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Tulare County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 442,179. Its county seat is Visalia. The county is named for Tulare Lake, once the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes. Drained for agricultural development, the site is now in Kings County, which was created in 1893 from the western portion of the formerly larger Tulare County.


Tulare County comprises the Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is located south of Fresno, spanning from the San Joaquin Valley east to the Sierra Nevada.


Sequoia National Park is located in the county, as are part of Kings Canyon National Park, in its northeast corner (shared with Fresno County), and part of Mount Whitney, on its eastern border (shared with Inyo County). As of the 2010 census, the population was 442,179, up from 368,021 at the 2000 census.

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Detectives say the man served as an Exeter police officer before leaving the Tulare County area. Law enforcement identified the suspect as 72-year-old Joseph DeAngelo. DeAngelo was recently booked in Sacramento on two counts of homicide stemming from a Ventura County death case. But his crimes ...
SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is still being planted as weather and soil conditions allow. Some fields are emerging. Winter wheat and oats enjoyed the latest rains, growth is excellent. Alfalfa is maturing and harvest has started. Ground preparation is continuing for spring forage and ...

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN. VISALIA – Tulare County law enforcement is at their wit's end over the State of California's approach to crime. District Attorney Tim Ward said at a press conference last Thursday, April 19 that he is fed up with the soft hand of justice approach the State uses on criminals.
@TheSunGazette. TULARE COUNTY – Not everyone would link citizenship and library services together, but that is exactly what the Tulare County Library is doing at their branches. Thanks to a program of the California Library Association supported by the Library Services and Technology Act Tulare ...
An Orosi man is dead after he crashed his vehicle into an orchard in rural Tulare County. The man's death follows a string of deadly collisions across the county this month. California Highway Patrol officers were called just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday to Highway 201 and Road 48 in Dinuba. Motorists told ...
Previously, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said the investigation into TRMC and HCCA is the costliest in the history of his office. "It seems to me the DA's office is asking [for search warrants] under false pretense," Grossman said. "It's an incredible cost at the taxpayers expense. Somebody has to ...

Fire breathers, jousters, belly dancers and pirates were a few of the colorful characters Tulare County residents met this weekend — and they didn't even have to travel in time to do it. For the 29th year, Visalia's Plaza Park was taken over by the Tulare County Renaissance Festival. While many attendees ...
Tulare County Employees' Retirement Association, Visalia, Calif., is looking to commit $20 million to a private equity fund, said David J. Kehler, retirement administrator for the $1.3 billion plan, in an email. Its investment consultant, Verus, will conduct the shortlist search on behalf of the plan. The type of fund ...
LINDSAY – The days of Lindsay police officers turning out of their blues and into their fire gear might have an end in sight. Last week the Lindsay City Council, without mayor Pam Kimball who was absent with notice, voted unanimously to provide a letter to Tulare County requesting fire services. Director of ...
TULARE COUNTY – A Tulare County man alleges he was terminated from his job at a citrus company because of his age after 30 years with a citrus packing company. James K. Jordan, represented by Marderosian & Cohen in Fresno, filed a complaint on March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern ...
Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Print Share to Email Share to More. Around The Web. What Khloe Did When She Found Out About ...
In a letter dated April 4, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors was threatened with legal action if it does not take measures to correct an alleged violation of the Federal Voting Rights Act. The letter, signed by Marguerite Melo of the law firm Melo and Sarsfield, stated the firm represents a “group of voters ...
Three people are dead after a fatal head-on collision near the Kern and Tulare counties border. Early Sunday morning, California Highway Patrol officers were called by motorists to a collision near Highway 43 and Avenue 88. During the investigation, officers discovered a 2010 Volkswagen, driven by ...
Saturday was a dream come true for Tulare County Librarian Darla Wegener. While children flipped through books and authors captivated audiences, Wegener stood back, smiled and watched. "I have goosebumps," she said. "This has been on my bucket list for a very long time." On Saturday, hundreds ...
The Tulare County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a man was found shot to death early Saturday. The sheriff's office said the man died of a gunshot injury at the scene and was not taken to a hospital. He was found just after 2 a.m. by deputies in the 700 block of South Oak Street in Earlimart.
Easter isn't just for the kids. Here are some fun things to put in Easter baskets and eggs for adults. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more. Buzz60. 636568178508498535-0415-PALegghunt-0512.jpg. About 700 people participated Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the Police Activities League's annual easter egg hunt ...
The 2015 gang sweep is the largest criminal case in Tulare County history, Ward said. Sanchez and 11 other alleged gang members were indicted in 2016 by a criminal grand jury following the Red Sol sweep. The defendants face 65 counts, including homicide, prosecutors said. Sanchez's criminal history ...

The recent three-day span of nonstop rain, while much needed, has created flooding in the streets and near homes and businesses around Tulare County. "We love the rain, but this is a lot in a short period of time," said Allison Mackey, Visalia's communications manager. Tuesday started the beginning of a ...
The price of unleaded may have gone up statewide, but that money is now coming back to Tulare County for road repairs and improvement projects. Supervisors authorized using the first local expenditure of gas tax funds for road improvement projects for portions of 10 county roads. The expenditure ...
PLEASE NOTE: This video contains disturbing images and graphic language. It is not appropriate for all audiences. This cellphone video, shot by a witness who wishes to remain anonymous, shows a man running from Tulare Police officers and then fighting with them. Police officers then shoot the man.
More than 50 law enforcement agencies participated in a statewide shoulder tap decoy detail over the weekend, including Tulare County Sheriff's Department. In Tulare County, four people were busted for buying alcohol for minors during the shoulder tap detail, which focused on the Cutler-Orosi area.
Curbow was arrested by Tulare County Sheriff's deputies in January 2017. Last week, Tulare County Judge Kathryn Montejano sentenced the Strathmore man to 38-years-to-life-in-prison for child molestation. In December, Curbow pleaded no contest to two counts of rape. The victim was a girl under the ...
Tulare County receives $1.9 million for rental assistance to help get homeless people into housing, a slight increase from 2016. But, the newspaper found, local agencies are still not able to meet all of the needs of Tulare County's homeless. That's not because rental assistance isn't important, executives for ...
Tulare County Sheriff's deputies were called just after 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday when witnesses reported a helicopter crash near Avenue 80, just east of Road 176. Emergency crews were also called to the scene. When deputies arrived, they discovered the helicopter wreckage about 200 yards north of the ...
Dams and reservoirs under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Water Resources will be inspected more regularly thanks to a new law Gov. Jerry Brown signed this week. What does this mean for Tulare County's reservoirs and aging dams, Kaweah and Success? Probably nothing, as the dams ...
Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward needed help keeping bad guys behind bars. He made a call. That call could be what keeps guns, drugs and gang members off the streets for a long time. On Thursday, Ward announced a partnership between Tulare County law enforcement and US Attorney's Office ...
OROSI — Antonio Villaraigosa wants to be California's next governor. He thinks the road to Sacramento goes through the Central Valley. He spent a portion of Friday pointing out issues he plans to address, if elected. He called some Central Valley residents' inability to drink tap water “ridiculous.
Behind one of Tulare County's largest nonprofits is an advocate for those who have been abused, neglected and ignored. She acts as their voice, bringing to light what others would prefer to be kept hidden. Caity Meader, executive director of Family Services of Tulare County, will be honored by the ...
TULARE COUNTY – After the most expensive and deadly fire year in the state's history, counties with dense forests of dying trees have already started efforts to prevent a repeat this year. Tulare County, which leads the state in tree mortality rates, took several actions this month to continue cutting out dead ...
Myers was also injured in the collision and taken to the hospital. He was later booked into Tulare County Pretrial Facility on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Visalia Area CHP is not the only Tulare County agency investigating hit-and-run cases. On Feb. 12, a 14-year-old Strathmore girl was crossing Avenue ...
Tulare County administrators are looking at ways to get more people into the 10 county-run parks that cover hundreds of acres. The first step — make parks easier to access and more appealing. County administrators will add a new community outreach position and seek to make improvements to the ...
Tulare County announced Thursday that agribusiness giant J.G. Boswell Co. had rescinded its more than decade-old application to the county to build development on 36,000 acres in Yokohl Valley. “Essentially, the company's decision to withdraw its application was based on a thorough analysis of market ...
Almost two years ago, a Tulare County Sheriff's Department deputy and pilot died when their plane crashed into a hillside near Highway 190 in Springville. Deputy Scott Ballantyne and pilot James Chavez were coming back from a patrol of the area where they aided in the capture of a man with a gun, ...
A Tulare woman was arrested during a statewide human trafficking bust, said Tulare County prosecutors. Last week, 80 federal, state and local detectives from across the state took part in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Operation Reclaim and Rebuild sting. The Tulare County Human Trafficking Task ...
Recent milestones reached at the county's Animal Services Division wouldn't have been possible without one thing — teamwork. Since starting a campaign to reinvent itself, animal services has seen a spike in adopted animals, a reduction in response times to priority service calls and significant savings on ...
The dozens of homeless people living along the St. John's River were told this week they had 30 days to pack up and leave. Deputies along with members of the Tulare County Homeless Task Force and Tulare County Health and Human Services went to the river during a homeless sweep, which is ...
TULARE COUNTY, Calif. - The Tulare County Sheriff has suspended visitation for inmates this weekend to prevent the spreading of the flu. It came as a recommendation from the health department and the jail's medical provider. It's unclear if they want to protect inmates from the outside population or if ...
Tulare County is not allowing visitation at its Men's Correctional Facility this weekend to prevent the spread of the flu. Corizon, the county's provider of jail medical services, has advised the county to suspend in-person visits. Visitors may schedule an appointment through the jail's video visitation program.
Do you use Facebook to stay informed about Tulare County news and to read or watch interesting stories? You're not alone — the Pew Research Center states about two-thirds of adults get their news from social media. But there are changes coming to Facebook that could mean fewer news stories from ...
SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Winter forage crops, such as wheat, barley, other cereal grains and forage mixes, continue to be planted where the ground allows. Persistent fog and rain late in the week will reduce the need for irrigation. As always more rain is needed in the weeks to follow.
VISALIA – You can make the argument that an aerial fireworks show is a good way to burn through money at a rate of $1,000 per minute. But Paul Moore, executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), would argue that a fireworks show is the spark that ignites a sense of wonder in ...
The defendants entered guilty pleas in Tulare County Superior Court. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Quinton Brown is expected to serve a 28-year sentence, and Gerald Turner is expected to serve an 11-year sentence. Brown was originally charged with 40 counts of pimping, sex trafficking as well ...
Last year also so saw completion of the renovations to the Tulare-Akers Professional Facilty with a price tag of $3.5 million that allowed the Tulare County Sheriff's Office command staff and several divisions to relocate from the 1960 jail and the entire Tulare County Fire administration department to move ...
On a warm summer day in 2016, a Tulare County deputy nearly lost his life in the line of duty. Two years later, the man accused of assaulting the deputy is paying for his crime. Michael Yocom, 51 of Strathmore, was found guilty by a Tulare County jury of premeditated murder on a peace officer, criminal ...
Tulare County Supervisor Steve Worthley said Tuesday that the key to facing challenges in 2018 is cooperation. The list of challenges will include finding a way to pay for the growing retirement funds, securing money to increase water infrastructure and beautifying county-owned buildings — just to name a ...
The sheriff's department is hoping for approval to help cut down on people throwing parties with alcohol for minors. Tulare County Board of Supervisors could approve the “social host” accountability ordinance, which will fund a program to curb underage drinking and marijuana use. The ordinance will hold ...
Charges have been filed against a Porterville mother accused of killing her 5-month-old daughter. On Thursday, Tulare County District Attorney's Office filed homicide charges against 20-year-old Angelica Castro. Castro has been charged with one count of murder and one count of assault on a child ...
Water systems in rural parts of the county suffer from low pressure, contaminates and the sheer cost of drilling a well to get water. But, after five years of drought, a small community near Tulare can turn on their taps with confidence. "Water pressure is much better," said Jose Rodriguez, who lives in Soults ...
Two Tulare County woman have died from flu-related infections, according to a Tulare County Public Health report. One woman died from influenza A and the other from influenza B. Officials said flu numbers have increased throughout the county over the last month. Health officials are urging residents to ...
Former Tulare County District Attorney Will Richmond and former Assistant Tulare County District Attorney Don Gallian both announced their endorsement for 2018 District Attorney candidate Matt Darby. Richmond, who served as the elected district attorney of Tulare County from 1978 to 1987, said Darby ...


 

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