- October 18, 2013
- Study: Tulare County's youth are drinking less sugary drinks
A new study by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that the overall consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) by children here in Tulare County has fallen from 54 to 49 percent.
“Limiting the consumption of SSBs, including sports and energy drinks, will help protect our children and adolescents from rising rates of obesity and early-onset diabetes and will lower the rates of children who must enter the health care system early for these health issues,” said Tulare County Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught.
The report shows that in 2011-12, 49 percent of Tulare County children ages 2-17 drank at least one or more sugar-sweetened beverage per day. In 2005-07, that number was 54 percent.
- October 9, 2013
- County, PG&E, Proteus Offer Energy Workshop in Waukena
Waukena residents are invited to attend an informational workshop aimed to educate them of no-cost and low-cost programs that will lower their energy bill.
The workshop is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Waukena Elementary School, located at 19113 Rd. 28, Tulare, CA 93274. The workshop is being offered by Tulare County, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Proteus, Inc.
- October 8, 2013
- Board of Supervisors Appoint Mike Boudreaux as Acting Sheriff
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors today appointed Undersheriff Mike Boudreaux as acting Sheriff, effective October 6.
The appointment as acting Sheriff followed the Friday, October 4 announcement from longtime Sheriff Bill Wittman that he is taking a medical leave of absence. A time frame for Sheriff Wittman’s return has not been determined.
- October 7, 2013
- Important Dates for Upcoming Nov. 5 Elections
Tulare County Registrar of Voters, Rita A. Woodard, is reminding all Tulare County residents that the Consolidated Districts Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and there are a number of important upcoming election-related dates.
- October 2, 2013
- Tulare County Appoints Human Resources & Development Director
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Rhonda Sjostrom as the Human Resources & Development Director.
Sjostrom has worked for Tulare County for more than 26 years, where she has held management positions with the County Administrative Office and Human Resources & Development. Most recently, Sjostrom served as Assistant Human Resources Director since September 2009.
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Pete Vander Poel said the Board was pleased to hire an internal candidate out of a pool of 50 applicants.
“Rhonda has been a dedicated employee for 26 years and knows our organization extremely well,” Chairman Vander Poel said. “She is committed to cutting edge improvements within the department to assure it functions at a high level.”