0000 1279412| May 21, 2009| LIVING HEREliving here CONTENTSWECOME NOTE3ESSENTIAL INFO4WHO WE ARE6LOCAL INFO CENTER 8SHARING HISTORY8ONLINE RESOURCE17ENTERTAINMENT20OUTDOORS24ABOUT VISALIA38ABOUT TULARE43SPORTS48COMMUNITIESCOUNTY MAP58ALLENSWORTH55DINUBA57EXETER59FARMERSVILLE60LINDSAY63PIXLEY64PORTERVILLE65SPRINGVILLE68THREE RIVERS69TIPTON70WOODLAKE71ABOUT THE COVERRon Holman photographed the cover at Bravo Lake in Woodlake. Teresa DouglassPoppies create quite the fireworks every spring throughout Tulare County.
0000 125397LIVING HERE| May 21, 2009| 3ow may be the perfect time take agood, long look at where we liveand begin to rediscover some ofthe qualities that make living hereunique. This 2009 edition of LivingHere, our annual guide to life inTulare County, is filled with sto- ries that tell about the cities andtowns that make it up, the people who live here and some of the fun that can befound right here at home. Want to explore the beautiful national parks thatare just a few minutes drive away? Depending on thetype of outdoor recreation you crave, there is almostalways a good time to go. Whether you prefer skiing, hiking, camping or fishing, our guide can help youget started. Is the nightlife more to your liking? Thanks tosome industrious and creative music lovers and pro- moters, and the fans who support them, there is more of that available than ever before. Restaurants are still a big hit with local residentsand they never fail to attract visitors to the area, either. Because they are so good, the people who runthem have to always be at the top of their game, making dining out in Tulare County an option that isalways fun and entertaining. And, See WELCOME, 4living here WELCOMENSteve R. Fujimoto