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Art of the foothills will greet those who ‘Visit Visalia’

Tourism office displays art featuring oil paintings by Heidi Steinman @TheSunGazette VISALIA – A new art exhibit will be on display in the local tourism office that spotlights the beauty of the Tulare County, and not just the majestic mountains to the east.  Last week, Visit Visalia announced an exhibition of artwork by local artist […]

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CDFA Secreteary appoints Tyler Ribiero of Tulare to first-ever California Cattle Council

@TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – A local dairyman is among the first-ever appointees to the newly formed California Cattle Council. Tyler Ribiero of Tulare and 10 others up and down the state were appointed by California Department of Food & Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross to the council on June 27. Ribiero is a fourth-generation dairyman who graduated […]

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Kaweah Delta looks to expand its horizons in Tulare County

Study presented to hospital’s board suggests district merger with Dinuba, Exeter, Lindsay and Woodlake to expand its boundaries, tax base and revenue By John Lindt  Sierra2theSea News Service VISALIA – A new QK Inc. consultant report requested by Kaweah Delta Healthcare district says some 48% of the hospital’s patients live outside the district and are […]

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Operation Red Reaper cuts ties between Norteno street gang and captains in Nuestra Familia prison gang

Federal, state, and local law enforcement arrest high ranking members, street thugs in an effort to dismantle multinational drug and gun trafficking business in Kings and Tulare counties By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN HANFORD – A multinational meth ring run by California’s most notorious gangs was brought down last week in Kings and Tulare counties following […]

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Farmersville fire chief may get budget axe as grant funding expires

City’s 2019-20 budget does not include funding for Fire Chief John Crivello and it is unlikely it will be award a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) for a third time By Crystal Havner @TheSunGazette FARMERSVILLE – The City of Farmersville spent the first 54 years of its history without a fire chief […]

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Tulare’s Portuguese community celebrates 100 years in the city

For 100 years, the Tulare Divino Espirito Santo (TDES) Hall has served Portuguese immigrants and their descendants keeping their faith and tradition alive in the community. This year brings about the celebration with the 101st year of the Festival of the Holy Spirit, with a week-long celebration. By Nancy Vigran Reporting for the Sun-Gazette TULARE […]

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63 farmworkers exposed to pesticides on vineyard

Workers began feeling nauseous, vomiting while tending grapes in the Dinuba area By Kaitlin Washburn @kwashy12 DINUBA – Farm workers were allegedly exposed to pesticides last week while working on a vineyard west of Dinuba. Three were sent to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia for nausea and vomiting following the June 18 incident. First responders […]

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Jury convicts Lindsay gang member in 2012 murder of 19-year-old

Norteno gang member Joshua Stepp faces life in prison for murdering Michael Avalos, 19, of Lindsay on orders from death row “Psycho” Eric Jimenez By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – A Lindsay gang member is facing life in prison for killing a 19-year-old who was trying to put his gang affiliations behind him. On June […]

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Tulare City Council pushes for recreational marijuana measure on November 2020 ballot

Proposition 64 legalizing recreational marijuana was passed by a majority of Californians in 2016, but failed by 53% in Tulare By Luis Hernandez @TheSunGazette TULARE – Tulare residents will vote on recreational marijuana sales – again. The Tulare City Council asked city administrators to prepare guidelines to consider putting the sale of recreational marijuana before […]

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Fired up for the Fourth: Local events celebrating our independence

Locals have a variety of options to enjoy Independence Day fireworks and other festivities @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – Summer is upon us and the temperatures are on the rise. This July 4, the U.S. turns 243 years young! Here are some ways to celebrate: Saturday, June 29 – Porterville – Celebrated each year on the […]

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