VUSD Closures Extended to May 1

by Dave Adalian 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 […]

National Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment Prompts Sierra View Medical Center to Begin Mask Making Initiative

A Press Release from Sierra View Medical Center Desperately short of crucial Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) nationally to shield front-line medical workers against the highly contagious COVID-19, Volunteer Coordinator of Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) is spearheading crafting efforts in making masks and calls on other community members to help. Robin Cunha, SVMC Volunteer Coordinator […]

UPDATE: Tulare hospital board to consider filing bar complaint against former attorney

The Tulare Local Healthcare District will vote Wednesday on whether to send a complaint against its former attorney, Bruce Greene, to the State Bar of California. Greene is a Los Angeles-based partner at the firm Baker Hostetler. He and the Baker firm simultaneously represented the district and Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA); HCCA previously managed the […]

Shelter in Place – Day Two

Saturday was the second full day of Governor Newsom’s Shelter-in-Place order and relative calm has been maintained in Tulare County. Already a sense of normalcy has settled in as residents are accepting the fact that this will be our new normal for possibly several months. To create a stranger atmosphere than already existed, My 97.5 […]

Need some weed? Get in line

Long lines at all three Tulare County pot dispensaries snaked outside their buildings as wait times of up to 60 minutes were reported. Token Farms in Farmersville offered a curbside service and customers waited 30 cars deep, and for up to 90 minutes, to pick up their orders. Security guards and orange cones were lined […]

Free Water at Water2go2 in Tulare

To do their part in helping alleviate the shortage of bottled water during the COVID 19 crisis, Tulare business Water2go2 is offering five gallons of free water for anyone who brings in their own container. According to Jan Lazarus, property manager, the business owner Socorro Mercado, has committed to offering free water until the crisis […]

Voice, Times-Delta finalists in annual state journalism awards

Reporting from the Valley Voice and the Visalia Times-Delta have the final round of the California News Publishers Association’s 2019 California Journalism Awards, the only area newspapers to receive the honor. First-, second- and third-place winners of the annual awards will be announced by the California News Publishers Association in the coming weeks. At the […]