TCOE: E-cigarette use leads to higher chances of youth using cigars, little cigars, or cigarillos

Research gathered by the CHOICES Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) team found there are many risks when youths choose to use tobacco products. Dual usage, or usage of multiple tobacco products, is one of them. According to research published by the Truth Initiative, “young people, ages 15 to 21, who use e-cigarettes have over three […]

Legislation seeks $308 million for key valley canal

Farmers and ranchers are working with key lawmakers in a push to fund repairs and upgrades to California’s existing water conveyance system. State legislation, Senate Bill 559, would pay for more than $300 million in repairs on the critical Friant-Kern Canal, California Aqueduct and the Delta-Mendota Canal in the San Joaquin Valley. The projects are […]

Tulare County medical providers prescribing controversial ivermectin treatment

Dr. Daria Majzoubi, MD who owns Maj Medical Clinic in Visalia is currently prescribing Ivermectin to his patients. He refers to it as “an anecdotal treatment method.” “I want to be completely clear, this treatment is not something someone should consider a cure, but they shouldn’t write it off completely. Getting the vaccine is still […]

USDA Forest Service Temporarily Closing All California National Forests for Public Safety

To better provide public and firefighter safety due to the ongoing California wildfire crisis, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forests in California. This closure will be in effect from Aug. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. This order does not […]