Local solutions central to water forum

Facing a third year of drought, leadership from county Farm Bureaus, spanning all regions of California, gathered in Sacramento last week to engage with state water officials about all things water. A changing climate, shrinking snowpack, water rights, aging infrastructure, groundwater regulations and solutions to the state’s water crisis were among the topics discussed at […]

Kaweah Health nationally recognized with ‘A’ grade in hospital safety

Kaweah Health Medical Center has received  an “A,” the top Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022 given by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization. The score, released today, is a national distinction recognizing Kaweah Health’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. “Safety is our top priority and […]

Hacker beats Fagundes in fundraising five to one

If money is the mother’s milk of politics, Sarah Hacker’s campaign for district attorney has abundant resources out fundraising incumbent Keith Fagundes by nearly five-to-one, according to campaign reports required by the state Fair Political Practices Commission. Whether money alone will be enough to unseat the two-term district attorney is indeterminable at this point. The […]

Tulare County Students Recognized for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Achievements

Annual contest promotes artistic expression around mental health and coping with tough times, the pandemic and returning to in-person school. The Directing Change Program & Film Contest announced the regional finalists in the 10th annual student contest encouraging young people to create short film and art projects about suicide prevention, mental health, managing through tough […]

2022 Slick Rock Student Film Festival

A press release from the Tulare County Office of Education Central California’s largest student film competition returns to the Fox Theatre this year. The festival is scheduled for Friday, May 13 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the downtown Visalia theater. This year, the festival received 330 film entries from 44 Central Valley middle schools and […]