Urban water use is latest target for drought cutbacks

With farmers across California already facing severe cuts in irrigation supplies, state officials are now imposing additional aggressive conservation measures for urban consumers and local water agencies across the state. Emergency regulations, adopted May 24 by the California State Water Resources Control Board, are now targeting California cities and communities and the state’s nonagricultural landscapes. […]

Fresno-Yosemite International ready to welcome summer travelers

Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) anticipates a busy summer travel season beginning late May and beyond Labor Day weekend. Fully recovered to pre-pandemic passenger levels, FAT is forecasting record passenger volume during the summer travel period.  Travelers are encouraged to arrive early and to check with their airline for any requirements to ensure seamless travels. […]

Protecting free speech: Tulare County residents reflect on impact of historic Supreme Court ruling

While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United States Supreme Court stepped in with a historic 8-1 decision on June 17, 2002, declaring the local ordinance unconstitutional. As […]

Central San Joaquin Valley receives grant to support college and career transitions

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the Central San Joaquin Valley K-16 Partnership would receive a four-year grant of $18.13M to strengthen education-to-workforce pathways and ensure that partners address income, racial, and gender inequalities in education and employment. The Partnership is a collaboration between the Fresno-Madera K-16 Collaborative and TCOE’s Tulare-Kings College + Career […]

West Hills awarded nearly $700k in grants to advance “Outdoors for All” initiative

West Hills Community College District was recently awarded a $692,605 grant from California State Parks through its Outdoor Equity Program. Distributed amongst 125 low-income urban and rural communities, the Outdoor Equity Program helps establish hubs for local activities and trips to natural areas for underserved communities. The program also empowers youth and families with outdoor […]

Local Chambers of Commerce receive 2022 President’s Circle Award

The Tulare Chamber of Commerce is one of 14 local chambers recognized today for its excellence in business advocacy and helping its members comply with California employment laws. The chambers receiving the CalChamber’s 2022 President’s Circle Award were announced during the CalChamber Capitol Summit in Sacramento. “Our top local chamber partners play leading roles as […]

Vote to Re-elect District Attorney Keith Fagundes

District Attorney Keith Fagundes is committed to the pursuit of truth and justice. He is an outstanding Advocate for the People of Kings County. He is committed to holding the guilty accountable, protecting the innocent and preserving the dignity of victims and their families. He truly ensures the District Attorney’s Office maintains the highest ethical […]