Behavioral Services Spreads Pilot Program to 21 Local Schools

This fall, the Tulare County Office of Education’s Behavior Health Services (BHS) program expanded the reach of its successful Intervention Resource Classroom (IRC), first piloted at Lindsay High School last semester. The Lindsay High School pilot, known as the Green Zone, is a safe and highly supportive classroom where students with identified behavior management issues […]

Covered California Launches Self-Service Website for Small Businesses

On December 2, Covered California officially launched the full self-enrollment function of the Small Business Health Options (SHOP) online marketplace. This new function on the Covered California website will enable small businesses to fully enroll for coverage that may begin as early as January 1. “Small businesses now have new options to provide more choice […]

Visalia Rescue Mission Serves 300 Thanksgiving Dinners

The Visalia Rescue Mission (VRM), along with about 150 volunteers, served approximately 300 Thanksgiving dinners at its Annual Thanksgiving Banquet, according to Jessica Cavale, VRM director of development. The annual meal, which featured live music, desserts and a traditional Thanksgiving meal with “all the fixings,” was held at the mission’s chapel/community center at 741 N. […]

Plaza Drive Interchange Completion Celebrated

On November 19, Visalia city officials, engineers from TRC Companies, Inc., and other dignitaries celebrated the grand opening of the improved State Route 198/Plaza Drive Interchange. TRC performed the planning and design for this $26 million project, which will promote economic growth across Tulare County by improving access to employment centers and enhancing the movement […]

Letter: President refuses to negotiate

Who will “blink” first in this “government shut-down” (of 17% of what the government normally spends in the name of the people)? Will it be the Speaker of the House John Boehner? Will it be the President giving orders to the Senate Majority Leader of Congress, Harry Reid, who he has controlled from the beginning? […]