State Water Resource Control Board Plans to Cut Back Delta Water for Ag

On March 14, Kings County Farm Bureau (KCFB) sent a letter to Tom Howard, executive director of the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) demanding that he reconsider the board’s proposal to seize century-long water rights from farmers. “This decision will have grave consequences on Central Valley communities,” reads the letter signed by KCFB […]

VUSD Celebrates Solar Power

Highland Elementary School students experienced a hands-on lesson in solar power at the ceremonial unveiling of Visalia Unified School District’s new solar installations. The sixth-grade students learned the basics of how sunshine becomes air conditioning in their classrooms, used solar power to run a small fan and then connected each of the small solar panels […]

Tulare County DA Candidates File Papers

Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward and his challenger, former Deputy District Attorney Ralph F. Kaelble, both officially filed papers with the Tulare County Elections Office for the June 3rd election. Ward has served as Tulare County’s District Attorney since December 16, 2012. Retiring District Attorney Phil Cline recommended him for the position and the […]

Tulare County Library Offers Happy Trails

A unique program in the Tulare County Library’s “Getting to Know” series will be a presentation by the Happy Trails Riding Academy on Thursday, March 27, at 6:30pm. Happy Trails Academy offers therapeutic horsemanship, a type of treatment for children and adults who suffer from physical, cognitive, emotional and psychological disabilities. This alternative to traditional […]

Visalia Police Department Now Uses Nixle

The Visalia Police Department is now utilizing a new communications service to send valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology. The Nixle Community Information Service allows the VPD to create and publish messages to be delivered to residents instantly via cell phone, text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online […]

Bertolino Appointed Tulare County Public Defender

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors announced that Lisa Bertolino has been appointed to permanently fill the public defender position. Bertolino was appointed interim public defender in December, following Michael Sheltzer’s appointment by Governor Jerry Brown to serve a judgeship in Tulare County Superior Court. “Based on her experience within the department, the board is […]