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COS Campus Closed Due to Power Outage

COS Campus Closed Due to Power Outage

Because of an electrical failure, College of the Sequoias' Visalia campus has been closed for the day. All day and evening classes have been cancelled. Offices are also closed. Classes and business will resume tomorrow morning. The outage was caused by a downed power line, the result of a traffic accident.

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Tulare, Prize Unclaimed!

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in Tulare, Prize Unclaimed!

Tuesday night (August 21), one lucky player purchased a Fantasy 5 ticket in Tulare-- and won the $122,545 top prize!

The ticket was sold at Sid’s Oasis Market located at 1570 East Avenue.

The winner has not yet come forward to claim the prize.

Winning numbers are 21, 39, 14, 38, and 8.

$1,000 Scholarship Up For Grabs for CA Student

$1,000 Scholarship Up For Grabs for CA Student

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ATTSavings.com is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship exclusively for California students.

You can find all of the scholarship details and the entry form page here.   

 

Tulare City Council to get Update on First Responders Tax Measure

Tulare City Council to get Update on First Responders Tax Measure

At today's meeting, the Tulare City Council will receive an update on Measure I.

It was adopted by voters in 2005.

The measure provided money to maintain and improve vital city services such as Police, Fire, and paramedic services, 911 response times, anti-gang programs, street and pothole repair, parks, recreation, library, tree trimming, code enforcement and other services.

It adds .05 to every $10 purchase.

Heat Wave Continues: 'Flex Alert' Issued For Tuesday

Heat Wave Continues: 'Flex Alert' Issued For Tuesday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The heat has yet to break, but Californians are being urged to turn down their air conditioners.

Operators of the state's electricity grid have declared a Flex Alert for Tuesday, telling customers to curb their power use as California's inland regions face yet another day of sky-high heat.

The California Independent System Operator says conservation will be critical with peak demand forecast at 47,500 megawatts.

Customers are being asked to set their air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher, to wait until after 7 p.m. to use major appliances and to turn off anything that isn't necessary.

A similar alert was issued for Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued excessive-heat warnings from Santa Barbara County through southeastern California and in much of the San Joaquin Valley.

West Nile Virus Increases With Hot Temperatures

West Nile Virus Increases With Hot Temperatures

The triple-digit temperatures are having a major impact on the spread of West Nile Virus here in the Valley.

Experts say the heat speeds up a mosquito's life cycle, and that means more breeding.

It also accelerates the West Nile Virus replication process.

Mark Berman and his family are visiting the Valley from the Netherlands.

He knew nothing about a recent collection of mosquitoes that were infected with the disease.

Tourist Mark Berman says, "We are going to spray absolutely, don't plan to get bitten or ill."

The mosquitoes were discovered in the Sherwood area, near Sanger in eastern Fresno County.

Steve Mulligan District Manager of the Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District says throughout the nation, the virus is at its biggest spike since 2003.

Mulligan says this dry hot weather isn't helping the issue.

Need A Job? Hundreds Available At Big Fresno Fair

Need A Job? Hundreds Available At Big Fresno Fair

The Big Fresno Fair will hold its 2nd annual Job Fair on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

It will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Commerce Building at the Fresno Fairgrounds -- 1121 S. Chance Avenue.

The fair is looking to fill about 800 positions, which include ticket sellers, parking attendants, customer service representatives, carnival and office staff and security guards.

Applicants are asked to take along their photo ID and Social Security card to the job fair. Applications will be available on-site.

The 2012 Big Fresno Fair runs October 3-14.

For more information on the job fair, visit: www.fresnofair.com/fairgrounds-employment.