Tulare County Reports an Increase of the COVID-19 Delta Variant, Residents Urged to Take Precautions

A press release from the Tulare County HHSA More cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant have been detected in Tulare County and confirmed by Tulare County Public Health. These cases were identified through genomic sequencing conducted by the Tulare County Public Health Laboratory. The Delta (B.1.617.2) variant is significantly increasing throughout the state of California, and […]

No cannabis biz in Visalia, for now

Half of the Visalia City Council still feels it’s too risky to allow cannabis-related businesses to operate inside the city limits and asked staff at city hall not continue their exploration of opening the city to the state’s fastest-growing industry.   Plenty of Interest The move comes despite a flow of continuous inquiries from business […]

Civil rights case against TCSO to proceed

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and its officers have no immunity for false arrest and assault against a Farmersville couple that occurred during an allegedly botched search warrant service, a Tulare County Superior Court judge has ruled.   Jury Trial Scheduled In a June 18 decision, the Hon. Nathan Ide ruled the department and its […]

Tulare County Supervisor Townsend visits COVID-19 vaccination clinic

For Dennis Townsend, a recent visit to the Community Vaccination Clinic operating at the Porterville Veterans Memorial Building was confirmation that the community he was born and raised in comes together in times of need. Townsend is the Tulare County Supervisor for District 5, representing Porterville and surrounding communities including Poplar, Woodville, Terra Bella, Ducor, […]

Secretary Haaland announces $55.9m to support vital services in California

Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced 57 local governments in California will receive $55.9 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2021. Since local governments cannot tax federal lands, annual PILT payments help to defray costs associated with maintaining important community services. PILT payments are made annually for tax-exempt federal […]

Tulare County Identifies First Case of Delta (B.1.617.2) COVID-19 Variant

A press release from Tulare County HHSA Tulare County Public Health has identified and confirmed the first known case of the COVID-19 Delta variant found in a Tulare County resident. The case was identified through genomic sequencing conducted by the Tulare County Public Health Laboratory. There is evidence that the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant is associated with […]