Two-Year Study Reveals Drinking Water Issues in Disadvantaged Local Communities

A two-year grassroots effort to engage residents in small South Valley communities regarding drinking water and wastewater issues came to an end with the final meeting of the Kings Basin Disadvantaged Communities Pilot Project Study last month. The study was conducted by the Kings Basin Water Authority, a regional water agency comprised of more than […]

Beware These Telemarketing Schemes and Scams

Telemarketing has become an extremely popular way to contact numerous potential customers quickly and easily in an effort to sell a variety of products and services. Home improvements, security systems, insurance policies, light bulbs and newspaper and magazine subscriptions are examples of products sold by the telephone. You may be contacted due to past purchases […]

City of Visalia, Community Partners Launch ‘Help the Homeless’ Campaign

The city of Visalia, in collaboration with faith-based, service provider and business community partners launched an awareness campaign December 1st entitled “Change That Counts – Help Those Who Help the Homeless.” The campaign will use a variety of different mediums – a website, social media outlets, flyers, bus billboards, and presentations – to encourage individuals […]

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 […]

County Launches Fraud Hotline

Tulare County has had financial and operating controls in place to provide reasonable assurance that fraudulent, illegal or dishonest activity by employees, officers, business contacts or others is prevented or detected, but the potential for inappropriate activities and behavior still exists. As a result, Auditor-Controller Rita A. Woodard announced the implementation of a new County […]

Tulare County Closer to Receiving $40 Million for New Correctional Facility

Tulare County is one step closer to receiving $40 million in state funds to replace the existing Men’s Correctional Facility and Day Reporting Center located north of Visalia. A committee of the Board of State and Community Corrections recommended to allocate $500 million to 15 counties for upgrading local jails to include rehabilitative program space […]