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City Council candidates differ on local issues

Candidates campaign on roads, jobs, affordable housing in District 3 race By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Two unopposed incumbents have already been appointed in lieu of election and a third incumbent chose not to seek re-election, leaving just one seat on the Visalia City Council undecided on this year’s ballot. Mayor Warren Gubler’s decision […]

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City and theater company settle on back rent and exit

Enchanted Playhouse agrees to pay $12,500 in back rent, vacate Main Street Theatre by Jan. 31, 2019 but contends any sale to another entity would be illegal By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – A children’s theater company and the City of Visalia almost ended a 10-month struggle over downtown’s Main Street Theater last week. And […]

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Cost of homelessness is $6.4 million in Visalia

City spends at least $1.8 mil per year; County HHSA, Homeless Alliance spend $2.8 million, $750,000 per year in Visalia By Reggie Elllis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The human cost of homelessness far outweighs the monetary cost of dealing with its side effects on city services. The seriousness of the condition can be measured by the […]

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Tulare County home prices rise while buyers drop off

Tulare County, state housing market continues downward trend as prices are up but sales are down By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY – The local housing market has slowed in the last few months, a bad sign for both buyers and sellers as prices rise as does concerns with housing affordability. The number of homes […]

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Pests that spread citrus disease are key to cure

Biologists say they are two years away from breeding a new line of pests that don’t transmit HLB to trees By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Last week’s California Citrus Conference marked a major milestone for growers, and it wasn’t just the 50th anniversary of the Visalia-based Citrus Research Board (CRB). It was a resounding […]

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Supervisor Forum fails to get to the TRUTH

Public comments at Oct. 2 meeting stray from purpose of Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY – There were many truths revealed during the Tulare County Board of Supervisors meeting last week, but the TRUTH Act wasn’t one of them. On Oct. 2, the Board of […]

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Rawhide owners are getting out of the minors

Longest running ownership group in team’s 73-year history, Top of the Third, puts Visalia ballclub up for sale By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The longest running ownership in the history of Visalia baseball is getting out of the minors. Top of the Third, the ownership group of the Visalia Rawhide since 2002, announced last […]

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Water bond flowing with Valley solutions

Proposition 3 is first water bond filled with funds to irrigate crops and clean drinking water in the Valley By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY – This November’s election will, for the first time, ask Californians to put their money where their mouth is. After decades of watching food appear at the grocery store, in […]

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Citrus Research Board celebrates 50th anniversary protecting golden crop

CRB holds California Citrus Conference Oct. 10 at the Wyndham Hotel in Visalia By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – The entire citrus industry will gather in Visalia next Wednesday to hear from ag scientists and researchers working to solve the greatest challenges facing one of California’s most important crops. It will also mark the 50th […]

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