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Dollar General settles over hazardous waste

@TheSunGazette tulare county – A Kern County judge has ordered the company that owns Dollar General stores and a distribution center in California, Dolgen California, to pay $1.12 million as part of a civil settlement for unlawfully disposing hazardous wastes over a five-year period. The final judgment was announced Monday, April 17 by the Kern […]

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Art may be cure for fading downtown

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN lindsay – The building at 248 N. Sweetbriar Ave. symbolizes the struggle of local businesses in downtown Lindsay. Despite being located between the city’s two largest attractions – the McDermont Field House and Friday Night Market – and across from some of its most upscale rental properties, nothing seems to stick […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Winter wheat is being cut for silage as the weather permits. The wet weather early in the week delayed the cutting of alfalfa fields, but cutting and baling will resume with the coming of drier weather. Corn is both being planted and germinating well. Dried Black-eyed beans were exported […]

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For week ending April 15, 2017 SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Winter forage crops are maturing well. Oats are being cut, dried, and baled. Some alfalfa fields are being cut and baled. Corn is both being planted and germinating DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: Grapevines continue to leaf out. Due to the continued […]

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Feds relent on water holdout

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN tulare county – Farmers have already made decisions on what to do with 65% of their water allocation. Therefore it was bittersweet news to hear that the Federal Bureau of Reclamations decided to issue 100% of farmers’ full allocation. Since the 100% allocation news, the San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority […]

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Event offers Opportunity for veterans, April 26

@TheSunGazette visalia – After fighting for the land of opportunity, it seems the bare minimum that America could offer its veterans is an opportunity to make their lives better. That’s the idea behind the annual Veterans Opportunity Day. At this event, veterans can learn about job opportunities, meet prospective employers, and get information about services […]

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Contractor’s yard OK’d north of Woodlake

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN woodlake – A Woodlake landowner will be allowed to have a contractor’s storage yard on his property after a neighbor’s appeal was denied for a second time. At its April 4 meeting, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors denied an appeal filed by Robert Matta to shut down his neighbor’s use […]

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  For the week ending April 8. SMALL GRAINS & OTHER FIELD CROPS: Winter forage crops are maturing well. Oats are being cut, dried, and baled. Some alfalfa fields are being cut and baled. Corn seed is being received in advance of planting. Black-eyed beans were exported to Korea. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS & GRAPES: […]

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Citrus bloom declared in Dist. 1 & 2

@TheSunGazette tulare county – Citrus bloom is here and it brings with it more than the Orange Blossom Festival last week in Lindsay. At 1 a.m. on March 28, Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita declared citrus bloom in District 1, which encompasses eastern Visalia to Three Rivers and Exeter to Strathmore. At 1 a.m. […]

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