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Lemons grow California’s export market

Lemons emerge as the new fresh market crop to grow the California export market By Jay Pederson Blueprints Magazine TULARE COUNTY – Citrus fruits represent the most important fruit tree crop in the world. This colossal industry encompasses oranges, mandarins, tangelos, tangerines, grapefruit, lemons, limes, and other related fruits with production exceeding 120 million metric […]

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Growing Blueberries

By Nancy Hawkins UCCE Master Gardener Let’s talk blueberries. I planted six one-gallon size plants about a year ago with big expectations. No blueberries yet. So, I decided to do some research to find out why. Blueberries belong to the family Ericaceae, which includes azaleas and rhododendrons. Most gardeners will recognize this plant family as […]

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Sports Extra

Girls Basketball Spartans restricted to 57 in D-IV quarterfinals loss Strathmore’s run to Selland Arena was cut short on Thursday, Feb. 14, by the McFarland Cougars 83-57. Strathmore kept the score close at halftime by only trailing 38-30, but was outscored in the second half. Girls Basketball Wilkinson drops 20 in Monarchs’ playoff loss Jaycie […]

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Former Rawhide owner to be roasted

Sports legends and local dignitaries roast local celebrity Stan Simpson at Inaugural Rotary Club Roast @TheSunGazette VISALIA–The hot seat during a roast is an interesting place to be while your friends and colleagues joke with exaggerated stories of your successes and failures. Former Visalia Rawhide owner Stan Simpson will get that honor after the Rotary […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending February 16, 2019

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Winter wheat and forage fields will benefit from the continued rains. Ongoing rain will help tremendously with non-irrigated field crops.  DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: Early stone fruit varieties continue to bloom. Stone fruit orchards continue to be pruned along, with being irrigated to protect them from recent […]

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Obituary: Ronnie Dwaine Adam

Ronnie Dwaine Adam Ronnie Dwaine Adam of Lindsay, Calif. was called to be with his Lord, after a brief battle with cancer, while surrounded by his family at home on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. He was 75 years old. Ron was born on Oct. 17, 1943 in Visalia, Calif. He graduated from Lindsay High School […]

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Obituary: Eugene Edward “Shakey” Shields

Eugene Edward “Shakey” Shields  Gene Shields, formerly of Exeter, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 1, 2019. He was 98 years old. Gene was a fixture at Exeter High School where he taught driver’s education and coached for 32 years. Also, he was very active in Lions Club performing in the hilarious shows […]

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Sheriff’s Office dedicates part of Highway 190 to late deputy, pilot

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office paid tribute to their fallen officer and pilot on Sunday, Feb. 10, in the form of a Memorial Highway dedication. The unveiling came on the three year anniversary of the tragic death of Deputy Scott Ballentyne and Sheriff’s Pilot James Julio Chavez. Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, the […]

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California adopts new art standards for ‘creative economy’

@TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO —Once considered an afterthought in education, with little prospects of employment or career opportunities, artistic disciplines are now an emerging “creative economy.” In addition to studies that show how art can improve a student’s overall learning and well being, a 2018 report suggests that it is also an economically viable career path. According […]

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