County News

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.

The public is invited to attend a reception to honor the opening of the new exhibit from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, located inside of Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. Admission to the park and museum is free.

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.

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.

October 21, 2013
Tulare County Offers Flu Shots

Influenza is a respiratory infection that produces fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, and cough lasting a week or more and Tulare County residents are urged to get the flu vaccination.

"Receiving a flu vaccine this fall season is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself and those around you to keep you healthy,” said County Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught. “There are several formulations of the vaccine available this year and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) does not recommend one over the other but recommends that everyone receive a vaccine."

Click here to see monthly flu shot schedule.

October 21, 2013
Secured Property Taxes Due Nov. 1

Tulare County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector, Rita A. Woodard, would like to remind tax payers that the first installment of secured property taxes is due November 1, 2013, and of the convenient payment options available.