Caltrans cuts Highway 99 repair funds for Tulare

At the October 8 California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting in Modesto, Caltrans said that the agency wants to delay funding for widening Highway 99 in Madera and Tulare Counties and an upgrade for highway 46 in San Luis Obispo County. Caltrans proposed to cut $61.3 million to be held in reserve for priority rail projects. […]

VUSD Shows Slight Improvement in ELA and Math

A Press Release from Visalia Unified School District The California State Department of Education released Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) information reflecting performance in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics during the 2018-2019 annual administration. This is the fifth year of the computer-based SBAC administration, and it reflects the closest performance comparison between Visalia Unified students […]

TJ Cox moves forward for Valley Veterans during Town Hall

At a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday in Sanger, 21st District Democratic Congressman TJ Cox addressed a multitude of local concerns and illustrated progress regarding water consumption, agriculture and aiding our combat veterans. “The suicide rate needs to go down to zero,” said Cox, addressing those with Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome, especially those who live in rural […]

City of Lindsay seeking out new City Manager

The City of Lindsay is looking for a new top administrator.   Zigler Retires With the city finally standing on firmer financial ground, City Manager Bill Zigler decided it was time to hang up his spurs. Zigler, a 21-year veteran of the US Navy, started as a self-described “gray-haired intern” in the city’s Planning and […]

Mother Says VUSD Ignoring Bullying

The mother of a 9-year-old boy says the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) isn’t doing enough to protect her son after he was attacked by bullies. Kelly Aguirre, whose son is a third-grader at Cottonwood Creek Elementary, says the boy was attacked by three other students while at recess on September 19, and the response […]