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Gymboree bankruptcy means closing stores in Visalia, Tulare

Children’s clothing store files for Chapter 11, plans to close all 380 Gymboree stores including ones at the Visalia Mall and Tulare Outlets @TheSunGazette SAN FRANCISCO – Another national retailer has gone bankrupt leaving soon-to-be-vacant store fronts in Tulare County malls. Children’s clothing store chain Gymboree announced on Jan. 16 that its parent company, Gymboree […]

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Visalia shops give a portion of their sales to downtown fire relief fund

Twenty downtown businesses hold fundraisers this week to benefit employees displaced by Dec. 26 fire on Main Street @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Downtown Visalia businesses have come together this week to raise money for employees displaced by the Dec. 26 fire that destroyed or damaged six business on Main Street. On its Facebook page titled “We […]

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Rosa Brothers looking to ‘cream’ the competition with new, all-natural coffee creamers

Rosa Brothers Milk Company in Tulare, CA launches line of  coffee creamers this week @TheSunGazette TULARE – For most it is an every day ritual to wake up to a hot cup of coffee. But instead of pouring in a few tablespoons of mundane creamer made from some faraway corporate farm, local company Rosa Brothers […]

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Taskforce formed to thwart spread of citrus greening disease

Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program form a response taskforce to develop voluntary actions if huanglongbing (HLB) is found in citrus @TheSunGazette CALIFORNIA – While the entire California citrus industry waits on a cure for huanglongbing (HLB), the deadly disease spread by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), invested stakeholders are working together on policies to […]

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Nichols Farms links up cans, cash to Tulare County

Nichols Farms in Hanford, CA donates 8,000 cans of food and $40,000 to FoodLink of Tulare County @TheSunGazette HANFORD – Nichols Farms just delivered three tons of cans, and thousands in cash to food FoodLink’s two weeks ago. After holding their first ever food drive this season, Nichols Farms was able to drive over two […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

For the week ending January 19, 2019. SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Late winter crops continue being planted. Recent rains have had a good impact on soil moisture, which benefits newly planted and existing fields. Wheat, oats and alfalfa are growing well; however, more sunny days are needed for better growth. Spraying for weeds […]

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Government shutdown has mixed impact for farms, ranches

By Christine Souza California Farm Bureau Federation (Editor’s note: The fifth paragraph of this story has been updated to reflect new information about the Market Facilitation Program.) california – As the partial shutdown of the federal government entered its third week, agencies serving farmers and ranchers reduced services as the new 116th Congress took office. The […]

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Opening of national parks gives Three Rivers an economic lift after tourism dollars tumble

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN THREE RIVERS – While the government has remained closed for a historic amount of time, Tulare County’s most visited scenes are now open. And it could not have been soon enough for the community of Three Rivers. Tom Marshall, Board President of the Three Rivers Historical Society and member of the Three […]

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Visalia company, P&L Marketing fined $50K for violating state law

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – A Visalia-based company offering test preparation classes for a pesticide applicator licenses was fined $50,000 for violating state law. The company, P&L Marketing Inc., claimed on its website that it offers people a one-day preparation class that helps them pass California Agricultural Pesticide License Exams on the first attempt with “a proven […]

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Nelson’s Ace Hardware located in former OSH building to open this March

By Nancy Vigran Reporter for the Sun-Gazette VISALIA– For many it was a sad day when Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) shuttered its doors in Visalia. But, on the heels of its closing a new hardware-garden store will be opening to fill much of the same niche and in the same location. Mike Nelson was able to […]

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