• Headlines around Tulare and Kings Counties April 17, 2014

    Government Can’t we get along? – When it comes to the Porterville City Council and the Tulare Board of Supervisors, it hasn’t been an easy task to get along, and the issue was talked about and demonstrated several times throughout the candidates’ forum Monday night at City Hall. – PORTERVILLE RECORDER 4/16/14 PUSD investigates alleged privacy violation – An upset [...]

    Headlines around Tulare and Kings Counties April 17, 2014
  • Downtown Tulare PBID effort continues with goal of 2015 start-up

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Jeff Killion said he has had good success in convincing other downtown Tulare property owners to support formation of a Property-based Business Improvement District (PBID), which is surprising because he did not always support the idea. “In the beginning I was not in favor of it; I was quite a bit against it in fact,” [...]

    Downtown Tulare
  • Community bytes: Rates changes for transit riders, city pays $3 mil on wastewater land, Orosco keeps land option

    Fare increases, decreases in store for Tulare transit riders Members of the general public who ride the TIME (Tulare Inter-Modal Express) transit system’s fixed bus routes could see a 25-cent fare increase in August, if the City Council approves a recommendation from a transit consultant. The current fee is $1.25 per ticket. Moore and Associates is also recommending: No increase [...]

    Community bytes: Rates changes for transit riders, city pays $3 mil on wastewater land, Orosco keeps land option
  • City to quit paying for school crossing guards

    Ending a 25-year practice, the Tulare City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to get out of the school crossing guard business. “I think we almost have to do this,” Mayor David Macedo said after hearing a recommendation from Police Chief Jerry Breckinridge to relinquish school crossing guard responsibilities to the Tulare City School District. In addition to the $30,000 it costs [...]

    City to quit paying for school crossing guards
  • From the archive: Brott Mechanical celebrates 100 years

    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 historical record and make a digital copy available to all. By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice BMI – Brott Mechanical Inc. – has seen many changes over the last 100 years and will [...]

    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.
  • 22nd Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show kicks off April 25

    The International Agri-Center will host the 22nd Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show, April 25-27, 2014 in Tulare, California. The event will showcase the agriculture industry’s heritage with a focus on antique dairy equipment. Hundreds of antique trucks, tractors and equipment will be on display, along with entertainment, demonstrations and fun for the whole family. The weekend’s activities include live [...]

    22nd Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show kicks off April 25
  • BMI Mechanical nominated for California Family Business Award

    A century-old Tulare business is among the nominees for the 2014 California Family Business Award by The Business Journal. The Brott family’s BMI Mechanical Inc. in Tulare is among 15 nominees. The winner will be honored at an April 24 dinner in Fresno. “Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the California Family Business Award goes to the top family business in the [...]

    BMI Mechanical nominated for California Family Business Award
  • Tulare County sets orientation for prospective foster parents

    Tulare County Foster Care Licensing will hold an orientation for prospective foster parents at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, and again Thursday, May15, at its 26500 S. Mooney Blvd. office. In addition to the scheduled orientations, Tulare County Foster Care Licensing staff members now offer personal orientations in order to be more accessible to prospective foster parents. Foster care [...]

    Tulare County sets orientation for prospective foster parents
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Beyond sound: Hearing loss linked to other health issues

    Amdal In-Home Care (BPT) – Did you know recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just hearing? Because hearing loss can be connected to a variety of health issues, including depression, dementia and cardiovascular disease, it’s an important aspect of overall health and wellness. Take a free online hearing check at www.BetterHearing.org.

    INFOGRAPHIC: Beyond sound: Hearing loss linked to other health issues
  • Tulare nominees do well at state FFA convention

    They competed against almost 5,000 other students, but Tulare FFA students held their own at the annual California FFA conference and state leadership convention. They excelled whether it was being elected state president or winning three of five speaking contests, a feat accomplished only once before in state Future Farmers of America history. “This is an awesome accomplishment and speaks [...]

    Dipak Kumar

Consumer News »

INFOGRAPHIC: Beyond sound: Hearing loss linked to other health issues

INFOGRAPHIC: Beyond sound: Hearing loss linked to other health issues

April 16, 2014 at 7:00 am

Amdal In-Home Care (BPT) – Did you know recognizing and treating hearing loss may help more than just hearing? Because hearing loss can be connected to a variety of...

 

Government »

City to quit paying for school crossing guards

City to quit paying for school crossing guards

April 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

Ending a 25-year practice, the Tulare City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to get out of the school crossing guard business. “I think we almost have to do this,” Mayor David...

 
 

Healthcare »

Signs are expected to go up Friday identifying this new building on Bardsley Avenue near Mission Oak High School as Tulare Community Health Clinic's South Tulare clinic. Photo by Don LeBaron.

Health bytes: Bardsley clinic Easter egg hunt; health provided $33,000 in dental services; TRMC honors Champions of Care

April 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Easter egg hunt, ribbon cutting April 17 at Bardsley clinic Tulare Community Health Clinic’s newest clinic, which began operating in August, will host an Easter egg hunt...

 

Community »

Community bytes: Rates changes for transit riders, city pays $3 mil on wastewater land, Orosco keeps land option

Community bytes: Rates changes for transit riders, city pays $3 mil on wastewater land, Orosco keeps land option

April 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

Fare increases, decreases in store for Tulare transit riders Members of the general public who ride the TIME (Tulare Inter-Modal Express) transit system’s fixed bus routes...

Columnists »

Life with Jane: The house cleaning muse

Life with Jane: The house cleaning muse

April 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

By Jane Cisneros Special to the Tulare Voice I usually do most of my writing on Sundays; it’s the only day I have all to myself.  But this past Sunday I cleaned my home...

 

Business »

Downtown Tulare

Downtown Tulare PBID effort continues with goal of 2015 start-up

April 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Jeff Killion said he has had good success in convincing other downtown Tulare property owners to support formation of a Property-based Business...

 

Agriculture »

22nd Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show kicks off April 25

22nd Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show kicks off April 25

April 16, 2014 at 7:00 am

The International Agri-Center will host the 22nd Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show, April 25-27, 2014 in Tulare, California. The event will showcase the agriculture...

Education »

Dipak Kumar

Tulare nominees do well at state FFA convention

April 16, 2014 at 7:00 am

They competed against almost 5,000 other students, but Tulare FFA students held their own at the annual California FFA conference and state leadership convention. They excelled...

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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