Beginning Monday and continuing through next Friday, Coventry Avenue will be closed between Temperance and Palo Alto avenues in Clovis. Also, lanes will be shifted on Temperance Avenue, south of Sierra Avenue.
The road work is required for the city's new Sierra Meadows Park project.
Visalia project to slow traffic
A downtown street conversion project will create problems at intersections in downtown Visalia beginning Monday.
The intersection of Bridge and Main streets will be affected Monday for repaving.
Main Street between Garden and Santa Fe avenues and the intersection of Bridge and Main streets will be closed Monday between 7 a.m. and midnight. Detours will be in place to guide traffic around the affected areas.
From Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, at least one lane of traffic will stay open on Main Street during the installation of decorative concrete and brick pavers.
Forum to discuss health care tonight
A forum to explore a new health care system in California will be held in east-central Fresno tonight.
The free event will be at the Communication Workers of America Union Hall, 4422 E. Ashlan Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.
The topic of discussion will be for a universal, publicly funded health care system.
James Haslam from the Vermont Workers' Center and Donna Smith, a patient from the movie "Sicko," will speak at the event.
Free screenings test for aortic aneurysm
Free ultrasound screenings will be offered Nov. 12 in Kingsburg for people who are at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and who are 60 and older.
The 10-minute screenings will be given at the Kmart Pharmacy, 333 Sierra St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance registration is required by calling (866) 371-3592.
More than 1 million Americans have an undiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm, and only 10% to 25% will live if it bursts, Find the AAAnswers said.
Find the AAAnswers is a public education campaign designed to raise awareness about abdominal aortic aneurysms and alert at-risk individuals to be screened.
For more information, visit www.FindtheAAAnswers.org.
South Valley workers battle in blood drive
Tulare County law enforcement, rescue personnel and government employees will engage in a friendly blood-donation competition starting Oct. 31.
The Central California Blood Center will accept donations during the 10th annual South Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, blood center spokeswoman Diane Slocum said.
By donating during the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, donors will receive a commemorative T-shirt, she said.
The Central California Blood Centers in Visalia and Porterville will accept donations from Oct. 31 to Nov. 8 during regular hours, Slocum said.
On Nov. 5, the Tulare County Fire Department will take blood donations at the Pixley station, 200 N. Pixley St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Lemoncove station, 32490 Highway 198, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Exeter Police Department will hold a donation drive from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Exeter Boys and Girls Club, 360 E. Pine Ave.
Visalia locations that will accept donations are as follows: City Hall West, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 31; College of the Sequoias quad area, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2; the Visalia Convention Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4; and Calvary Chapel of Visalia and Neighborhood Church, 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 6.
Donors must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be at least 17, or 16 with written parental consent. Photo identification and a Social Security number are required at registration.