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Tulare Man Sentenced to Jail After "Striking Out" in Court

Tulare Man Sentenced to Jail After "Striking Out" in Court

Tulare Superior Court Judge Gary Paden has sentenced a Tulare man to five months in jail, after the man snapped during a softball game.

Frankie Gonzales was convicted of battery against a sports official.

The case arose from an incident which occurred during a softball game in the city of Tulare.

Gonzales disputed an umpire’s call, and was ultimately ejected from the game. 

Gonzales then forced the umpire against a fence before being restrained by other participants.

Along with jail time, he has also been placed on two years probation.

New and Improved California Orange Hitting Shelves Soon!

New and Improved California Orange Hitting Shelves Soon!

A tastier California navel orange will hit the market this season, thanks to seven years of consumer research that has resulted in the all-new California StandardTM.

The California StandardTM is the new standard by which all California navels will be measured, in an effort to ensure a better navel orange eating experience and better sales results.

Previously, California navels were required to meet a ratio measurement, which the industry has now shown to be an ineffective predictor of eating quality.

2012 Summer DUI Crackdown Results

2012 Summer DUI Crackdown Results

The results are in from a two-week crackdown on drivers under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

The Tulare/Kings County AVOID DUI Campaign included Sobriety Checkpoints, Special Saturation Patrols and routine patrol from 12:01 AM Friday August 17th, through Midnight Monday September 3, 2012.

In that time, officers arrested 19 individuals.

Law enforcement officials will be conducting more AVOID anti DUI efforts throughout both counties again during Halloween and Thanksgiving Eve before planning for the December Winter Campaign periods.

Police, Sheriffs and the CHP encourage all motorists to help make your community safer: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1 anytime you encounter a dangerous impaired driver.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tulare County Fair 2012: Free Admission with Canned Donations

Tulare County Fair 2012: Free Admission with Canned Donations

In a collaborative effort, the Tulare County Fair, The Salvation Army and FoodLink are hosting a food drive on Thursday, September 13 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

This is how it works:  Anyone who brings four cans of food/ nonperishable items gains free entrance to the Tulare County Fair that day (9/13).  The main collection point is the Martin Luther King entrance, with a secondary collection point located at the livestock gate off of “O” Street.

All food and donations collected will benefit the local communities of Tulare County and will be distributed via Food Link and The Salvation Army.

So, why the big hype?

According to the U.S.

Tulare Honoring Victims of 9/11 at Annual Blood Drive

Tulare Honoring Victims of 9/11 at Annual Blood Drive

Labor Day Weekend: Police Looking For Drunk Drivers

Labor Day Weekend: Police Looking For Drunk Drivers

Law enforcement agencies all over the Valley will be stepping up patrols looking for drunk drivers this Labor Day weekend.

There will be more DUI checkpoints to keep the streets safe.

AAA is offering its free Tipsy Tow service to anyone who has had one too many while celebrating.

You can call 1-800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) and someone will give you a ride and tow your car up to ten miles for free.

The service is available from 6 p.m. Monday, September 3 through 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 4.

For more information, click on the following link: AAA Tipsy Tow Program.

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.