• 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”
  • Column: Why Veterans?

    By Crystal Boling Special to the Voice Why veterans? This is a question that I am frequently asked in regards to charity work. So, for my answer, let me tell you a story. This first time I ever saw my dad cry I couldn’t have been more than 5 years old. He stood in the bathroom of our first house, [...]

    Column: Why Veterans?
  • Council to consider extending lease, possibly purchasing railroad land to protect Woman’s Club House

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Faced with a community that wants to save a building intimately linked with Tulare’s founding, the City Council has indicated it will seek to extend the lease on the land upon which the Woman’s Club House sits and possibly purchase the property. Chris Harrell, curator of the Tulare Historical Museum, asked the council to continue [...]

    Chris Harrell, curator at the Tulare Historical Museum, speaks to the City Council Tuesday about the need to protect the Tulare Woman's Club House, the oldest public building in the city.
  • Wrinkle-busting skin care tips for boomer women

    (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 – apply to skin of any age, baby boomers need to update their skin care and makeup strategies to ensure their skin stays healthy and youthful-looking as long as possible. “Fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration [...]

    Wrinkle-busting skin care tips for boomer women
  • Macedo: Don’t call Tulare a ‘podunk town’

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Visalia resident Steve Pendleton thinks Tulare must do more to address the needs of the homeless and while delivering that message recently took a potshot that Mayor David Macedo refused to ignore. Pendleton congratulated city officials for Oct. 7 for “reading the constitution” and considering an ordinance amendment to make sure indigent and homeless people [...]

    Mayor David Macedo
  • Tulare Chamber’s CEO accepts job with company managing Tulare Regional

    Kathleen Johnson, CEO of the Tulare Chamber of Commerce, has accepted the job of vice president of marketing for HealthCare Conglomerate Associates LLC, which manages Tulare Regional Medical Center. Johnson will continue in her chamber position until Nov. 15 to provide continued leadership and assistance with the transition, Chamber officials announced in a prepared statement late Thursday afternoon. “This outstanding [...]

    Kathleen Johnson is the new CEO of the Tulare Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Don LeBaron.
  • Planning to ‘have the talk’ with senior parents this holiday season? How to begin

    (BPT) – As your family gathers this holiday season to enjoy each other’s company, share a traditional meal and take in your favorite sports event or parade, will you also have more serious discussions about the safety and well-being of aging parents? If so, you’re not alone; more than a quarter of families will talk about medical and health issues [...]

    Those holiday conversations can help families create a smoother transition for seniors whose housing needs have changed, says former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden. In 2006, Lunden became the primary caregiver for her mother, who was experiencing the onset of dementia.

Government »

Chris Harrell, curator at the Tulare Historical Museum, speaks to the City Council Tuesday about the need to protect the Tulare Woman's Club House, the oldest public building in the city.

Council to consider extending lease, possibly purchasing railroad land to protect Woman’s Club House

October 23, 2014 at 6:09 am

By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Faced with a community that wants to save a building intimately linked with Tulare’s founding, the City Council has indicated it will seek...

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 »

Tulare County surpasses Fresno in ag value according to 2013 report

Tulare County surpasses Fresno in ag value according to 2013 report

July 17, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Fresno County released its 2013 Annual Crop and Livestock Report on Tuesday, July 15 at the Board of Supervisors meeting presented by the County Agriculture Commissioner,...

Healthcare »

Kathleen Johnson is the new CEO of the Tulare Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Don LeBaron.

Tulare Chamber’s CEO accepts job with company managing Tulare Regional

October 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Kathleen Johnson, CEO of the Tulare Chamber of Commerce, has accepted the job of vice president of marketing for HealthCare Conglomerate Associates LLC, which manages Tulare...

Community »

Downtown Association hosts Halloween party for kids Nov. 1

Downtown Association hosts Halloween party for kids Nov. 1

October 24, 2014 at 6:47 am

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...

Education »

Traffic plans made to ease disruption from solar panel installation

Traffic plans made to ease disruption from solar panel installation

October 9, 2014 at 5:16 am

Tulare City School District is determined to keep traffic flowing and schools accessible when construction starts on solar projects at all 15 public elementary and middle...

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

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

October 24, 2014 at 5:50 am

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...

  • Column: Why Veterans?
    Column: Why Veterans?

    By Crystal Boling Special to the Voice Why veterans? This is a question that I am frequently asked in regards to...

    October 23, 2014 at 6:10 am
  • Mayor David Macedo
    Macedo: Don’t call Tulare a ‘podunk town’

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice Visalia resident Steve Pendleton thinks Tulare must do more to address the needs...

    October 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm
  • LaRayne and Dahl Cleek attended the August Tulare Local HealthCare District meeting to thank the board for the care LaRayne received in a medical crisis. LaRayne is the executive officer of Tulare County Superior Court and Cleek is a retired Tulare County undersheriff.
    Tulare Regional: Are we there yet?

    By Julie Fernandez Tulare Voice As a reporter I’ve often felt like a kid in the back seat of a car who is constantly...

    September 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

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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