Government & Politics

Castro, Patel appointed to Tulare County Fair Board

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two area business owners, Gary Castro; president of KRC Safety Co. Inc. in Visalia, and Henry Patel; owner of four Subway franchises in Tulare, to fill vacancies on the 24th District Agricultural Association, Tulare County Fair Board of Directors.

Watahira named new Fresno purchasing manager

The City of Fresno has named Gary Watahira as Fresno’s new purchasing manager, a division of finance, effective May 12.

Marshall named Fresno transportation director

Brian MarshallThe City of Fresno named veteran transit administrator Brian Marshall as its newest director of transportation.

Fresno hires Mollinedo as PARCs director

Manuel Mollinedo (Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star Advertiser)The City of Fresno has hired Manuel A. Mollinedo as the new director of it's Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department.

Central California base on track for fighter jet

(AP) — A Central California Navy base is a signature away from becoming home to a new squadron of fighter jets.

Nunes: Take water fight to state population centers

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) was in Fresno Friday morning talking water, al-Qaida and immigration reform with local business leaders.

U.S. Chamber lauds Valadao in Fresno

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce cited job creation and opposing overregulation in its endorsement to reelect Congressman David Valadao.

Valadao receives Thomas Jefferson Award

Rep. David G. Valadao has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA).

Funds available to plug Tulare County wells

Tulare County currently has funding available to plug and cap private unused wells within the boundaries of the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District.

McArthur named Tulare County employee of the year

Ryan McArthur.Tulare County Information & Communications Technology employee Ryan McArthur spent much of his extra time in 2013 fixing and upgrading the County’s financial hardware system, AFIN.