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15 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Lanes on Highway 99 in Tulare County to close

Alternating lanes of northbound and southbound Highway 99 between Highway 198 and Betty Drive in Goshen will close next week for construction.

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Related Topix: Goshen, CA

15 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Marijuana plants removed from Tule River Indian reservation

Nearly 14,000 illegal marijuana plants growing in a remote area of the Tule River Indian Reservation were removed this week.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KMPH-TV Fresno

Valley Drought 2014: Wells Dry Up Leaving Homes With No Water

Mimi Elkalla Reporting Many Tulare County homes are left without any water as a result of the shallow rivers and dry water wells.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Porterville, CA, East Porterville, CA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Drought in California - Not Enough Drops to Drink, Unless You're Rich, of course

Towns and municipalities in California are starting to reach the hair on fire stage, if they haven't already, regarding water shortages.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Porterville, CA, East Porterville, CA

Los Angeles Times

Central California residents rely on bottled water as wells run dry

Volunteers deliver cases of water to homes in East Porterville on Friday. Hundreds of people whose wells have gone dry due to drought received an emergency allotment of bottled water from Tulare County officials.

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Related Topix: Porterville, CA, East Porterville, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Homicide victim found in Earlimart front yard

A man was found dead of an apparent homicide early Monday morning in Earlimart, Tulare County Sheriff's officials said.

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Related Topix: Earlimart, CA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

GantDaily.com

East Porterville water wells are drying up

Bakersfield, CA, United States East Porterville - One of the pernicious effects of drought is the lack of ample potable water for the residents in the area.

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Related Topix: Porterville, CA, East Porterville, CA, Bakersfield, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The Fresno Bee

Pot bust in Tulare County leads to arrest of 21 suspects

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department arrested 21 people and confiscated 4,312 marijuana plants near Terra Bella, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said Monday.

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Related Topix: Terra Bella, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

OpEdNews

Earthquake, Drought and Wildfires Ravage California

With its spate of natural disasters, some spurred by human action, California isn't looking like such a We probably can't blame the earthquake that hit California's Napa Valley this weekend on climate change .

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Related Topix: California, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Weather, Drought, Porterville, CA, East Porterville, CA

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Journalgazette.net

Drought leaves Calif. homes without water

The situation has become so dire that the Tulare County Office of Emergency Services had 12-gallon-per-person rations of bottled water delivered on Friday in East Porterville, where at least 182 of the 1,400 households have reported having no or not enough water, according to the Porterville Recorder.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Porterville, CA, East Porterville, CA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Roommate squabble sparks stabbing in Visalia

A dispute between two roommates resulted in a stabbing and the subsequent arrest of a 37-year-old Visalia man, police said Saturday.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Drought leaves California homes without water

Volunteers Marrisa Zuniga, right, Paul Vigil, and Raul Alatorre, left, load cases of water on a dolly to deliver homes in East Porterville, Calif., Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Porterville, CA, East Porterville, CA

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Jury rejects murder charge, finds Visalia man guilty of involuntary manslaughter

Terry Geller, on trial for first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife, was found guilty Friday by a Tulare County jury of the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Visalia, CA

The Fresno Bee

Volunteers deliver bottled water to drought-stricken community

The door-to-door giveaway of 12 gallons of water per person was the latest development in a summer of water woes in the central San Joaquin Valley.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, East Porterville, CA, Porterville, CA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Sheriff arrests two in Porterville murder

Two men have been arrested in connection with a man's murder in Porterville earlier this month, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Porterville, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fresno County'a unemployment drops to level not seen since 2008

July's unemployment rate was 10.8%. That's a .4 percentage increase from June, but it marked the lowest unemployment total since July 2008, when the rate was 8.8%.

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Related Topix: Madera County, CA, Merced County, CA, Kings County, CA, Fresno County, CA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

East Bay Express

Drought Expected to Disrupt California's Olive - and Olive Oil - Harvest

California's prolonged drought is poised to claim another victim: this year's olive harvest.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Tulare to host 9/11 memorial blood drive

The Tulare 9/11 Rotary Memorial Blood Drive will be held on Sept. 11 at the Tulare Veteran's Memorial Building at 1771 E. Tulare Ave. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All blood donors will receive a free T-shirt and a ticket to the Tulare County Fair.

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Related Topix: Tulare, CA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Tulare County secures $1.5M for school waterTulare County secures...

Tulare County secures $1.5M for school water Tulare County gets $1.5 million in grants to buy bottled water for disadvantaged schools.

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The Fresno Bee

Weather woes cost California olive growers nearly half the crop

The drought, a hard freeze and windy weather have all contributed to a 45% drop in California's 2014 table olive crop.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Adin, CA, Visalia, CA

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