TCOE to Make Child Lures Prevention Program Parent Guides Available

Tulare County Superintendent of Schools, Jim Vidak announced that Child Lures Prevention Program Parent Guides are available to interested staff, their families and community members. Written by nationally recognized author and child abduction expert, Ken Wooden, the guides are designed to teach parents and children how to recognize and thwart frequently used child abduction “lures.” […]

Holiday Treats Can Lead to Tooth Pain

The abundance of hot drinks, cold drinks, sweet treats, hard candies and other indulgences over the holidays sometimes leave us with more than just sugar-induced regrets; sometimes they reveal tooth pain and sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity and tooth pain are common complaints. One or both can be an indication of dental problems that need attention. Possible […]

Central Valley Enrollment Figures Released By Covered California

Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced that from October 1 to November 30, as a benefit of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an estimated 30,161 individuals in the Central Valley started applications for Covered California health insurance plans. Cumulatively, 7,660 individuals in the counties of San Joaquin, […]

Sequoia Riverlands Trust Earns Accreditation

Following a rigorous evaluation, Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) has been awarded accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. SRT is among just 11 such land trusts nationally to receive this recognition in the current round, and nationally among just over 200 total LTA-accredited land trusts. “Sequoia Riverlands Trust has earned the public trust in our […]

You and Your Personal Super Computer

The Head Line in your hands illustrates the unique operations of your mental system. Just as your computer has a CPU (central processing unit), you do, too. You employ your mental system when you plan dinner, a vacation and your New Year resolutions. In hand analysis, the length, shape and quality of this line are […]

Response to Tulare County

In response to the Valley Voice’s article on the “County Responds to Mooney Grove Cat Controversy,” Dr. Weber, a TNR volunteer, had these comments: Supervisor Cox was offended that the county was portrayed as all we want to do is kill cats, which is far from the truth. What is the truth? As has been […]

Rethinking Medical Marijuana

Recently, medical marijuana has been repeatedly attacked in both local media in Tulare, and even statewide. We often will read in the paper, or watch mindlessly on our TV screens, disinformation that teaches us of apparent “inherent violence” in the medical marijuana community. What a lot of these stories being run are not telling you […]