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Double whammy hits proposed Tulare cheese plant

An artist’s rendering of the CaliCheese plant planned for Tulare that could hire up to 200 people. The project has been challenged by a death as well as a now-required environmental study.Supporters of more economic development in Tulare suffered a set back in recent weeks as the start-up cheese maker CaliCheese, which expects to hire 200 employees, was hit by a double whammy.

Madera winery receives best of show award

Mariposa AlbarinoA 2013 Mariposa Albariño white varietal wine produced by CRŪ Wine Company in Madera won gold, best in class, best white wine and best of show awards in the recent Central Coast Wine Competition.

Fresno Chick-fil-A participating in 'Cow Appreciation Day'

Today is Cow Appreciation Day for Chick-fil-A, the 10th anniversity of a chain-wide event that has customers dressed as cows earning free food.

Electric car donated to Terry's House in Fresno

Sarah and Ed Wilkins in electric shuttle car.A Fresno businessman has donated an electric car, valued at $14,000, to Terry’s House in Fresno for guest transportation to and from Community Regional Medical Center.

Visalia doctor pleads guilty in oxycodone case

A Visalia doctor pleaded guilty last week to prescribing large quantities of oxycodone and hydrocodone without medical necessity and hiding proceeds to avoid financial reporting requirements.

Fresno Surgical Hospital honored by publication

Fresno Surgical Hospital has been named one of this year’s 82 “Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, an industry-leading publication that reports on business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.

Fresno Fresno IRS employee sentenced to prison

A former Internal Revenue Service employee in Fresno was sentenced to more than four years in prison for claiming more than $1.7 million in false tax returns.

City of Selma changes transit service

The City of Selma has made some changes to its transit service, eliminating fixed route service in favor of demand response (dial up) service.

Growing Valley means work for traffic control firms

Jonathan Spano, co-owner of Traffic Management Inc., said his business has been growing at a rate of about 30 percent, month over month. With a variety of improvement projects tying up traffic on area roads and highways, traffic management companies have cordoned off a lucrative market, providing safety with signs, barriers and specific plans to protect drivers and construction crews.

Leadership Tulare applications now being accepted

The Tulare Chamber of Commerce is accepting Leadership Tulare 2014-15 applications now through July 31, 2014.