County News

February 5, 2013
District Attorney to Help Prevent Rural Crime

The Tulare County District Attorney's Office is partnering with farmers and ranchers to help prevent theft of farm equipment, commodities, fuel and metals through a "number stamping" tracking system.

The number stamping, known as Owner-Applied Number (OAN), helps law enforcement track and recover stolen goods and acts as a deterrent to theives. The District Attorney’s Office will issue OANs to farmers and ranchers and maintain these designated numbers in a statewide database.

"Crime should not be a factor in the cost of doing business, especially when that business feeds the world," said Tim Ward, Tulare County District Attorney.

January 28, 2013
Orosi-Cutler Branch Library to Host "Grand Reopening"

Tulare County’s Orosi-Cutler Brach Library, the last Carnegie library to be constructed in California, will host a grand reopening event at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30.

The library, located at 12646 Ave. 416 in Orosi, was recently closed for an $18,000 renovation project paid for by a donation of the Orosi Friends of the Library and the Tulare County Library Foundation. The renovation project included new carpet and the walls and shelves were repainted.

“Tulare County appreciates the donation from the Orosi Friends which will improve library services in the community while preserving a valued historic landmark,” said Fourth District Supervisors Steve Worthley, whose district includes Orosi.

January 18, 2013
District Attorney's Justice Run Benefits Local Agencies

On January 17, 2013, District Attorney Tim Ward and Supervisor Mike Ennis from the Tulare County Board of Supervisors presented the Executive Board of the Central California Family Crisis Center with a check of nearly $6,000.  The financial award was raised by the Tulare County District Attorney’s Justice Run on October 20, 2012.

January 16, 2013
Portuguese Exhibit to Debut at Farm Labor & Agriculture Museum

The History of Tulare County Farm Labor & Agriculture Museum will debut a new exhibit this Saturday – Cultivating a Heritage: The Success of the Portuguese in Tulare County.

The public is invited to attend a reception to honor the opening of the new exhibit from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, located inside of Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. Admission to the park and the museum is free.

January 8, 2013
Sheriff Wittman to Promote Michael Boudreaux to Undersheriff

Sheriff Bill Wittman will be holding a ceremony to appoint Captain Michael Boudreaux to the rank of Undersheriff on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM. The ceremony will be held at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Headquarters’ Lobby.