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Advertising at stake in Tulare County biz competition

Tulare County businesses are encouraged to take part in a window decorating contest with stakes including free newspaper advertising.

Fresno County withdraws support of high-speed rail

Fresno County has withdrawn its support of the state's high-speed rail project.The Fresno County Board of Supervisors took a 3-2 vote today to withdraw support for the California high-speed rail project.

Nef named new Fresno State vice provost

Dr. Dennis NefA veteran Fresno State professor and administrator has been named as Fresno State's new vice provost.

Expanding quick lube biz celebrates 15 years

From right, father-and-son team Ryan and Rick McGuire own seven local quick lube shops, including a Fresno location that opened last year.A local family is celebrating 15 years of a business decision that had its patriarch come out from under the cow and go under the hood.

California tuberculosis patient found, arrested 


(AP) — A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Transitions Children's Services receives $50K check

Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community (PINC) Founder Annie Friesen, current PINC President Kirin Sran, Vice President Emily Silveira and other PINC members today presented a check to Transitions Children’s Services for $50,000.

Report looks at reclaimed waterline for Visalia

The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a draft environmental assessment of a WaterSmart grant of $696,000 to Tulare Irrigation District to help fund proposed construction of a 8,300-foot-long water conservation and reuse pipeline.

Fresno maternity retailer teams up to serve vets

Central California Health Care System and Fresno maternity retailer Pum Bum have teamed up to help provide clothing and other products for women veterans.

Drought prompts drop in grazing parcel assessments

Recognizing decline in parcel value because of the drought, Fresno County Assessor-Recorder Paul Dictos has reduced the assessments on grazing parcels that are subject to a Williamson Act contract.

Pacific Ethanol lands $3M grant for sorghum project

Sacramento-based Pacific Ethanol Inc. has been awarded a $3 million matching grant from the California Energy Commission to develop a sorghum feedstock for ethanol production.