Tulare spending big on community development

With the help of a big windfall, Tulare will be handing out nearly $1.3 million to help fund a long list of community projects in 2019 and into 2020. While the city makes annual allocations to various projects–mainly to low-income housing efforts–thanks to the payoff of an economic development loan to the tune of $590,000, […]

Robyn Stearns Announces Run for Board of Supervisors District 1

Former Exeter Mayor Robyn Stearns announced her candidacy for Tulare County Board of Supervisors District 1 at a campaign launch party Friday evening. Stearns will face challenger Larry Micari and incumbent Tulare County Supervisor Kuyler Crocker. Approximately 50 of Stearns close family, friends and co-workers gathered to launch her campaign. Ted Macauley, also a former […]

Nunley Demands $16.5M, Apology from City Hall

Tulare City Councilman Greg Nunley is demanding a public apology and a payment of $16.5 million from Tulare City Hall for what he claims is an organized effort to harm his construction and real estate development business. Nunley’s claims–including accusations of libel, slander and defamation, as well as fabrication of documents and unfair oversight of […]

State flags six Visalia schools as “underperforming”

Six traditional Visalia schools were flagged as underperforming by The California Department of Education in January. Divisadero Middle, Goshen Elementary, Houston Elementary, Pinkham Elementary, Royal Oaks Elementary, and Willow Glen Elementary were explicitly named in the report. Sequoia High was also listed, but its status as a continuation school makes it a special case as […]