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Key Valley industries like citrus, dairy and cotton are hurt by tariffs for second year

Key Valley industries like citrus, dairy and cotton are hurt by tariffs for second year

By John Lindt Sierra 2 the Sea CENTRAL VALLEY – For the second season in a row, United States fruit growers will face retaliatory export tariffs this shipping season imposed by som ...

Exeter Council foregoes costly special election, will appoint Dist. A resident to fill Teresa Boyce’s seat

Exeter Council foregoes costly special election, will appoint Dist. A resident to fill Teresa Boyce’s seat

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER– Exeter City Council decided how they want to move forward in filling former mayor and councilwoman Teresa Boyce’s seat at their meeting last week. ...

State endangers local cannabis control, Woodlake issues opposition letter

State endangers local cannabis control, Woodlake issues opposition letter

Woodlake opposing AB 1356 over encroachment of local control, arbitrary liquor license to dispensary ratio By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN WOODLAKE – Cities weary about commercial marijua ...

Lindsay City Council denies city manager Bill Zigler’s raise, passes cannabis ordinance

Lindsay City Council denies city manager Bill Zigler’s raise, passes cannabis ordinance

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – Lindsay City Hall’s top job will not be making more than it is now as the Council denied their city manager a raise in open session at last week’ ...

Visalia company 1 of only 3 in nation making paper straws

Visalia company 1 of only 3 in nation making paper straws

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Plastic straws suck … and in more ways than their intended use. In the last year, straws have quickly risen to the top of the list of plastic ...

Violent crime remains at a 10-year low in Visalia

Violent crime remains at a 10-year low in Visalia

Visalia Police Department reports that violent crimes are down 22%, gang related violent crimes down 93% since 2008 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Media reports of crime in ...

A Flagbearer For Gay Pride

A Flagbearer For Gay Pride

Visalia man who elevated the artform of flagging plans performance at this weekend’s Visalia Pride to commemorate 50th anniversary of milestone in gay rights movement By Reggie Ell ...

Longtime Woodlake Rodeo announcer Nicholson dies in off-road crash

Longtime Woodlake Rodeo announcer Nicholson dies in off-road crash

Chad Nicholson is dead at the age of 50 following a 4-wheeling accident on Highway 245 near Badger @TheSunGazette WOODLAKE –  A hush fell across the professional rodeo circuit over ...

Vietnam-era veteran to give keynote in Exeter

Vietnam-era veteran to give keynote in Exeter

American Legion seeks volunteers to place more than 1,300 flags at veterans’ graves in Exeter By Nancy Vigran Reporting for The Sun-Gazette EXETER – Vietnam-era Veteran Stan Dillon ...

Farmersville formally opposes fracking in Tulare County

Farmersville formally opposes fracking in Tulare County

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – Farmersville became the first city to formally oppose the federal government’s plan to begin fracking in the central valley. At its May 1 ...

Stan Taylor offers Visalia encore in June

Stan Taylor offers Visalia encore in June

Stan Taylor brings new sounds from his latest studio album to Visalia Fox after performing for fundraiser there on April 26 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Imagine you are sitting in the ...

McKaylie Caesar readies for 3200-meter competition this Friday and Saturday at the State Championships

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN LINDSAY – The most decorated runner in the history of Lindsay High School will appear once more on a high school track. McKaylie Caesar will have her curtain call during the State Championships at Buchanan’s Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 25. “I’m really looking forward to running in the state meet […]

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May 22, 2019 () comments

Key Valley industries like citrus, dairy and cotton are hurt by tariffs for second year

By John Lindt Sierra 2 the Sea CENTRAL VALLEY – For the second season in a row, United States fruit growers will face retaliatory export tariffs this shipping season imposed by some of our biggest customers including China, Mexico, Canada and the EU. And it isn’t as if Central Valley farmers are immune. A look […]

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Vietnam-era veteran to give keynote in Exeter

American Legion seeks volunteers to place more than 1,300 flags at veterans’ graves in Exeter By Nancy Vigran Reporting for The Sun-Gazette EXETER – Vietnam-era Veteran Stan Dillon has been chosen as the keynote speaker for this year’s American Legion Memorial Day ceremony. Dillon looks to honor those who sacrificed their lives for their country, […]

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Area Graduation Ceremonies Schedule

Graduation Ceremonies Pomp and Circumstance is here again as local high school seniors get ready to receive their diplomas. The following is a list of local graduation ceremonies: Exeter Union High School Time: 8:00 p.m. Date: Friday, June 7 Place: Exeter Stadium, 505 W. Rocky Hill Drive in Exeter. Lindsay High School Time: 7:45 p.m. […]

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Obituary: Robert Jackson “Jack” Griffin

Robert Jackson “Jack” Griffin Robert Jackson Griffin, formerly of Tulare County, Calif. died on May 15, 2019, which was his 90th birthday. “Jack,” as he was known throughout this life, was born prematurely at home on May 15, 1929, in Fair Play, Mo. to parents Roy S. and Sarah Ann (Sawyer) Griffin. Jack married Dorothy […]

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County health officials say measles outbreak unlikely here

Tulare County has a non-existent risk of a measles outbreak since the disease was eliminated in 2000 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Just four months into the year, the number of measles cases reported in the U.S. in 2019 is already the highest of any year since measles was officially declared eliminated in 2000. The increase is […]

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