County News

November 20, 2013
County Probation to Combat Repeat DUI Offenses

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.

November 7, 2013
Mental Health Facility in Visalia to Host Grand Opening

Community members now have a centralized location as an option for mental health services and alcohol and other drug treatment, as the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency opens its new Visalia Adult Integrated Clinic and Visalia Recovery Center with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.

The ceremony is being held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, November 14 at 520 E. Tulare Avenue in Visalia.  As a part of the grand opening, tours of the new building will be conducted.

"I am proud that District 1 has been able to provide a central location that will best serve clients of the Visalia Adult Integrated Clinic and the Visalia Recovery Center," said Allen Ishida, District One Supervisor. "We anticipate a continuation of the quality services provided by the Department of Mental Health for the residents and clients of Tulare County.”

November 4, 2013
Home Renovation Workshop to be Held 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.

The state representatives will address such topics as home repair fraud and the importance of hiring licensed contractors.  Attendees will learn how to select a qualified contractor, check a license, negotiate a clear and complete contract, prevent disputes, avoid mechanics liens and resolve disagreements if they arise.

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

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

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.”