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 […]

Rawhide GM Pendergraft Named Cal League Female Executive of the Year

Visalia Rawhide General Manager Jennifer Pendergraft was named the California League’s Female Executive of the Year at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida. Pendergraft, who recently completed her first season as GM and her seventh with the club, led the organization to a highly successful 2013. The Rawhide recorded the third highest attendance in […]

California Engineers Name Assemblywoman Conway ‘2013 Legislator of the Year’

In recognition of Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway’s commitment to job creation and infrastructure investment, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California has named her “2013 Legislator of the Year.” “Engineers make our state more vibrant and their hard work benefits our state in both the short and long term,” said Conway. “Well-paying jobs […]

Tulare County Supervisors, Rotary Clubs Deliver Computers to Youth

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors, Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia Rotary clubs and Office Depot partnered together to deliver 110 computers to selected children from 45 schools on December 11. School officials nominated the students to receive computers based on their outstanding character and good citizenship. The county contributed the computers and matching […]

A New Year’s Resolution: Advocate for an Abused or Neglected Child

New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement: lose weight, stop smoking and exercise more often. This year, CASA of Tulare County is encouraging a new, more lasting resolution. Why not resolve to improve the life of a child who has suffered abuse and neglect? As a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), volunteers receive in-depth training to […]