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Tulare County picked for farmworker pilot program

By Reggie Ellis Tulare County went to bid for services on a pilot program this week to alleviate seasonally high unemployment rates in the country's most bountiful agricultural region. The Tulare County Workforce Investment Board (TCWIB) is seeking an organization to identify job opportunities and industries that are counter-cyclical to the county's largest and most […]

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Lindsay musters first state firefighter competition

By Andrea Camarena They came from up and down California. They came in trailers and campers. They hitched tents and turned Lindsay City Park into campgrounds and speedways. Members of the California Firemen's Muster Association (CFMA) turned a hot Valley weekend into a festival of antique fire equipment and cooling competition. Lindsay hosted its first […]

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Tulare County is trashy

By C.J. Barbre Last week the Sun-Gazette carried a story about new higher administrative fees for code compliance violations as it pertains to trash in rural areas. A subscriber called to ask the parameters of code compliance. Although it appeared to start with the State of the County address given by Board of Supervisors Chairman […]

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It's time to come clean

By C.J. Barbre County residents take note. A new fee or fine schedule has been approved by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors for properties in violation of county blight ordinances. And copies are in the hands of the county auditor/controller, county counsel, county fire, Resource Management Agency and the sheriff. Presently, the Resource Management […]

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Sheriff, RMA and fire station receive grants from Indian gaming

By C.J. Barbre At the June 28 Tulare County Board of Supervisors meeting, deputy county administrator David Bryant requested the supervisors approve funding from Tule River Indian gaming in the amount of $366,494, for local government mitigation costs. Last year the board of supervisors created the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee pursuant to SB […]

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STAY COOL

By Andrea Camarena It’s July and the summer sun has arrived. While the valley hasn’t seen triple digit weather yet this summer, that 95 degree temperature may still send you searching for ways to cool down the whole family. In the foothill communities public pools may be the closest and easiest solution to cool your […]

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Waning Wall

By Reggie Ellis There wasn't any Fourth of July celebration in Farmersville this past weekend. But there are plenty of people in Farmersville who fought for what it represents. Completed in 2004 for the 50th anniversary of the Farmersville Memorial Parade, the Farmersville Memorial Wall now stands in the corner of Veterans Memorial Park just […]

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