County News 2013

 

 

Tulare County Digital Photography Contest Underway
December 2, 2013
Tulare County Digital Photography Contest Underway

Tulare County’s Information & Communications Technology Department (TCiCT) is hosting its Second Annual Digital Photography Contest.

The purpose of the contest is to ask the public to help showcase the beauty of Tulare County in a variety of ways.  Photographers of all ages and skill levels are eligible to participate.  There are four different classes of photography: City, Agriculture, Mountains, and new this year, Instagram.  The photos must be images of Tulare County.  Contestants may submit up to five (5) photos total.  The purpose of the contest is to involve any and all citizens of Tulare County and any interested parties in capturing images that best depict the County of Tulare.

LOSS Team to Assist Those Impacted By Suicide Deaths
November 22, 2013
LOSS Team to Assist Those Impacted By Suicide Deaths

The Tulare & Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force, in partnership with the Kings County and Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Coroner’s Offices and the Police Chiefs’ Association of Tulare County, announce the launch of the LOSS Team to assist those impacted by suicide deaths.

The Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors, or LOSS Team, was developed by Dr. Frank Campbell of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is comprised of volunteers who serve as a primary support and referral resource to local survivors of suicide loss. The team will function around-the-clock and respond immediately to the scene of suspected suicide deaths. Team members will interact with loss survivors and provide them with resources and support so that they do not have to feel alone as they seek to deal with the emotions that accompany loosing someone to suicide.

In this year alone, Tulare County has lost 41 people and Kings County has lost 14 people to suicide: Law enforcement has long noted the need to support those who are impacted by suicide loss.

County Probation Receives Funding to Fight Repeat DUI's
November 20, 2013
County Probation Receives Funding to Fight Repeat DUI's

The Tulare County Probation Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries resulting from driving under the influence (DUI).  

The $77,882 grant awarded by the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to Tulare County will aid in the county’s ongoing effort to improve traffic safety and the quality of life. Special probation supervision measures will target high-risk, felony and repeat DUI offenders in Tulare County.  The Probation Department will also work with other local law enforcement agencies on anti-DUI efforts as part of an ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe through both enforcement and education.

Home Renovations Workshop to be Offered at Tulare County Library
November 4, 2013
Home Renovations Workshop to be Offered at Tulare County Library

The Tulare County Library is sponsoring a Home Renovations presentation by the Contractor’s State License Board of the California Department of Consumer Affairs on November 12 at 6:30 pm.

April 3, 2013
Great Day Visits Healthy Tulare County Week

Tulare County Fire Department Lt. Kevin Riggi conducted an interview with KMPH's Clayton Clark as part of Healthy Tulare County Week. Lt. Riggi provides some great home safety tips!

KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Tulare County Library to Host Music Duo, "Four Shillings Short"
October 30, 2013
Tulare County Library to Host Music Duo, "Four Shillings Short"

The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short will present a multi-cultural educational concernt for all ages called "Around the World in 30 Instruments" at 7 p.m. on November 8 at the Tulare County Library Visalia Branch.

Walnut-Buying Period Starts Nov. 1
October 28, 2013
Walnut-Buying Period Starts Nov. 1

Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita announced today that the walnut-buying period will begin Friday, November 1st as the County’s nut theft ordinance continues to be enforced.

“Commercial production and handling of walnuts constitute an important industry here in Tulare County” Kinoshita said. “Unfortunately, some people steal them from orchards and attempt to sell the walnuts illegally on the streets. County staff has been actively enforcing the nut theft ordinance by conducting compliance checks at places where walnuts are sold to ensure that this practice stops.”

Croatian Exhibit to Debut at Farm Labor & Agriculture Museum
October 25, 2013
Croatian Exhibit to Debut at Farm Labor & Agriculture Museum

The History of Tulare County Farm Labor & Agriculture Museum will debut a next exhibit on November 3 – Diligence Grown from Strong Roots: Honoring Croatian Experiences in Tulare County.

 

 

Library Offers "Food for Fines" in November
October 24, 2013
Library Offers "Food for Fines" in November

Tulare County residents who have library fines can get a break on what they owe  and help the hungry at the same time.

During the month of November, anyone who  brings in non-perishable food items to any branch of the Tulare County Library can have their fines reduced or eliminated.  One dollar per food donation will be deducted from existing fines, except for any charges for lost or damaged library items.  There is no limit to the amount of fine reduction.

Food Day Event to Be Held at Traver Market & Gas
October 23, 2013
Food Day Event to Be Held at Traver Market & Gas

Traver celebrates affordable healthy and nutritious food with a celebration at Traver Market & Gas on October 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. Food Day aims to help people eat real. That means cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods, and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and sustainably raised protein. Simple changes can help fight obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems.