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Mattress retailers asleep on recycling

@TheSunGazette fresno – As a customer, falling asleep on a brand new mattress is a welcoming feeling. However, for retailers, falling asleep on recycling compliance can be costly. A California law that went into effect in December of 2015 is still seeing a large number of retailers not complying. The California Mattress Recycling Fee Collection […]

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Hellwig leads manufacturing for 70 years

By Amy C. Witt @AmyCWitt_SGN visalia – Father and son, Rudy and Don Hellwig used to walk through neighborhoods looking at passenger cars offering to fix the vehicles’ sagging rear end and install it in the customer’s driveway for $7.00. Now, Hellwig Products, one of the most historic, respected family-owned and operated businesses is celebrating […]

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FWA hires first Chief Operating Officer

@TheSunGazette lindsay – The Friant Water Authority (FWA) has tapped a former employee to fill its first ever chief operating officer position. On Dec. 20, FWA, which operates and maintains the Friant-Kern Canal, announced that Douglas DeFlitch will serve as COO at its headquarters in Lindsay. From the Lindsay office, DeFlitch will oversee the FWA […]

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Lemon growers get lump of coal for Christmas

@TheSunGazette exeter – Just as lemon growers in the Valley are battling freezing temperatures, they are also gearing up for a battle with foreign pests and possibly a price war. On Dec. 20, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published its final ruling on allowing Argentine lemons into the United States. The […]

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Rawhide fans, GM honored by MiLB

@TheSunGazette visalia – The City of Visalia may not be sure about a longterm stadium lease agreement with the Visalia Rawhide, but what is certain is that the team is well respected by their peers in professional baseball. The Visalia Rawhide, as announced by Minor League Baseball and Esurance, were named the inaugural 2016 Esurance Home […]

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FHCN plays Santa for needy families

@TheSunGazette visalia – Family HealthCare Network isn’t just concerned about the health of their patients when they come through the door. The network of federally qualified health centers also wants to make sure they have what they need to eat and be merry this holiday season. On Monday, Dec. 5, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) donated […]

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crop row

Farming still a family way of life in America Farming remains overwhelmingly a family affair, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ninety-nine percent of U.S. farms today are family-owned, accounting for 89 percent of farm production. Small farms make up 90 percent of total farms, though large-scale family farms hold […]

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TULARE COUNTY CROP REPORT

For the week ending Dec. 10, 2016. SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Fields continue to be prepared and planted to winter wheat and barley forage. Cotton harvest should be completed and most fields have been shredded and disked to comply with the Cotton Plowdown Regulations. Growers have until December 20th to comply with the […]

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O’Reilly sued for mishandling hazardous waste

@TheSunGazette tulare county – O’Reilly Auto Parts will pay $9.86 million in a settlement alleging that the national auto chain’s California stores mishandled hazardous materials over a five-year span. Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward joined 50 other California District Attorneys on Dec. 2 to announce the ruling by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad […]

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TULARE CO. CROP REPORT

For the week ending December 3, 2016. SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Much needed recent rain will help newly planted forage crops germinate, and give a boost to those already up and growing. Fields continue to be prepared and planted to winter forage. Cotton harvest is mostly completed and fields are being shredded and […]

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