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Kaweah Delta erects tent structure outside of the Emergency Dept. to combat overcrowding during flu season

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Medical Center announced last week that it will be expanding its Emergency Department over the next two years, but that doesn’t help the daily overcrowding happening now. To help treat patients more quickly, a temporary reception tent has been put up outside of the hospital’s normal Emergency Department […]

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Choosing Health Care Benefits — a Chore or a Labor of Love?

NewsUSA – If you’re like most Americans, you probably view benefits open enrollment as somewhat of a chore. After all, 67 percent of employees describe shopping for benefits as complicated, long or stressful according to the 2017 Aflac WorkForces Report. For many, that might be true. But why not look at choosing benefits as something […]

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Pecans for Holiday Flavor: Classic Pecan Pie Recipe

Classic Pecan Pie Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 70 minutes Servings: 10 Ingredients 1 pie dough (9 inches)  6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup light brown sugar 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 3 large eggs, lightly beaten ½ tsp. salt 2½ cups raw pecan halves Instructions Place […]

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Pecans for Holiday Flavor: Roasted Acorn Squash Salad Recipe

Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients Squash: 1 small acorn squash 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ teaspoon sea salt Dressing: ½ cup raw pecan pieces ¼ cup olive or pecan oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon maple syrup ¼ teaspoon sea salt […]

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California Department of Regulation adopts rules on agricultural pesticide use near schools and daycare centers

@TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – Growers and Ag managers are going to have to watch when, where and how they spray pesticides starting Jan 1. Just recently the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has adopted new rules intended to further protect young students from pesticide exposure. The rules regulate the use of agricultural pesticides near schools […]

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Harvest Hot Bowls Recipe: Bacon-Apple Red Cabbage Soup

Bacon-Apple Red Cabbage Soup Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients: 2 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped 1 medium red onion, chopped (about ½ cup) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 jar (16 oz.) Aunt Nellie’s Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage, not drained 2 cups low-sodium, fat-free chicken or vegetable broth 1 medium apple, […]

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Harvest Hot Bowls Recipe: Rustic Vegetable Beet Soup

Rustic Vegetable Beet Soup Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients: 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Whole Pickled Beets, drained 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 onions, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, coarsely chopped 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2 zucchinis (about 5 oz. each), coarsely […]

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Harvest Hot Bowls Recipe: Tex-Mex Bean & Butternut Squash Stew

Tex-Mex Bean & Butternut Squash Stew Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients: Stew: 1 can (15 oz.) Read Southwestern Bean Salad 1 tsp. ground cumin ¼-½ tsp. chipotle chili powder 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 cups cubed or chopped butternut squash, fresh or frozen (about ½-inch pieces) 1 can (14½ oz.) no-salt-added diced tomatoes […]

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