• Decision to give up possible Council seat for top Chamber post ‘resonates’ with Brubaker supporters

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice To say his decision to forego a possible City Council seat to become CEO of the Tulare Chamber of Commerce was difficult is an “understatement,” Ben Brubaker said Monday. “Here I promised neighbors and supporters [during the campaign) I could make their lives better,” said Brubaker, currently the top vote getter in the hard-fought, yet-to-be […]

    Ben Brubaker
  • Food giveaway helps student volunteers as well as the hungry

    By Donna-Marie Sonnichsen Tulare Voice About 2,000 Tulareans have extra reason to give thanks for the food on their table Thanksgiving week after students and volunteers banded together for a no-questions-asked food give-away last week. People lined up around the block outside Mulcahy Park, some gathering two hours before the Nov. 20 event was scheduled to begin, prompting organizers to […]

    About 20 Los Tules and Mulcahy middle school students garbed in green T-shirts were on the front line handing out food at Tulare’s first Free Neighborhood Market, a joint effort of the Community Food Bank, Tulare City School District and the Tulare Athletic Center. In addition to helping residents struggling to put food on the table, the event was an educational experience for students learning the power of giving back to the community. Photo by Donna-Marie Sonnichsen
  • Deadline Wednesday to send letters off to Santa

    Children who want to write to Santa Claus and get a reply before Christmas must mail their letters to the jolly old man no later than Wednesday. The letters should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and be sent in care of the Tulare Parks and Recreation Department, 830 So Blackstone St., Tulare, CA 93274. Student volunteers, including high school students […]

    Deadline Wednesday to send letters off to Santa
  • 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

Government »

Ben Brubaker

Decision to give up possible Council seat for top Chamber post ‘resonates’ with Brubaker supporters

November 26, 2014 at 6:08 am

By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice To say his decision to forego a possible City Council seat to become CEO of the Tulare Chamber of Commerce was difficult is an “understatement,”...

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 »

About 20 Los Tules and Mulcahy middle school students garbed in green T-shirts were on the front line handing out food at Tulare’s first Free Neighborhood Market, a joint effort of the Community Food Bank, Tulare City School District and the Tulare Athletic Center. In addition to helping residents struggling to put food on the table, the event was an educational experience for students learning the power of giving back to the community. Photo by Donna-Marie Sonnichsen

Food giveaway helps student volunteers as well as the hungry

November 25, 2014 at 10:09 pm

By Donna-Marie Sonnichsen Tulare Voice About 2,000 Tulareans have extra reason to give thanks for the food on their table Thanksgiving week after students and volunteers banded...

Education »

High School Board honors achievements by students of all ages

November 23, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Outstanding students at Tulare Joint Union High School District alternate education, adult school and charter school sites had their moment in the spotlight earlier this month...

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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