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 […]

Office of Emergency Services Reports 784 Private Well Failures in Tulare County

Through the week of November 3, the Tulare County Office of Emergency Services (OES) reported the failure of 784 private wells, most located in and around east Porterville. The Tulare County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation by OES Manager Andrew Lockman during their regular meeting on October 21. The presentation was focused on steps […]

New State Programs Create Opportunities for College of the Sequoias

Three recently launched state programs offer new opportunities for the College of the Sequoias – a financial literacy program, a program for those displaced by the drought, and most intriguing, the possibility of a four-year degree program. In late September, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that initially allows 15 California community colleges to award bachelor’s […]

Visalia Approves New General Plan

After four years of hard work, the Visalia City Council adopted their General Plan. After a three-and-a-half hour final meeting on October 14, the vote was 5-0 to adopt the Climate Action Plan, the General Plan Update and the associated Environmental Impact Report. “This truly is the community’s plan–the community was engaged throughout the process, […]

Panasonic and Coronal Group Complete Solar Projects

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (Panasonic) and Coronal Group LLC (Coronal) announced the completion last month of their ninth solar project in Tulare and Kings Counties. The projects provide 16.2 megawatts (MW) of energy to Southern California Edison’s grid to power approximately 14,500 homes annually. The solar projects include two in Tulare, three in Farmersville, two […]