• Kent McNatt grand marshal for Saturday’s Veterans Parade

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice When Kent McNatt retired from 35 years of teaching history at Tulare Union High School, his colleagues figured he had touched the lives of about 20,000 students. But in reality McNatt, grand marshal of Saturday’s downtown Veterans Parade, has touched many, many more lives, both through students and the many veterans who live here and [...]

    Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal Kent McNatt. Photo by Don LeBaron
  • Column: It is never too late to be who you want to be

    By Kathy Looper Special to the Tulare Voice I read an article a while back that disturbed me so much that I saved it in every conceivable place I could think of on my computer. The article was about a Methodist Minister who became an Atheist after over 30 years of pastoring a church. What struck me the most about [...]

    Column: It is never too late to be who you want to be
  • Applications sought for Committee on Aging, Housing and Appeals Board

    The City of Tulare is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Committee on Aging and the Housing and Appeals Board. Both vacancies involve unexpired terms that won’t end until Dec. 31, 2015. The five-member Committee on Aging is responsible for advising the Parks, Library and Recreation Department on matters of senior citizen interest, including recre­ational, social and nutritional services. [...]

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  • World Ag Expo offers $3,000 grand prize in video contest

    World Ag Expo is calling for video submissions to tell the story of agriculture for a chance to win $3,000. The contest will focus on the theme “Where would we be without farmers?” Entrants are asked to tell the story of agriculture and the people who work to provide the products we enjoy. Entries will be evaluated by a panel [...]

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  • Commission blocks previously approved senior housing projects; church that invested $8 million appeals decision

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice In a rare move planning commissioners have refused to extend conditional use permits allowing construction of a church, a variety of senior housing and related buildings near the Cartmill Avenue interchange. In a letter to the City Council appealing Monday’s unanimous decisions, Bethel Assembly of God pastor Dennis Sunderland said senior citizens in need of [...]

    Commission blocks previously approved senior housing projects; church that invested $8 million appeals decision
  • Council appoints Ed Henry to BPU; refuses to postpone action until after election

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Refusing a request to postpone the appointment until after the Nov. 4 election, the Tulare City Council selected retired veterinarian Ed Henry on Oct. 21 to replace Ron Quinn on Board of Public Utilities. Henry, who has regularly attended BPU meetings for about a year and participated in discussions on key issues, was appointed on [...]

    Ed Henry.
  • Downtown Association hosts Halloween party for kids Nov. 1

    The Tulare Downtown Association in conjunction with other downtown merchants will host a Halloween party for youngsters on Saturday, November 1 from 3-7 p.m. at the Jordan Plaza on the corner of “K” Street and Kern Avenue downtown. Elementary-aged children and their parents are invited for trick-or-treating along “K” Street. Kids can participate in trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest [...]

    Downtown Association hosts Halloween party for kids Nov. 1
  • Column: She said “I am going to hell and I am ok with that”

    By Kathy Looper Tulare Voice “I am going to hell and I am ok with that…” This was the statement I heard my client say to me the other day and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. My life for many years has been in the fitness and nutrition industry. I have been a columnist for the [...]

    Column: She said “I am going to hell and I am ok with that”

Government »

Tulare City Hall

Applications sought for Committee on Aging, Housing and Appeals Board

October 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm

The City of Tulare is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Committee on Aging and the Housing and Appeals Board. Both vacancies involve unexpired terms that won’t...

Consumer News »

Wrinkle-busting skin care tips for boomer women

Wrinkle-busting skin care tips for boomer women

October 22, 2014 at 5:58 am

(BPT) – Time brings plenty of changes, yet the desire to have healthy, good-looking skin transcends age. While some skin-care tactics – sunscreen and moisturizing...

Visalia Chamber of Commerce 2014 Medium Business of the Year

 

Agriculture »

Heritage Complex

World Ag Expo offers $3,000 grand prize in video contest

October 29, 2014 at 9:53 pm

World Ag Expo is calling for video submissions to tell the story of agriculture for a chance to win $3,000. The contest will focus on the theme “Where would we be without...

Healthcare »

Evolutions to host presentation on sleep apnea solution

October 27, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Evolutions Fitness and Wellness Center will host a free presentation on sleep apnea and a solution that is providing relief to sleep apnea sufferers. The presentation will...

Community »

Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal Kent McNatt. Photo by Don LeBaron

Kent McNatt grand marshal for Saturday’s Veterans Parade

October 31, 2014 at 6:07 am

By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice When Kent McNatt retired from 35 years of teaching history at Tulare Union High School, his colleagues figured he had touched the lives of...

Education »

UCLA law professor to speak on constitutional law at College of the Sequoias

October 27, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Eugene Volokh, one of America’s most influential constitutional scholars, will speak today at College of the Sequoias about liberty, slippery slopes, and constitutional...

Real Estate »

Property sale agreement with Lennar frees city of $1.2 million debt

Property sale agreement with Lennar frees city of $1.2 million debt

June 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

The city does not have money to develop or maintain a six-acre park in in a residential development east of Mooney Boulevard at Alpine Avenue, so the City Council agreed...

Columnists »

Column: It is never too late to be who you want to be

Column: It is never too late to be who you want to be

October 30, 2014 at 9:50 pm

By Kathy Looper Special to the Tulare Voice I read an article a while back that disturbed me so much that I saved it in every conceivable place I could think of on my computer....

Business »

Free drought-related job retraining offered

October 7, 2014 at 9:47 pm

College of the Sequoias is one of six San Joaquin Valley colleges receiving money to retrain workers displaced by the region’s severe drought conditions. Twelve free training...

Just for fun »

Los Angeles, evening at Venice Beach, spontaneous drum + dance session, no model releases Credit: CALIFORNIA TRAVEL AND TOURISM COMMISSION/ANDREAS HUB

California in Song: Tuning-In to the Golden State

May 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

California. The name itself has a musical lilt to it. Beyond the name though, it’s hard to imagine another place in the entire country that has inspired so many lyrics and...

From the archive »

Pictured in this photo taken at BMI's Tulare office are: (left to right, sitting)
service supervisor Simon Dias; owner President Garth Brott; general manager
Dax Brott; (standing) business system manager Rey Tan; dispatcher Judy
Hernandez; business systems clerk Lisa Serpa; project coordinator Geraldine
Dinis; sales and human resource manager Erin Andersen; and business systems
specialist Rachel Arroyo.

From the archive: Brott Mechanical celebrates 100 years

April 16, 2014 at 7:00 am

Editor’s note: This article was originally published April 7, 2011 in the print edition of the Tulare Voice. It reappears here in our ongoing effort to preserve Tulare’s...

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