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Community Calendar: August 2018

July   |   September   August 3 – 30th annual Kaweah Delta Golf Classic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Visalia Country Club. Fee is $200 per golfer. Register at donate.kaweahdelta.org/golf-classic. Proceeds for this year are going to the Caring for Our Community campaign. August 11 – Visalia’s Beach Party Pub Crawl from 4:30 […]

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Exeter balances one of 2-year budget, Lindsay treads budgetary waters

Lindsay and Exeter make cuts to balance general fund while enterprise funds are in need of capital for future projects By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER, LINDSAY – While the economy is looking brighter around the state and nation, city budgets are still working on generating enough revenue to maintain the services they already provide. The City of Exeter […]

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City of Exeter shifts watering times to alleviate pressure issues, spending money on new water master plan

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Water has become the hot topic around the city and it is not even July. Due in large part to the inadequate water pressure caused by a well under repair in May, the City is looking to see how close they are to another water pressure disaster and what they […]

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Tulare County plans to join 30 other counties in class action civil case for medical, criminal costs associated with opioid epidemic

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Tulare County will soon join a list of at least 30 California counties suing the largest drug makers and pharmacies for creating a state and national opioid epidemic.  Tammie Adkins, public information officer for the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency, said she could not comment on pending litigation […]

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Two arrested for Woodlake man’s murder

The body of Tariq Alsumiri was found with gunshot wounds in an orchard near Tulare @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – Detectives arrested two people last week they say are responsible for the murder of a Woodlake man.  On June 13, 44-year-old Melissa Acuna was arrested in Tulare after evidence was discovered linking her to the murder […]

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Greenfield Police take a new look at Martin Macareno murder

Greenfield, King City PDs announce renewed effort to solve 11-year-old murder of former Farmersville school board president Martin Macareno By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN FARMERSVILLE – The family of a Farmersville man who was beaten to death is pushing for law enforcement to take a new look at the 11-year-old unsolved murder. On May 22, Ruben Macareno, representing […]

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VEAC breaks ground on new food pantry

Event brings $30,000 in donations to Visalia Emergency Aid Council’s effort to raise $750,000 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – One year ago, Visalia’s food pantry kicked off their campaign to raise $750,000 for a new warehouse to store enough food to meet the growing demand of the city. On June 14, the Visalia Emergency Aid […]

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Democrat Jose Sigala, Republican incumbent Devon Mathis to face off in November runoff, Gubler concedes in Facebook post

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – While California’s primary was over two weeks ago, some of the closer races were not decided until last weekend. In particular the race for California’s 26th Assembly District encompassing Inyo County, almost all of Tulare County and part of Kern County. After election night on June 5 Democratic challenger Jose Sigala, […]

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California Dept. of Public Health confirms first human West Nile Virus illness of 2018

Four West Nile Virus illnesses confirmed in Kern, Los Angeles and Riverside counties  @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – The weather is getting warmer and will soon reach scorching temperatures for the next few months. Unfortunately, with the added temperature spike comes the increase of West Nile Virus (WNV) vectors, most notably mosquitoes. Already, the California Department of […]

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City of Visalia slows traffic on nine segments of roadway

City Council approves changes to speed limits, increases speeds on two segments of roadway By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Traffic will be slowing down in Visalia this year, and not necessarily due to road construction.  At its June 4 meeting, the Visalia City Council approved recommendations for the posted speed limit of 22 segments of […]

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