Tulare County Sheriff Detectives Solve Nearly 30-Year-Old Murder of 10-Year-Old Girl

Around 12:40 p.m. on March 3, 1994, 10-year-old Angelica Ramirez of Hanford was reported missing from the Visalia Swap Meet by her mother. Mrs. Ramirez told authorities she had been operating a vending booth with her husband, Francisco Tafoya. Angelica, the oldest child, did not attend school that day and was assigned to watch her three younger […]

Visalians Urged to #CelebrateFreedomSafely

“We ask our community to “Celebrate Freedom Safely,” and commit to celebrating with legal, Safe and Sane fireworks,” states Dan Griswold, City of Visalia Fire Chief. “Using illegal fireworks is extremely dangerous, and has led to tragic results right here in Visalia.” Illegal fireworks include those that that fly in the air, dart across the […]

First West Nile mosquito of 2022 caught in Tulare County; millions of GMO mosquitoes set to be released in 2023

This article was updated June 27, 2022 to include Oxitec’s response. A mosquito infected with the potentially deadly West Nile virus (WNV) was captured last week in a trap in southwest Visalia, the first identified this year. Cases of WNV-infected mosquitoes in the Delta Mosquito Vector Control District (DMVCD) – the local agency tasked with […]

VEDC announces new Executive Director

The Visalia Economic Development Corporation announced today that Bruce Nicotero, former general manager of JOANN, has been selected to serve as executive director for the nonprofit organization. The Search Committee was established in March and began a search that resulted in a total of 16  resumes and proposals submitted, noted Matt Seals, incoming chair of […]