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Construction Gets Underway on a 1M-SF Warehouse in Visalia Industrial Park

Construction is underway on a new warehouse and distribution center for a major hardware retailer, as part of the Visalia Industrial Park. The Fortune 500 hardware corporation will lease the 1.033 million-square-foot building when construction is complete in fourth quarter 2022, according to Seefried Industrial Properties and capital partner USAA Real Estate.

Candy Cane Lane parade is tonight despite near-record COVID-19 deaths in Tulare County

After canceling last year for the first time in its 75-year history, Visalia's Candy Cane Lane Parade will return today to kick off the holiday season. Frontline healthcare workers will serve as this year's Grand Marshal, Mayor Steve Nelsen announced. Downtown Visalians, the parade's host, partnered with Kaweah Health and Family Health Care Network...
Porterville Recorder

'Mr. Porterville' described Jeff Edwards to a tee

Jeff Edwards, beloved photographer and historian, and the go-to man for any information about Porterville, or any of the surrounding communities, had a bench dedicated to him at the Porterville Municipal Golf Course on Sunday. The bench is inscribed to Jeff Edwards on one side, and to his brother Glen...

Visalia Drywall company says it was unaware of labor law changes

VISALIA – A Visalia drywall company fined millions of dollars for underpaying employees says it has fully cooperated with state regulators since it became aware of the issue. “Despite the public release of an investigation and citation by the California Department of Industrial Relations, NGC Construction has been diligent in...

Candy Cane Lane returns for 75th parade

VISALIA – Shortly after World War II the community of Visalia came together to deck the halls of downtown with boughs of holly, strings of lights and a line of festive floats. Now, after the height of another global conflict, this time against a villainous virus, Visalia is ready to celebrate the 75th occurrence of its Candy Cane Lane Parade.

Judge denies motion to dismiss all charges in Tulare hospital case

TULARE – The case against three former healthcare executives charged with conspiring to steal more than $13 million from hospital districts in Tulare and Lone Pine, Calif. can finally move forward following a judge’s decision. On Nov. 16, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Michael Sheltzer denied demurrers filed by former...

City council tries to clear the air on smoke shops

Visalia city council discusses updating smoke shop zoning ordinance barring operation within 1000 feet of schools, licensed daycares, libraries, parks, churches or each other, plans moratorium on all new smoke shops until new ordinance is adopted. VISALIA – Back in May, the Visalia city council upheld a permit for PRD...

Council considers intersection name proposal to honor Tulare Olympians

TULARE – Members of the community have proposed a name change to the city. The Tulare Avenue and K Street intersection could honor Tulare Olympians over the years: Richard Torrez Jr, Bob Mathias, and Sam Iness. The name ‘Olympian Square’ is proposed to honor all Tulare’s former Olympians including the...

VUSD still seeking trustee for Area 6

VISALIA – The closest form of government with the greatest impact on your family is arguably your local school district board of trustees. School board trustees decide which schools your children attend, what curriculum your children will learn, when you can take family vacations and who will spend between two and seven hours every weekday with your children.

Letter: Support for Lucia Vasquez to represent VUSD Trustee Area 6

As we approach the academic midyear with one new VUSD Board Trustee taking over the seat for Mr. Crabtree and the need to replace Mr. Pope following his recent resignation, Lucia Vasquez is available to assume the vacancy. She is an experienced, highly educated candidate, and one admired by those who reside within Trustee Area 6 vacated by Mr. Pope. Who better to assume the role than the person who lost to Mr. Pope in the last election by only a few votes, was supported by the Visalia Teachers Association, and is knowledgeable about the needs and concerns within the area she resides?

City infrastructure funding gets on the road

Visalia has completed $42 million capital improvement projects in the last two years and is working on more than $143 million more. VISALIA – While 2020 will be remembered, or hopefully somewhat forgotten, for the government’s response to the global pandemic, 2021 might be remembered as the year lawmakers got back to the basics of government. In October, the U.S. Congress debated and passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, California is preparing to spend $6 billion on high-speed internet infrastructure, Tulare County is investing a record $155 million into local parks and Visalia announced it was working on more than $143 million in road, trail and facility projects throughout the city.

CCM plucks Senate staffer as new government director

EXETER – California Citrus Mutual took a man on the inside of government and made him their own when they hired Jacob Villagomez as their new director of state government affairs. CCM announced this month that Villagomez is coming from the state Senate, where he previously served as the district...
Porterville Recorder

City of Lindsay considering how to do Friday Night Market

While it's still deciding how it will proceed the City of Lindsay could take over the popular Friday Night Market that's held downtown in 2022. In the end the Lindsay City Council wasn't able to make a decision on the management of the event at its November 9 meeting and will likely have to do so early next year.