Bars Mandated to Close in Tulare and Kings County

In a written statement by Governor Newsom and Public Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell all bars in Tulare and Kings Counties must close immediately. Seven counties in total received the mandate including Fresno, Imperial, Kern, San Joaquin and Los Angeles. The statement also made a recommendation that eight other counties close their bars but it […]

Report Details Pandemic Losses to California Farms and Ranches

A Press Release from the California Farm Bureau Pandemic-related losses to California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses will range between $5.9 billion and $8.6 billion this year, according to an economic study released today. The analysis says the state’s agricultural sector has already suffered $2 billion in losses so far, from disrupted markets and rising […]

Visalia council approves deficit budget

A deficit budget covering the next two fiscal years will see the city of Visalia outspending its income by more than $3 million. The plan–which spends $72.9 million in fiscal year 2020-21 with a $1.48 million deficit and $73.9 million in FY 21-22 with a $1.55 million deficit–received unanimous support from the Visalia City Council […]

Visalia Unified schools plan to return to extracurricular activities

Visalia Unified high schools are planning a modified return to extracurricular activities on July 1, 2020. VUSD will follow state and local health guidelines to implement the return of extracurricular programs with group participant limits and social distancing. VUSD athletics, visual and performing arts, and other student group activities will begin with limited group participation […]