief Executive Officer. Rizzardo has spent the past 20 years in the banking industry as a profession and has been involved in the fair industry for 30 years, beginning as a junior […]

COVID-19 outbreak causes severe blood shortages throughout the nation

Now more than ever blood donations are needed to ensure an adequate supply for Central Valley residents. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, blood donation appointments have been cancelled, creating a severe shortage of donated blood which could jeopardize the lives of thousands of hospital patients. But Visalians are answering the call. According to […]

Visalia Unified closures extended to May 1

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 Ravalin to reopen […]

Hanford Sentinel, other California papers, sold

The Hanford Sentinel has been sold by Lee Enterprises to a Canadian company, Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives.  The sale also included the Santa Maria Times, The Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News. The acquisition of The Sentinel, a newspaper founded in […]

City of Visalia puts out Helpful COVID-19 Related Resources List

The Mayor, City Council members, and staff have been actively communicating information to our citizens about the continuing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.    Below is a list of helpful COVID-19 related links – including City of Visalia, Kaweah Delta Healthcare District, Visalia Unified School District, County of Tulare, State of California, and others: City of Visalia Operations […]