Travel: Wandering Through Gold Country

Surrounded by Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest, and situated within the two highest passes (Sonora Pass and Tioga Pass) through the Sierra Nevadas, Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties are […]

From Kitchen Waste to Garden Gold

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and…kitchen scraps? Yes, indeed! Locals: You can recycle kitchen waste into your green bins with […]

History: A Neighborhood with Enduring Charm

In 1983, travel writers for the Los Angeles Times called Visalia a “place of enduring charm.” They touted the town’s rich history and nice neighborhoods, encouraging readers to take a […]

The Carmel Cottage A Cozy Retreat

When the 1930s Dust Bowl pushed them out, thousands of Great Plains residents sought out a new place to call home. Visalia’s fertile soil became a landing place for many, […]

Life’s Sweet at Sugar’s

Tucked away in downtown Visalia is a secret garden; a tranquil space filled with terra cotta pots and California-grown plants. The open-air cactarium is fresh with artistic flavor. Aloe, snake […]

Editor’s Note

This past month was a whirlwind of activity and significance for my family. April is always a bit hectic for us, but this one was particularly momentous. In addition to […]