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Corcoran State Prison seeks COS as partner in education

In 2016, College of the Sequoias will embark upon a project initiated by California State Prison, Corcoran (CSP-COR), to make college classes available at the prison and its related Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF-CSP). Part of a larger, California initiative to expand education opportunities in state prisons, Corcoran officials are soliciting help from COS as […]

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It’s show time in Visalia

It’s show time in Visalia! Visalia Unified School District will continue its tradition of high energy student performances this month with five musicals in its spring semester lineup. “For many years, our community has grown accustomed to excellent high school performing arts productions,” said outgoing Superintendent Craig Wheaton. “Everything from band to dance — we have wonderful performances […]

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Tulare Co. Sheriff Dept. SPOT-lights achievement

There is often a stigma that comes with being an armed law enforcement officer. This stigma seems to be amplified in rural, socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. However, thanks to the Sheriff’s Public Outreach Team (SPOT) of Tulare County, law enforcement is building a foundation of trust and transparency between the community and the department. The SPOT […]

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Former deputy gets five years in prison

A former deputy with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department will be spending the next five years with people he may have help put behind bars. On Jan. 13, Judge Kathryn Montejano sentenced William Nulick, 44, to five years in state prison for sexual assault. The former deputy sheriff plead no contest on Nov. 20, 2015 […]

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Flood project closes Race Ave. now thru Feb. 18

As part of the construction of the Downtown Stormwater Flood Protection Project, a road closure will be taking place on Race Avenue between Tipton Street and Burke Street. The closure, scheduled for exactly one month, began Monday, Jan. 18 and will continue through Thursday, Feb. 18. Businesses on Race Avenue will remain open during the […]

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Workshops offered for Empowerment for Better Living program

If you would like to learn how to better manage your health, sign up for a free six-week workshop presented by Kaweah Delta Health Care District. The workshop is designed to help people with ongoing health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, asthma, or any other chronic condition. Class size is typically around 12-18 […]

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Tulare Co. seeks support for Homeless Project

The Tulare and Kings counties are seeking community support to help the homeless. The 8th annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a one-day, one-stop event offering services, housing, and hospitality to those experiencing homelessness and event organizers are asking for community support to serve the over 1,000 people expected to be seeking services at the events. […]

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County libraries reopen literacy center

A ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 5 marked the reopening of the Literacy Center of the Tulare County Library. The event, sponsored by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, recognized the renovation of the Center and the Visalia Community Rotary Foundation, which funded the project. Marie Labbee, Chamber Ambassador Chair, opened the event, and Darla Wegener, […]

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Visalia 100% on board with clean burning fleet

Visalia Transit’s fleet is about to become a whole lot greener by saving some green on six low-emission buses and applying for grants to purchase up to six zero-emission electric buses. At its Jan. 4 meeting, the Visalia City Council authorized the transfer of two 2009 Orion VII and four 2006 Orion VII 35-foot compressed […]

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