Crop Row

A new type of citrus fruit, developed in California, could reach store shelves next winter. The University of California has announced the new hybrid, called the Valentine. UC says the Valentine [...]

VBB announces 1Q cash dividend

Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent company of Valley Business Bank in Visalia, announced a cash dividend of 6 cents per share. The dividend, payable to shareholders of record on June 7, will be [...]

Dollar Tree to open in Exeter

National discount retailer Dollar Tree plans to open a store in Exeter  by fall in the former Nickel’s Payless grocery location. Owner of the property Steve Richmond confirms a lease for 18,000 [...]

Tulare Co. crop report

Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Grain silage harvest is continuing, while wheat grain is now drying for harvest. Alfalfa is being mowed and baled. Some alfalfa fields are being irrigated. [...]

Crop Row

Rural coppe wire theft frustrating farmers From stolen copper wiring to walnuts, farmers and other rural residents hope legislation intended to curb rural crime will succeed. Thieves target metal [...]

Life in the Alley

When a fire started in the back room of China’s Alley in August 2011, it threatened to take away what the Gonzalez family had spent three generations building. But like its namesake grandmother [...]

Council to hear from State tourism agency

Public officials, industry stakeholders, and local tourism representatives will congregate on May 23 at Rawhide Stadium’s Hall of Fame Club for the first ‘State of the Industry’ tourism event, [...]

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