Visalia’s New Animal Control Facility to Break Ground in May

To the relief of the Visalia City Council, and Visalia’s animal lovers, a contract has finally been approved to build the new Animal Control Facility. During their April 7th meeting, the Visalia City Council voted 5-0 to accept Forcum/Mackey Construction, Inc.’s unexpectedly low bid of $4,550,000. According to the Visalia Times-Delta, Mayor Steve Nelsen said, […]

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Marked Locally with Quilt Unveiling

In honor of our county’s crime victims whose lives have been lost due to violence, the Office of the District Attorney, County of Tulare, hosted its 14th Annual Victims’ Memorial Quilt Unveiling. The event took place at the Visalia Holiday Inn on April 11, during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Victims’ Memorial Quilt was […]

Student Projects Sought for ‘Night at the 21st Century Museum’

On May 14, the Heritage Complex in Tulare will be transformed into a showcase of student projects as part of “A Night at the 21st Century Museum.” This new event will feature dozens of documentaries, live performances, literacy projects, enterprise ventures and other exhibits from elementary, middle and high school student groups across the county. […]

Fitch Affirms ‘A’ Rating for Sierra View Local Health Care District

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A’ rating on two bonds for the Sierra View Local Health Care District: $18.555 million refunding revenue bonds, series 2010; and $51.52 million revenue bonds, series 2007. “The rating outlook is stable,” Fitch stated in an April 7 press release. “The rating affirmation is primarily driven by the district’s strong […]

Teresita Andres

Teresita “Tess” Andres has lived in Visalia for 12 years. Born in 1952 in Butuan City of the Philippines, at nine years old, she managed her family farm after her father’s death. She earned a BA in Criminology and served in the Office of the Executive Secretary of the President of the Philippines. Now a […]