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COVID-19 Still Impacts South Valley

As of June 22, Tulare County has 3,172 reported cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. The virus has killed 111 people in the county. Kings County has had 1,331 cases, with 12 deaths. Despite the current increase in cases,... — Updated 7/24/2020

Beware of Local COVID-19 Scams

Numerous new and creative frauds and scams have emerged amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fraudsters feed off the of the concern and uneasiness of the disease due to the current absence of a cure or vaccine. Unfortunately, it is all... — Updated 7/24/2020


Nelson's Camp Became Camp Nelson

The Sierra Nevada has provided people with beauty and escape for hundreds, if not thousands of years. John Muir called the 400-mile-long, 70-mile-wide mountain chain the "Range of... — Updated 7/24/2020


Reconsider Your 2020 Summer (and Fall) Vacation Plans

Now that summer is here, consumers wonder when they will be able to "get away" or take another family vacation. went one-on-one with several travel industry experts... — Updated 7/24/2020


'Vintage Visalia' Gated Neighborhood Now Open

The developers of the Montecito Luxury Apartments in Visalia have unveiled Vintage Visalia, their new 55-plus rental community. The gated neighborhood in northwest Visalia offers... — Updated 7/24/2020


Joan Lunden Informs, Entertains in New Book about Aging

"I'm too old for Snapchat, but too young for Life Alert." – Joan Lunden Age seems to be on Joan Lunden's mind a lot these days. The journalist, author, motivational speaker,... — Updated 7/24/2020


'New' Valley Radio Station to Play 'Oldies'

South Valley fans of singers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley will soon have a "new" station to turn to on their radios, "It isn't new, it's been on the air,"... — Updated 7/24/2020


Norma Lovelace Named Barbershopper of the Year

Norma Lovelace has been named the Mighty Oak Chorus "Barbershopper of the Year." Last year, she joined the chorus when it welcomed female singers for the first time in its 38-year... — Updated 7/24/2020


Benefits for Former POWs

Before I get into this column’s topic, I would like to let everyone know that the Veterans Services Office is still closed to the public due to COVID-19. We are unsure when... — Updated 7/24/2020


The 'New' Retirement Shows How to Profit from Gig Economy

In an era when so few people believe they'll be able to retire comfortably (or at all) - and the statistics bear that out - author Winton Churchill argues in his just-released... — Updated 7/24/2020

Redesigned Retirement Benefits Portal at

The Social Security Administration announced the first of several steps the agency is taking to improve the public’s experience on its website. The newly redesigned retirement benefits portal at www.socialsecu... — Updated 7/24/2020


10 Technologies to Keep You Healthy During a Quarantine

Over a million people in the U.S. live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. With stay at home recommendations continuing around the country, it is more important than... — Updated 7/24/2020

Kaweah Delta Joins Mayo Clinic, Others in COVID-19 Study

Kaweah Delta has joined the Mayo Clinic and hospitals across the country in a study to determine whether plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 can effectively help others recover from the virus. As part of the... — Updated 7/24/2020

Six Things to Do before Your Next Outpatient Procedure

To ensure a successful outpatient procedure and smooth recovery: • Check qualifications. Before you schedule a procedure, be sure your anesthesia care will be led by a physician anesthesiologist, and that the other physicians... — Updated 7/24/2020

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