Human chain protest ends in division

Black Lives Matter activists formed a human chain at El Diamante early Friday morning to protest the Visalia Unified School District’s (VUSD) decision to take down the signs memorializing fallen Black souls. Activists used caution tape to link themselves in front of the signs, a symbol of solidarity among students, educators and members of the […]

Stephen C. Harrell announces candidacy for Tulare City Council

Tulare native and District 1 Director of the Tulare Local Health Care District  formally announce his candidacy for Tulare City Council District 3 in the November 3, 2020 General Election. The people of District 3 deserve honest diligent representation.  Steve Harrell is running to restore integrity, confidence and a respect for everyone’s opinions in the […]

Ryan’s Place in Visalia to shutter during pandemic

Ryan’s Place, the beloved gathering spot on Mooney Boulevard in Visalia, has closed its doors to diners for the time being as the restaurant’s owners struggle with a labor shortage while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues apace. “It’s a temporary thing,” said Amy Rose, who manages Ryan’s Place and a handful of other restaurants founded […]

BLM Protesters Will Form Human Chain

“We’re going to be a human chain protecting these posters,” Serena Salcido, 19, Black Lives Matter (BLM) organizer said. “This is a memorial…I will fight for this.” Hours after the Visalia Unified School District’s decision to take down the signs outside of El Diamante High School on Monday, BLM protesters gathered outside the school around […]

Signs to Come Down at El Diamante

Editor’s note: Members of the community have started removing the signs for safe keeping and to preserve them. Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) Superintendent Dr. Tamara Ravalin sent out an email today announcing the Black Lives Matter (BLM) signs outside of El Diamante High School will be removed by July 3rd. No new signs, posters, […]