Carlton Jones

With over twenty years and counting of public service — including work with the Tulare and Fresno City Fire Departments and over six years serving on the Tulare City Council — Carlton Jones is running for State Assembly District 26. He wants to take a common sense approach for finding solutions to the state level. […]

COS Student Isis Frausto-Vicencio Wins Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

College of the Sequoias sophomore Isis Frausto-Vicencio received the news last week that she is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards these transfer scholarships to a small group of the top community college students across the nation who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees. This year, […]

Farmers Offered Funding to Help Nesting Tricolored Blackbirds in Their Fields

Farmers who have tricolored blackbirds nesting in their fields may be eligible for financial assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to delay harvesting and allow the birds 35 days to fledge their young. Interested producers have until May 2 to apply for this funding. “This is a unique approach but one that has […]

Breathometer, Fathers Against Drunk Driving Partner Up

“We have partnered with Breathometer, Inc., makers of the industry’s first smartphone-based breathalyzer,” announced Robert Ybarra of Fathers Against Drunk Driving (FADD), the national organization he founded in Tulare County. “They have created a mobile app, and a hi-tech device that transforms a smartphone into a portable, digital alcohol breathalyzer in seconds.” Breathometer made a […]

Peter Carey Receives National Award for Housing and Community Development

The National NeighborWorks Association announced that Peter Carey, CEO of Self-Help Enterprises based in Visalia, is among the winners of its 10th Annual Excellence Awards. The awards, presented annually to outstanding practitioners in the field of housing and community development, were announced at the Annual NeighborWorks Executive Directors Presentation. Carey won the Richard Stallings Lifetime […]