Kaweah Health partners with Keck Medicine of USC to enhance urology services

To better serve patients in Tulare County, where a recent community needs assessment found that urology services are severely lacking, Kaweah Health and Keck Medicine of USC have collaborated to open a urology clinic in downtown Visalia. Kaweah Health is running the downtown Visalia clinic in coordination with Inderbir S. Gill, M.D., executive director of […]

Tulare City Historical Museum to exhibit floral works by local artist

The Tulare City Historical Museum will be exhibiting a collection of paintings by local artist Nonnie Rhoades. Her exhibit entitled, Flower Shop on Canvas, will feature vibrant bouquets, floral details, and lush gardens. The exhibition will be on view from November 3rd – December 31st, 2022, in the museum’s Heritage Art Gallery. An opening reception […]

Farmers brace for water cuts to help river

As the Colorado River water crisis deepens amid withering drought in the West, Imperial Valley growers with historic rights to water from the river are making calculations on whether to farm or fallow. This month, the Imperial Irrigation District, which supplies Colorado River water to farmers in America’s largest growing region for winter vegetables, joined […]

Career Technical Education lessons introduced at community schools

Students at Mid-County and Superior community schools are learning a wide variety of vocational skills and lessons this year. Led by teacher Angel Olea, the lessons are incorporating various building trades, including plan development, grading, concrete, framing, irrigation, and electrical. This fall, the lessons will extend to numerous other trades, thanks to curriculum purchased by […]

Study: Pesticide restrictions would spike lettuce costs

California’s farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses produce more than 400 commodities as America’s leading food providers. But a new economic study on lettuce production indicates that California’s farm output would shrink, and food prices would rise without commonly used pesticides. A preliminary report by ERA Economics, a Davis-based consultancy specializing in the economics of agriculture […]