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Water wise planning and planting with Luis Nursery

Luis’ Nursery that sits right outside of Farmersville is the sight to a tapestry of beautiful blooming plants. However, what they now have to offer is a little more than just what you’ll be planting in your backyard. Melanie Mackenzie, owner of Biomirage Landscape Design, has teamed up with Luis’ Nursery to give customers more […]

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Airing out the closet

Spring is notorious for new beginnings, fresh starts and of course cleansing your home of dust and unwanted clutter. And organizing the closet is the first step in organizing your home. Not only does cleaning your closet get rid of unused clothing items that haven’t been touched in month but it makes room for new […]

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Your tires: Where the rubber meets the road

Winter officially ended last Friday, as March 20 was the first day of spring. And regardless what the calendar says, summer may be here in a few weeks. And just like you, your car needs to acclimate to the changes in temperature, driving conditions and their age. “You should always pay attention to your tires, […]

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Proteus, Inc. raises awareness for farmworkers

March 23-27 marks National Farmworker Awareness Week. The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP), a national effort to bring awareness to the work and lives of farmworkers in the United States, is sponsoring a long-sleeved shirt drive. Proteus, Inc., as a member of AFOP, is doing its part to raise awareness about the risks farmworkers […]

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Tulare County declares Citrus Bloom

After consulting with the Tulare County Citrus Bloom advisory Committee, and in order to comply with the public notice provisions of Section 6656 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to the citrus/bee protection area, Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita officially declared the beginning of the citrus bloom period at 1 a.m. on March […]

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PC offers start-up business seminar

Starting a business can be stressful. For those looking for a little guidance on how to navigate a start-up company, The Porterville College Job, Entrepreneur and Career Center (J.E.C.) is inviting the public to attend a free workshop series. Titled “Steps to Business: Startup Series,” the workshops will be held on successive Fridays on April […]

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Author talks drought policy at VEDC

Noted author and historian Victor Davis Hanson will be the guest speaker for the Visalia Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Meeting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at the Marriott. His presentation, “A Tale of Four Droughts,” will focus on the economic impacts of California’s water management policy and the drought. The event is open to […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

Crop report for week ending: March 20, 2015 Small grains, other field crops: Alfalfa is being irrigated. Some fields of alfalfa are starting to be baled. With the warm weather, forage crops are progressing well. Most are being irrigated due to the lack of precipitation. Deciduous tree fruits, nuts and grapes Grapevines in most parts […]

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CSET continues drought assistance for Tulare co.

Water is not the only thing drying up as California’s drought begins its fourth straight year. Drought assistance for low income residents is becoming more scarce as well. In an effort to keep water utility costs down and promote water conservation measures, the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has announced an additional […]

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