New behavior policies take hold at Visalia Unified

A new ideology of behavior reform is taking hold in Visalia schools and the district is experiencing minor success. Beliefs behind Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) are not new. According to the PBIS informational website, Congress amended the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1997 and included the framework for the structure that would […]

Tulare spending big on community development

With the help of a big windfall, Tulare will be handing out nearly $1.3 million to help fund a long list of community projects in 2019 and into 2020. While the city makes annual allocations to various projects–mainly to low-income housing efforts–thanks to the payoff of an economic development loan to the tune of $590,000, […]

Robyn Stearns Announces Run for Board of Supervisors District 1

Former Exeter Mayor Robyn Stearns announced her candidacy for Tulare County Board of Supervisors District 1 at a campaign launch party Friday evening. Stearns will face challenger Larry Micari and incumbent Tulare County Supervisor Kuyler Crocker. Approximately 50 of Stearns close family, friends and co-workers gathered to launch her campaign. Ted Macauley, also a former […]

Nunley Demands $16.5M, Apology from City Hall

Tulare City Councilman Greg Nunley is demanding a public apology and a payment of $16.5 million from Tulare City Hall for what he claims is an organized effort to harm his construction and real estate development business. Nunley’s claims–including accusations of libel, slander and defamation, as well as fabrication of documents and unfair oversight of […]