• Festival of Hope on tap Sept. 27 at Tulare Outlet Center; opportunities to create murals available

    The fifth annual Festival of Hope, celebrating life and the arts in a way designed to jump start conversations about suicide prevention and the importance of early intervention, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 in Tulare. The day-long family event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tulare Outlet Center and feature local bands, dancers, chalk and [...]

    Tulare resident Joshua Wittman works on "A Breath of Hope," his contribution to last year's Festival of Hope at the Tulare Outlet Center. The artist said it took him approximately 17 hours to complete it. Photo by Don LeBaron.
  • Post office parking, adoption of city’s 2035 General Plan on council’s agenda

    A lease agreement the city forged with Volley Properties LLC, which allows the Post Office to have a drive-up mail box south of its building and provides more parking for customers, is expiring and the City Council is expected to discuss several options at its regular meeting Tuesday. Volley Properties told the city in an Aug. 27 letter it intends [...]

    Tulare City Council chambers
  • 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 asking the driver: “Are we there yet?” This has been particularly true in the case of Tulare Regional Medical Center’s restructuring and the yet-to-be completed construction of its four-story medical tower. Reporters try to remain detached [...]

    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.
  • More than a thousand people donate blood to mark 9-11 anniversary

    The figures are not yet official, but organizers of Tulare Rotary Club’s annual 9-11 Memorial Blood drive report 1107 pints were donated during the 12-hour event at the Tulare Veterans Memorial Building today. This was 80 more than was collected in 2013, when the blood drive coincided with the Tulare County Fair parade and the opening day of the fair. [...]

    Blood donor Denise Cardoza is assisted by Hope Sanchez of the Central California Blood Center Thursday during the annually 9-11 blood drive at the Tulare Veterans Memorial Building. Behind them, the Blood Center's Frank Gidney tends to donor Tonia Valdez. Photo  by Don LeBaron.
  • Tulare’s annual 9-11 Memorial Blood Drive 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today

    Those wishing to honor the memory of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the U.S. are urged to participate in the Rotary Memorial Blood Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tulare Veterans Memorial Building, 1771 East Tulare Ave. Blood donors will receive a free ticket to the Tulare County Fair and a commemorative 9-11 [...]

    Tulare’s annual 9-11 Memorial Blood Drive 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today
  • Officer, Employee of the Year named at annual police inspection

    The Tulare Police Department’s Officer of the Year and Employee of the Year were announced Wednesday at the department’s annual inspection. At the conclusion of the event, held for decades on the opening day of the Tulare County Fair, Police Chief Jerry Breckinridge announced Jacob Adney was Officer of the Year and Angel Yoder Employee of the Year. Adney has [...]

    Officer, Employee of the Year named at annual police inspection
  • Politician’s interest in school farm benefits everyone

    By Donna-Marie Sonnichsen Tulare Voice It may be an election year but State Senator Andy Vidak’s (R-Hanford) visit last week to the Tulare High School Farm was more than just an opportunity to glad-hand. The Visalia-born cherry farmer and cattleman said seeing first hand what the school does and chats with teachers and students reinforced his belief agriculture students have [...]

    State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) Tulare High School Farm student Kylee Santos and others take a closer look at the dairy’s milking apparatus. The farm is the only high school farm on the west coast with an operating dairy, and one of only two such farms in the nation. 
Photo by Donna-Marie Sonnichsen
  • Five inductees headed for COS Hall of Fame

    Each year since 1987, College of the Sequoia honors its distinguished staff and alumni by inducting them into the Hall of Fame. This year they will honor: Al Branco: A former faculty member and administrator who coached COS football, baseball, wrestling, softball, women’s tennis and gold and was athletic director 11 years. Branco, who continues to volunteer and support COS [...]

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Government »

Tulare City Council chambers

Post office parking, adoption of city’s 2035 General Plan on council’s agenda

September 15, 2014 at 4:07 am

A lease agreement the city forged with Volley Properties LLC, which allows the Post Office to have a drive-up mail box south of its building and provides more parking for...

Consumer News »

Life after the Olympics: Luger offers insight on balancing work, school and life

Life after the Olympics: Luger offers insight on balancing work, school and life

July 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm

(BPT) – A natural-born athlete, Erin Hamlin grew up playing a variety of sports, although it wasn’t until the age of 12 that she was introduced to luging. Her...

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 »

Tulare resident Joshua Wittman works on "A Breath of Hope," his contribution to last year's Festival of Hope at the Tulare Outlet Center. The artist said it took him approximately 17 hours to complete it. Photo by Don LeBaron.

Festival of Hope on tap Sept. 27 at Tulare Outlet Center; opportunities to create murals available

September 16, 2014 at 5:27 am

The fifth annual Festival of Hope, celebrating life and the arts in a way designed to jump start conversations about suicide prevention and the importance of early intervention,...

Community »

Tulare County sets orientation for prospective foster parents

September 15, 2014 at 4:18 am

Tulare County Foster Care Licensing will hold an orientation for prospective foster parents at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at its 26500 S. Mooney Blvd. office. In addition...

Education »

State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) Tulare High School Farm student Kylee Santos and others take a closer look at the dairy’s milking apparatus. The farm is the only high school farm on the west coast with an operating dairy, and one of only two such farms in the nation. 
Photo by Donna-Marie Sonnichsen

Politician’s interest in school farm benefits everyone

September 10, 2014 at 9:52 pm

By Donna-Marie Sonnichsen Tulare Voice It may be an election year but State Senator Andy Vidak’s (R-Hanford) visit last week to the Tulare High School Farm was more...

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    Five inductees headed for COS Hall of Fame

    Each year since 1987, College of the Sequoia honors its distinguished staff and alumni by inducting them into the...

    September 9, 2014 at 10:34 pm
  • School mascots earning their keep
    School mascots earning their keep

    Tulare City School mascots are being put to work earning money by posing for a colorful new Tulare City School...

    September 8, 2014 at 9:09 pm
  • Western pool back in action
    Western pool back in action

    Tulare Western High School’s eight-year-old pool, out of commission since large chunks of pool plaster began...

    September 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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 »

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?

September 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

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 asking the driver: “Are we there yet?” This has...

Business »

Owner wants parking instead of tree in front of downtown business

Owner wants parking instead of tree in front of downtown business

July 12, 2014 at 9:38 am

Cal Colvin told the City Council  the sycamore tree in front of his 135 East Tulare Ave. business has ‘not had a joyful existence,’ having been wiped out twice in seven...

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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