CAL OES: UN report underscores threats climate disasters pose to California’s security

Last week, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report highlighting the scientific evidence behind the accelerating global climate crisis and the implications it has for extreme weather and disaster events. The report comes at a time when California is experiencing more frequent, reoccurring and record-setting heat events and continues […]

Participate in your community’s redistricting

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is launching the third Community of Interest (COI) public input meeting for Zone F-(Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare). Your input is vital to the success of the Commission. We need your Communities of Interest information to respect the boundaries of your communities during the redistricting process. We still have time […]

Wynn says she would be flexible on following Visalia’s General Plan

Judging from her answers during her council interview newly selected District 1 Council Member (central) Liz Wynn said she would provide some leeway in following the General Plan if an economically important project were at stake. During her August 12 interview District 4 Council Member Greg Collins (northeast) asked her, “There’s a project that would […]

Kaweah Health calls off its code triage, opens new Emergency Department expansion

A Press Release from Kaweah Health On Wednesday afternoon, with hospital capacity stabilizing at 95 percent, Kaweah Health called off its two-day internal emergency due to rapid hospitalizations, and opened its newly expanded Emergency Department. “Our hospital capacity issues have not been fixed. We’re still going to have volume issues, but we’ve worked really hard […]