City Levies Huge Fine on Visalia Resident

At the July 21st Visalia City Council Meeting, the council voted to levy a fine of $29,556 on Abigail Trevino’s residence in southwest Visalia for code and law enforcement violations. According to Tracy Robertshaw, neighborhood preservation manager, Trevino’s case is the exception. “Ninety-nine percent of the time, home owners comply when they get their first […]

Visalia Makes City Parks Safer

Visalia Neighborhood Preservation Manager Tracy Robertshaw and the Visalia Parks and Recreation Commission have been busy making Visalia a better place to live. Last year, Robertshaw presented an ordinance to ban shopping carts that has been a huge success. During the last city council meeting, she put forth an ordinance banning repeat criminals from using […]

Environmental Health Seeks to Form New Community Committee

The Environmental Health Division of Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency is forming a stakeholder Community Temporary Event Committee in order to continue improving communication and outreach to community and business stakeholders and to help develop strategies to further meet their needs. Environmental Health held a series of outreach meetings last year to hear and address the concerns of […]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Increase in State and South Valley

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, said the number of reported sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California increased in 2013, according to data made public this month. “Sexually transmitted diseases can cause major health problems for people over time,” said Dr. Chapman. “This increase is […]