Leaders from The Source LGBT+ Center receive innovative leadership award

The James Irvine Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2024 Leadership Awards, honoring leaders and their organizations for their efforts in addressing critical issues impacting Californians. Brian Poth, Executive Director and Nick Vargas, Director of Development and Strategy of The Source LGBT+ Center in Visalia, California are two of the nine leaders who were […]

Prop 1: More questions than answers

Californians who received their voter guide for the statewide presidential primary on March 5 were probably stunned, first by its 112 pages densely packed with information, then by the fact that 64 pages were devoted to one measure – Proposition 1. Want more confusion? This is the title: “Authorizes $6.38 billion in bonds to build […]

Former Tulare hospital CEO pleads no contest to felonies, misdemeanors, will pay $2.4m and likely avoid jail

Dr. Yorai ”Benny” Benzeevi is now a felon. On Friday, the 61-year-old pleaded no contest to six felony and two misdemeanor charges stemming from crimes committed while acting as CEO of the Tulare Local Healthcare District from 2014 to 2017. Tulare County Superior Court Judge Michael Sheltzer accepted the plea agreement during a hearing on […]

National History Day – Tulare County next week

The annual National History Day – Tulare County event will be held Thursday, February 8 from 8:45 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Tulare County Office of Education Administration Building, 6200 South Mooney Boulevard in Visalia. This year, 215 elementary, middle, and high school students from 15 Tulare County schools will present over 100 projects […]

Tulare County supervisorial candidates Larry Micari and Joe Soria face off on the issues

 It was standing room only at the Tulare County Board of Supervisors candidates’ forum on Wednesday night. About 70 people were in attendance at the Exeter Veterans Memorial Building to listen to incumbent Larry Micari and his challenger Joe Soria discuss the issues facing District 1, which includes Exeter, Farmersville, Lindsay, Poplar, Strathmore, Woodville […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias honored MLK Day alongside community members

In a heartwarming display of community unity, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias organized a memorable event centered around the theme of respect. The day kicked off at the Visalia-Gindick Club with approximately 100 enthusiastic participants, including members, staff, and community members. A sea of smiling faces carrying signs adorned with inspirational messages […]

California Latino Legislative Caucus endorses Angel Ruiz for Assembly District 33

The California Latino Legislative Caucus proudly endorses Angel Ruiz for Assembly District 33. Angel has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to our core values, which include advocating for social justice and improving healthcare access. “Angel Ruiz’s dedication and proven track record in championing the rights and well-being of all Californians, especially those in marginalized communities, […]