Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

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2017 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

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AB 2062 positively impacts CalWORKs families

On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2062 which will positively impact families receiving CalWORKs benefits.

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Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

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Flu Vaccinations and Preventive Efforts are Strongly Urged

Vaccinations and preventive efforts are strongly urged as the flu continues to circulate in Tulare County.

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The Special Friends program helps children in kindergarten through third grade who may be in danger of developing behavioral problems. Oftentimes such children may:

  • Be extra shy or withdrawn
  • Be easily distracted or overactive
  • Have low self-confidence
  • Be aggressive or “acting out”
  • Have experienced a significant or traumatic life event

Using a simple question and answer session, trained staff at primary schools are able to identify students who might benefit from participating in this program. With parents’ permission, program staff conduct one-on-one play sessions that help the children grow socially and emotionally, become more effective learners, and get along more successfully with their peers in school.

The program also provides education to parents and teachers regarding behavioral problems and effective ways to handle them.

Please see the Contact and Location tab to find out more about this program.