• Pint-sized taste testers weigh in on school food

      Tulare City High School District’s nutrition team is turning to students for help by giving them a say in what’s on the menu. Periodically this year staff from the Food Services and Nutrition Department will give teams of students from all 15 middle and elementary schools a chance to have their say about on breakfast and lunch menu offerings. […]

    Pint-sized taste testers weigh in on school food
  • “Paving” the way for future generations proves popular

    Brick pavers are proving a popular form of fundraising for Grandma’s House, a free after-school tutoring service for at-risk kids in Tulare. The Valley Oak Garden Club was the latest to buy one of the landscape pavers recently put on sale. The gardening club, which raised the money through an April garden tour fund-raiser, bought the $100 brick as part […]

    “Paving” the way for future generations proves popular
  • Column: Do you care what people think of you?

    By Kathy Looper Special to the Tulare Voice I was having breakfast with my niece a couple of weeks ago and she told me how much her 6-year-old son hates school. She describes it as being so bad that she has to go to class with him. Gavin started Kindergarten late because he suffered from an enlarged heart when he […]

    Column: Do you care what people think of you?
  • Synthetic marijuana ordinance goes into effect November 20

    An ordinance banning the sale, possession and distribution of synthetic marijuana goes into effect this week. In response to the growing popularity and use of synthetic drugs, often referred to as “bath salts” and “spice,” the Tulare Police Department presented an ordinance designed to eliminate the sale, possession, and distribution of these drugs. The synthetic drugs, which are sold under […]

    Synthetic marijuana ordinance goes into effect November 20
  • HCCA brings more new faces to Tulare Regional as turnaround efforts continue

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Sherrie Bell is sleeping better these days and the president of the Tulare Local HealthCare District board knows exactly why. “To have the hospital operating in the black since April enables us to move forward in a very positive and expeditious way,” Bell said. HealthCare Conglomerate Associates, which has been managing Tulare Regional Medical Center […]

    Sherrie Bell
  • Tulare Regional posts $4.5 million first quarter gain over 2013

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Tulare Regional Medical Center posted a $1.3 million operating margin for the first quarter of the fiscal year, a gain of $4.5 million over 2013 when the district’s new financial officer said the hospital was close to “insolvency.” Interim Chief Financial Officer Alan Germany, on board since August, also reported that at the end of […]

    Tulare Regional Medical Center
  • Fire victim dies at Fresno burn center; City Council prepares to honor those who tried to save her

    Mary Doucette, the woman whose neighbors came to her rescue early Sunday morning after a fire erupted in her Gem Street home, has died at a Fresno hospital. A spokeswoman for Community Medical Centers’ burn unit said late Thursday afternoon that Mrs. Doucette, 70, died earlier in the day. No further information was available. Division Chief Ken Dodson of the […]

    The view of 649 No. Gem St. from Pleasant Avenue. A heavily damaged car is parked near the back of the house, where a fire is believed to have started early Sunday morning.
  • Oversized cabbage patches challenge kids

    They didn’t grow the state’s biggest cabbage, but more than 1,000 third graders from Tulare grew oversized cabbages this year, fostering interest in gardening, healthy eating and the environment along the way. Students from 46 classes at 11 Tulare schools joined the more than 46,000 kids across California and more than 1.5-million third graders in 48 states and gained hands-on […]

    California winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program Madeleine Lukowiak from San Marcos CA is dwarfed by her 22.7 pound cabbage with a head circumference of 41 inches. She was randomly selected by the California Agriculture Department and along with bragging rights also won a $1000 savings bond toward her future education. Photo contributed by Green Earth Media Group

Government »

County names new Step Up youth program administrator

November 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has named Allison Pierce as the new Program Administrator for the County’s Step Up Anti-Gang Program. Pierce has been the County’s...

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 »

Sherrie Bell

HCCA brings more new faces to Tulare Regional as turnaround efforts continue

November 14, 2014 at 10:15 pm

By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Sherrie Bell is sleeping better these days and the president of the Tulare Local HealthCare District board knows exactly why. “To have the...

Community »

Tulare Emergency Aid planning holiday fundraiser

November 19, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Tulare Emergency Aid Council is joining with Opolo Vineyards to present a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the Tulare Masonic Lodge, 135 W. Tulare Ave. Fine wines and...

Education »

Local harvests growing healthier students

Local harvests growing healthier students

November 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Tulare County students receiving nutrition lessons are eating healthier and being more physical reports a recent statewide survey. Seven third grade classes in three schools...

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: Do you care what people think of you?

Column: Do you care what people think of you?

November 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm

By Kathy Looper Special to the Tulare Voice I was having breakfast with my niece a couple of weeks ago and she told me how much her 6-year-old son hates school. She describes...

Business »

Tulare County Association of Realtors hires new government affairs director

November 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm

The Board of Directors for the Tulare County Association of REALTORS® (TCAOR) announced they have hired Brett Taylor as their new government affairs director. “As a REALTOR®...

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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