Visalia Storm Preparedness Efforts Expand

With additional resources funded by the voter-approved Kaweah Lake and Local Storm Water Maintenance fee, the City of Visalia’s storm preparedness efforts have been expanded in preparation of potential upcoming winter storms. City crews conduct storm preparedness activities annually by checking materials, supplies, equipment, and storm facilities and systems in late summer and early fall. […]

Edison Invests $25,000 in COS’ STEM Scholarship Program

Edison International presented the College of the Sequoias with a $25,000 investment in the STEM Scholarship Program. STEM stands for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of study offered by the COS. Graduates from these fields are often recruited for employment opportunities within Edison International. COS students continuing at COS or transferring to four-year […]

Cal Water Partners with Local Organizations to Brighten Holidays for Needy

As part of its continuing effort to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves, California Water Service Company (Cal Water) presented contributions of $2,500 to the Visalia Rescue Mission, the Wounded Warriors Project and the Visalia Emergency Aid Council, through the company’s “Operation Gobble” program to help make the Holiday season better […]

Tulare County Sued by Former Animal Control Employees

On November 10, two former Tulare County Animal Control employees, retired USMC Major Paul Grenseman and Julia Jimenez, filed suit in Tulare County Superior Court against five Tulare County employees, including Tim Lutz, Health and Human Resource Services fiscal operations manager. The plaintiffs are suing the county for discrimination, racial/ethnic and sexual harassment, failure to prevent discrimination and failure to prevent harassment as well retaliation for objecting […]

Visalia Planning Commission Approves 25-Acre Multi-Use Business Park

At its November 10 meeting, the City of Visalia Planning Commission approved a 25-acre master-planned, multiuse business park development on the southwest corner of North Plaza Drive and West Crowley Avenue, just north of Highway 198 in Business Research Park. The project, planned by 4Creeks, Inc., will offer 97,200 square feet of office space, 38,200 square feet of retail, a gas station and convenience […]

Nunes Appointed Intelligence Chair

On November 17, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA-22) will chair the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the 114th Congress: “Today we face a sophisticated and determined terrorist enemy that is intent on killing more and more Americans, not to mention innocents around the globe. We also face rogue states like Iran and North Korea that continue to thumb their noses […]