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2 Jets Based Out of NAS Lemoore Crash Near Guam

The Pentagon now confirms the two F/A–18 Hornet fighter jets that crashed near Guam Friday morning are from Carrier Wing 17, which is based out of Naval Air Station Lemoore.

The crash happened around 1:00 a.m.

One pilot was found and taken to a naval hospital; his condition is not being released.

Rescue crews are still looking for the other pilot.

The jets were flying off of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, which is based out of San Diego.

The aircraft were assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 94 and Strike Fighter Squadron 113 based out of Naval Air Station Lemoore.

Right now, investigators are trying to figure out what caused the two jets to crash.


ACA Extends Coverage for Former Foster Youth

More than 30,000 former foster youth in California are newly eligible for health care coverage, but unfortunately many of them are unaware. One of the hallmarks of the ACA is the option for young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Now, the ACA gives former foster youth the same protections by expanding their Medi-Cal coverage until age 26. Previously former foster youth were only eligible for health care until age 21.
There has been a critical need to expand health care coverage for this population as former foster youth are significantly less likely than their peers to have health insurance and often have greater health care needs due to abuse or neglect they experienced in childhood.
Click here for more information coveredtil26.childrennow.org

Big Lots Job Fair Tuesday, July 15th

Deadline Approaches for Tulare Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship

Deadline Approaches for Tulare Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship

World Ag Expo and E.M. Tharp, Inc. have teamed up again to provide the "We Believe in Growing" scholarship, created to support agricultural education.


High school seniors from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties are encouraged to apply by January 17, 2014 to be considered.


Cotton Plowdown Dates Set

Cotton Plowdown Dates Set

It’s that time of year again!

All cotton stalks must be shredded, uprooted, and plowed by December 20, 2013. Starting on the 20th, the staff of the County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer’s Office will be citing fields that are not in compliance with the regulations. Fines for non-compliance are set at $500 plus $5.00 per acre.

Cotton growers are required to comply with the Cotton Plowdown Regulations.The regulations were established in 1967 to combat the threat of spreading populations of Pink Bollworm, a worldwide pest of cotton.

This means anyone planting cotton in the San Joaquin Valley must shred and uproot cotton stalks, and then mix the debris with the soil. Doing this was shown to kill overwintering Pink Bollworm larvae.




China Peak Mountain Resort, located in Lakeshore just 65 miles northeast of Fresno, is

offering a free day of skiing for guests who bring a coat or packaged toy to the resort

between December 9-13, 2013.

Three Large Jackpots!

Three Large Jackpots!

More Than $300 Million Up For Grabs This Weekend in Three Large Jackpots!

Mega Millions®-$149 million

Powerball®-$130 million

SuperLotto Plus®-$33 million


SACRAMENTO – Three of the Golden State’s most popular draw games take center stage this weekend as all three have swelled to amounts that would make just about anyone’s dream come true.