Restaurants To Be Allowed To Apply For Access To Sidewalks And Parking For Outdoor Service

Emergency Ordinance on Permits Will Facilitate Use of Public Right of Way – A press release from the City of Visalia In order to assist restaurants impacted by state and local public health orders on COVID-19, the City of Visalia has implemented an immediate measure whereby restaurants may apply for temporary conditional use permits allowing […]

College of the Sequoias Continues Modified Operations and Remote Learning through Fall 2020

A press release from College of the Sequoias Students, faculty, staff, K12 education partners, and community members- In light of continued developments surrounding COVID-19, the College of the Sequoias will continue modified and remote operations through the Fall 2020 semester. Instructional delivery methods will include online and hybrid models, based on course requirements. Student Services […]

California condors spotted in Sequoia National Park, first time in nearly half a century

National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working together to support birds’ recovery – A pres release Recently reintroduced endangered California condors continue to reoccupy parts of their historic range, including the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and adjacent foothills. Condors were seen atop Moro Rock, a popular hiking destination in Sequoia National […]

Cox Scores Funding for Valley Water Priorities in FY21 Appropriation

A Press Release from the office of Rep TJ Cox Representative TJ Cox Scores Funding for Friant-Kern Canal Repair, Other California Water Projects in House FY21 Appropriations Bill  Yesterday, Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21) announced the inclusion of several water infrastructure projects critical to the Central Valley in the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, must pass legislation funding […]

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 […]