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Sixth graders compete in anti-tobacco challenge

Woodlake Valley Middle, Three Rivers Elementary among 20 teams in game show-style competition @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Sixth grade students in Woodlake and Three Rivers will be among 20 teams to compete in the 18th Annual Anti-Tobacco Challenge Bowl today, Wednesday, Feb. 14. The competition, hosted by the Tulare County Office of Education’s CHOICES Prevention Program, […]

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Local Agency Formation Commission reviews annexations, establishes boundaries

@TheSunGazette VISALIA — Have you ever wondered why city boundaries don’t look more square on the map? Questioned why the city limits continue to expand while there is still vacant property within the boundaries? Or why cities grow around county property leaving it cut off from county services? Well, the agency that makes those decisions would […]

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Darth Vader and 501st Legion of Storm Troopers precede Sequoia Symphony concert celebrating composer John Williams

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Listening to music is a different experience from hearing it as part of a film. There are no images to connect with the music. In an era of streaming video accessible at any time, we often lose the meaning of music without the context of its visual counterpart. For example, […]

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J. G. Boswell Co. withdraws Yokohl Ranch project to build 10,000 homes east of Exeter

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN EXETER – A foothills area city that would have literally changed the landscape of Tulare County has been scrapped. The J.G. Boswell Company notified Tulare County last week that it was formally withdrawing its application for Yokohl Ranch, a new city planned for development on 36,000 acres in the foothills east of […]

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Girls Soccer: Exeter comes up short in fight for first place

Monarchs drop chance to pull even in league with loss against Kingsburg 3-1 By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Exeter drove into Kingsburg riding high from a four game winning streak. Their last loss was in fact against the Kingsburg Vikings (20-1-1, 7-0) on their own turf, 1-0. Unfortunately, the Monarchs (10-5, 5-2) weren’t able to […]

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Man of the Year Adrian Gutierrez helps parents, learners make their way to college

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – It is no secret Lindsay’s population struggles with poverty. But it might not be well known some people are trying to fix that from the inside. At least thwarting poverty and changing culture is the mission of Lindsay’s 2017 Man of the Year award winner Adrian Gutierrez. The 38-year-old Orange […]

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World Ag Expo announces Top-10 New Products

Automated orchard sprayer from Kingsburg is among Top-10 New Products featured at World Ag Expo @TheSunGazette TULARE – A revolutionary product with the ability to automate orchard spraying was named one of the Top-10 New Products at this year’s World Ag Expo, and it will make the shortest trip as it was designed just up […]

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2017 Male Youth of the Year Ricardo Gonzalez finds his outlet in weight lifting, future in FBLA

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN LINDSAY – In school, much like in life, goals are built on and achieved over time. And for, Ricardo Gonzalez he’s been putting in work for four years. Then as of last week he was recognized as the 2017 Lindsay Male Youth of the Year recipient. “I was really honored to receive […]

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Best Buy grant provides lessons in coding at the Boys & Girls Club

By Melinda Morales Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Drop by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias Farmersville unit on any weekday afternoon and you might find kids shooting hoops in the full-size gymnasium, doing homework in one of two learning centers, or learning to write code during a computer science lesson. The […]

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iFoster program will provide as many as 144 foster kids in Tulare County with laptops

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN SACRAMENTO – It’s difficult to stay connected to people, places and paperwork when you move from one home to another several times each year. It’s a common scenario for foster children who often don’t have access to computers where they live, especially those living in rural counties like Tulare County. In order to […]

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