AutoZone Grand Opening Launches Earlimart’s White River Plaza

The nation’s newest AutoZone opened its doors in White River Plaza, located at the northeastern corner of Avenue 56 (Sierra Highway) and CA State Route 99 in Earlimart. The 7,500-square-foot building was the site of a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 12. “AutoZone is the country’s largest retailer of automotive aftermarket products with more than 4,800 […]

American Dream Still Alive for Young Renters

Despite the financial toll the recent financial crisis has had on Americans, renters continue to hold homeownership in high esteem, and it remains a goal for the majority of them, according to the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) “2013 Renter Survey.” Nearly three-quarters of renters rated homeownership as “important,” and more than half of renters […]

Covered California Launches Self-Service Website for Small Businesses

On December 2, Covered California officially launched the full self-enrollment function of the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) online marketplace. This new function on the Covered California website will enable small businesses to fully enroll for coverage that may begin as early as January 1. “Small businesses now have new options to provide more choice […]

Rite Aid to Pay for Disposing Hazardous Waste

Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward, together with 51 other California district attorneys and two city attorneys, announced that San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Linda L. Lofthus approved a settlement under which Rite Aid Corporation will pay $12,324,000 in settlement of a civil environmental prosecution. The judgment marks the culmination of a lawsuit claiming […]

Valley Businesses Prepare for ObamaCare

While more than 90 percent of the Valley’s businesses are not mandated to provide health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as ObamaCare, they are not free from requirements. On October 1st, all employers must notify their employees about the existence of the Health Insurance Marketplace. This little known […]