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Deep Fire

By C.J. Barbre The Deep Fire ignited at 5:48 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12 near the PG&E Powerhouse along Highway 190 in the Tule River Canyon above Springville. Over the next four days it would consume more than 7,000 acres. Seven people would be injured, but none seriously and there would be no property damage. […]

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Arsonists caught, confess

Over the summer about two dozen grass fires were attributed to arsonists in and around Lindsay. At one of the fires on June 18, Officer Heinks spotted two Hispanic male subjects leaving the scene on mountain bikes. They dumped the bikes and took off on foot into the groves. At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, […]

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From Russia with Love

By C.J. Barbre This is a story you want to come at from the kid's point of view. Sasha is his name, which Kaycie Swenson says translates into Alexander in English. If Sasha is adopted he will move half the world away from most all that is familiar. At age 7 that can be scary, […]

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City has received $47.7 mil in grants since '84

By C.J. Barbre Each year the City of Lindsay is required to review the State CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME programs and submit Grantee Performance Reports for open grants and Final Grantee Performance Reports for closed grants. At the Lindsay City Council Meeting on July 27, a list of grants received by the […]

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Shooting victim up and walking

An Exeter man was released from the hospital on Aug. 4, just nine days after being shot five times. According to the Exeter Police Department, Efrain Oseguera, 21, has been seen walking around town, albeit with a slight limp. Oseguera was taken to Kaweah Delta Hospital after being shot at about 7:30 p.m. on July […]

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County subdivisions, commercial development grow by more than $1 bil.

By C.J. Barbre Tulare County Assessor and Clerk-Recorder Gregory Hardcastle is the man with his finger on the pulse of county growth and property values. "I'm the guy to take inventory of all property on Jan. 1 each year, identify if it is taxable, its value and pass the information on to the county auditor," […]

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'Let there be less light'

By C.J. Barbre You hear the buzz, that Springville has become a mecca for amateur astronomers. It now has five observatories, and a sixth will soon be built. It is home to a small but active club called the Tule River Amateur Astronomers. As the sun sinks into the west you head up the mountain. […]

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Picaso's Passion

By Carolyn Barbre Move over Rodeo Drive! The lovely ladies of Lindsay have the hottest new boutique and makeup studio north of Melrose, Picaso's Passion at 261 N. Elmwood Ave., two doors south of Virginia's Hair Salon. Proprietor Suzi Picaso, 36, has worked in the cosmetic industry for 16 years, 13 of them for Gottschalks. […]

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Gazette wins award for public service

The Lindsay Gazette took second place in the Public Service category at the California Newspaper Publishers Association's (CNPA) Better Newspapers Contest for 2003. The statewide competition announced winners at its annual convention held on July 17 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Gazette writer Carolyn Barbre and publisher and editor Reggie Ellis were selected […]

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