Visalia City Council Responds to Tulare County Homeless Task Force Strategies

The Tulare County Homeless Task Force presented its strategy on homelessness at the December 16 Visalia City Council work session. The plan, dubbed “Pathway Home,” was presented by Nikka Raskin, executive director of Homebase Solutions. Tulare County Supervisor Amy Shuklian, Chair of the task force, said that the plan is for the cities and county […]

Warming Center Approved by Visalia Planning Commission

The Visalia Planning Commission held a special meeting December 18 to review a request for a temporary conditional permit of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as a low-barrier warming center. This is Reverend Suzy Ward’s third successful attempt at receiving the city’s approval. The planning commission unanimously approved the temporary use of the church from December […]

Sunshine Paradise Ranch approved by supervisors

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors unanimously sided with property owners and the Planning Commission, upholding an earlier decision and denying a citizens group’s appeal of a plan to construct a 15-person guest ranch on South Fork Drive near the southern entrance to Sequoia National Park. While this was the outcome sought by Mike Cannarozzi–the […]

Visalia Unified board confident in budget

The VUSD Board of Education members look forward to a bright future despite a budget deficit of $5.28 million. The need for competitive education in the Valley and in Visalia itself was a major concern at the special meeting on December 3 in Visalia. With an unexpected addition of 313 students, the addition of Denton […]

Kaweah Delta listening to community

Kaweah Delta held its first of five listening sessions December 12 at a town hall held at 210 Connect in downtown Visalia. Using the defeat of Measure H as a learning opportunity, Kaweah Delta has scheduled five town halls in its five zones to listen “more carefully and more often to our community.” “We want […]