Tulare County’s assessment roll tops $47bn

Tulare County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder Tara K. Freitas, CPA, announced today that the annual assessment roll exceeded $47 billion, a 6.7% increase over last year. The assessment roll reflects the total gross assessed value of locally assessed real, business, and personal property in Tulare County as of January 1, 2023. After the deduction of property tax exemptions for […]

Five injured in gas release at Tulare gym

Five people – including two minors – were hospitalized after an apparent malfunction released an unknown toxic gas into the indoor pool area at Evolutions Fitness and Wellness Center in Tulare on Tuesday, June 27. Other victims included two adult women and a man.   Firefighters Respond Chief Michael Ott of the Tulare Fire Department […]

Miss California 2023: not your grandmother’s beauty pageant

The Visalia Convention Center hosted the Miss California competition this past weekend, a pageant that challenges the traditional view of beauty with a incredibly diverse group of contestants. On July 1, the pageant assembled 44 contestants representing all body types, ethnicities and abilities. When the top 12 finalists were announced, Miss San Francisco Monroe Lace […]

Personal fireworks elevate pollution and threaten public health

Air District officials are cautioning Valley residents that personal fireworks emit high levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), including soot, ash and metals, which can cause serious health effects. Individuals most at-risk are small children, the elderly and people with existing respiratory conditions. “We are asking Valley residents to be mindful and considerate of their […]

Fresno Yosemite International Airport Offers Tips for Busy July 4th and Summer Travel

Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) expects a busy July 4th holiday weekend and summer travel season. With passenger traffic projected to surpass pre-pandemic volumes, travelers are encouraged to arrive early and to check with their airline for any requirements to ensure a seamless trip. With flights anticipated near or at capacity, fewer options may be available […]