Superintendent selection causing strife at VUSD

Questions over the selection process for the Visalia Unified School District’s (VUSD) next superintendent seem to have brewed a minor civil war among members of the city’s education community. After dismissing former Superintendent Dr. Todd Oto in May, the VUSD’s Board of Trustees is now poised to select his replacement. However, a group of 30 […]

Farmersville’s first cannabis store, Token Farms, opens

After much anticipation, the first of three recently approved cannabis storefronts is finally open in Farmersville, and business is booming. By the time Token Farms opened its doors, a line of hundreds of eager customers already stretched off the property and past neighboring businesses. “It’s great. It’s a huge line,” said Token’s owner Jennifer Mendonca. […]

Cannabis Company Implicated in Scandal Recommended for Dispensary Permit

The Hanford City Council is holding a public hearing today to award the second of two permits for a storefront cannabis dispensary. According to tonight’s agenda, the city staff is strongly recommending Harvest of Hanford. Six applicants completed the rigorous permit process and there remain three finalists. The three finalists will present their case tonight […]

VUSD hosts forum on vaping

In response to the dramatic increase in teen vaping, and the recent deaths of two people in the South Valley, the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) hosted a forum to educate the community about what it considers an epidemic. Frank Escobar, director of student services for VUSD, moderated the forum last night at the El […]