Almond, walnut exports to benefit as India lifts tariffs

India has formally removed retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. farm products that made commodities such as almonds and walnuts from California less competitive. Duties on almonds, walnuts, apples, chickpeas and lentils were lifted Sept. 6. The tariffs were eliminated two days before President Joe Biden’s meeting last week with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead […]

Storm devastates table grape crops at peak of harvest

California table grape growers in Kern and Tulare counties suffered major crop losses last month when heavy rains and strong winds from Tropical Storm Hilary slammed vineyards as they neared the peak of harvest season. “The impact of the hurricane and its aftermath is devastating and heartbreaking,” Kathleen Nave, president of the California Table Grape […]

Charlotte Garcia Da Rosa to receive Marjorie Brandon Award

TCOE Theatre Company vocal director, Charlotte Garcia Da Rosa is set to receive the Marjorie Brandon Award on September 30 at the Center for Spiritual Living & Brandon-Mitchell Gallery in Visalia. The Marjorie Brandon Award is given annually to an exceptional local artist who dedicates their time to the community. Garcia Da Rosa has served […]

Annual report published with stories of the impact TCOE programs have on students, parents, and educators

Eric Nunes is a third-grade teacher at Palo Verde Union School. At 50 years old, one could assume that Nunes is a veteran educator with 25 years of teaching experience. His story is quite different. Nunes, a third-generation dairyman, owned and operated Nunes Brothers Dairies with his cousins until 2016. While running the dairies, Nunes […]

Embezzlement “occurring for a number of years” at Tulare Healthcare District’s Evolutions Gym

A press release from Randy Dodd, CEO Tulare Local Healthcare District The Tulare Local Healthcare District (District) recently discovered embezzlement activity by an Evolutions employee, Passion Cardoza, which appears to have been occurring for a number of years. Mrs. Cardoza was most recently the Business Manager for Evolutions Fitness and Wellness Center. Changes in operational […]

Students Deserve Benefits: The Case for Universal Basic Income in Ivanhoe,

The cost of living crisis is impacting residents across California, including many students in Ivanhoe who struggle to afford basic necessities while pursuing their education. A recent analysis suggests universal basic income could help. According to a 2020 study by the California Budget & Policy Center, 18% of Tulare County residents live below the poverty […]