Tulare County Rest Area Receives Environmental Certification

As part of its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save taxpayer money, Caltrans announced that the Philip S. Raine Roadside Rest Area on SR 99 in Tulare County has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest possible environmental rating by the United State Green Building Council (USGBC). […]

Kaweah Delta ‘Center of Excellence’ in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Kaweah Delta Medical Center has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation. The AAGL promotes minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide. The designation follows an intensive on-site survey of multiple inpatient departments conducted earlier this year. The COEMIG program sets standards for […]

Zoning Classifications and Property Descriptions Can be Confusing

Zoning classifications and property descriptions are meant to organize and clarify, but they often just confuse. Land use in Tulare County is divided into thirty-one zone classifications. All zoning designated with an “R” is residential. For example, “R-1” is zoned for single-family residential and “R-2” is zoned for single-family residential or two-family dwellings (like duplexes). […]

Visalia Tackles Homelessness

The city of Visalia, faith-based organizations and service providers are coming together to deal with the issue of homelessness in Visalia. A broad-based outreach plan kicks off this month with faith-based partners to discourage individuals from giving money to panhandlers with the “Change That Counts” campaign, urging support instead for those who help the homeless. […]