Visalia council approves deficit budget

A deficit budget covering the next two fiscal years will see the city of Visalia outspending its income by more than $3 million. The plan–which spends $72.9 million in fiscal year 2020-21 with a $1.48 million deficit and $73.9 million in FY 21-22 with a $1.55 million deficit–received unanimous support from the Visalia City Council […]

Visalia Unified schools plan to return to extracurricular activities

Visalia Unified high schools are planning a modified return to extracurricular activities on July 1, 2020. VUSD will follow state and local health guidelines to implement the return of extracurricular programs with group participant limits and social distancing. VUSD athletics, visual and performing arts, and other student group activities will begin with limited group participation […]

Legislative Democrats Pass Incomplete State Budget with $9 Billion Tax Increase

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement after legislative Democrats passed a fake budget bill, Senate Bill 74, just to meet state and constitutional deadlines. “The state is facing a government-induced recession with more than 4.8 million unemployed Californians and a budget deficit of $54 billion. Despite this economic crisis, the Democrats’ backroom budget […]

Regional Parks to Open June 18

A Press Release from Tulare County Health and Human Resources  TULARE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION- ALL PARKS Visalia, Ca –Tulare County Parks & Recreation will reopen park amenities effective Thursday, June 18, 2020. Amenities include: Arbors, playgrounds, and campgrounds. Arbors can be reserved for use starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Until that time, the arbors […]

Lifestyles Open for Business

It was all smiles as members of The Lifestyle Center got back to their exercise routines on Friday. Many regulars were lifting weights, running, and biking as extra precautions were instituted by the gym to protect its patrons and to comply with state public health guidelines. All staff had on masks and greeted patrons with […]