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Citrus pest spreads in the Valley

Agricultural officials and citrus farmers continue to work with California residents and other stakeholders to control the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), a citrus pest of grave concern because it can spread a devastating disease that is fatal to citrus trees: huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening.  Quarantines for ACP provide a mechanism for controlling the movement […]

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Digging up dollars for families

Pacific Western Bank and Rural LISC announced a $1 million loan to Self-Help Enterprises last month as part of a collaborative effort to alleviate drought conditions in the San Joaquin Valley. Located in Visalia, Self-Help Enterprises will use the funds to provide low-income residents with permanent solutions including low-interest loans to drill a deeper or […]

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Do the ‘Local Motion’ with TCAG

Businesses interested in sponsoring Tulare County’s transportation awards are running out of time. The deadline for sponsorships of the fifth annual Local Motion awards is this Friday, Jan. 8. Sponsorships are $500 each and include: table signage, one free lunch registration, a logo in the event program and recognition at www.tularecog.org, the website for the […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

For the week ending Jan. 2, 2016. Small Grains and Other Field Crops: Winter crops such as wheat are thriving with a good mixture of rain and sunshine. Those that have planted dryland fields (no wells) are optimistic for a good return this year. Deciduous Tree Fruits, Nuts, and Grapes: Post-harvest cultural maintenance continues in […]

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Self-Help develops a new year in 2016

As the last 365 day period came to a close, there was diligent planning that happened throughout. Now with 2016 already six days in the making, Self-Help Enterprises has provided time to plan out a successful year to come. The construction of three affordable rental communities will be underway in 2016. Highland Gardens (36 units) is […]

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Water trickles in first half of 2016

February Feb. 1 – Coldwell Banker branches J. Heaton & Associates in Exeter and Avedian Properties in Visalia announced a merger between the two forming the new Avedian-Heaton Properties real estate brokerage. Feb. 2 – Trina Leon, manager of Straw Hat Pizza in Lindsay, appeared on the TV gameshow “The Price Is Right.” Feb. 2 […]

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leaping to the rescue

As you are making resolutions for a healthier 2016, biologists have started working on their resolution to give about 300 endangered frogs a healthier life as well. Critically endangered tadpoles emergency evacuated from the high Sierra and transported to Oakland Zoo and San Francisco Zoo have successfully morphed into healthy mountain yellow-legged frogs. The precious […]

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Crookshanks recognized as exemplary educator

The impact a teacher has on the life of a student can not be measured. Often times students spend more time at school than they do at home. With this in mind the Gates Foundation established the College-Ready Unit. At the request of Don Shalvey, Overseer of the Gates Foundation program, the College-Ready Unit recently […]

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Discover sustainable careers and lifestyles at COS

Professionals and community members who want to become more environmentally aware and incorporate sustainable practices into their work will benefit from several Sustainability courses being offered this Spring Semester at College of the Sequoias (COS). Sustainability is the practice of carefully using resources so as not to deplete them according to Thom Black, COS Industry […]

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